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2021 C&C Prize Ceremony


Welcoming speech by Takashi Miyazaki,
executive director of the NEC C&C Foundation

The 2021 C&C Prize Award Ceremony was held at ANA InterContinental Tokyo on November 29, 2021. The ceremony started with the welcoming speech by Takashi Miyazaki, executive director of the NEC C&C Foundation, on behalf of President Nobuhiro Endo. Next, Dr. Tomonori Aoyama, the chair of the awards committee, announced 2021 award recipients. The 2021 C&C Prizes were presented to Dr. Kunihiko Fukushima and Prof. Rodney Brooks.

Group A: Kunihiko Fukushima ;
For Contributions to the Development of Artificial Intelligence with Pioneering Research that Applied Principles of Neuroscience to Engineering through Invention of Neocognitron, a Hierarchical Neural Network Model of the Visual Cortex of the Brain

Group A: Rodney Brooks ;
For Outstanding Leadership in Introducing Subsumption Architecture for Robot Control and Promoting the Practical Use of Autonomous Robots



Dr. Kunihiko Fukushima, the recipient of 2021
C&C Prize, and Dr. Tomonori Aoyama
Dr. Prof. Rodney Brooks, the recipient of 2021 C&C Prize
 

As shown in the program leaflet, after the congratulatory speeches, the recipients made acceptance speeches, and the ceremony ended. Followings are the pictures taken at the ceremony.

Venue of the C&C Prize Ceremony



 
Recognition of 2021 C&C Prize Recipients by
Dr. Tomonori Aoyama, the chair of the awards committee
 
Congratulatory speech by
Mr. Satoshi Nohara,
Director-General, Commerce and Information
Policy Bureau, METI
Congratulatory speech by
Dr. Toru Ishida,
President of IEICE
Congratulatory speech by
Dr. Hideyuki Tokuda, President of IPSJ
Acceptance speech by
Dr. Fukushima
 
 
Acceptance speech by
Dr. Fukushima
Acceptance speech by Prof. Brooks  
 
Dr. and Mrs. Fukushima
 
Prof. Brooks