Khalifa University announced today that H.E. Yoshihiko Kamo, Ambassador of Japan to the UAE, visited their Abu Dhabi campus on Monday, December 17th, 2012, to watch a demonstration by world renowned “robot creator” Professor Tomotaka Takahashi.
Prof. Takahashi was visiting the University to host a workshop for students. Prof. Takahashi actually makes robots from A to Z all by himself. He currently holds several senior positions such as Researcher, Associate Professor at University of Tokyo, Visiting Professor at Fukuyama University and Visiting Professor at Osaka Electro-Communication University. He was a world champion of the “Robo Cup” from 2004 to 2008 and one of his robots was chosen as “Coolest Invention 2004” by Time magazine.
The event was organized by Khalifa University’s Robotics Institute and the Nippon Club, a student club that explores Japanese culture.
“It’s wonderful to host His Excellency the Ambassador and Prof. Takahashi,” said Dr. Tod Laursen, Khalifa University’s President, “This workshop is an excellent opportunity to showcase to our students the wonders of engineering and the importance of pursuing their dreams. Prof. Takahashi is very inspiring, and we’re grateful that he chose to come to Khalifa University and interact with our students. We are dedicated to providing our students with the best education possible, and part of that education needs to be hands on experience with some the world’s top minds in science and technology. Only through this type of high quality education will our students become the industry and community leaders of tomorrow.”