In Memoriam: Kanako Miura 1977-2013

miuraDr. Kanako Miura, a visiting scholar in humanoid robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was killed after being struck by a large truck while riding her bicycle in Boston. She was 36 years old.

Dr. Miura was on a one-year sabbatical from her post as a senior researcher in the Intelligent Systems Research Institute of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan.

Dr. Miura held a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in information science from Tohoku University in Japan. She held a second Ph.D. from the Louis Pasteur University in France.

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