Faculty of Engineering / Center for Aerial Intelligent Vehicles, Chiba University
Associate ProfessorWith engineering tools such as computational simulations and robotics, I am investigating how flying animals such as insects and birds utilize air to achieve their goals, including efficient long-distance flight, stable flight in disturbance, efficient localization of food and mates, and others. Based on the knowledge and insights gained from these studies, I am also trying to develop bio-inspired robots.
Recent Topics of Interests:
Insect and bird flight without flapping
Olfactory and auditory navigation in insects
Motto in Research or in Life:
A rolling stone gathers no moss
Hobby / Holiday:
I engage in programming for my research or go outside with my camera to take pictures of birds and insects (thanks MICRO FOURTHIRDS for the compactness!). Taking pictures is enjoyable as it lets me appreciate the beauty of nature more clearly than seeing with my poor eyesight. Additionally, I have a keen interest in watching foreign dramas and shogi (Japanese chess) matches.