Masaru Uchiyama

Masaru Uchiyama

Tohuku University, Sendai


Research Areas

Aerial Systems: Applications, Flexible Robots, Haptics and Haptic Interfaces, Humanoid Robots, Manipulation Planning, Motion Control, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking, Robots

Interview Synopsis

In this interview, Uchiyama discusses his career in the field of robotics. He outlines his work at the University of Tokyo and Tohuku University, focusing on his involvement with the mechanical arm, flow measurement, and aerospace robotics. He discusses the evolution of robotics and the robotics community in Japan and the challenges and opportunities facing them. And finally, he provides advice to young people interested in the field.


Masaru Uchiyama was born on September 16th, 1949 in the Fukuoka prefecture of Japan. He received a BE, ME, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering for Production from the University of Tokyo in 1972, 1974, and 1977, respectively. Following graduation he joined the School of Engineering at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan as a Research Associate, He became an Associate Professor of Precision Engineering from 1980 and a Professor of the Space Machines Laboratory in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in 1992.

His research interests include robotics, flow measurement, intelligent systems, automatic control and their application to aerospace engineering.Uchiyama has received several awards and honors. He became of Fellow of the IEEE in 2011, and a Life Fellow in 2015.