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 Mar.: SICE MSCS 2023 and ISCS 2023

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, to be published, July, 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