Hiroaki Kitano

The unified theme of my research is "emergence and evolution of intelligence". Diverse approach must be taken to tackle this grand problem. As a basic research, I am focusing on computional aspects of the evolution of neurogenesis and morphogenesis. Research on the high-level intelligence is based on the genetic supervision theory and active perception, so that phenomena such as emotion and selective attention can be incorporated. In the long run, these issues will be integrated as ``Symbiotic Systems Theory''. A robust real-time translation of closed-caption and entertainment applications are expected fruits of these basic research.

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Sony CSL RoboCup-98 Team

Virtual Biology Laboratories Project

Publication (Complete List)

Selected List

  1. Kitano, H. and Hendler, J. (Eds.), "Massively Parallel Artificial Intelligence," The MIT Press, 1994.
  2. Kitano, H., "Speech-to-speech translation: a massively parallel memory-based approach," Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.
  3. Kitano, H., "Challenges of Massive Parallelism: The Computers and Thought Award Lecture, " Proc. of IJCAI-93, 1993.
  4. Kitano, H., "Designing Neural Networks using Genetic Algorithm with Graph Generation System," Complex Systems, 4, 461-476, 1990.


The Computers and Thought Award, 1993. From the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
JCD Design Award, 1996. From the Japanese Society of Commercial Space Designers, for the design of Boutique Gomme at La Foret Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo

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Japan Debate Association

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