Hiroshi Ishiguro received a D.Eng. in Systems Engineering from the Osaka University, Japan in 1991. His research interests include distributed sensor systems, interactive robotics, and android science. He is known as the inventor of controversially lifelike, humanoid robots.
Ishiguro is currently Professor of Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University (2009–) and Group Leader (2011–) of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR). He has published more than 300 papers in major journals and conferences, such as Robotics Research and IEEE PAMI.
On the other hand, he has developed many humanoids and androids, called Robovie, Repliee, Geminoid, Telenoid, and Elfoid. These robots have been reported many times by major media, such as Discovery Channel, NHK, and BBC. He has also received the best humanoid award four times in RoboCup. The Synectics Survey of Contemporary Genius 2007 nominated him as one of the top 100 geniuses alive in the world today.