Shinichi Yuta

University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Japan Research Areas Robots

Masaru Uchiyama

Tohuku University, Sendai Japan 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…

Shigeki Sugano

Waseda University, Tokyo Japan Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Control Design & Engineering, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Sugano discusses his career in the field of robotics. He outlines his time at Waseda University and his involvement with several robotics projects, including the WABOT-2 and TWENDY-ONE systems. Commenting on…

Yoshiaki Shirai

Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo Japan Research Areas Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Shirai discusses his education and training as a mechanical engineer and his career in robotics and artificial intelligence. Biography Yoshiaki Shirai, a Japanese mechanical engineer and university professor, was born on 3 August 1941 in Toyota, Japan and is the son…

Kazuhiro Kosuge

Tohoku University, Sendai Japan Research Areas Robots Biography Kazuhiro Kosuge is a professor in the department of Robotics at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He received his collegiate education from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, leaving with his Ph.D in control engineering in 1988. During his education, Kosuge worked in research, first with Denso Corporation,…

Makoto Kaneko

Osaka University, Osaka Japan Research Areas Mechatronics, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications Biography Makoto Kaneko was born on January 18th, 1954 in Hagi, Japan. He studied undergraduate Mechanical Engineering at Kyushu Institute of Technology before attending Tokyo University, where he received MS and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 1978 and 1981,…

Hiroshi Ishiguro

University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan Research Areas Human-computer Interaction, Image Processing, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors Biography Hiroshi Ishiguro studied undergraduate Computer Science at the University of Yamanashi and later received a D.Eng. in Systems Engineering from Osaka University in 1991. Following graduation he began working as a research assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering…

Hirochika Inoue

University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan Research Areas AI-Based Methods, Assembly, Compliance and Impedance Control, Compliant Assembly, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision for Automation, Computer Vision for Other Robotics Applications, Control Architectures and Programming, Control Design & Engineering, Dexterous Manipulation, Dual Arm Manipulation, Education Robotics, Education Robotics, Force and Tactile Sensing, Force Control, Human-Centered Robotics,…

Shigeo Hirose

CEO, CTO HiBot Corp. Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan Research Areas Automation, Biomimetics, Cellular and Modular Robots, Cooperating Robots, Demining Systems, Field Robots, Gripping and Other End-Effectors, Industrial Robots, Localization, Marine Robots, Motion and Path Planning, Redundant Robots, Robot Programming, Robotics in Hazardous Fields, Robots, Search and Rescue Robots, Space Robotics and…

Norihiro Hagita

Norihiro Hagita ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communicatuon Laboratories Japan Research Areas Humanoid Robots, Robots Biography Norihiro Hagita was born in 1954. He attended Keio University where he received a B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1976, 1978, and 1986, respectively. In 1978 he joined the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (now NTT) where…