Dr. Naoki Akai, Nagoya University/LOCT Co., Ltd.

赤井直紀 博士(工学) 名古屋大学/株式会社LOCT

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University

Tel: 052-789-3289 (+81-52-789-3289)

E-mail: akai[at]nagoya-u.jp ([at] -> @)

Address: 464-8603, Room 485, South Building 2nd, Department of Engineering, Furo, Chikusa, Nagoya, Aichi (〒464-8603 愛知県名古屋市千種区不老町工学部2号館南棟485号室)

CEO, LOCT Co., Ltd. (HP)

English and Japanese can be used to contact me.


  • Localization for mobile robots

  • Probabilistic modeling for robotic applications

  • Autonomous navigation for mobile robots and multirotor UAVs

  • Development of robotic aplications using machine learning and persistent homology

For more details, please access to Researches. Also, my publications can be seen at Publications. The papers can be seen at ResearchGate.

Short Biography

2022-Present: CEO, LOCT Co., Ltd.

2020-Present: Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University

2019-2020: Designated Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University

2016 - 2019: Designated Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovation for Future Society (MIRAI), Nagoya University

2013 - 2016: PhD student, Department of Innovation Systems Engineering, Utsunomiya University

Born in Feb. 1990 at Nanai, Mashiko, Haga, Tochigi.(出身は栃木県芳賀郡益子町七井)


playing volleyball and drinking