GSFS Faculty


(Project Assistant Professor/Division of Environmental Studies)

Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies/Assistive Technology Laboratory/Assistive Technology in Daily Life and Mobility

Career Summary

  • Mar. 2012: Obtained M.Sc. in Engineering (The University of Tokyo)
  • Apr. 2012 - Mar. 2015: Panasonic Corporation
  • Mar. 2018: Obtained Ph.D. in Environmental Studies (The University of Tokyo)
  • Apr. 2018 - Apr. 2020: Project Researcher, Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • May. 2018 - Present: Project Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Research Activities

We aim to propose systems and technologies that lead to safe, secure, and comfortable living and mobility by conducting research on the behavior of people who use equipments and systems, and the processes and environmental elements that affect them, utilizing Virtual Reality and Drive Recorder technologies.

1. Modeling of human error during driving and driving assessment
To reduce traffic accidents, conduct research on driving assessment and driving assistance technologies based on the mechanisms of human errors that drivers make while driving using drive recorders and driving simulators.

2. Driving characteristics of older drivers and driving assistance
To reduce the number of traffic accidents involving older drivers, conduct research on driving assistance and driving education that takes into account the characteristics of older drivers.

3. Autonomous Navigation of Personal Mobility Vehicles in Pedestrian Space
To realize safe and comfortable mobility, conduct research on path planning and HMI that can provide both safety and comfort for passengers of personal mobility vehicles and surrounding pedestrians.


  1. H. Yoshitake and M. Shino, Risk assessment based on driving behavior for preventing collisions with pedestrians when making across-traffic turns at intersections, IATSS Research, 42(4), 240-247, 2018.
  2. M. Shino, M. Nakanishi, R. Imai, H. Yoshitake and Y. Fujita, Investigation of driving behavior and cognitive ability concerning planning process during driving of elderly drivers, International Journal of Automotive Engineering, 9(2), 138-144, 2018.
  3. H. Yoshitake, K. Nishi, and M. Shino, Autonomous Motion Planning in Pedestrian Space Considering Passenger Comfort, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 32(3), 580-587, 2020.

Other Activities

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
  • The Japan Society of Automotive Engineers (JSAE)

Future Plan

Considering the relationship among humans, environment, and system, I would like to promote research on systems and assistive technologies that can realize safe and comfortable living and mobility by enabling cooperation among the elements.