Basic Information

Robot Engineering Laboratory
Associate Professor
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Courses - Undergraduate
FU09 Algorithms and Data Structure II
IT03 Image Processing
IT11 Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing
Courses - Graduate
ITC04 Modern Control Theory
ITC05 Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
ITA06 Image Recognition and Understanding


Image Processing, Signal Processing, Drones, Unmanned Traffic Management, Cloud Robotics, Information Visualization
Educational Background, Biography
Ph.D (2011) Computer Science and Engineering
Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Japan
Thesis: Two-dimensional Algorithms for Pixel-wise Matching of Images and Their Applications 
April 2011 - November 2012: Assistant Lecturer, Information System Division, University of Aizu
October 2012 - Current: Associate Professor, Information System Division, University of AIzu
April 2016 - Current: Associate Professor (Additional) , CAIST ARC Robot, University of AIzu
Current Research Theme
The main topic is to control or design routes of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, Drones) in real space with safety, by blending rows or different kinds of tasks.
I am also interested in 3D space reconstruction by sensors such as images and lidars for implementing unmanned aerial management system (UTM) which combines autonomous route planning by AI and sensor network via cloud system.
Additionally, I am studying robustness, safety and security design for an actual operating system of drones from cloud system.
Key Topic
Drone Formation Flight, Cloud Robotics and communication / task optimization, SLAM, 3D reconstruction from aerial image, Drone automatic controll
Affiliated Academic Society


Playing Piano, Drone, Soft Tennis
School days' Dream
Pianist, Professional Soccer Player
Current Dream
Flying many drones on air as safely.
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future. (Eccles 7:11)
Favorite Books
Messages for Students
We are so friendly for students who are motivated his dream. Please hit the door of the research room, and make your dream on your research field!
Publications other than one's areas of specialization

Main research

Project: The Tanpopo cosmic dust collector on the International Space Station

It is possible that the cosmic dust floating throughout space contains either actual microorganisms, or the organic compounds that form them. Japan's Tanpopo project is an experiment in astrobiology which will see a special collector attached to the International Space Station that will capture such cosmic dust. The Tanpopo project is being conducted by a number of universities and research institutions including the University of Aizu, and in particular faculty members and student advisees from our CAIST/ARC-Space and Image Processing Course are taking part, along with Student Cooperative Class Project (SCCP) participants. The team is developing software that will pick out cosmic dust particles using image processing based on micrographs from the collector made up of an ultra-low density materials called Silica aerogel. The team is also developing a device that will cut off the collectors that contain the cosmic dust.
For more on the Tanpopo Project (external link):

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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.

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