2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Androids and Future Life

Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 18ABCD
531 E 4th St


We, humans, have an innate brain function to recognize humans. Therefore, very humanlike robots, androids, can be ideal information media for human-robot/computer interactions. In the near future, the use of humanlike robots will increase.

To realize a robot society, the speaker has developed various types of interactive robots and androids. Geminoid, a tele-operated android of an existing person can transmit the presence of the operator to the distant place. However, the geminoid is not the ideal medium for everybody. People enjoy talking to Telenoids.

In this talk, the speaker discusses the design principles for the robots and their effects on conversations with humans.

Hashtags: #sxsw #geminoid


Courtney Goodson

Emcee & Entertainer

American Honey Bee Protection Agency

Hiroshi Ishiguro at SXSW

Hiroshi Ishiguro


Osaka University

Hiroshi Ishiguro received a D.Eng. in systems engineering from the Osaka University, Japan in 1991. He is currently Professor in the Department of Systems Innovation at the Graduate School of Engin...

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