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Takeo Kanade
Director of the Robotics Institute
U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics 

The Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave, Smith Hall 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 


Research Projects . Selected Publications For appointments, please contact 
Stephanie Riso ( or 
Carolyn Ludwig ( 


Dr. Kanade received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1974. After being on the faculty at Department of Information Science, Kyoto University, he joined Computer Science Department and Robotics Institute in 1980. He became Associate Professor in 1982, a Full Professor in 1985, the U. A. and Helen Whitaker Professor in 1993, and a University Professor in 1998. He is the Director of the Robotics Institute since 1992. He served as the founding Chairman (1989-93) of the Robotics Ph. D. Program at CMU, probably the first of its kind in the world.

Dr. Kanade has worked in multiple areas of robotics, ranging from manipulator, sensor, computer vision, multi-media applications and autonomous robots, with more thatn 200 papers on these topics. He has been the founding editor of International Journal of Computer.

Dr. Kanade's professional honor includes: election to the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, and a Fellow of American Association of Artificial Intelligence; several awards including Joseph Engelberger Award, Yokogawa Prize, JARA Award, Otto Franc Award, and Marr Prize Award.

Updated May. 27, 1999 by Aziz Hassan.