Our laboratories received the JLCA Best PRODUCE Award by Japan Life-Style Culture Association. We are recognised designing effective research and development environments and conducting uniquie and extraordinary research project. We have been challenging ordinary robotics approachs such as only investigating technological engineering but integrating various areas and inviting researchers from varied fields like cognitive and brain sciences, artificial intelligence, social psychology, art and design.
The award is presented to a person or group of people who have contributed to creating environment where more accomplishments, more enriched technologies and values are generated.
A related website is only available in Japanese, you can visit here.
A TV program about Dr. Ishiguro will be broadcasted on " Medical Frontiers", NHK World. The program will be available to watch on NHK World TV Live (September 20, Tuesday, 4times a day, JST 1）0:30〜0:58 2）6:30〜6:58 3）12:30〜12:58 4）18:30〜18:58)
"Robot Chat Room" has launched at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Miraikan. Join us the 16th exhibition event of Laboratory for New Media at Miraikan and give it a try to communicate with our robots, CommU and Sota!
Wednesday 13th, July, 2016 - Monday 10th, October, 2016
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USA TODAY covers Dr. Ishiguro displaying the Geminoid of himself at the SXSW Interactive Festival.
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In a CNN's 30-minute documentary "MADE IN JAPAN", CNN International's Tokyo correspondent Will Ripley came to Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories. The program will air on CNN on Wedensday March 30 at 11:30, 17:30 (HKT) and Thursday March 31 at 00:30 (HKT).
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A new documentary series looking at cutting-edge science including Dr. Ishiguro and our projects will broadcast on BBC TWO Horizon, Wedensday 16th 20:00 GMT. The video will be available shortly after broadcast.
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Prof. Ishiguro has received the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award.
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Hugvie® we have developed in collaboration with KYOTO NISHIKAWA CO., LTD. and TOYOBO STC CO., LTD. is now available for sale. Sorry about the link only available in Japanese.
Geminoid F is featured in a campaign as one of the world famous celebrities. Please visit the link here for more information.
Prof. Ishiguro received the Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category) by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
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An international symposium "JST CREST/Patient@home /SOSU Nord Future Lab Workshop on portable androids and its applications" was held. Please visit the link here for more information.
2014/6/10 The most advanced androids will appear at a new exhibition in Miraikan. The exhibition is supervised by Dr. Ishiguro. Click!
2014/5/27 MICHAIL GKINIS offered costume coordination of Dr. Ishiguro and his android, Geminoid HI-4.
2014/5/1 A TV program about Dr. Ishiguro will be broadcasted on "Kokokara", NHK. The program will be available to watch on NHK World Premium, international broadcast service. (May 5, Monday, 6：30〜6：53)
2014/2/28 Hugvie will be introduced on "Chokotto Science", NHK. (March 14, Friday, 22：00～)
2014/10/24 A TV program broadcasted in Japan on September 20 will be available to see in overseas. The program is "Profound Wisdom" on NHK World Premium. (on October 27 and 28)
10/24 We had a press release to announce the research results that Huggable communication medium decreases cortisol levels. The paper was published in "Scientific Reports", online journal by Nature Publishing Group. ( paper , Hugvie(in Japanese))
9/20 A TV program about Dr. Ishiguro will be broadcasted on "Tsuyoshi Domoto - Kokoromi", NHK BS Premium.(September 23, Monday, 23：15～23：45)
8/1 We will publish papers and organize a workshop at "IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2013)" (August 26-29).
8/1 We will publish a paper at "International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (iHAI 2013) " (August 7-9). (Title : Evoking Affection for a Communication Partner by a Robotic Communication Medium)
7/3 Dr. Ishiguro received the title of "Osaka University Distinguished Professor" as of July 1, 2013. click
5/23 A TV program about Dr. Ishiguro and our androids will be broadcasted on "Dai ! tensai TV-kun", NHK. (May 29, Wednesday, 18：20～18：55)
4/23 We will organize a workshop "Enhancement/Training of Social Robotics Teleoperation and its Applications" in the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man 2013).(Date : August 26, Venue : Gyeongju Hilton, Gyeongju, Korea)
4/23 A TV program about Telenoid will be broadcasted on "action !", NTV. (April 27, Saturday 14:30〜16:55)
3/21 A TV program about Dr. Ishiguro will be broadcasted on "NEWS ZERO", NTV. (March 21, Thursday 22:54〜23：58)
3/12 We will demonstrate Telenoid at "INNOROBO", exhibition in Lyon, France (March 19-21).
1/31 We will organize a workshop "Design of Humanlikeness in HRI from uncanny valley to minimal design" in the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013). (Date : March 3, Venue : National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Tokyo)
1/31 The website of "PENSOR", collaborated project with Aarhus University, Denmark, is now set up.
1/18 A TV program about Dr. Ishiguro and Interns in our Laboratory will be broadcasted on NHK BS1. The Program is "COOL JAPAN". (On air : January 27, Sunday 23:00〜23:44, Repeat : February 2, Saturday 18:00〜18:44)
12/27 Dr. Ishiguro appeared on a talk show on "Al Jazeela TV" in Africa.
12/21 A TV program broadcasted on November 20th in Japan will be on air again in English. The program is "Channel Japan" on January 6, 2013, and this is also available to see on "Ustream" on January 8, 2013.
11/26 Dr. Ishiguro gives lectures and demonstrations on humanoid robots in Africa. Details are here.
11/26 K.Taura, K.Koda, and K.Kuwamura will make three presentations at "HAI Symposium 2012" (December 7-9).
11/26 We published papers at "International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR2012)" (October 29-31).
11/26 We published papers at "IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2012)" (October 7-12).
11/26 We published papers at "21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man2012)" (September 9-13).
11/21 A short film featuring Dr. Ishiguro and his android was selected as a semifinalist at a competition in the USA. You can watch and vote for "Audience Favorite" until December 20, 2012. See here.
10/23 Telenoid will be demonstrated at ROBOTICA 2012, The International Humanoid and Service Robots Expo, in Milano, Italy. Mock-up of Elfoid will also be exhibited. (November 7-9)
9/12 Telenoid will be demonstrated at EXPERIMENTA SPEAK TO ME, 5th International Biennial of Media Art in Melbourne, Australia. (September 14-17)
8/22 We will exhibit Hugvie at Ars Electronca Festival 2012 in Linz, Austria. (August 30 - September 3)
8/22 Dr. Ishiguro was introduced on Discovery Channel. The program is "Can we Resurrect the Dead ?" in " Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman - Season 3".
7/20 We will have a workshop on "Teleoperated Android as a Tool for Cognitive Studies, Communication and Art", in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci) on 1st August at Sapporo, Japan. For details, see here.
6/4 Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro was awarded the "2012 Shida Rinzaburo Prize" (Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications).
6/4 Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro was awarded the "2011 Okawa Publications Prize" for his book, "How can we create a Human ANDROID".
4/26 "H. Ishiguro Design Exhibition" is held in Tokyo. This is the first exhibition to introduce creative designs and works of Hiroshi Ishiguro. (VSTONE Robot Center in Akihabara, April 26 - May 27) For details, see here (Japanese only).
4/26 "Hugvie™", a new communication medium to transmit "human presence", is released. For details, see Here.
4/10 Telenoid will be demonstrated at Careware 2012 in Aarhus, Denmark. (April 18-19)
3/27 Geminoid F will be demonstrated at "Robot Exhibition 2012" at Cityplaza, shopping mall in Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong. (March 29 - April 15)
2/16 Telenoid will be demonstrated at Robot Festival in Phaeno Science Center. (Wolfsburg in Germany, March 17 - 18)
2/3 Photos at the Osaka Culture Prize ceremony are uploaded. Click
1/27 We will demonstrate Geminoid F in a special showcase for Valentine's Day at Shinjuku Takashimaya, Tokyo (February 1-14). Details are Here (in Japanese)
12/15 Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro received "Osaka Culture Prize 2011", honored his contributions to Osaka's culture and artistic heritage. Details are Here
11/11-12 We will introduce our latest results including Telenoid and Android Cafe at ATR Open House 2011. Details are Here
7/8 We will stage "Android House in Osaka Karahori". Details are Here
7/1 HIL web page opening