Senior ResearcherAtsushi Hashimoto橋本 敦史
Atsushi Hashimoto is a senior researcher in the interaction group. He received his Ph.D. degree in informatics from Kyoto University, Japan, in 2013. His current research interests are cross-modal understanding of assembly and cooking tasks, transfer learning, and learning-based combinatorial optimization.
Senior ResearcherJiaxin Ma馬 家昕
Jiaxin Ma is a senior researcher in the interaction group. His research interests include machine learning, human machine interface, and biomedical signal applications.
He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Science from Kyoto University in 2015. In 2012, he was a research intern of RIKEN Brain Science Institute, and a visiting scholar of Johns Hopkins University. During 2015-2018, he was working at Teijin Pharma as a biomedical engineer. He is also a gamer and MTG player.
Senior ResearcherKazutoshi Tanaka田中 一敏
Kazutoshi Tanaka is a senior researcher in the robotics group. He received his Ph.D. degree in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo in 2017. 2017-2019, Postdoctoral fellow at department of Mechano-Informatics in the University of Tokyo.
His research focuses on Robotics performing sports (human-robot Interaction, mechanics, control, motion learning). 2018, RSJ Young Investigation Excellence Award. 2018, INNO of the Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme (SCOPE) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan.
Senior ResearcherMai Nishimura西村 真衣
She received her Ph.D degree in Informatics from Kyoto University in 2023, B.E. and M.S. degrees from Kyoto University in 2013 and 2015. In 2012, she interned as a software engineer at Google Japan, Inc, and in 2013, she also interned as a researcher at IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory. During 2015-2017, she was working for NTT Research Laboratories as a researcher. In 2017-2019, she was at Fixstars, Inc. as a senior software engineer.
Senior ResearcherMasashi Hamaya濵屋 政志
Masashi Hamaya is a senior researcher in the robotics group. His research focuses on robotics (soft robotics, human-robot interaction, robot learning).
He received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Osaka University in 2019. 2014-2019, Intern student at department of Brain Robot Interface in ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories. 2017 Jul.-2017 Sep., Visiting scholar at Robotics Institute in Carnegie Mellon University. 2018, IEEE Kansai Section Student Paper Award. 2019, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Japan Joint Chapter Young Award.
Senior ResearcherTatsunori Taniai谷合 竜典
Tatsunori Taniai is a senior researcher in the perception group. His research interests include geometric and photometric 3D vision, correspondence estimation, MRF optimization, and application of deep learning.
He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 2017. During 2017-2019, he was with RIKEN AIP Center as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2012-2016, he also interned at Microsoft Research in Redmond and Beijing, and won a Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship in 2015.
Research Organizer/Principal InvestigatorYoshitaka Ushiku牛久 祥孝
Yoshitaka Ushiku is a research organizer/principal investigator in the interaction group.
He received his B.E., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo in 2009, 2011, and 2014, respectively. His research interests lie in computer vision and natural language processing, with a particular interest in vision and language.
CEOMasaki Suwa諏訪 正樹
Masaki Suwa is the CEO of OMRON SINIC X. He is also serving as the executive officer and a senior general manager of Intellectual Property H.Q. at OMRON Corporation. His research interest covers the field of sensing, signal processing and opto-electronics. He worked for OMRON Corporation before assuming the present post. He is also a visiting professor at NAIST Graduate School of Science and Technology and Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering.
He received his Ph.D. degrees from the School of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University. He has been engaged in R&D of imaging sensor. His professional career has extended the range of interest on sensing including image and light.
Research EngineerKazumi Kasaura笠浦 一海
Kazumi Kasaura is currently a research engineer in the perception group. His expertise includes algorithms and pure mathematics. He received B.S. and M.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Tokyo in 2017 and 2019. In 2019, he interned as an engineer at Preferred Networks, Inc.
Project ResearcherRyo Igarashi五十嵐 亮
Ryo Igarashi is a project researcher in the interaction group. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Tokyo in 2009. After working as a postdoctoral researcher in JAEA and ISSP, he was a project lecturer at the University of Tokyo. His research interests originate from simulating quantum materials and are currently centered on high performance computing, not only on implementation but also algorithms improvements.
Senior ResearcherShigeo Yoshida吉田 成朗
Shigeo Yoshida is a senior researcher in the interaction group. He received his Ph.D. in Information Studies, master’s degree in Arts and Sciences, and bachelor’s degree in Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 2017, 2014, and 2012 respectively.
His research interest involves a broad area of Human-Computer Interaction. He has been especially focusing on designing interactions based on the mechanisms of perception and cognition of our body.
Division ManagerTakashi Nishioka西岡 崇
Takashi Nishioka is the manager of the near future design division. As a senior manager at one of the country's largest telecommunications company, he was involved in technology strategy, business management, and new business development. In particular, he led business development in the advanced technology areas of drones, IoT, satellite technology, MaaS, smart agriculture, and smart tourism. In addition, as COO of a drone solution start-up company, he led the management strategy, alliance strategy with major companies, establishment of management structure toward IPO, and capital policy.
He received his B.E. degree from Doshisha University in 1998 and, he received his M.B.A degree from the Mason School of Business, the College of William and Mary in 2009. Besides, he was the visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Project Design in 2020.
Senior AdvisorNoriyuki Oikawa及川 憲之
Noriyuki Oikawa is the Senior Advisor of OMRON SINIC X. He is also serving as a general manager of Global Corporate Venturing Office. At multiple companies and graduate schools, he has been involved in new business creation, management and human resource development for new organizations, production and sales of new materials and commercial products, venture investment, and strategic planning, liaison, and operations related to intellectual property rights.
He received M.E from Tokyo Metropolitan University in 1996 and worked as a research associate at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2003-2005.
Senior ResearcherTadashi Kozuno小津野 将
Tadashi Kozuno is a senior researcher in the perception group. His research interests include neuroscience and the theory of decision making, such as reinforcement learning (RL), multi-agent systems, and game theory.
He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, working on RL and game theory. He received a PhD degree from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in 2020. During his PhD, he interned at DeepMind Paris. Prior to his PhD, he studied neuroscience in Osaka university.
Research EngineerCristian C. Beltran-Hernandezベルトラン クリスティアン
Cristian C Beltran-Hernandez is a research engineer in the robotics group. His research interests include robotics manipulation through machine learning techniques and task/motion planning.
He received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Osaka University in 2022. During his Ph.D., he worked on joint research projects with Fujifilm on topics related to robotic assembly automation with compliance control. He also researched robot manipulation as an intern at OMRON SINIC X from 2021 to 2023. He participated in the 2022 Google Summer of Code program with the organization MoveIt.
Project ResearcherShohei Tanaka田中 翔平
Shohei Tanaka is a project researcher in the interaction group. His research interest lies in natural language processing for dialogue system, multimodal interaction, and robotics.
He received his Doctor of Engineering from Nara Institute of Science and Technology in 2023. 2021-2023, Junior Research Associate at Guardian Robot Project, RIKEN. 2019, Best Paper Award, The 1st Workshop NLP for Conversational AI ACL 2019 Workshop (ConvAI).
Senior researcherKuniaki Saito齋藤 邦章
Kuniaki Saito is a senior researcher in the interaction group, specializing in domain adaptation, domain generalization, and vision-language models. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Boston University in 2023 under the guidance of Prof. Kate Saenko. During his doctoral studies, he also interned at Google Cloud AI, Facebook Reality Lab, and Nvidia.