Takeo Kanade

Computer Scientist

Bachelor of Engineering, Kyoto (Japan) U., 1968

Master of Engineering, Kyoto (Japan) U., 1970

Doctor of Philosophy in Elec. Engineering, Kyoto (Japan) U., 1973


This scientist is most known for...

... being a Japanese computer scientist in computer vision and robotics.

Takeo Kanade, the U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Robotics and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, received the prestigious 2016 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology, Nov. 10, 2016 in a ceremony in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Kanade works in multiple areas of robotics: computer vision, multi-media, manipulators, autonomous mobile robots, medical robotics and sensors. He has written more than 400 technical papers and reports in these areas, and holds more than 20 patents. He has been the principal investigator of more than a dozen major vision and robotics projects at Carnegie Mellon.

Active Research Era: 21st and 20th century

Related Princeton Course(s): ECE 346, MAE 345, COS429, COS 529                                                                                 


Dr. Kanade’s other professional honors include: election to the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, and a Fellow of American Association of Artificial Intelligence; several awards including Kyoto Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Institute Medal and Bower Prize, C&C Award, Okawa Award, ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award, Joseph Engelberger Award, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award, and ICCV Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Accomplishment Award. The international award is presented by the Inamori Foundation to individuals such as Kanade who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural and spiritual betterment of humankind. Kanade’s prize recognizes his pioneering contributions to computer vision and robotics.

1 Alex Krause, ‘Takeo Kanade’, The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University (blog),  https://www.ri.cmu.edu/ri-faculty/takeo-kanade/.

2 ‘Takeo Kanade’, https://prabook.com/web/takeo.kanade/1838832.