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How Human Is Human?

How Human Is Human?

The View from Robotics Research

Ishiguro Hiroshi

Future Titles / Science

To be published by JPIC | ISBN 978-4-86658-137-8 (Hardcover) | *** pages | 210mm (h) x 148mm (w) | 2020

※Information for this title is still tentative and subject to change prior to publication

About the Book

How Human Is Human?: The View from Robotics Research presents an overview of various androids created by its author, Hiroshi Ishiguro, along with episodes and difficulties encountered during their development. Unlike the industrial robots so commonly seen in today’s factories, Dr. Ishiguro’s androids are designed with a focus on providing new tools for human interaction and communication. Of particular note are his Geminoid series androids, which are designed to exactly duplicate the appearance of actual living beings (in the case of the latter, Ishiguro himself), providing insights into psychological phenomena arising from the experience of encountering one’s doppelgänger. These androids further allow for remote operations over the Internet, allowing users to project their voice and even movements, thereby establishing a sense of presence that is impossible through commonplace technologies such as video conferencing. These androids thus represent a first step toward telepresence technologies only encountered today in works of science fiction.

About the Author

ISHIGURO Hiroshi

Hiroshi Ishiguro received a Ph.D. in systems engineering from Osaka University in 1991. He is currently a distinguished professor in the Department of Systems Innovation at Osaka University (2009-) and Visiting Director of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories (2011-) at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR). He has published more than 300 papers for major journals and conferences. His robots have been highlighted more than 500 times in media including The Discovery Channel, NHK, and the BBC. In 2011, he won the Osaka Cultural Award, presented by the Osaka Prefectural Government and the Osaka City Government for his contributions to the advancement of culture in Osaka. In 2015, he received the Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category) from Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

内容紹介

あなたは人間ですか―。日本が誇るロボット研究の第一人者が挑むのは、限りなく人間に近いアンドロイド、自分そっくりの「ジェミノイド」づくりだ。人は鏡と写真のどちらを自分の顔と認識する?ジェミノイドを不気味に感じる境界線は?人間を“最小限”にデザインすると?ジェミノイドの経年劣化はモデルの自分を修復(整形)?製作前後の徹底分析で浮かぶ、人間の本質とは。

著者紹介

石黒 浩

1963(昭和38)年、滋賀県生まれ。ロボット工学者。大阪大学大学院基礎工学研究科システム創成専攻・特別教授、ATR石黒浩特別研究所客員所長&ATRフェロー。知能ロボットと知覚情報基盤の研究開発を行い、次世代の情報・ロボット基盤の実現をめざす。人間酷似型ロボット研究の第一人者。2007(平成19)年、英Synectics社の「世界の100人の生きている天才」で日本人最高位の26位に選ばれる。’11年、大阪文化賞受賞。

Original Japanese Edition / 原書情報

どうすれば「人」を創れるか―アンドロイドになった私

どうすれば「人」を創れるか―アンドロイドになった私

石黒 浩(著)

新潮社 刊

2014/10/28

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