Project Structure

Organization

Experts on AI/robotics integration, social implementation and social needs analysis will
form teams around the Project Manager, and pursue the project in collaboration with external organizations.

Members

R&D Goal 1

Body and control system for smart robots

Project Manager

SUGANO Shigeki

Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

WebsiteResearch Profile

R&D Issue:
Soft robot hardware that can physically support humans with contact

OHARA Kenichi

Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University

Website

R&D Issue:
Robot middleware (OS) for smart robots

KIMURA Keiji

Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

WebsiteResearch Profile

R&D Issue:
Development of a compiler-coordinated low-power-consumption AI processor that realizes the brains of smart robots

R&D Goal 2

AI systems for smart robots

Sub Project Manager

OGATA Tetsuya

Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University / Joint Appointed Fellow, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

WebsiteResearch Profile

R&D Issue:
Flexible interaction with dynamic environment by smart robots

DOMAE Yukiyasu

Research Team Leader, Information Technology and Human Factors, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Website

R&D Issue:
Infrastructure development and demonstration for expanding the experience of smart robots

YAMASHITA Yuichi

Section Chief, Department of Information Medicine, National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry

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R&D Issue:
Mathematical approach to intelligent smart robots

R&D Goal 3

Technologies for welfare and medical care with smart robots

Sub Project Manager

MURAGAKI Yoshihiro

Professor, Graduate School of Medicine/Center for Advanced Medical Engineering Research & Development,
Kobe University

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R&D Issue:
Practical application of robots that can be introduced into welfare and medical sites

KEN Masamune

Professor, Faculty of Advanced Techno Surgery (FATS), Graduate School of Medical Science, Tokyo Women’s Medical University

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R&D Issue:
Functional enhancement and implementation evaluation of smart robots that can be introduced to welfare and medical sites

KOBAYASHI Etsuko

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

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R&D Issue:
Quality assurance and international standardization of welfare and medical robot design

KUWANA Kenta

Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University

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R&D Issue:
Risk management of welfare and medical robot design

IWATA Hiroyasu

Professor, Faculty of Science and engineering, Waseda University

WebsiteResearch Profile

R&D Issue:
Practical application of a robot hand system that can be introduced into welfare and medical sites

R&D Goal 4

Practical measures for smart robots

Sub Project Manager

TAKAHASHI Toshie

Professor, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Science, Waseda University / Assoc. Fellow, CFI, University of Cambridge

WebsiteWebsite (Project GenZAI)

R&D Issue:
International evaluation of the needs and social acceptability of AI and robots from the viewpoint of ELSI

PM Support Team

Project Manager Assistant

MATSUMOTO Osamu

Professor, Future Robotics Organization, Waseda University

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Support Staff

WATAYA Motonari

PM Support Team, Future Robotics Organization, Waseda University

  • Waseda University
  • Moonshot R&D
  • MEIJO UNIVERSITY
  • The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Kobe University
  • Tokyo Women's Medical University
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Tokyo Denki University (TDU)