Plenary Talk by Dr. Kazuhito Yokoi

Cybernetic Human HRP-4C Miim


Kazuhito Yokoi, PhD

Deputy Director
Intelligent Systems Research Institute (IS)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
AIST Tsukuba Central 2, Tsukuba, 305-8568 JAPAN

Time: 9AM-10AM, December 13
Venue: Ballroom, 3rd Floor


We have developed a humanoid robot (a cybernetic human called ”HRP-4C Miim”) which has the appearance and shape of a human being, can walk and move like one, and interacts with humans using speech recognition. Standing 160 cm tall and weighing 46 kg (including the battery), with the joints and dimensions set to average values for young Japanese females, HRP-4C Miim looks very human-like. HRP-4C Miim can perform as an MC, a fashion model, a singer, an actress and a dancer.
In this talk, we present ongoing challenges to generate human like motion and create a new business with HRP-4C.


Kazuhito Yokoi is Deputy Director of Intelligent Systems Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan. He has received the M. E. and Ph. D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1994, respectively. He is also the leader of Humanoid Research Group of IS/AIST, a member of CNRS-AIST JRL, UMI3218/CRT and an adjunctive professor of Cooperative Graduate School at University of Tsukuba. From November 1994 to October 1995, he was a Visiting Scholar at Robotics Laboratory, Computer Science Department, Stanford University. His research interests include humanoids and human-centered robotics.
He has received the Best Video Award of ICRA03 and ICRA04, the best paper award of SICE (Society of Instrument and Control Engineers), RSJ (The Robotics Society of Japan), and JSME (The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineer).
He is a fellow of RSJ and JSME and an AdCom member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.