Name: Karl MacDorman
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Karl F. MacDorman
 
Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Graduate School of 
Engineering,
Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-078 Japan

Research Interests 

Android science; machine learning; social robotics; 
sensorimotor representation; symbol grounding and symbol 
emergence; computational neuroscience; computer security 

Education 

1992 - 1996       Ph.D., Computer Science
                  University of Cambridge 

1985 - 1988       B.A., Computer Science
                  University of California, Berkeley 

Current position
  
7/2003 -          Associate Professor
                  Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, 
                  Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka 
University 
   
Publications (several recent ones are not listed)

Refereed Journal Papers 

MacDorman, K. F., Nobuta, H., Koizumi, S. & Ishiguro, H. 
(submitted). Memory-based attention control in a 
distributed vision system that recognizes group activity 
at a subway station. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and 
Cybernetics Part B. 
MacDorman, K. F. (2004). Extending the medium hypothesis: 
The Dennett-Mangan controversy and beyond. The Journal of 
Mind and Behavior, 25(3), 237-257.
Oyama, E., Maeda, T. Tachi, S., MacDorman, K. F., & Agah, 
A. (2002). On the use of forward kinematic models in 
visually guided hand position control: Analysis based on 
ISLES model. Neurocomputing, 44-46, 965-972. (Also in J.M. 
Bower (Ed.), Computational Neuroscience: Trends in 
Research 2002. New York: Elsevier.)
Oyama, E., MacDorman, K., Maeda, T., Tachi, S., & Agah, A. 
(2002). A New Model of the Visual Feedback Coordinate 
Transformation in Humans Based on Disturbance Noise and 
Feedback Error that Accounts for Time Delays. IEEE/RSJ 
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and 
Systems. September 30 - October 4, EPFL, Lausanne, 
Switzerland, Vol. 2, 950-957.
Asada, M., MacDorman, K.F., Ishiguro, H. & Kuniyoshi, Y. 
(2001) Cognitive developmental robotics as a new paradigm 
for the design of humanoid robots. Robotics and 
Automation, 37, 185-193. 
Oyama, E., MacDorman, K. F., Agah, A., Maeda, T. & Tachi, 
S. (2001). Coordinate transformation learning of a hand 
position feedback controller with time delay. 
Neurocomputing, 38-40(1-4), pp. 1503-1509. 
Oyama, E., Agah, A., MacDorman, K. F. , Maeda, T. & Tachi, 
S. (2001). A modular neural network architecture for 
inverse kinematics model learning. Neurocomputing, 38-40(1-
4), pp. 797-805. 
Cowley, S. J. & MacDorman, K. F. (1995). Simulating 
conversations: The communion game. AI & Society, 9(3), 116-
137. 
Sommerhoff, G. & MacDorman, K. F. (1994). An account of 
consciousness in physical and functional terms: A target 
for research in the neurosciences. Integrative 
Physiological and Behavioral Science, 29(2), 151-181.
 
Invited Journal Papers 

MacDorman, K. F. (1999). Grounding symbols through 
sensorimotor integration. Journal of the Robotics Society 
of Japan, 17(1), 20-24. 
Nakamura, T., Sato, T., Kuniyoshi, Y., Hiraki, K., 
Shibata, T., Asada, M., MacDorman, K. F. & Tani, J. 
(1999). Why is cognitive robotics promising- Journal of 
the Robotics Society of Japan, 17(1), 38-43. (in Japanese) 
 
Refereed Journal Commentaries 

MacDorman, K. F. (1998). Feature learning, multiresolution 
analysis, and symbol grounding: A peer commentary on 
Schyns, Goldstone, and Thibaut's `The development of 
features in object concepts.' Behavioral and Brain 
Sciences, 21(1), 32-33.
MacDorman, K. F. (1997). Memory must also mesh affect: A 
peer commentary on Glenberg's `What memory is for.' 
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 20(1), 29. 
 
Refereed Conference Papers 

MacDorman, K. F., Minato, T., Shimada, M., Itakura, S., 
Cowley, S. & Ishiguro, H. (submitted). Assessing human 
likeness by eye contact in an android testbed. Proceedings 
of the XXVII Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science 
Society.
Matsui, D., Minato, T., MacDorman, K. & Ishiguro, H. 
(submitted). Generating natural motion in an android by 
mapping human motion. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ 
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.
MacDorman, K. F., Minato, T., Shimada, M., Itakura, S., 
Cowley, S. & Ishiguro, H. (accepted). Humanity is in the 
gaze of the beholder: Experiments with androids and 
people. Proceedings of the Second Conference of the 
International Society for Gesture Studies. (Abstract only)
MacDorman, K. F., Chalodhorn, R. & Ishiguro, H. (2004). 
Learning to recognize and reproduce abstract actions from 
proprioception. Third International Conference on 
Development and Learning: Developing Social Brains. 
October 20-22, 2004. La Jolla, California.
Chalodhorn, R., MacDorman, K. F. & Asada, M. (2004). 
Automatic extraction of abstract actions from humanoid 
motion data. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on 
Intelligent Robots and Systems. September 28-October 2, 
2004. Sendai, Japan. 
MacDorman, K., Nobuta, H., Ikeda, T., Koizumi, S. & 
Ishiguro, H. (2004). A memory-based distributed vision 
system that employs a form of attention to recognize group 
activity at a subway station. IEEE/RSJ International 
Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. September 28-
October 2, 2004. Sendai, Japan.
MacDorman, K. Nobuta, H., Minato, T. & Ishiguro, H. 
(2004). Memory-based recognition of human behavior based 
on sensory data of high dimensionality. IEEE/RSJ 
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and 
Systems. September 28-October 2, 2004. Sendai, Japan.
MacDorman, K. F., Chalodhorn, R., Ishiguro, H. & Asada, M. 
(2004). Protosymbols that integrate recognition and 
response. Fourth International Workshop on Epigenetic 
Robotics. August 25-27, 2004. Genoa, Italy.
MacDorman, K. F., Chalodhorn, R. & Asada, M. (2004). 
Periodic nonlinear principal component neural networks for 
humanoid motion segmentation, generalization, and 
generation. Proceedings of the Seventeenth International 
Conference on Pattern Recognition. August 23-26, 2004. 
Cambridge, UK. 
Chalodhorn, R., MacDorman, K. F. & Asada, M. (2004). An 
algorithm that recognizes and reproduces distinct types of 
humanoid motion based on periodically-constrained 
nonlinear PCA. Proceedings of the Eighth RoboCup 
International Symposium. July 5-7, 2004. Lisbon, Portugal. 
MacDorman, K. F., Tatani, K., Miyazaki, Y., Koeda, M. & 
Nakamura, Y. (2001). Protosymbol emergence based on 
embodiment: Robot experiments. ICRA 2001: Proceedings of 
the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and 
Automation, May 21-26, Seoul National University, Korea. 
Oyama, E., Chong, N. Y., Agah, A., Maeda, T., Tachi, S. & 
MacDorman, K. F. (2001). Learning a coordinate 
transformation for a human visual feedback controller 
based on disturbance noise and the feedback error signal. 
ICRA 2001: Proceedings of the IEEE International 
Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 21-26, Seoul 
National University, Korea. 
MacDorman, K. F., Tatani, K., Miyazaki, Y. & Koeda, M. 
(2000). Proto-symbol emergence. Proceedings of IROS-2000: 
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots 
and Systems, October 30 - November 5, Kagawa University, 
Takamatsu, Japan. 
Asada, M., MacDorman, K. F., Ishiguro, H. & Kuniyoshi, Y. 
(2000). Cognitive developmental robotics as a new paradigm 
for the design of humanoid robots. Humanoids 2000: 
Proceedings of the First IEEE-RAS International Conference 
on Humanoid Robots, September 7-8, MIT, Cambridge, MA. 
MacDorman, K. F., Tatani, K. & Nakamura, Y. (2000). 
Emergence of Primitive symbols from robot dynamics. 
Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Robotics 
Society of Japan, September 12-14, 2000, Ritsumeikan 
University, Kusatsu. (in Japanese) 
MacDorman, K. F. (2000). Responding to affordances. 
Proceedings of ICRA-2000: IEEE International Conference on 
Robotics and Automation, April 24-28, San Francisco, 
California.
MacDorman, K. F. (1999). Partition nets: An efficient on-
line learning algorithm. Proceedings of ICAR-99: Ninth 
International Conference on Advanced Robotics, October 25-
27, Tokyo, pp. 529-535.
MacDorman, K. F. (1999). Heuristics for projecting of a 
sensorimotor mapping. Proceedings of ISR-99: 30th 
International Symposium on Robotics, October 27-29, Tokyo, 
pp. 169-176.
Tatani, K. & MacDorman, K. F. (1999). Planning to learn 
versus learning to plan. Proceedings of the 17th Annual 
Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan, September 9-
11, 1999, Tokai University, Hiratsuka. (in Japanese)
Mitsuda, T., Miyazaki, Y., Maru, N., MacDorman, K. F., 
Nishikawa, A. & Miyazaki, F. (1999). Visual servoing based 
on coarse optical flow. Proceedings of the Fourteenth IFAC 
World Congress, Beijing.
Mitsuda, T., Miyazaki, Y., Maru, N., MacDorman, K. F. & 
Miyazaki, F. (1998). Precise planar positioning using 
visual servoing based on coarse optical flow. Proceedings 
of the 1998 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on 
Intelligent Robots and Systems, vol. 2, pp. 712-717.
MacDorman, K. F. & Miyazaki, Y. (1998). Robots that 
recognize affordances: A predictive approach. Proceedings 
of the 16th Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of 
Japan (vol. 2), September 18-20, 1998, Hokkaido 
University, pp. 901-2. 
Nakawaki, D., Cisek, R., MacDorman, K. F., Joo, S. & 
Miyazaki, F. (1998). Coaching information determined from 
dynamic modeling based on a total energy analysis. 
Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Robotics 
Society of Japan (vol. 1), September 18-20, 1998, Hokkaido 
University, pp. 45-6.
MacDorman, K. F. (1995). How to ground symbols adaptively: 
A preliminary report. Reaching for Mind: Foundations of 
Cognitive Science, AISB-95: Tenth Biennial Conference on 
Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Sheffield, 
UK.
 
Invited, Workshop, and Other Papers 

MacDorman, K. F. & Ishiguro, H. (2004). The study of 
interaction through the development of androids. Computer 
Vision and Image Processing Workshop, Information 
Processing Society of Japan, SIG Technical Reports 2004-
CVIM-146 (pp. 69-75), 2004(113). November 11-12, 2004. 
Tokyo, Japan. 
Minato, T., MacDorman, K. F., Shimada, M., Itakura, S., 
Lee, K. & Ishiguro, H. (2004). Evaluating humanlikeness by 
comparing responses elicited by an android and a person, 
Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Man-
Machine Symbiotic Systems (pp. 373-383). November 23-24, 
2004. Kyoto, Japan.
Matsui, D., Minato, T., MacDorman, K. F. & Ishiguro, K. 
(2004). Generating an android's humanlike motion by 
mapping from human motion. Proceedings of the Information 
Processing Society of Japan, Kansai Branch, October, 2004, 
pp.97-100. (In Japanese)
MacDorman, K. F. (2003). Pattern recognition and 
intelligent systems: Partition networks, Proceedings of 
the Conference of the Information Processing Society, 
Kansai Branch, pp. 87-92. (In Japanese)
MacDorman, K. F. (1997). A path to symbol-grounded robots. 
Meiji University International Exchange Programs Guest 
Lecture Series, 2. Center for International Programs, 
Meiji University. 
 
Book Chapters 

Chalodhorn, R., MacDorman, K. F. & Asada, M. (2004). An 
algorithm that recognizes and reproduces distinct types of 
humanoid motion based on periodically-constrained 
nonlinear PCA. In D. Nardi, M. Riedmiller, C. Sammut, & J. 
Santos-Victor, RoboCup 2004: Robot Soccer World Cup VIII 
(Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 3276). 
Berlin: Springer.
MacDorman, K. F. (1997). How to ground symbols adaptively. 
In S. O'Nuallain, P. McKevitt & E. MacAogain (Eds.), 
Readings in computation, content and consciousness. 
Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 
 
Technical Reports 
MacDorman, K. F. (1997). Symbol grounding: Learning 
categorical and sensorimotor predictions for coordination 
in autonomous robots. Technical Report No. 423. Computer 
Laboratory, Cambridge (e-mail librarian@cl.cam.ac.uk). 
 
Posters 
MacDorman, K. F. (2004). What gunfilling inh says about 
the nature of representation in the brain. Proceedings of 
the Second International Symposium on Emergent Mechanisms 
of Communication in the Brain. March 2004. Awaji 
Yumebutai, Japan. 
Marubayashi, N, & MacDorman, K. F. (2004). Inquiry into 
the mechanism of symbol emergence based on affect and its 
robotic implementation. Proceedings of the Second 
International Symposium on Emergent Mechanisms of 
Communication in the Brain. March 2004. Awaji Yumebutai, 
Japan.
 
Courses Recently Taught 

Neuroscience Fundamentals for Machine Intelligence (Fall 
2004, with Minoru Asada) 
Machine Learning for the Development of Intelligent 
Machines (Spring 2004) 
Machine Learning with Robotics Applications (Fall 1997, 
1998, 1999)  
Artificial Intelligence for the World Wide Web (Spring 
1998, 1999, 2000) 
Neural Networks, Self-Organization, and Artificial 
Intelligence (Spring 1999, 2000) 

Grants 

4/2004 - 3/2007   US$450,000 (48,000,000 yen, 4 
researchers, Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Ishiguro)
                  Basic Research (Kiban A), Japanese 
Ministry of Education 
1/2001 - 12/2003  US$440,000 (Principal Investigator: Karl 
F. MacDorman)
                  Scientific Research & Experimental 
Development, Government of Canada 
4/1998 - 4/2003   US$100,000 
                  Robot Brain Project, Japan Science and 
Technology Corp. 
4/2000 - 4/2002   US$45,000
                  Encouragement of Scientists (Shourei 
Kenkyu), Japanese Ministry of Education 
7/1997 - 8/2000   US$30,000
                  Government Grant (Kouhi), Japanese 
Ministry of Education 

Research Supervised 

Max Mandelbaum, Research Assistant, 7/2004 - 6/2005 
Junpeng Gong, M.Eng., 2006 (Expected) 
Daisuke Matsui, B.Eng., 2005 
Tetsuya Manabe, Ph.D., 1999, Learning Control Algorithms 
in the Frequency Domain and Their Industrial Applications 
Yoji Miyazaki, M.S., 2000 
Koji Tatani, M.S., 2001, B.S., 1999 
Masanao Koeda, B.S., 2000 

Honors  

1992 - 1995  Scholar, American Friends of Cambridge 
University
1992 - 1995  Awardee, Overseas Research Student Award
1992 - 1995  Awardee, Cambridge Overseas Trust 
1991         Honorable Mention, National Science 
Foundation 
1999         Marquis Who's Who in the World (16th ed.) 
1999         Dictionary of International Biography (28th 
ed.) 

Learned Societies  

1991 -       Fellow, Cambridge Philosophical Society 
2000 -       Member, Institute of Electrical and 
Electronics Engineers 
2000 -       Member, IEEE Computer Society 
2000 -       Member, IEEE Communications Society 
2005 -       Member, Association for Computing Machinery 
1995 - 2002  Member, Society for the Study of Artificial 
Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour 
1995 - 2002  Member, Institute of Electrical Engineers  
1996 - 2000  Research Fellow, Toho Institute, Tokyo 
1997 - 2000  Member, Robotics Society of Japan 
1997 - 2002  Member, Association for the Scientific Study 
of Consciousness 
1997 - 1999  Member, Organizer, Future Robotics Symposia 
1997 - 2000  Founder, Organizer, Kansai Open Colloquium on 
Cognitive Robotics 
2000 - 2003  Member, Sociointelligenisis Symposia 
1987 - 1988  Member, University of California Society of 
Electrical Engineers 
1992 - 1995  Member, Cambridge University Cognitive 
Science Society 

Professional Service  

1996 -       Associate, Reviewer, Behavioral and Brain 
Sciences 
1997         Reviewer, AI & Society 
1999         Reviewer, Connection Science 
1999         Reviewer, New Generation Computing 
2002         Reviewer, Program Committee, The Second 
International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics 
2003         Reviewer, The International Joint Conference 
on Artificial Intelligence 
2004         Reviewer, Neural Computation 
2005         Program Committee, International Conference 
on Development and Learning 
2005         Program Committee, Robotics: Science and 
Systems Conference 
2005         Organizer, CogSci 2005 Workshop: Toward 
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