Professor Jun OTA is a Professor of Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering, (RACE), School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan.
He received his B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, in 1987, 1989, and 1994, respectively. From 1989 to 1991, he worked at Nippon Steel Cooperation. In 1991, he was a Research Associate at the University of Tokyo. He became a Lecturer and Associate Professor in 1994 and 1996, respectively. In April 2009, he became a Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. In June 2009, he became a Professor of RACE, the University of Tokyo. From 2019, he is a Professor of RACE, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. From 1996 to 1997, he was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. From 2015 to 2021, he was a guest professor at South China University of Technology. He was awarded fellowships from the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ) in 2016 and from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) in 2021. His research interests include multi-agent robotic systems, embodied-brain systems science, design support for large-scale production/material handling systems, and human behavior analysis and support.
- Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE), School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo