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Masahiro FURUKAWA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 
Maeda Laboratory Department of Bioinformatic Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science & TechnologyOsaka University [Osaka University - Researchers]
JST PRESTO Researcher
CiNet (Room #3A1, 1-4, Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan)

m.furukawa [at] ist.osaka-u.ac.jp / Facebook / Twitter Youtube

News

  1. Co-author research received Academi Encouraging Prise from VRSJ (goes to student)
  2. Latest VR Jump Tour is here ! (Nov. 12, 2015)
  3. Contributed Project "Hiyoshi Jump" has been released in iOS App Store. This project is a joint project of Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design and Unity Technologies Japan, Mr. Ito and Mr. Yanase. [Web] (July 8th, 2014)
  4. Contributed project has been accepted. Yuta Ueda, Karin Iwazaki, Mina Shibasaki, Yusuke Mizushina, Masahiro Furukawa, Hideaki Nii, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi, HaptoMIRAGE: Mid-Air Autostereoscopic Display for Seamless Interaction With a Mixed-Reality Environment, SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies, 2014 (June, 12th, 2014)
  5. Conference paper has been accepted. Masahiro Furukawa, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi, Voluntary Self-tapping Induces Self-localization Shift, Ro-Man 2014 (June, 12th, 2014)
  6. Hiyoshi Jump has been released in Oculus VR Share! (March 15, 2014) [web]

Academic Education

May 2010, The University of Electro-Communications (at Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems) Ph.D.in Engineering 
Title of  Dissertation: "The Study of Information Media with Using Whisker Structured User Interface"
Apr. 2009, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio UniversityInami Group, Visiting Researcher 
Apr. 2007, The University of Electro-Communications, Doctoral Course Student
(at Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
May 2007, The University of Electro-Communications (at Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems) Master of Engineering 
May 2005, The University of Electro-Communications (at Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems) Bachelor of Engineering 

Professional Career

Oct. 2015, JST PRESTO Researcher (concurrently) 
Apr. 2014, Osaka University, Assistant Professor
as Post Doctor (Kajimoto Laboratory, at Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, Department of Informatics,  The University of Electro-Communications)
Apr. 2009, Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(DC2) as Doctoral Student (Inami Group, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University)

Membership of Academic Societies 

ACM / IEEE / Virtual Reality Society of Japan / Robotics Society of Japan / Human Interface Society

Reviewer

IEICE / IEEE VR / World Haptics / 3DUI / VRSJ / RSJ / HIS

Research Interest

Telexistence / Human Perception / Haptic Interface / Vection

Projects

Flying TELUBee (2014-) 

TEST FLIGHT SHOWREEL.

2014/4/21 added

Hiyoshi Jump (2014-) Collaborated with Unity

2014/4/21 added

Haptic Tele-existence System TELESAR V (2011-)

2012/12/04 added

2011/11/16 18:51 added


Tickle Transmittion  (2010-)

see also [Project Page

2011/05/13 13:30 added


2011/06/16 20:45 added



Tactile Proximity Sensation Induced by Other’s Finger Movement above One’s Palm (2010)
It is widely known that tickle sensation is not only induced by direct contact but also induced by the gesture near the body surface. This phenomenon can be utilized for the remote communication as a way to present pseudo haptic sensation with visual cue. In this paper, this pseudo haptic sensation was combined with vibration and tickle sensation was evaluated. The result revealed that combination of vibration and the visual cue presenting the gesture near the body surface induces as strong tickle sensation as the real tickle.

Vection Field (2010-)  

2011/05/05 16:45 added


Pedestrian Collision Prevention System (2010-)  

2011/03/11 16:50 added



Fur Display (2009)

Wearable computing technology is one of the methods that can augment the information processing ability of humans. However, in this area, a soft surface is often necessary to maximize the comfort and practicality of such wearable devices. Thus in this paper, we propose a soft surface material, with an organic bristling effect achieved through mechanical vibration, as a new user interface. We have used fur in order to exhibit the visually rich transformation induced by the bristling effect while also achieving the full tactile experience and benefits of soft materials. Our method needs only a layer of fur and simple vibration motors. The hairs of fur instantly bristle with only horizontal mechanical vibration. The vibration is provided by a simple vibration motor embedded below the fur material. This technology has significant potential as garment textiles or to be utilized as a general soft user interface.



Sensitivity of Human Hairy Skin with Vibrotactile Stimulation through Body Hair (2007)

This paper reports the detection threshold of human hairy skin with the use of a direct vibrotactile stimulus to the hair on human hairy skin. We designed an experimental method to quantify the psychological effect and developed a stimulation instrument to directly stimulate the hair. This vibrotactile stimulation was provided from the tip of tweezers which traveled horizontally or vertically against the human skin. The stimulation point was the approximate middle region of the hair on the middle finger and forearm. A psychological experiment was conducted based on the hypothesis that a frequency characteristic exists on hairy skin with direct stimulus to the hair. As a result, a significant difference depends on frequency was obtained with ANOVA. It was described that the vibrotactile stimulus was conducted to Pacinian by the body hair on the middle finger which has so small section area. This is conflicting finding concerning the size of the contactor which can conduct the stimulus into the lower layer of skin. However, this thresholdcurve and also the introspection reports of participants support this novel finding.

Publication

Awards

  1. Tadatoshi Kurogi, Masano Nakayama, Katsunari Sato, Sho Kamuro, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Masahiro Furukawa, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi:Haptic Transmission System to Recognize Differences in Surface Textures of Objects for Telexistence, Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality 2013, PO-042, Orlando, Florida, pp.137-138 (2013.3) [Best Poster Award]
  2. Charith Lasantha Fernando, Masahiro Furukawa, Tadatoshi Kurogi,
    Sho Kamuro, Katsunari Sato, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi:
    Design of TELESAR V for Transferring Bodily Consciousness in Telexistence,
    in Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    (IROS2012), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal (2012.10) [web[ICROS Best Application Paper Award Finalist]
  3. Masahiro Furukawa, Hiromi Yoshikawa, Taku Hachisu, Shogo Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, “Vection Field” for Pedestrian Traffic Control, Augmented Human international conference, 2011 (Tokyo, March 12-14 2011) [web][web[Best Paper Award] (Refereed, Oral Presentation)
  4. Erika SAWADA, Tatsuhito AWAJI, Keisuke MORISHITA, Masahiro FURUKAWA, Tomohisa ARUGA, Ryuta TAKEICHI, Tomoko FUJII, Hidetoshi KIMURA, Noriyoshi SHIMIZU, Shinya IDA, Takuji TOKIWA, Maki SUGIMOTO, Masahiko INAMI, BYU-BYU-View: A Wind Communication InterfaceLaval Virtual 2008Laval FranceApril 9-13.2008. (Refereed Exhibition) [web[Interfaces et Materiels Award]
Journal (International only)
  1. Mashiro Furukawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Susumu Tachi, SHARED PALM FOR REMOTE TICKLING, Vol 3, No 2 (2013): IJACSci, Vol. 3, No. 2, February, 2013 [web]

Conference Paper (International only)

  1. Satoru Sakurai, Kazuma Aoyama, Nobuhisa Miyamoto, Makoto Mizukami, Masahiro Furukawa, Taro Maeda, Hideyuki Ando, Mechanism of Inhibitory Effect of Cathodal Current Tongue Stimulation on Five Basic Tastes, in Proc, IEEE Virtual Reality, (South Carolina, USA), 2016
  2. Kazuma Aoyama, Makoto Mizukami, Satoru Sakurai, Nobuhisa Miyamoto, Masahiro Furukawa, Taro Maeda, Hideyuki Ando, “Illuminant Positions Depend on Stimulation Position in Galvanic Retina Stimulation”, Asiagraph 2016, pp.55-56, Toyama-Japan, (March, 2016), Poster
  3. Wataru Torii, Shinpei Fujimoto, Masahiro Furukawa, Hideyuki Ando and Taro Maeda, Proposal of Techniques to Control Robot Action Consisting of Multiple Segmented Motions Using Recurrent Neural Network with Butterfly Structure, BIOINFORMATICS 2016(7th international conference on bioinformatics models, methods and algorithms), Feb 21-23, 2016 (Rome, Italy) (short paper) (Best Poster Candidate)
  4. Yoshihiko Hatada , Masahiro Furukawa, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "An investigation of the relationship between apparent motion velocity and illusion of agency”, Vision Sciences Society 2015
  5. Kazuma Aoyama, Satoru Sakurai, Nobuhisa Miyamoto, Chang Ming, Takashi Kitao, Kazuki Matsui, Wataru Torii, Shinpei Fujimoto, Yoshihiko Hatada, Daiki Higuchi, Kosuke Wada, Makoto Mizukami, Tomo Tanoue, Atsuhiro Nakshima, Hayato Akiyama, Kazuki Taniguch, Masahiro Furukawa, Hideyuki Ando and Taro Maeda, "Multi-pole Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation Induces Four Directional Virtual Acceleration", The 5th CiNet General Conference, Osaka, (October, 2015), Poster
  6. Kazuma Aoyama, Satoru Sakurai, Nobuhisa Miyamoto, Masahiro Furukawa, Taro Maeda, Hideyuki Ando "Modeling the Effect of Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation on Body Sway for Electrical Circuit", 10th AEARU Workshop on Computer Science and Web Technology, pp.51-52, Ibaragi-Japan (February, 2015), Poster
  7. Satoru Sakurai, Kazuma Aoyama, Masahiro Furukawa, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda "Correlation between Magnitude of Current and Suppressing Saltiness Effect", 10th AEARU Workshop on Computer Science and Web Technology, pp.53-54, Ibaragi-Japan (February, 2015), Poster
  8. Masahiro Furukawa, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, The Giant Experience: Visual Transfer Design to Virtually Extend the User's Body, ICAT-EGVE 2014, Demo  (2014.12)
  9. Nobuhisa Miyamoto, Kazuma Aoyama, Masahiro Furukawa, Taro Maeda, Hideyuki Ando, "Air tap : the sense of tapping a rigid in the midair", AsiaHaptics2014, Demo(2014.11)
  10. Yuta Ueda, Karin Iwazaki, Mina Shibasaki, Yusuke Mizushina, Masahiro Furukawa, Hideaki Nii, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi, HaptoMIRAGE: Mid-Air Autostereoscopic Display for Seamless Interaction With a Mixed-Reality Environment, SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies, 2014 [web][ACM Portal]
  11. Yuta Ueda, Karin Iwazaki, Mina Shibasaki, Yusuke Mizushina, Masahiro Furukawa, Hideaki Nii, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi, HaptoMIRAGE: Mid-Air Autostereoscopic Display for Seamless Interaction With a Mixed-Reality Environment, SIGGRAPH 2014 Posters, 2014 [web][ACM Portal]
  12. M. Y. Saraiji, Y. Mizushina, C. L. Fernando, M. Furukawa, Y. Kamiyama, K. Minamizawa, S. Tachi, Enforced TELExistence, SIGGRAPH 2014 Posters (2014.8) [web][ACM Portal]
  13. Masahiro Furukawa, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi, Voluntary Self-tapping Induces Self-localization Shift, Ro-Man 2014[web
  14. M. Y. Saraiji, C. L. Fernando, M. Furukawa, K. Minamizawa, S. Tachi, Realtime Egocentric Superimposition of Operator's Own Body on Telexistence Avatar in Virtual Environment, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence(ICAT), Tokyo, Japan, pp.35-39 (2013.12)
  15. C. L. Fernando, M. Furukawa, K. Minamizawa, S. Tachi, Experiencing ones own Hand in Telexistence Manipulation with a 15 DOF Anthropomorphic Robot Hand and a Flexible Master Glove, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT), Tokyo, Japan, pp.20-27 (2013.12) [web[Honorable Mention]
  16. Susumu Tachi,Kouta Minamizawa, Masahiro Furukawa and Charith L. Fernando: Haptic Media: Construction and Utilization of Human-harmonized "Tangible" Information Environment, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT), Tokyo, Japan, pp.145-150 (2013.12)
  17. Kyo Hirota, Charith Fernando, Masahiro Furukawa, Kota Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi, TELUBee, Laval Virtual 2013 Revolution (2013.3) 
  18. Tadatoshi Kurogi, Masano Nakayama, Katsunari Sato, Sho Kamuro, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Masahiro Furukawa, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi:Haptic Transmission System to Recognize Differences in Surface Textures of Objects for Telexistence, Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality 2013, PO-042, Orlando, Florida, pp.137-138 (2013.3) [Best Poster Award]
  19. Yamen MHD Saraiji, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Masahiro Furukawa, Kouta Minamizawa, Tachi, Susumu, Virtual Telesar - Designing and Implementation of a Modular Based Immersive Virtual Telexistence Platform, SICE 2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, December 16-18, 2012, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan [web][IEEE Xplore]
  20. Charith Lasantha Fernando, Masahiro Furukawa, Tadatoshi Kurogi, Sho Kamuro, Katsunari Sato, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi: Design of TELESAR V for Transferring Bodily Consciousness in Telexistence, in Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2012), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal (2012.10) [web[ICROS Best Application Paper Award Finalist]
  21. Susumu Tachi, Kouta Minamizawa, Masahiro Furukawa, Charith Lasantha Fernando: Telexistence — from 1980 to 2012, JUBILEE Video in Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2012), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal (2012.10) [web]
  22. Charith Lasantha Fernando, Masahiro Furukawa, Tadatoshi Kurogi, Sho Kamuro, Kyo Hirota, Katsunari Sato, Kouta Minamizawa, and Susumu Tachi, TELESAR V: TELExistence Surrogate Anthropomorphic Robot, SIGGRAPH 2012, Emerging Technologies,Article No. 23, doi:10.1145/2343456.2343479, 2012 [web][ACM Portal]
  23. Hiromi Yoshikawa, Taku Hachisu, Shogo Fukushima, Masahiro Furukawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto and Takuya Nojima,  Studies of Vection Field II: a method for generating smooth motion pattern, Advanced Visual Interfaces, International Working Conference in cooperation with ACM-SIGCHI, ACM-SIGMM, Capri Island (Naples), Italy, May 21-25, 2012 (Refereed, Poster)
  24. Masahiro Furukawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Susumu Tachi, KUSUGURI: a shared tactile interface for bidirectional tickling, Augmented Human 2012, March 9-10, 2012, France Megeve [Web][ACM Portal] (Refereed, Oral Presentation) 
  25. Maki Yokoyama, Yu Okan, Michi Sato, Shogo Fukushima, Masahiro Furukawa and Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Looming Silhouette: An Approaching Visual Stimulus Device for Pedestrians to Avoid Collisions, Augmented Human 2012, March 9-10, 2012, France Megeve [Web][ACM Portal] (Refereed, Oral Presentation)
  26. Naoya Koizumi, Nagaya Naohisa, Masahiro Furukawa, Maki Sugimoto and Masahiko Inami, Stop Motion Goggle: Augmented visual perception by subtraction method using high speed liquid crystal, Augmented Human 2012, March 9-10, 2012, France Megeve [Web][ACM Portal] (Refereed, Oral Presentation)
  27. Masahiro Furukawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Susumu Tachi, KUSUGURI: Visual Tactile Integration for Tickling, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2011, Emerging Technologies, December 12-15, 2011, Hong Kong [Web][ACM Portal] (Refereed, Technical Demonstration)
  28. Hiromi Yoshikawa, Taku Hachisu, Shogo Fukushima, Masahiro Furukawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Vection Field for Pedestrian Traffic Control, ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Emerging Technologies, Article No. 21, doi:10.1145/2048259.2048280, August 2011 [PDF][web][ACM Portal]
  29. Ryuta OKAZAKI, Michi SATO, Shogo FUKUSHIMA, Masahiro FURUKAWA, Hiroyuki KAJIMOTO, Tactile Enhancement Structure Mimicking Hair Follicle Receptor, World Haptics Conference 2011 (Istanbul, Turkey June 22-24 2011) [web] (Refereed, Oral Presentation)
  30. Masahiro Furukawa, Hiromi Yoshikawa, Taku Hachisu, Shogo Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, “Vection Field” for Pedestrian Traffic Control, Augmented Human international conference, 2011 (Tokyo, March 12-14 2011)  [PDF][web][ACM Portal[Best Paper Award] (Refereed, Oral Presentation) 
    ISBN: 978-1-4503-0426-9 doi>10.1145/1959826.1959845
  31. Yuki Kuniyasu, Shogo Fukushima, Masahiro Furukawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Weight Illusion by Tangential Deformation of Forearm Skin, Augmented Human international conference, 2011 (Tokyo, March 12-14 2011) [PDF][web][ACM Portal] (Refereed, Demo, canceled)
    ISBN: 978-1-4503-0426-9 doi>10.1145/1959826.1959836
  32. Kanako Aou, Asuka Ishii, Masahiro Furukawa, Shogo Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, The Enhancement of Hearing using a Combination of Sound and Skin Sensation to the Pinna, UIST'10, October 3-6, 2010, New York, NY, USA. (Refereed, poster)
    ISBN: 978-1-4503-0462-7 doi>10.1145/1866218.1866248
  33. Masahiro Furukawa, Yuji Uema, Maki Sugimoto and Masahiko Inami, Fur Interface with Bristling Effect Induced by Vibration,  The first Augmented Human International Conference, France Megève, April 2-3, 2010 [web] (Refereed, Oral Presentation)
    ISBN: 978-1-60558-825-4 doi>10.1145/1785455.1785472
  34. Masahiro Furukawa, Naohisa Nagaya, Yuki Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Masahiko Inami: Measurement of the Detection Thresholds of Hair on Human Hairy Skin using Direct Vibrotactile Stimulation, Third Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems(World Haptics Conference 2009 Proceedings), pp.127-131 , March 2009  [web] (Refereed, poster)

Exhibition

  1. Yuta Ueda, Karin Iwazaki, Mina Shibasaki, Yusuke Mizushina, Masahiro Furukawa, Hideaki Nii, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi, HaptoMIRAGE: Mid-Air Autostereoscopic Display for Seamless Interaction With a Mixed-Reality Environment, SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies, 2014 [web][ACM Portal]
  2. Charith Lasantha Fernando, Masahiro Furukawa, Tadatoshi Kurogi, Sho Kamuro, Kyo Hirota, Katsunari Sato, Kouta Minamizawa, and Susumu Tachi, TELESAR V: TELExistence Surrogate Anthropomorphic Robot, SIGGRAPH 2012, Emerging Technologies, Los Angeles, August 5-9, 2012 [web][ACM Portal][SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies Highlight] (Refereed, Technical Exhibition)
  3. Hiromi Yoshikawa, Taku Hachisu, Shogo Fukushima, Masahiro Furukawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Vection Field for Pedestrian Traffic Control, ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Emerging Technologies, Canada Vancouver, 7-11 August 2011 [PDF][web][ACM Portal]
  4. Masahiro Furukawa, Yuji Uema, Atsushi Okoshi, Naohisa Nagaya, Takuji Tokiwa, Maki Sugimoto, Masahiko Inami, Fur Display, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009 Emerging Technologies, December 16-19, 2009. [ACM portal](Refereed, Technical Exhibition)
  5. Naohisa Nagaya, Masahiro Furukawa, Maki Sugimoto, Masahiko Inami: Stop Motion Goggle, Ars Electronica 2009, September 5th 2009 - May 17th 2010 [web] (Permanent Installation)
  6. Naohisa Nagaya, Masahiro Furukawa, Maki Sugimoto, Masahiko Inami: Surrounding of Firefly: Stop Motion Goggle for Luminary Objects, Laval Virtual 2009Laval FranceApril 22-26.2008. [web] (Refereed, Technological Exhibition)
  7. Naohisa Nagaya, Fabian Foo Chuan Siang, Masahiro Furukawa, Takuji Tokiwa, Maki Sugimoto, Masahiko Inami: Stop motion goggle, ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 new tech demos, Aug 2008. (Refereed, Technological Exhibition)  [ACM portal] [PDF]
  8. Erika SAWADA, Tatsuhito AWAJI, Keisuke MORISHITA, Masahiro FURUKAWA, Tomohisa ARUGA, Ryuta TAKEICHI, Tomoko FUJII, Hidetoshi KIMURA, Noriyoshi SHIMIZU, Shinya IDA, Takuji TOKIWA, Maki SUGIMOTO, Masahiko INAMI, BYU-BYU-View: A Wind Communication InterfaceLaval Virtual 2008Laval FranceApril 9-13.2008. (Refereed, Technological Exhibition) [web[Interfaces et Materiels Award]
  9. Masahiro Furukawa, Mitsunori Ohta, Satoru Miyajima, Shoichi Hasegawa, Masahiko Inami, Support System for Micro Operation Using a Haptic Display Device, International conference on Virtual Reality and Telexistence Proceedings, pp.310-311, 2007.  [IEEE Xplore] (Refereed, poster)
  10. Erika SAWADA, Shinya IDA, Tatsuhito AWAJI, Keisuke MORISHITA, Tomohisa ARUGA, Ryuta TAKEICHI, Tomoko FUJII, Hidetoshi KIMURA, Toshinari NAKAMURA, Masahiro FURUKAWA, Noriyoshi SHIMIZU, Takuji TOKIWA, Maki SUGIMOTO, Masahiko INAMI, BYU-BYU-View: A Wind Communication Interface, ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 Full-Conference DVD-ROM Emerging Technologies, San Diego, Aug 2007. [ACM portal] [PDF] (Refereed, Technical Exhibition)
  11. Yuki HASHIMOTO, Minoru KOJIMA, Tomoyasu MITANI, Satoru MIYAJIMA, Naohisa NAGAYA,Masahiro FURUKAWA, Junichiro OHTAKI, Akio YAMAMOTO, Masahiko INAMI, Conspiratio, Laval Virtual 2005, Laval France, Apr.2005 (Invited Exhibition)
Press
  1. TELESAR V Official Press Release [JST Web][Keio Web] (July 11, 2012)
  2. SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies Highlight / TELESAR V: TELExistence Surrogate Anthropomorphic Robot, http://bit.ly/JKrwJV (May 8, 2012) 
  3. AFP, Feb.11, 2012, Japan scientist makes 'Avatar' robot, 
    http://bit.ly/yXF7Mk / Youtube 
  4. DigiInfo, Nov. 6th, 2011, Telexistence Robot Avatar Transmits Sight, Hearing and Touch - TELESAR V, http://www.diginfo.tv/v/11-0225-r-en.php
  5. All Russian State Television, Mar. 28th, 2012  [Youtube]

Research Grants

Oct. 2015 - , JST PRESTO Researcher 
Apr. 2009 - May 2010, 
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
July 2008 - May 2009, The University of Electro-Communication, Cadet Informatics Education Student Project Research
July 2007 - May 2008, The University of Electro-Communication, Cadet Informatics Education Student Project Research

Commission Member

Feb. 2014 - Secretary of Special Interest Group on Telexistence, VRSJ
Jan. 2012 - Committee Member of Special Interest Group on Telexistence, VRSJ
Dec. 2011 - Committee Member of Annual Conference, VRSJ
Feb. 2012 - Secretary Workshop for Haptic Display and Computation, VRSJ (-2014, Feb)
Apr. 2011 - Committee Member, Workshop for Haptic Display and Computation, VRSJ
Feb. 2011 - Committee Member, EC2011 
Jan. 2011 - Planning Committee, International Virtual Reality Contest
June 2009 - Newsletter Editorial Board, VRSJ
Apr. 2007 - Planning Committee Student Member, International Virtual Reality Contest
Apr. 2007 - Planning Committee Student Member, Interactive Tokyo 

Programming Languages

C/C++, Visual C++/C#, N88Basic, Visual Basic, OpenGL, OpenCV, DirectX, PIC, CCS, Assembler, HTML, Perl, C-shell, Objective-C, VHDL

OS

Windows, Unix, Mac 

Applications

After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Eagle, Rhinoceros, SolidWorks, MATLAB, MPLAB, SciLab, LaTeX, Max/MSP, Puredata, Unity, Inventor 

last update Oct 1st, 2015