FATHER OF HUMANOIDS
Hiroshi is the director of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories, specialising in Artificial Intelligence and creating robots imitating the human experience.
In robotics, Mr. Ishiguro concentrates on the idea of creating robots similar to their human counterparts.
His latest invention is the humanoid android called Geminoid, which has made it to the news worldwide being featured on BBC2’s Big Ideas with James May.
Fascinating to your audience is also the fact that the keynote speech can be made entirely by the Gemonoid himself, creating a highly unique robot to audience interaction.
THE FUTURE LIFE SUPPORTED BY ROBOTIC AVATARS
This book describes the teleoperated android Geminoid, which has a very humanlike appearance, movements, and perceptions, requiring unique developmental techniques. Creating body parts of soft material by molding an existing person using a shape-memory form provides not only the humanlike texture of the body surface but also safe physical interaction, that is, humanlike interpersonal interaction between people and the android. Operators of the Geminoid feel the robot's body as their own, and people encountering the teleoperated Geminoid perceive the robot's body as being possessed by the operator as well.