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Fun Research in Computer Vision and Robotics

September 26, 2017 - 10:15am to 1:45pm
Professor Takeo Kanade with the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University will present a talk touching on the highlights of various research-and-development projects he has been involved with in the area of computer vision and robotics. Topics include face-image analysis, vision-based autonomous robots, EyeVision, biological live-cell tracking and smart headlights. While presenting their technical contents, he plans to share anecdotal experiences, strategies and philosophy in research, including his research motto, “Think like an amateur, do as an expert,” which he hopes audience members will find interesting and useful to help make their research and development fun and productive. Kanade is the U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon. He received his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1974. After holding a faculty position in the Department of Information Science at Kyoto University, he joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. He was the director of the Robotics Institute from 1992 to 2001 as well as the founding director of the Quality of Life Technology Center from 2006 to 2012. Kanade works in multiple areas of robotics: computer vision, multi-media, manipulators, autonomous mobile robots, medical robotics and sensors. He has written more than 400 technical papers and reports in these areas. Kanade has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His awards include the Kyoto Prize, Franklin Institute Bower Prize, ACM/AAAI Newell Award, Okawa Award, NEC Computer and Communication Award, Tateishi Grand Prize, Joseph Engelberger Award, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award and the IEEE PAMI Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Accomplishment Award. For further information, please contact Professor Ming-Hsuan Yang,


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