Other information

Family name
OTA
Forename
Jun
Date of birth
19 February 1965
Place of birth
Japan
Nationality
Japanese
Education
1987
Graduate from Department of Precision Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo Awarded the degree of BSc for a thesis entitled “Kinematical Analysis of an articulated manipulator with a flexible arm”. Work supervised by Professor Tamio ARAI.
1989
Graduate from Department of Precision Machinery Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo Awarded the degree of MSc for a thesis entitled “Control of a flexible arm with a pendulum”. Work supervised by Professor Tamio ARAI.
Research and professional experience
1989-1991
Electronic Laboratories, Nippon Steel Company. Work on character recognition and machine drawing recognition.
1991-1994
Research Associate at the Department of Precision Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, working on robot planning, multi-agent robotic systems.1994Awarded the degree of Dr. Engg. in Precision Machinery Engineering for a thesis entitled “Motion planning of multiple mobile robots using virtual impedance”. Work supervised by Professor Tamio ARAI.
1994-1996
Lecturer at the Department of Precision Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
1996-2009.3
Associate Professor at the Department of Precision Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. Work on robot planning, cooperative control of robots, task planning of multi-agent robots
1996-1997
Visiting Scholar at Center for Design Research, Stanford University. Work on interface design for health care robot system.
2009.4-2009.6
Professor at Department of Precision Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.
2009.6-2009.12
Professor at Co-Creation Engineering Division, Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE), the University of Tokyo.
2009.12-2013.3
Professor at Service Engineering Division, Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE), the University of Tokyo.
2013.4-2019.3
Present Professor at Human-artifactology Division, Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE), the University of Tokyo.
2019.4-Present
Professor at Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE), School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.

Work on multiple mobile robot system and embodied-brain systems science, design for large-scale production/material handling systems, analysis on human behavior.

Activities
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Editor in Chief, from June, 2010.
  • IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters, Associate Editor, from June, 2015.
  • The 36th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2021) the Technical Track on Intelligent Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems (IRMAS), program committee, member, 2021.
  • 31st 2020 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS2020), General Co-chair, 2020.
  • The 4th IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC 2020), program committee, member, 2020.
  • 20th IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2020), program committee, member, 2020.
  • The 35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2020) the Technical Track on Intelligent Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems (IRMAS), program committee, member, 2020.
  • 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2019), program committee, member, 2019.
  • ROBOT’2019: Fourth Iberian Robotics Conference, scientific committee, member, 2019
  • 19th IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2019), program committee, member, 2019
  • The Third IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC 2019), program committee, member, 2019
  • The 34th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2019) Intelligent Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems (IRMAS) technical track, program committee, member, 2019
  • 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2018), program committee, member, 2018.
  • The Second IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC 2018), program committee, member, 2018
  • The 33rd ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2018) Intelligent Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems (IRMAS) technical track, program committee, member, 2018
  • 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2017), program committee, member, 2017.
  • 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS2017), General Co-chair, 2017.
  • IEEE 2017 International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2017), program committee, member, 2017
  • The 32nd ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2017) Intelligent Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems (IRMAS) technical track, program committee, member, 2017
  • 27th 2016 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS2016), General Co-chair, 2016.
  • The 4th International Conference on Serviseology (ICServ2016), General Vice-chair, 2016.
  • The 14th Int. Conf. Intelligent Autonomous Systems(IAS-14), program committee, member, 2016
  • The 1st International Symposium on Embodied-Brain Systems Science (EmboSS 2016),executive committee, member, 2016
  • IEEE 2016 International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2016), program committee, member, 2016
  • The 31st ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2016) Intelligent Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems (IRMAS) track, program committee, member, 2016
  • 26th 2015 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS2015), General Co-chair, 2015.
  • The 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Workshop: Embodied-Brain Systems Sciences, organizer, 2015年9月28日.
  • 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2015) Workshop: Embodied-Brain Systems Science, organizer, Milano, Italy, 2015年8月25日
  • 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2015), Program Co-chair, 2015
  • 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2015), associate editor, 2015
  • Intelligent Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems (IRMAS) technical track on the ACM 30th Symposium on Applied Computing 2015, program committee, member, 2015
  • The 13th Int. Conf. Intelligent Autonomous Systems(IAS-13), program committee, member, 2014
  • Robotica 2014 – 14th International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions, program committee, member, 2014
  • 12th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS2014), program committee, program co-chair, 2014
  • 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2014), associate editor, 2014
  • 22th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2013), international program committee, associate editor, 2013
  • Robotica 2013 – 13th International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions, program committee, member, 2013
  • 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2013), associate editor, 2013
  • Special Track on Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems and Applications (CMASA), ACM 28th Symposium on Applied Computing 2013, program committee, member, 2013
  • The CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service System (4th CIRP IPS2), international scientific committee, member, 2012
  • The 12th Int. Conf. Intelligent Autonomous Systems(IAS-12), program committee, member, 2012
  • The 2011 FTRA International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automations, telecommunication facilities, and applications (IRoA-11), program committee, member, 2011
  • 20th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2011), international program committee, associate editor, 2011
  • International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR2010), international program committee, member, 2010
  • 2010 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems(DARS2010), program committee, member, 2010
  • International Workshop on Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robot Systems 2010 (ERLARS 2010), program committee, member, 2010
  • The 11th Int. Conf. Intelligent Autonomous Systems(IAS-11), program committee, program co-chair, 2010.
  • 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2010), program committee, associate editor, 2010
  • 3rd International Symposium on Mobiligence, exective committee, member, 2009
  • International Workshop on Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robot Systems 2009 (ERLARS 2009), program committee, member, 2009
  • 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2009), program committee, associate editor, 2009
  • 2009 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS 2009), program committee, member, 2009
  • International Workshop on Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robot Systems 2008 (ERLARS 2008), program committee, member, 2008
  • 2008 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2008), program committee, member, 2008
  • 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2008), program committee, associate editor, 2008
  • The Nineth International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems(DARS2008), program committee, chair, 2008
  • 2nd International Symposium on Mobiligence, program committee, member, 2007
  • 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2006), program committee, member, 2006
  • The Eighth International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems(DARS2006), program committee, member, 2006
  • 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2006), poster program committee, member, 2006
  • The 9th Int. Conf. Intelligent Autonomous Systems(IAS-9), organizer, 2006.
  • The 9th Int. Conf. Intelligent Autonomous Systems(IAS-9), organized session committee, chair, 2006.
  • 2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2005), program committee, member, 2005
  • 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation(ICRA2005), program committee, member, 2005
  • 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2004), program committee, member, 2004
  • 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2004), video committee, co-chair, 2004
  • The Seventh International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems(DARS2004), program committee, member, 2004
  • 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2004), program committee, member, 2004
  • The 8th Int. Conf. Intelligent Autonomous Systems(IAS-8), program committee, member, 2004
  • 2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2003), program committee, member, 2003
  • 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2003), program committee, member, 2003
  • 2002 IEEE Int. Conf. Ind. Technology (ICIT’02), special session organizer, 2002
  • 2002 IEEE Int. Conf. Industrial Technology (ICIT’02), regional coordinator committee, member, 2002
  • The Sixth International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems(DARS2002), program committee, member, 2002
  • 2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2002), program committee, member, 2002
  • The 7th Int. Conf. Intelligent Autonomous Systems(IAS-7), program committee, member, 2002
  • The 4th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles 2001 (IAV’01),international program committee, member, 2001
  • 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2001), program committee, member, 2001
  • The Fifth International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS2000), program committee, member, 2000
  • International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics’99 (ICORR99), review board, member, 1999
  • 1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC99), organizer,1999
  • 1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC99), organizing committee,member, 1999
  • The Fourth International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems(DARS98), program committee, member, 1998
  • The Third International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, program committee(DARS96), member, 1996
  • 1996 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS96), organizer, 1996
  • 1996 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS96), organizing committee / Program committee, member, 1996
Invited Talks, Talks (in English)
  • 2nd International Workshop on Safety and Maintenance of Nuclear Engineering and Hazardous and Extreme Environment Robots and Sensing Systems 2021, talk, Control of small mobile robots for handling a heavy object, online, 1 January 2021.
  • 42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2022) in conjunction with the 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Workshop: “Hyper-Adaptability for Overcoming Body-Brain Dysfunction: Integrated Empirical and System Theoretical Approaches”, talk, Science of hyper-adaptability: An Overview, EMBS Virtual Academy, 18 July 2020.
  • INTERMACH Forum – Connecting Manufacturing Industry with AI Techonology-, Robotic production systems and AI techinology, invited talk, Bangkok, Thailand, 8 May 2019.
  • Workshop on Neurorobotics, Overview of embodied-brain system science program, talk, Padua, Italy, 11 April 2019.
  • China University of Petroleum (Beijing), invited talk, Robotics and information technologies to assist human lives, Beijing, China, 24 November 2017.
  • The 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017), Workshop: Embodied-Brain Systems Sciences – from body representation in human brain toward rehabilitation technology, talk, Overview of embodied-brain systems science, Vancouver, Canada, 28 September 2017.
  • Guangdong University of Technology, invited talk, Robotics and human research in mobile robotics lab, Guangzhou, China, 17 May 2017.
  • South China University of Technology, invited talk, Introduction and Overview of Embodied-Brain Systems Science, Guangzhou, China, 17 May 2017.
  • South China University of Technology, invited talk, Robotics research in mobile robotics lab, Guangzhou, China, 16 May 2017.
  • 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2016) Workshop: Embodied-Brain Systems Science, talk, Concept of embodied-brain systems science, Orland, FL, U.S.A., 16 August 2016
  • The 14th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-14), plenary speech, Overview of embodied-brain systems science, Shanghai, China,  6 July 2016.
  • Japan-Europe international meeting on Embodied-brain System Sciences, talk, Embodied-brain systems science: introduction and overview, Taormina, Italy, 31 May 2016.
  • The University of Messina, invited talk, Embodied-brain Systems Science: introduction and overview, Messina, Italy, 30 May 2016
  • University of Padova, Workshop on Embodied-Brain System Science and Robotics Engineering for Rehabilitation, invited talk, Embodied-brain Systems Science: introduction and overview, Padova, Italy, 27 May 2016
  • Fondazione Santa Lucia, invited talk, Embodied-brain Systems Science: introduction and overview, Rome, Italy, 25 May 2016
  • 1st International Symposium on Embodied-Brain Systems Science (EmboSS 2016), Talks (3),  Embodied-brain Systems Science: An introduction, Introduction to systems engineering group (Group B), Introduction to B02 project, Tokyo, 8, 9 May 2016.
  • The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan Symposium, Central presentation of embodiments and its role in the functional organization and re-organization of cognitive-behavioral linkage, talk,Embodied-brain systems science and modelling, Sapporo, 23 March 2016.
  • World Engineering Conference and Convention (WECC2015), presentation, Understanding brain plasticity on body representations to promote their adaptive functions – Embodied-brain Systems Science -, Kyoto, 2 December 2015.
  • The 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Workshop: Embodied-Brain Systems Sciences, talk, Introduction to embodied-brain systems science, Hamburg, Germany, 28 September 2015.
  • 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2015) Workshop: Embodied-Brain Systems Science, talk, Overview of the research program on embodied-brain systems sciences – understanding brain plasticity on body representations to promote their adaptive functions -, Milano, Italy, 25 August 2015.
  • The 7th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications(ICIRA), plenary talk, Embodied-brain Systems Science-understanding brain plasticity on body representations, Guangzhou, China, 18 December 2014.
  • South China University of Technology, invited talk, Introduction to Mobile Robotics Lab., Guangzhou, China, 16 December 2014.
  • Research Meeting on Distributed Computing by Mobile Robots (Micor-MAC 2014), invited talk, Multi-agent Robot Systems and Applications, Takayama, Japan, 26 July 2014.
  • 2004 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intel. Robots and Syst., (IROS2004) Workshop: Issues and Approaches to Task Level Control, talk, Sendai, Japan, 28 Septermber 2004.
  • Atti del SESTO CONVEGNO della Associazione Iteliane per l’Intelligenza Artificile, invited speech, Padova, Italy, 1998.
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), invited talk, Lausanne, Switzerland,May 1998.
  • The Ohio State University,invited talk, Columbus, USA, May, 1993.
Membership of academic societies
  • member of the Robotic Society of Japan(RSJ)
  • member of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering(JSPE)
  • member of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers(JSME)
  • member of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers(SICE)
  • member of Society of Serviceology
  • member of the Society for Nursing Science and Engineering
  • member of the Institute of Electrical and Electornics Engineers(IEEE)