Yoichiro Kawaguchi

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Yoichiro Kawaguchi

Yoichiro Kawaguchi (河口 洋一郎, Kawaguchi Yoichirō, born 1952 in Tanegashima, Kagoshima) is a Japanese computer graphics artist and professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo. Kawaguchi rose to international prominence in 1982 when he presented "Growth Model" in the international conference SIGGRAPH.[1]

In 2013, Kawaguchi designed Cosmo, a robot that performs keyboards with a laser.[2] Cosmo was designed to be one of the members of Squarepusher's virtual band Z-Machines, which was created to promote the alcoholic beverage ZIMA. They performed their debut piece on 24 June 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.[3]

On March 31, 2018, he retired from his post as a professor at the University of Tokyo and received the title of professor emeritus.[4] In the same year he was appointed president of the Digital Content Association of Japan.[5]


  1. ^ "河口洋一郎(CG アーティスト/東京大学大学院 情報学環 教授)【日本にフルCG アニメは根付くのか? 第16回/2013年11月号】|INTERVIEW インタビュー|EE.jp". 最新のCGアニメの現場情報サイト:EE.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  2. ^ Inc, Natasha. "ロボットバンド「Z-MACHINES」開発者インタビュー (2/3) - 音楽ナタリー 特集・インタビュー". 音楽ナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 January 2022. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ "Meet Z-Machines, Squarepusher's new robot band". the Guardian. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  4. ^ "河口 洋一郎 教授 定年退職(2018年3月31日) - 東京大学大学院 情報学環・学際情報学府". www.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp (in Japanese). 22 March 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  5. ^ "第7回定時評議員会、第19回理事会、役員等懇話会 開催報告 | 新着情報 | 一般財団法人 デジタルコンテンツ協会". www.dcaj.or.jp. Retrieved 2 January 2022.

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