Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Director, Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center of the University of Tokyo

Yasuo Kuniyoshi received Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo in 1991 and joined Electrotechnical Laboratory, AIST, MITI, Japan. From 1996 to 1997 he was a Visiting Scholar at MIT AI Lab. In 2001 he was appointed as an Associate Professor and then full Professor in 2005 at The University of Tokyo. He is also the Director of RIKEN BSI-Toyota Collaboration Center since 2012, and the Director of Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center of The University of Tokyo since 2016.

His research interests include emergence and development of embodied cognition, humanoid and bio-inspired robotics, and human AI. He published over 500 technical papers and authored or edited more than 22 books. He received IJCAI 93 Outstanding Paper Award, Okawa Publications Prize, Gold Medal “Tokyo Techno-Forum21” Award, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics T.-J. Tarn Best Paper Award in Robotics, RSJ Best Paper Awards, and other awards.

He is a Fellow of Robotics Society of Japan and a member of IEEE, Science Council of Japan (affiliate), Japan Society of Artificial Intelligence, Information Processing Society of Japan and the Japanese Society of Baby Science.
For further information about his research, visit http://www.isi.imi.i.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

【Day 2-3】Panel Discussion: Next Breakthrough in AI