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Toshitada Doi

Toshitada Doi
Born (1943-02-02) February 2, 1943
Alma mater Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tohoku University
Occupation Engineer

Toshitada Doi (土井 利忠 Doi Toshitada, born February 2, 1943) is a Japanese electrical engineer, who played a significant role in the digital audio revolution. He received a degree in electrical engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1964, and a PhD from Tohoku University in 1972.

He joined Sony Japan in 1964 and started the first digital audio project within Sony. He was the driving force behind the PCM adaptor, and was a prominent member of the Sony/Philips taskforce responsible for the design of the Compact Disc.[1] He created, among others, the CIRC error correction system.[2] He was the lead engineer of the DASH multi-track digital audio tape recorder.[3] In the 1990s, he headed Sony's Digital Creatures Laboratory, where he was responsible for the Aibo,[4] Sony's robotic dog. In 2003, Doi created the Qrio, a running humanoid robot.

Awards and honors


  1. ^ Steve Knopper. "Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Rise and Fall of the Record Industry in the Digital Age". Free Press/Simon & Schuster. 
  2. ^ "The Compact Disc Turns 25 by Robert Harley". Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  3. ^ Daniel, Eric D; Denis Mee, C; Clark, Mark H (1999). Magnetic recording: the first 100 years by Eric D. Daniel, C. Denis Mee, Mark H. Clark.  
  4. ^ "Toshitada Doi, Machine learning luminary - and AIBO's first master". Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  5. ^ "Award Winners Eduard Rhein Prize". Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  6. ^ AES Awards winners

External links

  • Toshitada Doi, Machine learning luminary - and AIBO's first master
  • Four Qrio’s perform various dance numbers
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