Program Director (PD), The Moonshot Research and Development Program
I am the Program Director (PD) for the Moonshot Goal 3 "Realization of AI robots that autonomously learn, adapt to their environment, evolve in intelligence and act alongside human beings, by 2050."
Program Introduction Website
Dear all IEEE Members, Graduate Students, My Friends, Colleagues and Amigos
Thank you very much for your great support.
I am glad to inform you that I was elected as 2019 IEEE President-Elect. IEEE Annual Election
I will do my best and advocate that all IEEE Members can enjoy services not only in global but also in local region.
I greatly appreciate your strong support!
Professor, Meijo University
Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University Facebook
17 November, 2019 Japanese TV show "Cutting Edge"
03 May, 2019 Chunichi Cultural Award
IEEE Board of Directors
Region 10 Meeting Part I
Region 10 Meeting Part II
Home, Value and Connection in IEEE:
I would like make efforts to increase IEEE membership in the world and make the IEEE more comfortable “Home” for everybody to stay in IEEE. Thus I would like to focus on the following:
1. Improve financial transparency, 2. Revise membership fee,
3. Join at least one technical society, 4. Introduce corporate membership for industry, and
5. Create IEEE-University making use of the MOOC.
We need the sound financial balance of IEEE to enjoy more activities in IEEE. All members can find a technical society as their technical home, as well as geographical location as their geo-home. Everybody will share their interests and “Value” of IEEE technically and geographically, and so will collaborate with growing and changing today’s technology in a worldwide manner, globally and locally.
Needs and expectations for IEEE have been changing for technology professionals, in particular, for industry practitioners, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering, entrepreneurs and also students to seek “Connected”, higher quality interactions and opportunities, with IEEE and its communities. We need to attract more members by the corporate membership for industry. The Concept of the IEEE-University making use of MOOCs from IEEE and its alliance can be the “Home” for them and everybody to update emerging technology and careers, since we create the IEEE “Value” of the high quality. IEEE should adapt itself swiftly to the agile and emerging technological demands.
Thus IEEE can grow and advance technology for humanity.
Received B.E. from Waseda University
Received M.S. from The University of Tokyo
Received D.Sc from The University of Tokyo
Studied at Yale University
Research Scientist at National Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, AIST
Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Stuttgart
Associate Professor at Science University of Tokyo
Professor at Nagoya University
Professor at Meijo University
Professor emeritus at Nagoya University
Visiting Professor at Nagoya University
Intelligent robotic system, self-organizing system, micro-nano robotics, bio-robotic system, neuromorphic intelligent control, fuzzy control, control of mechanical systems and technical diagnosis
Director, Division X (2001-2002)
Director, Region 10 (2013-2014)
Director, Division X (2017-2018)
RAB/TAB Transnational Committee, 1998
TAB Periodicals Committee, 1998
Meetings & Services Committee, 1999
Nominations and Appointments Committee, 1999
IEEE Fellows Committee, 1997-99
Committee on Nano-Technology, Chair, 1999-2000
Proceedings Editorial Board, 2000
Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Steering Committee, 1993-2000
Transactions on Robotics and Automation Editorial Board, 1989-91
IEEE Nomination and Appointments Committee, 2003-04
IEEE-SA Standards Board, 2002-03
TAB Management Committee, 2006-09
TAB Nomination and Appointments Committee, 2006
Admission and Advancement Committee, 2006-07
Environment & Safety Medal Award Committee, Chair, 2007-10
TAB/PSPB PRODUCTS AND SERVICES COMMITTEE, 2017
Region 10: Director 2013-2014, Director-Elect, 2011-2012
Region 10: Technical Activities Coordinator, 2009-2010
Region 10: Nomination Committee Chair, 2015-16
Region 10: Advisor, 2015-2017
Japan Council, Member at large
Japan Council, Member, Industry Promotion committee
Robotics and Automation Society (RAS): President, 1998-1999; AdCom, 2004-2015, 1990-1995
Industrial Electronics Society (IES): Vice-President, 1990-1999; AdCom, 1988-2000
Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMCS): AdCom, 1994-1996
Computational Intelligent Society (CIS), AdCom, 2006-2008