Basic Information

Revitalization Center
Associate Professor
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Courses - Undergraduate
Courses - Graduate


Soft Robotics, Agent simulation, Physics engine, Complex Science
Educational Background, Biography
Mar 2015: Ph.D (Computer Science), Hokkaido University
Apr 2014 - Mar 2015: JSPS Research Fellow (DC1)
Apr 2015 - Jan 2017: JSPS Research Fellow (PD)
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mech. Eng., Columbia University
Feb 2017: Associate professor, Revitalization Center, University of Aizu
Current Research Theme
Evolutionary Soft Robotics, Development of Generic Physics Engine for Soft Robot Simulator, Soft-bodied Agent Simulation
Key Topic
Soft robotics, Embodied agent simulation, physics engine, non-linear dynamics, Embodied artificial intelligence
Affiliated Academic Society
Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE)


CG design
School days' Dream
Current Dream
Scientific development and promotion in Japan through fusion of computer simulation and robotics.
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst
Favorite Books
R. Pfeifer, J. Bongard, How the Body Shapes the Way We Think
Steven H. Strogatz, NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CHAOS With Application to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
Messages for Students
Don't be shy. Be positive!
Publications other than one's areas of specialization

Dissertation and Published Works

Jun Ogawa et al., A Novel Approach to Quantitative Evaluation of Tangle Formations for Seaweeds in Stirrer Cultivation, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2016