Japanese Professor Hiroshi Ishiguru lectures at PSUT about smart robots

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:30


The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, received a visit in his office from Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, the world-renowned robotics specialist at Osaka University in Japan. The meeting was also attended by a number of the University’s deans.

Prof. Al-Refai gave a review of the University's progress and its outstanding efforts in advancing the ICT sector in the Kingdom, as well as producing academically and technically qualified graduates who are capable of working anywhere in the world. He stressed that much of the credit for these achievements and the high status currently enjoyed by the University must be attributed to the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University.

In addition to the meeting, Japanese Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro presented a lecture entitled "Studies on the Intelligent Robot" which was organized by the University’s King Abdullah II School of Engineering in cooperation with the Japanese Embassy.

The lecture was attended by PSUT President Prof. Al-Refai, Vice President Prof. Arafat Awajan, the Dean of King Abdullah II School of Engineering Dr. Khaldoun Abu Gharbiya, faculty members from the School, and a number of the deans of the University’s Schools and students. During his lecture, Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro explained the principle of the robot community and the necessity of using it in many aspects of life such as education, daily communication, theaters and large restaurants where an Android can talk, serve customers and take down orders.

At the end of the lecture, the floor was opened to discussion and questions about smart robots between Professor Ishiguro and the audience. The Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory was founded to encourage and promote studies based on the Professor’s original and unique ideas. The Japanese scientist is internationally recognized for his work, achievements and research in humanoid robotics.