Faculty Members

Motoki Shino/Associate Professor/Division of Assistive

Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies//Active safety technology for vehicles, human-machine interaction, human centered design

Career Summary

1999-2002: JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1)
2002: Obtained Ph.D. in Engineering (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology) 2002-2005: Assistant Professor, the University of Tokyo
2005-2010: Lecture, Department of Engineering Synthesis, the University of Tokyo
2010-2011: Visiting Researcher, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
2010-2014: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Tokyo
2014-present: Associate Professor, Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, the University of Tokyo

Educational Activities

Undergraduate school: Mechanical Dynamics, Automotive Engineering, Welfare Science, Mechanical Engineering Exercise I, II, Creative Design Exercise
Graduate school: Mechanical Dynamics and Control, Project-Based Learning

Research Activities

Assistive Technology for Improving QOL1)
Human Interactive Design and Evaluation for Enhancing Usability2)
Driver Model and Driver Assessment Based on Near-Miss Incident Data Analysis and Naturalistic Driving Behavior Analysis3)
Design of Driver (Operator) Assistance System3)

Intelligent wheelchair for moving up stairs

Personal mobility simulator for clinic and operation assessment

Personal mobility interface based on characteristics of persons with disabilities and the elderly


1) H. Wang, M. Shino, R. A. Cooper, Development of an advanced mobile base for personal mobility and manipulation appliance generation II robot wheelchair, The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 333-46 (2013).
2) M. Shino et al., Input device for electric wheelchairs considering physical functions of persons, Journal of Technology and Disability, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 105-115 (2014).
3) M. Shino et al., Deviated state detection in driving around curves based on naturalistic driving behavior database for driver assistance system, International Journal of AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLGY[JW1], Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 749-755 (2014).

Other Activities

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
The Japan Society of Automotive Engineers (JSAE)
Program Committee for FASTZERO Symposium (2010-2013)
International Scientific Committee for FASTZERO Symposium (2014-2015)

Future Plan

The focus of my research is Wellbeing Science and Assistive Technology for improving the quality of human life. To ensure the mobility, usability, and accessibility of human beings, who are admittedly complex, in loop systems, we need to thoroughly analyze human-machine interaction and design an advanced human-machine interface.
I am seeking to establish the technology that will provide a safe and comfortable life through a synthesis of human adaptability, interface, and robotics for persons with disabilities and the elderly.

Messages to Students

You'll never find a chance if you are looking down. I hope you will join us in our mission to create an evolved next generation society.