I am currently working as a research engineer in Locomotion in Biorobotic and Somatic Systems Lab.
My general interests are bio-inpired robot and dynamic locomotion.
I have backgrounds in robotics and automotive areas.
I received my Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Toyota Technological Institute in 2012 and Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from the University of Tokyo in 2014.
Afterthat I worked in automotive area for 6 years mainly as a chassis control engineer in Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Motorsport GmbH and NTN Wälzlager Europa GmbH.
bio-inspired robot dynamic locomotion
M.S.A in Interdisciplinary Information Studies,
The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2014.
Intelligent Systems and Informatics Lab. | prof. Y. Kuniyoshi
B.S in Engineering
Toyota Technological Institute, Japan, 2012.
Control System Lab. | Prof. T. Narikiyo
Reserch Engineer (2020 - present): 20%
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
Conduct experiments with bio-inspired robots
Aplication Engineer (2019 - present): 80%
NTN Wälzlager Europa GmbH, Germany
Application esign of bearings for automotive area
Control System Engineer (2017 - 2018)
Toyota Motorsport GmbH, Germany
Develop active suspension system
Chassis Control Engineer (2014 - 2018)
Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
Develop steering by-wire systems, power steering systems, compact EV
Technical Assistant (2012 - 2013)
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Maintain servers and website
Student intern (2011 - 2011)
Toyota Boshoku Corporation
Develop EV charging system
“Gait Stabilization of Passive Dynamic Walking by Foot Shape Optimization,” T. Fukushima, K. Hyodo, M. Kawanishi and T. Narikiyo, Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 51–57, 2014.
“A musculoskeletal bipedal robot designed with angle-dependent moment arm for dynamic motion from multiple states,”
S. Nishikawa, K. Tanaka, K. Shida, T. Fukushima, R. Niiyama and Y. Kuniyoshi, Advanced Robotics, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 487–496, 2014
“Pole vaulting robot with dual articulated arms that can change reaching position using active bending motion,”
S. Nishikawa, T. Kobayashi, T. Fukushima and Y. Kuniyoshi,
In proceedings of IEEE-RAS 15th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), pp. 395–400, 2015.
“Active bending motion of pole vault robot to improve reachable height,” T. Fukushima, S. Nishikawa and Y. Kuniyoshi,
in proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 4208–4214, 2014.
“Effective timing of swing-up motion by a pole-vaulting robot,”
S. Nishikawa, T. Fukushima and Y. Kuniyoshi,
in proceedings of 16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), 2013.
“Transitional buckling model for active bending effect in pole vault,” T. Fukushima, S. Nishikawa, K. Tanaka and Y. Kuniyoshi,
in proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM), 2013.
other 7 domestic conference papers (in Japanese)
“Active bending motion of pole vault robot to improve vaulting height”, T. Fukushima,
Master’s thesis, The University of Tokyo, 2014 (in Japanese).
“Gait stabilization of passive dynamic walker by foot shape optimization”, T. Fukushima,
Bachelor’s thesis, Toyota Technological Institute, 2012 (in Japanese).
Our goal is to understand the principles of Perception, Action and Learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems