|Honda Foundation Announces The Honda Prize For The Year 2005 Will Be Awarded to Dr. Raj Reddy, Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, Caregie Mellow University, U.S.A.|
|Honda Foundation (Founder: Soichiro Honda and Benjiro Honda, President: Hiromori Kawashima) announced it has decided to confer the Honda Prize for the year 2005 on Dr. Raj Reddy (68), the Mozah Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.
Among the 26 laureates of the Honda Prize including himself, Dr. Reddy will be the sixth American and the first Robotics scientist to receive the prize.
TOKYO, Japan, August 9, 2005 - Dr. Reddy achieved in computer science and robotics, particularly as a world leader in the study of human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and speech and visual recognition by machine through a number of distinguished, successful projects.
His career as an educator has also been impressive: As the founding director of the renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, he has vigorously promoted and enhanced the international robotics community by accepting and educating as many researchers from companies and universities overseas. As a result, robotics has become one of the most promising technological areas for today's industry as well as future society in the sense that it helps create more harmonious relationships between man and nature through the involvement of intelligent machines.
Honda Foundation believes these Dr. Reddy's achievements accord to the vision of our advocating Eco-Technology: a genuine technology in harmony with the entire environment surrounding human activities. As the 26th laureate of the Honda Prize, Dr. Reddy will be awarded an extra prize of 10 million yen. The award ceremony will be held at Hotel Okura, Tokyo, Japan on Friday, November 25, 2005.
CURRICURUM VITAE of Prof. Dr. Raj Reddy
He has been awarded honorary doctorates from SV University in India, University Henri-Poincare in France, University of New South Wales in Australia, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India, University of Massachusetts in USA, University of Warwick in England, Anna University in India and the Indian Institute for information Technology (Allahabad). He serves on the Board of Governors of Peres Institute for peace in Israel.
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