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Hiroshi Ishiguro 石黒 浩 "Robots are mirrors of human heart" - TEDxSeeds2009

Robots reflect human; they are mirrors of our heart. No research can reach to the true understanding without knowing about ourselves. Innovation and development of any products are driven by our own experiences. By studying and observing how people use products, we could learn unique characteristics of human being. Dr. Ishiguro says, "I desire to create 'a human'". This lead him to force to explore deeply an entire mechanism of ourselves, a human being. Which means his research life is filled with the deep dilemma that trying to produce androids that interact with human without knowing the original yet. He has tested the remote-controlled android of himself to see how it works. Then he knows that he shares some senses with his copy. If the remote-controlled copy is touched, he feels as if his own skin is stimulated directly even though he is separated from the place where the actual interaction is happening. Different from a videophone, his remote controlled Androids make it possible to send own existences. By doing so, he said that we could share feelings with remote places. At this point of realization, one certain question comes up. "What is our physical body? What are our minds, hearts, and feelings?" The process of creating an android may give us a clue to answer to these questions. Robots reflect our mind and heart. About TEDx, x = independently organized event ??In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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