Human and Environment Informatics
Born in Hiroshima (1966). Graduated from Dept. of Mech. Eng., Faculty of Eng.. (1989), Dept. of Engineering Synthesis, School of Eng., The University of Tokyo, Dr. Eng. (1994), Lecturer at Tokyo Institute of Technology (1994), Lectrurer at The University of Tokyo (2000), Associate Professor at The University of Tokyo (2003). Visiting Scientist at MIT (2010). Research Interest: Nanomechanics, Nano/Micro Fabrication, Manufacturing System, Medical Supporting System, Culture of Manufacturing. Motto: Desires of making human happy motivate researches of making contributions to society.
Rui Fukui received bachelor and master degrees from the University of Tokyo in 2002 and 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2006, he was an engineer of Special Vehicle Designing Section, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. In 2009, he received Ph. D. (Information Science and Technology) from the University of Tokyo. From 2009 to 2013, he was a (Project) Lecturer of Department of Mechano-Informatics. From 2013 to 2016, he was an Lecturer in Department of mechanical engineering. He works on distributed robotic system, man-machine interface, and application study of machine learning.
Born in Hyogo (1981). Earned Bachelor from the Department of Material Science, Faculty of Science, Himeji Institute of Technology. Earned Doctor of Science from the Graduate School of Material Science, School of Science, University of Hyogo. Worked as an Lecturer and Lecturer at the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. Research interests are Charged Particle Beam Engineering, Nano- and Microfabrication, Nanometrology, Nanomechanics, and NEMS (Nanoelectromechanical systems). Passion is to invent novel technologies which enrich our life and society, while cherishing the sense of “Interesting!”.
Make human society comfortable, safe and secure by sensing and robot technologies
It is important to combine sensing, information/communication, robot, and virtual reality (VR) technologies for innovations in living and production environments. We will present the ideal form of an innovative sensor-based information network system and an ideal environment embedded with robot and VR technologies, and we will contribute to the realization of a safe, secure, and comfortable living environment/production site. For this purpose, we are developing nano/microsensing devices with new detection principles that can be incorporated into mobile information terminals and wearable devices. We are also developing environmentally distributed robot systems and VR technologies using multi-modal interactions that observe people and the environment using new sensing technologies. We will also deploy our technologies into human living spaces and production sites, conducting research to acquire and analyze real environmental and human-activity data and to induce humans to more safe and comfortable status eventually.