Hirohisa Hirukawa, PhD

Director of Robot Innovation Research Center National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, AIST (Japan)

Hirohisa Hirukawa_photoHe joined Electrotechnical Laboratory, AIST, MITI in 1987.  He had served as the director of Intelligent Systems Research Institute of AIST during 2009-2015, and has become the director of Robot Innovation Research Center since 2015.  His research interests include robot intelligence, humanoid robots, safety assessment of personal care robots and robotic devices for nursery care.  He had developed robot dynamics simulator OpenHRP2 and humanoid robots HRP-2, HRP-3, HRP-4C, and had an initiative to establish Robot Safety Center for personal care robots.