Tomoaki Mashimo / Associate Professor

I was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1976. I received the Ph.D. degree at Prof. Shigeki Toyama’s lab in mechanical engineering from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2008. I was a roboticist in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University with JSPS research fellowship for research abroad, and I worked with Prof. Takeo Kanade for Quality Life of Technology (QoLT). After being an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Toyohashi University of Technology in 2011, I became Associate Professor in 2016.

Address: 1-1 Hibarigaoka Tenpaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580
E-mail: mashimo -at-


Ayato Kanada / Doctoral course / Activities

His research interests are soft actuator and bio mimetic robotics. He and his twin brother are doctoral course students in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Biotechnology, respectively. His research theme is working on a novel soft actuator driven by piezoelectric effect, which is called “flexible ultrasonic motor“. Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1).



Shiro Arai / Master’s 2nd Year


Syunsuke Izuhara / Master’s 2nd Year


Yuya Oe / Master’s 1st Year


Atsushi Ogai / Master’s 1st Year


Kenji Mihara / Master’s 1st Year