Prof. Dr. Hirochika Inoue
Hirochika Inoue received the B.E., M.E., and Dr. of Engineering, in 1965, 1967, 1970 respectively, all from the University of Tokyo, in Mechanical Engineering. He was involved in the robotics division at the Electrotechnical Laboratory, MITI Japan from 1970 to 1978, where he carried out various research in the intelligent robotics project. In 1978 he moved to the University of Tokyo, Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Associate Professor. In 1984 he became a Professor, and he contributed to reform traditional mechanical Engineering into world novel Department of Mechano-Informatics. Since 1965 he has engaged in robotics research, and explored various important fields of robotics such as bilateral control of robot arm, visual guidance of robot motion, development of high speed robot vision, view and visibility of environment, learning by seeing of robot behavior, real-time tracking vision system, humanoid robots, platform for robotics research, and so on.