Robot Lectures and Demonstrations in Russia and Croatia

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The Japan Foundation dispatches Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University and Nobuo Yamato, the president and CEO of Vstone Co.,Ltd to Russia (Sankt-Peterburg, Moscow) and Croatia (Zagreb) from November 10 to 20 to introduce robot technology increasingly acknowledged in Russia, which symbolizes Japan’s leading-edge technology. Lectures will be held by the renowned researcher to lead the field of robot engineering Prof. Ishiguro who aims at understanding human being through android research. He is known for having developed numerous robots such as geminoid copied from Prof. Ishiguro himself. Robot demonstration will also be presented by Yamato who runs a robot production venture company Vstone Co.,Ltd that utilizes Prof. Ishiguro’s technology. He is also a manager of “Team Osaka (an industry-academia-government collaboration team in Osaka)” which has won the 5th consecutive victory at the world championship of the internationally recognized autonomous robot soccer project “Robocup”.

Date: November 12 (Sat.) to 18 (Fri.)

Lectures and Demonstrations

【Sankt-Peterburg】
November 12, 2011 The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications

【Moscow】
November 14, 2011 Name Moscow Bauman University of Technology
November 15, 2011 State University Higher School of Economics

【Zagreb】
November 17 to 18, 2011 University of Zagreb

Profile

Photo of Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro (Doctor of Engineering)
Ishiguro finished Ph.D. course at School of Engineering Science, Osaka University in 1991. He was appointed to the current post of a director at Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories in 2009 after working for Kyoto University, University of California and School of Engineering, Osaka University. He has been ATR Fellow since 2010 specializing in robot engineering, visual information processing and android science.

Photo of Nobuo Yamato Nobuo Yamato (President and CEO of Vstone Co.,Ltd)
Yamato won the incentive award of "Japan Venture Award for Business Entrepreneur". He won the world championship of the internationally recognized autonomous robot soccer project "Robocup" as the manager of "Team Osaka (an industry-academia-government collaboration team in Osaka)".

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