Laboratory for Intelligent Dynamics and Representation

Prof. Ogata's Laboratory

Top News

  • Mr. Kei Kase, master course students, received 2019 IBM PhD Fellowship awards (URL).
  • Our collaboration research with Hitachi, Ltd. has gone out to the public via a news release (Movie in Japanese).
  • Prof. Ogata will give a keynote speech of Second International Workshop on Symbolic-Neural Learning (SNL-2018) on 6th July 2018 (URL).
  • We exhibited our research & demonstration with AIST at iREX Japan 2017 held in Tokyo Big Site, from 29th Nov. to 2nd December 2017.
  • We exhibited our research & demonstration with AIST at CEATEC Japan 2017 held in Makuhari Messe, from 3rd to 6th October 2017. (URL)
  • Prof. Ogata will give a talk of “RSJ tutorial” in IROS 2017 entitled “Deep Learning for Robotics toward Deep Cognitive Systems” on 25th Sept. 2017 (URL)
  • Prof. Ogata received “IBM 2017 Faculty Award”. (URL)
  • We exhibited our research & demonstration with AIST at Cebit 2017 held in Hannover, Germany, from 20th to 22nd March 2017. (URL)
  • The activity of Top Global University Project (visiting other institute) of Madoka Yamakawa (master course student) is updated. (URL)

Welcome to Intelligent Dynamics Representation Laboratory

The students in the international course are strongly recommended to take Research Project A, B, C, and D to research Robotics and AI in Ogata’s Laboratory.

How to Join Us

About Ogata Lab

Current Projects

Our research interest is on a machine intelligence which interacts with the dynamic environment. We are challenging this theme by taking constructivist approaches with robot systems and neural network model (deep learning). The approach includes imitation learning, linguistic-behavioral integration, human-robot cooperation, and multi-modal active sensing.

The movie of “Waseda Researcher” (2020)
New Scientist April 7th, 2022
Robot learns to open doors by splitting the task into three easy steps
The future of robotics at Waseda University, April 2022
The movie introducing the research activities at Waseda University is uploaded. I appear from 2:24 to 3:00. (2020)
Robotics Studies of Deep Predictive Learning (Ogata Lab.)

Movies of robots demonstrated at formal exhibitions so far

Translation from short sentence with logic words to robot motion (2016)
Exhibited at NIPS2016, IEEE Seminar
Folding towels at Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST (2016)
Exhibited at Cebit2017, CEATEC2017, iREX2017
Multi-modal AI robot with Exawizards, Denso-wave, and Beckhoff Automations (2017)
Exhibited at iREX2017, NVIDIA GTC Japan 2017, Science Robotics Meeting 2018
Whole body motion of door approaching, opening and passing with Hitachi, Ltd. (2018, 2022)
Exhibited at NVIDIA GTC Japan 2018
Powder Weighing by Exawizards and Denso co. (2018)
Exhibited at NVIDIA GTC Japan 2018, World Robot Exhibition 2018, ROBODEX2019
Palletizing by Exawizards and Denso co. (2018)
Exhibited at NVIDIA GTC Japan 2018, World Robot Exhibition 2018, ROBODEX2019
Liquid weighing with “multimodal AI” by Taisei and Exawizards (2019)
Trained with a few liquid with different viscosity, it can weigh various kinds of unknown materials such as pancake mix, deodorant beads, grains of rice etc.
Exhibited at Multiple exhibitions
Combination of multiple motion primitives in Deep Learning with AIRC, AIST (2019)
Presentation by Mr. Kei Kase (in Japanese)
Exhibited at CEATEC2019, iRex2019

Cutieroid project that develops life-size “moving figures”(2020)
Autonomous Humanoid Figure (AHF) through the fusion of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics technology, and animation culture
Exhibited at Wonder Festival 2020 [Winter]

Member (2022)

Faculty & Staff

  • Professor: Tetsuya Ogata, Ph. D. ((Director, Institute for AI and Robotics / Joint-appointed Fellow, AIST)
  • Associate Professor: Hiroki Mori, Ph.D. (Future Robotics Organization Researcher)
  • Visiting Junior Researcher
    • Yuki Suga, Dr. Eng. (Research Institute for Science and Engineering)
    • Naoya Chiba, Ph. D. (OMRON SINIC X Co., Institute for AI and Robotics)
    • Satoshi Funabashi, Dr. Eng. (Institute for AI and Robotics, XERA Robotics Co.)
    • Hayato Idei, Dr. Eng. (NCNP, Institute for AI and Robotics)
    • Hiroshi Ito, Dr. Eng. (Hitachi, Ltd., Institute for AI and Robotics)
    • Yang Pin Chu, Dr. Eng. (Cutieroid Project, Institute for AI and Robotics)
    • Kanata Suzuki, Dr. Eng.  (Fujitsu co., JST ACT-X Researcher, Institute for AI and Robotics)
    • Kei Kase, Dr. Eng. (Mathworks, Institute for AI and Robotics)
    • Ryoichi Nakajo, Dr. Eng. (Institute for AI and Robotics)
  • Secretary: Naomi Nakata
  • Adjunct Researcher
    • Hideki Asoh, (AIST)
    • Takayoshi Kawakami, (IGPI Technology)
    • Kuniaki Noda, Ph. D. (Sony co.)
    • Hiroaki Arie, Ph. D. (Denso co.)
    • Kuniyuki Takahashi, Ph. D. (Preferred Networks co.)
    • Shingo Murata, Ph.D. (Keio University)
    • Kazuma Sasaki, Ph.D. (Dwango co.)
    • Tatsuro Yamada, Ph.D. (Panasonic co.)


  • Ph.D. Candidates
    • Namiko Saito (Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, JSPS Research Fellow, Graduate program for Embodiment Informatics)
    • André Yuji Yasutomi (Hitachi, Ltd.)
  • Master course students
    • Gangadhara Sai
    • Kota Matsuno
    • Hiroto Iino
    • Yuya Kamiwano
    • CAI Xianbo
    • Ryutaro Suzuki
    • Masato Nagashima
    • Naoki Hashimoto
    • Atsumu Hiramoto
    • Suzuka Harada
    • Tomomasa Kozima (Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering)
  • Undergraduate students
    • Daisuke Ito
    • Hiroki Uchida
    • Masaki Osawa
    • Genki Shikada
    • Shota Shimizu
    • Mone Tamaki
    • Mayu Hirako
    • Takahisa Ueno (School of Creative Science and Engineering)
    • Ayuna Kubo (School of Creative Science and Engineering)
    • Daiki Goto
    • Shota Shimada
    • Ryuya Shuto
    • Kazushi Takehana
    • Hibiki Nakagawa
    • Hiroyasu Fujishima
    • Kazuki Hori
    • Ryo Yanagisawa
    • Kai Yamakita

Access to Ogata Lab

3-4-1 Ohkubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 169-8555

Department of Intermedia Art and Science, School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan