Department of Information Physics & Computing
The University of Tokyo


Professor & Course Chair
Masayuki Fujita
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Assistant Professor
Junya Yamauchi
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To Prospective Students
We are not accepting new graduate students for 2023-2024.

2023 July: Book Chapter from Wiley-IEEE Press
2023 June: Paper from IEEE L-CSS
2023 June: Book from Uchida Rokakuho
2023 May: Book Chapter from IEEE Control Systems Society

Research Interests
Our group is working on Control and Autonomy in Cyber-Physical Systems. In particular, we have the following three themes.
  • Cooperative Control in Networked Robotics: We are conducting research on cooperative control of networked multi-robot systems. Our goal is to explore the basic principles for designing totally optimal motions from distributed information exchanges.
  • Autonomy in Cognitive Cyber-Physical Systems via ML/AI-based Control: We are working on autonomous systems which can decide their motion by environmental perception and cognition. Our goal is to create a novel control theory which realizes robust and intelligent action via learning of uncertainties in systems and environments.
  • Cyber-Physical & Human Systems: We are working on cyber-physical systems with human interventions in decision-making. In particular, our interest is on a system design for Human-Machine Teamings for teleoperation and tele-autonomy.

Selected Movies (More)
Eyes in the Sky From Pixels to Torques
Human Robotic-Network Teaming Robot Zoo Sky/Aqua
Collaborations with Robotarium (More) Attitude Synchronization in Robotarium
CSM 1, CSM 2 See Professor M. Egerstedt’s
Robotarium, ICRA, Youtube (27:51)
Attitude Synchronization Voronoi-based Coverage Control
See Prof. M.W. Spong’s Bode lecture (47:58) (More) See Professor F. Bullo’s
Slide 1 (p. 13), Slide 2 (p. 19)

Books/Book Chapters/Invited Articles

T. Hatanaka, J. Yamauchi, M. Fujita, and H. Handa, “Contemporary Issues and Advances in Human-Robot Collaborations,” Cyber-Physical-Human Systems: Fundamentals and Applications, A. Annaswamy, P. P. Khargonekar, F. Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue and S. K. Spurgeon (eds.), Wiley-IEEE Press, July, 2023
M. Fujita, et. al., “Control for Societal-scale Challenges: Road Map 2030,” A. M. Annaswamy, K. H. Johansson, and G. J. Pappas (eds.), IEEE Control Systems Society, May, 2023
N. Chopra, M. Fujita, R. Ortega and M. W. Spong, “Passivity-Based Control of Robots: Theory and Examples from the Literature,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 63-73, 2022 (10.1109/MCS.2021.3139722)
R. Funada, X. Cai, G. Notomista, M.W.S Atman, J. Yamauchi, M. Fujita and M. Egerstedt, “Coordination of Robot Teams Over Long Distances: From Georgia Tech to Tokyo Tech and Back-An 11,000-km Multirobot Experiment,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 53-79, 2020 (10.1109/MCS.2020.2990515)
T. Hatanaka, N. Chopra, J. Yamauchi, M. Doi, Y. Kawai and M. Fujita, “A Passivity-Based System Design of Semi-autonomous Cooperative Robotic Swarm,” ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, also in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 139, No. 6, pp. 14-18, 2017 (DOI:10.1115/1.2017–Jun–6) (our photo is selected as the front cover of the issue)
T. Hatanaka, N. Chopra, J. Yamauchi and M. Fujita, “A Passivity-Based Approach to Human-Swarm Collaborations and Passivity Analysis of Human Operators,” Trends in Control and Decision-Making for Human-Robot Collaboration Systems, Y. Wang and F. Zhang (eds.), Springer-Verlag, pp. 325-355, Feb., 2017 (Bookshelf in CSM)
book T. Hatanaka, N. Chopra, M. Fujita and M. W. Spong, “Passivity-Based Control and Estimation in Networked Robotics,” Communications and Control Engineering Series, Springer-Verlag, May, 2015 (Book Announcement in CSM, Book Review in Automatica)
Mark W. Song and Masayuki Fujita, “Control in Robotics,” The Impact of Control Technology,1st ed, T Samad and A.M. Annaswamy (eds.), IEEE Control Systems Society, 2011