Intelligent Behavior Control Unit

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Unit Leader

Shingo Shimoda

Shingo Shimoda shimoda-mail

Shingo Shimoda is a Unit leader in Intelligent Behavior Control Unit at RIKEN BSI-TOYOTA Collaboration Center. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D from the University of Tokyo in 1999, 2001 and 2005. He joined Biomimetic Control Research Center at RIKEN in 2005 as a research scientist. In 2008, he became a unit leader in Autonomous behavioral control unit. He received General Chairs' Recognition Award in CDC 2009 and CoTeSys Cognitive Robotics Best Paper Award in IROS 2010. His research interests include autonomous control of mobile robots, robot control in microgravity environments and intelligence of robots.

Research Scientist

Hiroshi Yamasaki

Hiroshi Yamasaki

Hiroshi Yamasaki graduated from the Department of Physical Therapy in Hokkaido University College of Medical Technology in 1997. He received a PhD in Computational Intelligence and System Sciences from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2011. He has experience as a lecturer in Department of Physical Therapeutics in Showa University up to 2014. His research interests include computational human motion study, exploring optimality underlying coordination of multijoint movements, and its application to movement education and physical rehabilitation.

Sayako Ueda

Sayako Ueda

Sayako Ueda received the Ph.D. degree in psychology from Japan Women’s University, Japan, in 2009. She has been working as a research scientist at RIKEN CBS-TOYOTA collaboration center since 2012. She was engaging in Neuro-Driving project from 2012 to 2018 and is currently engaging in Neuro-Rehabilitation project. Her current research interests include skill learning, agency, sensory augmentation, embodiment, virtual reality and social interaction. She ruptured her right Achilles tendon on December 1st, 2019 while she was playing futsal for the first time in her life. Her another job is a professional comic writer and she has a monthly comic publication on a web journal, Courrier japan(

Alvaro Costa Garcia

Alvaro Costa Garcia

ÁLvaro Costa García is a research scientist at the Intelligent Behavior Control Unit, BSI, RIKEN. He received M.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Systems Engineering and Automation Department at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain (2013). He obtained a PhD in the Program on Industrial and Telecommunications Technology from the same university in 2016. During the PhD, his research was focussed on lower limb rehabilitation methods and the study of cognitive mechanisms related to gait through the evaluation of electroencephalographic signals. Recently, he has started studying cortico-muscular coherences in order to develop more efficient neuro rehabilitation techniques.

Moeka Sonoo

Moeka Sonoo


Research Associate

Shotaro Okajima

Shotaro Okajima

Shotaro Okajima received MSc in mechanical Engineering from Mechanical Science and Engineering Department at Nagoya University, Japan (2016). Since 2019, he works as a research associate at Man-Machine Collaboration Research Team, Robotics Project, Baton Zone Program, Science,Technology and Innovation Hub, RIKEN. He has researched about human-support robot from the viewpoint of a support method for human action enhancement and a control method for appropriate robot action generation. His research target is to develop necessary technologies through advanced machine intelligence researches to enable a robot to be a partner of human being.

Research Adviser

Hidenori Kimura

Visiting Researcher

Shintaro Yoshizawa

Kenichi Hiromoto

Takatsune Kumada

Makoto Sasaki

Kenji Fujimoto

Sayaka Kanata

Juan C. Moreno

Tytus Wojtara

Eduardo Iáñez

Vincent Berenz

Chikara Nagai

An Qi

Alejandro Lopez Rincon

Fady Shibata-Alnajjar

Ryoichi Nakashima

Matti Itkonen

Lab Assistant

Noriko Miyahara

Masayo Matsui

Intelligent Behavior Control Unit

(In the Nagoya Science Park Research and Development Center)
2271-130, Anagahora, Shimoshidami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 463-0003, Japan
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