Luis Yoichi Morales Ph.D.

  • Designated Associate Professor at Nagoya University Institute of Innovation for Future Society
  • Cooperative Research Scientist at ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute)
  • E-mail: yoichims<AT>ieee.org
  • Twitter: @LuisYMS
  • ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Y_Morales

Research: In the present my research is focused in navigational comfort for passenger vehicles, spatial cognition, and human-centered autonomous navigation.

I am interested in the theory-implementation-experimentation cycle where robot implementation is a must do.

I think we have few robots around us because implementation on the real physical robot is overlooked.


Please click and feel free to watch some of my robot system implementations: Videos

Short Biography:

  • 2016~ Designated Associate Professor at Nagoya University

Cooperative Research Scientist at ATR

  • 2009-2016 Research Scientist at ATR
  • 2009-2009 Robotics Researcher at the University of Tsukuba.
  • 2006-2009 Ph.D. in Robotics. University of Tsukuba, Intelligent Robot Laboratory
  • 2004-2006 M.S. in Robotics. University of Tsukuba, Intelligent Robot Laboratory
  • 2003-2004 Research student at the University of Tsukuba, Intelligent Robot Laboratory
  • 1997-2002 Undergraduate in communications and electronics (National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico)

Closing the GAP between intelligent robot systems and present state of the art:

  • How could a robot system learn and store previous experiences in an efficient way to be retrieved when necessary?
  • Could autonomous robot systems perform intelligent actions based on newly perceived information combined with learnt previous experiences?
  • Should robot systems be only pre-programmed autonomous machines capable of performing simple tasks or should they have some type of "consciousness" or "common sense"? (probably we should first come to a good and acceptable definition of consciousness).
  • Currently I am doing research to improve robotics technology and close the GAP between merely autonomous robots and robots with higher level of artificial intelligence.

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Last Updated on June 2018


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