Lecture & Demonstration on Humanoid Robot - Hiroshi Ishiguro in South Africa, Angola, and Tanzania -

Lecture & Demonstration on Humanoid Robot - Hiroshi Ishiguro in South Africa, Angola, and Tanzania -

The Japan Foundation organizes lectures with demonstrations on humanoid robot, given by a leading figure of robotic technology, Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University, ATR). Aiming to introduce Japan's cutting-edge technology and culture, this event takes place in South Africa, Angola, and Tanzania from November 21 to 30, 2012.
Dr. Ishiguro, who researches robotics with his theme, "what is human beings?", presents a lecture in Africa, which is considered as "the cradle of mankind", for the first time. He introduces a humanoid communication robot, "Telenoid", which is designed to appear like a minimalistic human. The event offers local audience an opportunity to explore the possibility of a new communication devise.

Wochi Kochi Magazine carries a report of the briefing session in Tokyo.

Dates: November 21 to November 30

Pretoria (South Africa)
Date:Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Venue:University of Pretoria
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Date:Thursday, November 22, 2012
Venue:University of the Witwatersrand
Cape Town (South Africa)
Date:Friday, November 23, 2012
Venue:Stellenbosch University
Luanda (Angola)
Date:Monday, November 26, 2012
Venue:Universidade Católica de Angola
Date:Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Venue:Skyna Hotel
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Date:Thursday, November 29, 2012
Venue:University of Dar es Salaam
Zanzibar (Tanzania)
Date:Friday, November 30, 2012
Venue:The State University of Zanzibar

Photo of "Telenoid"
"Telenoid"
- Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory, ATR

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Robovie-X
- Vstone

Lecturer Profile

Hiroshi Ishiguro

Photo of Hiroshi IshiguroDoctor of Engineering / Professor of Osaka University (2009-) / Director of Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR) (2002-)


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