Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, from Osaka University, gave the first presentation at the Spanish Conference on Computer Science which was is currently underway at the University of Salamanca.

Ishiguro is the creator of the “Geminoids”, robots capable of interacting with humans. He highlighted the creation of humanoid robot societies and expressed his conviction that within the next few years we will have the capability to create societies of robots who can communicate among themselves, most likely in Japan where the society is already prepared to implement this type of system.

Professor Ishiguro’s presentation focused on the significance of these robots for humans. This type of research raises many questions about how humans perceive other humans, our relationship with the machines we create, and the role of robotics and artificial intelligence in the near future. According to the professor, the elderly experience many difficulties in relating to this type of humanoid, and struggle to recognise and interact with them. For this reason, development is currently underway on the Telenoid robot, a simple design for an interactive humanoid with an undefined age and gender, with which older users tend to interact better.

It was a privilege to have Professor Ishiguro present during our conference, as it was just two years ago that he came to Salamanca with the Geminoid HI-4 during the Artificial Intelligence conference.

During his stay in our city he made it a point to visit the facilities of the BISITE research group at the University of Salamanca.

 

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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