Prof. Tetsuya Ogata, Ph. D.

E-mail: ogata[at]waseda.jp

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Career

  • 2018-Current Associate Dean of Research Promotion Division, Waseda University, Japan
  • 2017-Current Joint Appointed Fellow, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST, Japan
  • 2012-Current Professor, Department of Intermedia Art and Science, School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
  • 2015-2017 Invited Researcher, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST, Japan
  • 2009-2015 Researcher, JST PRESTO (Information Environment and Humans)
  • 2005-2012 Associate Professor, Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan
  • 2003-2005 Lecturer, Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan
  • 2001-2003 Research Scientist, Laboratory for Behavior and Dynamic Cognition, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan
  • 1999-2001 Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
  • 1997-1999 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Honors

  • Best paper award, Advanced Robotics, International Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, Sept. 5th 2019.
  • Certificate of Merit for ROBOMECH Outstanding Industrial Application, Robotics Mechatronics division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering (JSME), June 6th 2019.
  • IBM 2017 Faculty Award, July, 2017 URL
  • Best paper award, ICANN2016, Sept. 9th 2016.
  • Teaching Award (President’s Award), Waseda University, 2015.
  • Best paper award (Robotics), IEEE/SICE SII2011, 2011.
  • NFT award on “Entertainment Robots and Systems” at the IROS2010, 2010.
  • Best paper award of International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, 2010.
  • NFT award on “Entertainment Robots and Systems” at the IROS2008 nomination finalist, 2008.
  • RSJ/SICE Award for IROS2006 Best Paper Nomination Finalist, 2007.
  • NFT award on “Entertainment Robots and Systems” at the IROS2007 nomination finalist, 2007.
  • Best paper award of International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, 2005.
  • Outstanding paper award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, 2001.

Society

Activities

  • Member of Domestic Committee of Advanced Robotics (2004-current)
  • Referee of ACM/ICPC Collegiate Programming Contest 2005
  • Associate Editor of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on IROS 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Associate Editor of IEEE International Conference on ICRA 2007, 2008, 2018
  • Member of Program Committee of IEEE International Conference on ROMAN 2007
  • Member of Program Committee of International Conference on RSS 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Local Organizing Chair of International Conference on IEA/AIE 2007
  • Member of Program Committee of International Conference on SAB 2008, 2010
  • Member of Program Committee of International Conference on AIM 2011
  • Member of Technical Committee at Autonomous Mental Development (AMD), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) (2011)
  • Publicity Chair of International Symposium on System Integration (SII), 2011, 2016
  • Local Arrangement Co-chair of IEEE International Conference on Humanoids 2012
  • Member of Program Committee of International Conference on Humanoids 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Publicity Chair of IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL-Epirob 2013)
  • Member of Program Committee of IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL-Epirob) 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Secretary General of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2013)
  • Committee Chair of Advanced Robotics (2013-2015)
  • Action Editor of Neural Networks Editorial Board, (2017-current)
  • General Chair of IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning 2018 (ICDL-Epirob 2018)
  • Bridge Chair of IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning 2019
  • Senior Editor of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on IROS 2019

Books

  • Angelo Cangelosi and Tetsuya OGATA: Speech and Language in Humanoid Robots, “Humanoid Robotics: A Reference”, Editor: Ambarish Goswami, and Prahlad Vadakkepat, Springer, ISBN: 978-94-007-7194-9 (Print) 978-94-007-7194-9 (Online), December 2017. (URL)
  • Tetsuya OGATA and Shigeki SUGANO: Consideration of Emotion Model and Primitive Language of Robots, Chapter 1, FLSI-Vol.3 “What should be computed to understand and model brain function? -From Robotics, Soft Computing, Biology and Neuroscience to Cognitive Philosophy-“, Editor: Tadashi Kitamura, World Scientific Publishing Co., March 2001. (URL)

Media

  • Artificial intelligence: the new ghost in the machine, Engineering and Technology, 10th Oct. 2018 (URL)
  • Kampai to AI! GTC Japan Celebrates Robotics Innovations, NVIDIA Blogs, 7th September, 2018. (URL)
  • Video Friday: Happy Robot Holidays, AI Folding Laundry, and RoboThespian’s TED Talk, IEEE Spectrum, 22nd December 2017. (URL)

Invited Lectures etc.

  • Invited Talk: Deep Learning in Robots from the perspective of Cognitive Developmental Robotics, International Symposium on Machine Intelligence for Future Society 2019, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 9th September 2019. (URL)
  • Invited Talk: Deep Predictive Learning for Robot System and Application Examples, The 4th World Congress of Robotics (WCR-2019), Theme: AI and Robotics, Shenyang, China, 1st September 2019. (URL)
  • Panelist: “Algorithms: Define AI for the Future”——International Frontier Algorithms Summit, World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019, Shanghai, China, 30th Aug. 2019. (URL)
  • Invited Talk: Language Grounding in Robot Behavior by Deep Learning, 3rd Workshop on Language Learning at the 9th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB 2019), Oslo, Norway, 19th August 2019. (URL)
  • Invited Talk:Predictive learning with deep neural network for robot systems, IoT Enabling Sensing/Network/AI and Photonics Conference 2019 (IoT-SNAP2019), Pacifico Yokohama, 24th April 2019 (URL)
  • Invited Talk: Deep leaning Models for Applications in Robotics, JST-CREST / IEEE-RAS Spring School on “Social and Artificial Intelligence for User-Friendly Robots” (SoAIR 2019), Shonan Village, Japan, 20th March. 2019 (URL).
  • Special Lecture: Recent and Future AI Engineering and Its Applications to Robotics, The 1st Workshop on Active Matter for Soft Robotics, Waseda University, Japan, 12th March 2019. (URL)
  • Invited Talk: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (EAAIC 2018), Sabah, Malaysia, 3rd to 5th Dec. 2018 (URL).
  • Invited Talk: Workshop on From Robotic Dexterous Manipulation to Manual Intelligence, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots 2018, Beijing, China, 6th Nov. 2018 (URL).
  • Invited Talk: Neural models for linguistic and behavioral integration learning in robots, Symposium 1 at The 28th Annual Conference of the Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS2018), Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), 25th October, 2018 (URL).
  • Tutorial Talk (2 hours): Deep Neural Models for Robot Systems based on Predictive Learning, The 28th Annual Conference of the Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS2018), Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), 24th October, 2018 (URL).
  • Keynote: AI Robot Technology for the Ageing Society, MIRAI Seminar 2018 Workshop, Waseda University, Tokyo, 11th October, 2018. (PDF)
  • Invited Talk: Recurrent Neural Models for Translation between Robot Actions and Language, Workshop on Language and Robotics, The 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), Madrid, Spain, 1st October, 2018 (URL).
  • Keynote speech: Dynamical Integration of Language and Robot Actions by Deep Learning, Second International Workshop on Symbolic-Neural Learning (SNL-2018), Nagoya Congress Center, Japan, 6th July, 2018 (URL).
  • Invited talk: Emerging applications: humanoid robotics for multiple tasks and communication, VLSI Friday Forum – Machine Learning Today and Tomorrow: Technology, Circuits and System View, 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 22nd, 2018 (URL).
  • Seminar talk: End to end approach for behavior generation in robot systems, OIST talk, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan, May 7, 2018 (URL).
  • Invited talk: End-to-end learning for combining multiple robot actions, AIST Artificial Intelligence Research Center International Symposium ”AI collaborating with Humans in the real world”, IINO Hall & Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan, 14th February 2018 (URL).
  • Invited talk: Robot Behavior Generation Based on End-to-End Learning, ETRI Workshop, South Korea, 16th November, 2017.
  • Invited talk: End to End Approach for Behavior Generation and Language Understanding in Robot Systems, Workshop on “Representation Learning for Human and Robot Cognition”, 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2017), Bielefeld, 17th October, 2017. (URL)
  • Tutorial talk: Deep Learning for Robotics toward Deep Cognitive Systems, RSJ Tutorial, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017), Vancouver, 25th Sept. 2017. (URL)
  • Invited talk: Mirror neuron-like deep learning model implemented in humanoid robots, Brain Challenge 2017-the 20th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science, Seoul, 30th Aug. 2017. (URL)
  • Invited talk: End to End Learning Models for Robot Object Manipulation, Workshop on “AI in Automation”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), Singapore, 2nd June, 2017. (URL)
  • Invited talk: Deep Neural Models for Object Manipulation and Communication of Robots, International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics ~ Featuring Rolf Pfeifer’s Farewell Lecture ~, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics, Institute for Academic Osaka Initiatives (IAI), Osaka University, and MEXT KAKENHI “Constructive Developmental Science”, Osaka University, 10th March 2017. (URL)
  • Invited talk: Deep Neural Models for Object Manipulation and Communication of Robots, International Symposium on Robotic and Human Cognition and Brain Development, MEXT KAKENHI “Constructive Developmental Science” No. 24119001, The University of Tokyo, 28th Feb. 2017. (URL)
  • Invited talk: Robot system handling unknown objects by deep learning, Japan-France Symposium on Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence, The University of Tokyo, 12th Oct. 2016. (URL)
  • Invited talk: Deep Neural Models for Multimodal Integration in Robot System, 3rd mini-symposium on Computations, Brains and Machines, RIKEN BSI, 17th Mar. 2016. (URL)
  • Seminar talk: Multimodal Learning for Robot Behavior Generation utilizing Neuro-dynamical Model, Talks@ee.imperial, Imperial College London, 4th Mar. 2016. (URL)
  • Invited talk: Robot Behavior Learning utilizing Deep Neural Networks, The 2nd International Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics,Sankei Conference Osaka Umeda, 21st Feb. 2016. (URL)
  • Invited talk: Neural Models for Behaviours and Communication of Robots, Japan-UK Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Seminar 2016,The Japanese Embassy in UK, 18th Feb. 2016. (URL)
  • WS Speech: Neuro-dynamical Models for Human Robot Interaction, Workshop on “Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics”, French-Japanese-German Workshop On Human Centric Robotics), 10th June 2015. (URL)
  • Seminar Talk: Self-Organizing of Body/Multi-Modal Representations in Neural Networks, KAIST, 30th May 2013.
  • Keynote Speech: Active Space-Body Perception and Body Enhancement using Dynamical Neural Systems, Workshop on “Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics”, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI2013), 19th April 2013. (URL)
  • WS Talk: Mutual adaptive interaction between robots and human based on the dynamical systems approach, Workshop on “Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics”, PM2-1, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent and Robots and Systems (IROS2011), 25th Sept. 2011. (URL)
  • Invited Lecture:Constructivist Approach to Human-Robot Interaction from Dynamical Systems Perspective, The Third Tsinghua-Kyoto Symposium on Intelligent Technologies and Information Management for Knowledge Society, 21th Mar. 2011.
  • Talk: Toward to HRI based on Neuro-dynamical System, JST-NSF Workshop on HRI (2011), USA, 30th Nov. 2010. (URL)
  • Talk: Model of Tool-Body Assimilation based on Neuro-Dynamical System, JSPS-DFG Round Table on ‘Cooperative Technology in future: Cognitive Technical Systems’, Organizers: Prof. A. Iriki, Prof. Y. Kuniyoshi, Prof. M. Buss, Prof. Ritter, 9th Feb. 2010. (URL)
  • WS Talk: Informatics for Interaction Emergence by Synthetic Approach with Neuro-Dynamical System, Workshop on “Synergistic Intelligence: approach to human intelligence through understanding and design of cognitive development”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent and Robots and Systems, 11th Oct. 2009. (URL)
  • Invited Talk: Dynamics of Human-Robot Interaction with Robot Audition, The First Tsinghua-Kyoto Symposium on Intelligent Technologies and Information Management for Knowledge Society, 31th Aug. 2009. (URL)
  • Invited Talk: A Synthetic Approach to Dynamical Systems with Symbol Processing in Multimodal Interaction, CoTeSys Spring Workshop 2009, Munich, Germany, 3rd April 2009. (URL)
  • Article: Tetsuya OGATA, Hideki Kozima, and Hiroshi G. Okuno: Motion from Sound: Intermodal Neural Network Mapping, IEEE Intelligent Systems, Trends and Controversies- Dancing Robots and AI’s Future, Vol.23, No.2, pp.74-84, March 2008.
  • Talk: Human Robot Interaction from the Dynamical Systems Perspective, JSPS Japanese-German Colloquium on Robotics, Munich, Germany, Nov. 2006. (URL)
  • WS Talk: “Generation of the Joint Attention in the Human-Robot Interaction and Internal Represenation”, Workshop on “Sensory-motor Co-ordination in Human-Robot Interaction”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent and Robots and Systems, Oct. 2002.