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Kazuhiko Kawamura

Research Professor of Electrical Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus
Professor of Computer Engineering, Emeritus
Professor of Engineering Management, Emeritus

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Focus

Intelligent systems, cognitive robotics, humanoid robotics, human-robot symbiosis, behavior learning, computational intelligence


Professor Kawamura is an internationally known researcher in cognitive systems and humanoid robotics. He has published over 150 research papers, a book, and book chapters in the fields of intelligent systems, humanoid robotics, cognitive robotics, human-robot interaction, and computational intelligence. From 1990 to 2013, he was Director of Center for Intelligent Systems where he built a humanoid robot named ISAC and has directed research projects in the development of a cognitive robot architecture, sensory-motor association learning, working memory-based task learning, and cognitive control. Dr. Kawamura was a visiting professor at Kyoto University and Chuo University in 1980s. He was a visiting professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading, UK in 2004 where he conducted research on cognitive robotics. Dr. Kawamura co-authored a chapter on cognitive robotics for the Springer Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science published in 2009.

Dr. Kawamura is a Life Fellow of IEEE and Founding and Honorary Chair of the Technical Committee on Service Robots for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He was General Chair of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) in 2000, IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) in 2005, the International Workshop on Cognitive Robotics, Intelligence and Control (COGRIC) in 2006 and IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots in 2010. He is a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR), and International Journal of Assistive Robotics and Mechatronics (IJARM).

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