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Ph.D. Takanori SHIBATA Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba

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1991 M.S. in Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan
1992 Ph.D. in Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan
1993-1998 Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST
1995-1998 Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Lab., Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT
1996 Visiting Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Lab., University of Zurich, Switzerland
since 1998 Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST
 His research interests include human-robot interaction, robot therapy, and humanitarian de-mining. He was certified as the inventor of a seal robot named Paro, the World's Most Therapeutic Robot, by Guinness World Records in 2002.
2009-2010 Deputy Director, Information and Communication Technology Policy, Bureau of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Awards

The Japanese Prime Minister's Award, 2003
The outstanding young person of the world by Junior Chamber International, 2004
Robot of the Year by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan, 2006