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Hiroyuki Shinoda / Professor / Division of Transdisciplinary Sciences
Department of Complexity Science and Engineering / / Haptics, two-dimensional communication, sensing systems and devices
http://www.hapis.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/public/hiroyuki_shinoda/index-e.html

Career Summary

1988: Graduated from Faculty of Engineering (University of Tokyo)
1990: Received Master's degree in Information Physics (University of Tokyo)
1990: Research Associate (University of Tokyo)
1995: Received Doctoral degree in Engineering from University of Tokyo
1995: Lecturer (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
1997: Associate Professor (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
1999-2000: Visiting Researcher, UC Berkeley
2000: Associate Professor (University of Tokyo)
2012: Professor (University of Tokyo)
Educational Activities
Graduate school: Advanced Theory of Information Physics and Devices
Undergraduate school: Pattern Measurement, Basics of Recognition-Action Systems
Research Activities
Haptics:
We investigate technical and scientific issues related to haptics. Our goal is to develop a human activity support system while clarifying the physical mechanisms of the human tactile organ and relationships between haptic stimulation to humans and human responses in physical actions and mental statuses.


Research on touchable holography. Tactile sensation coincident with touching an aerial image is artificially produced using ultrasound radiation pressure.
Research on touchable holography. Tactile sensation coincident with touching an aerial image is artificially produced using ultrasound radiation pressure.


Two-dimensional communication:
This relates to research on signal and power transmission with electromagnetic waves traveling along a thin sheet. The technology enables a wireless and battery-free information environment that provides safe wireless power transmission to items touching the sheet and high-speed signal transmission with low interference from ordinary wireless signals. This technology also contributes to wearable computing and sensor embedding in various elastic materials.


Two-dimensional communication system. The LEDs and speakers on the black sheet covering the desk surface are powered by the sheet. Information is also transmitted through the sheet.
Two-dimensional communication system. The LEDs and speakers on the black sheet covering the desk surface are powered by the sheet. Information is also transmitted through the sheet.

Literature
1) Takayuki Hoshi, Masafumi Takahashi, Takayuki Iwamoto, and Hiroyuki Shinoda: Noncontact Tactile Display Based on Radiation Pressure of Airborne Ultrasound, IEEE Trans. on Haptics, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 155-165, 2010.
2) Akihito Noda and Hiroyuki Shinoda: Selective Wireless Power Transmission through High-Q Flat Waveguide-Ring Resonator on 2D Waveguide Sheet, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 59, No. 8, pp. 2158-2167, August 2011.
Other Activities
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ)
The Virtual Reality Society of Japan (VRSJ)
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Future Plan
Our laboratory is developing human activity support systems achieved with sensory feedback, including haptic feedback, to humans. The final goal of this development is to solve key social problems related to an aging society and to support the health and quality of life of all people while expanding the applications of the technology.
Messages to Students
Don't remain in your own specialty comfortable to you. Make friends from unfamiliar fields. Then creation and innovation are there.
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