“Deep learning technology is expanding its reach into the realm of robotics, leading to the creation of advanced new intelligent technologies and industrial services.”
If we can apply this technology to avatar robots, it will enable us to obtain new physical skills through the robot to give us countless new capabilities. Furthermore, we will also be able to acquire the actions and interactions of operators controlling these avatars and leverage this experiential data to further advance the intelligence of robotic systems.
Professor, Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University / Graduated from Waseda University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1993. After serving multiple roles as a postdoctoral fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, an assistant at Waseda University, a researcher at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, and an associate professor at the Graduate School of Informatics in Kyoto University, he went on to be professor at the Department of Intermedia Art and Science at Waseda University from 2012. From 2009 to 2015, he served as a researcher at the Japan Science and Technology Agency. In 2017, he was appointed as a Special Fellow (joint appointment) at the Artificial Intelligence Research Center in the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. He specializes in cognitive robotics and robot intelligence through deep learning. He served as Director of the Robotics Society of Japan from 2013 to 2014 and was the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Society from 2016 to 2018. From 2017, he has served as Director of the Japan Deep Learning Association.