Announcement of Prof. Yoshihiko Nakamura’s Last Lecture

LAST LECTURE IS POSTPONED due to the health concern. Please wait for the new schedule to be announced. Apologies for the inconvenience. (2020.02.14)





Title:  Mathematics and Computation of Motion Model for Robots and Humans

Robotics research in the past decades founded the mathematical knowledge on the structure of functional robot systems. Optimization and computation for complex robotics systems have been established on the basis of the mathematical knowledge. I was fortunate enough to be at education and research in University of Tokyo in such period. The technology is currently accelerating the research and development on human-robot interaction. Further notable is the fact that the technology also opened mathematical research on human movement and its neuro biomechanical implications. Robot systems in daily life and data-science of human motion data will offer a lot of fun and enthusiasm to young researchers. This lecture will take a quick look back on the time of fun and enthusiasm I had with students, colleagues and collaborators. The lecture will also attempt to make a personal perspective of robotics research in the next decade.

Yoshihiko Nakamura
Department of Mechano-Informatics
School of Information Science and Technology
University of Tokyo

1977.03 BS Degree, Kyoto University
1979.03 MS degree, Kyoto Univesity
1982.03 Ph.D course completed without degree, Kyoto University
1985.09 Ph.D degree, Kyoto University

1982.04-1987.08 Assistant Professor, Kyoto University
1987.09-1991.03 Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
1990.09-1991.03 Associate Professor
1991.04-1997.01 Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
1997.02-2001.03 Professor
2001.04-2020.03 Professor, School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo

1986.09-1987.08 Visiting Researcher, University of California Santa Barbara
1989.07-1989.08 Visiting Associate Professor, Mediteranian Institute of Technology
2009.11-2009.12 Visiting Professor, Collège de France
2011.10-present TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor of Technische Universität München