- Robot Engineering Laboratory, Division of Information System
- Web site
- Courses - Undergraduate
- Robotics and automatic control, Introduction to Computer Systems, Programming C++, Image processing
- Courses - Graduate
- Modern Control Theory, Advanced Robotics, Theory of Evolving Networks
- Educational Background, Biography
- 1995: Received Ph. D (Engineering) from Graduate school of Hokkaido University, Japan 1995-98: Post-doctoral research associate at New Jersey Institute of Technology, U.S.A. 1998-2004: Assistant professor at Graduate school of Hokkaido University. 2004-2013: Associate professor at University of Aizu. 2013-Current: Senior associate professor
- Current Research Theme
- Swarm robots and its application to agricultural robotic systems (Robo-ducky), and interface system for disaster response robots
- Key Topic
- swarm robotics, remote robots
- Affiliated Academic Society
- IEEE (Robotics), Robotic Society of Japan, Society of Instrument and Control Engineering, Japan Society of Precision Engineering
- School days' Dream
- To be a psychohistorian, which combines history, sociology, and mathematical statistics to make general predictions about the future behavior of very large groups of people. Actually, it does not exist. It is a fictional science appeared in Isaac Asimov's Foundation
- Current Dream
- Promotion of Fukushima area and Japan through development of robotics
- You can change the world if you start to change yourself
- Favorite Books
- Douglas Hofstadter, "Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid"
- Messages for Students
- If you spend a thousand hours for a single field, you can have a black belt in the field. For example, it will take almost three months if you work on it 10 hours a day. Furthermore, if you spend ten thousand hours for it, you can be a master. So, it is a long and long way to go.
- Publications other than one's areas of specialization
- Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2
Many members from the University of Aizu, in particular faculty members from CAIST/ARC-Space, have been involved with Hayabusa 2, the asteroid explorer launched by JAXA in 2014. Our University's members have been conducting research in connection with this project in anticipation of Hayabusa 2's arrival at the asteroid 162173 Ryugu in 2018, to be followed by its return to Earth in 2020. Specifically teams at the University have been engaged in developing observation instruments, which include the near infrared spectrometer installed on Hayabusa 2, and in developing analytic software that will model the shape of the asteroid based on data captured by the probe's observation instruments.
JAXA Hayabusa 2 project website
*Material from JAXA's digital archives has been used for the banner images, etc.