Kazutoshi Tanaka

Kazutoshi Tanaka is a researcher who develops robots that can play sports. Born in Kumamoto prefecture in 1987, he received his PhD from the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, in 2017. He is a senior researcher of OMRON SINIC X Corporation. He received ‘The 33rd Young Investigation Excellence Award’ in 2018 from The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ).

Contact

Linkedin/ researchmap/ Google Scholar/ ReasearchGate/ (Mail) kazutoshi.tanaka(at)sinicx.com

Publications

Papers

  1. Immediate generation of jump-and-hit motions by a pneumatic humanoid robot using a lookup table of learned dynamics, K.Tanaka, S. Nishikawa, R. Niiyama, and Y. Kuniyoshi, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol.6, no.3, pp.5557-5564, 2021, IEEE. [Paper]
  2. Robotic Learning from Advisory and Adversarial Interactions using a Soft Wrist, M. Hamaya, K. Tanaka, Y. Shibata, F. W. H. E. Von Drigalski, C. Nakashima and Y. Ijiri, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2021.3067232. [Paper]
  3. Flapping‐Wing Dynamics as a Natural Detector of Wind Direction, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Shih-Hsin Yang, Yuji Tokudome, Yuna Minami, Yuyao Lu, Takayuki Arie, Seiji Akita, Kuniharu Takei, Kohei Nakajima, Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2000174, November 2020. [Paper]
  4. High-Speed Humanoid Robot Arm for Badminton Using Pneumatic-Electric Hybrid Actuators, Shotaro Mori, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Satoshi Nishikawa, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 4(4), 3601-3608, October 2019.
  5. High-Speed and Lightweight Humanoid Robot Arm for a Skillful Badminton Robot, Shotaro Mori, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Satoshi Nishikawa, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(3). [Paper] [Blog(Ja)]
  6. A musculoskeletal bipedal robot designed with angle-dependent moment arm for dynamic motion from multiple states, Satoshi Nishikawa, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Kazuya Shida, Toshihiko Fukushima, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, ADVANCED ROBOTICS, 28(7), 487-496, April, 2014.

Conferece proceedings

  1. Iterative Backpropagation Disturbance Observer with Forward Dynamics Model, Takayuki Murooka, Masashi Hamaya, Felix von Drigalski, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Yoshihisa Ijiri, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, 2021. [Paper]
  2. Learning Robotic Contact Juggling, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Masashi Hamaya, Devwrat Joshi, Felix von Drigalski, Ryo Yonetani, Takamitsu Matsubara, and Yoshihisa Ijiri, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2021. [Paper]
  3. Precise Multi-Modal In-Hand Pose Estimation using Low-Precision Sensors for Robotic Assembly, Felix von Drigalski, Kennosuke Hayashi, Yifei Huang, Ryo Yonetani, Masashi Hamaya, Kazutoshi Tanaka, and Yoshihisa Ijiri, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2021. [Paper]
  4. An analytical diabolo model for robotic learning and control, Felix von Drigalski, Devwrat Joshi, Takayuki Murooka, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Masashi Hamaya, and Yoshihisa Ijiri, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2021. [YouTube] [Blog(En)] [Slide(En)] [ArXiv] [Paper]
  5. TRANS-AM: Transfer Learning by Aggregating Dynamics Models for Soft Robotic Assembly, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Ryo Yonetani, Masashi Hamaya, Robert Lee, Felix von Drigalski, and Yoshihisa Ijiri, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2021. [YouTube] [Blog(En)] [Slide(En)] [Project HP] [Paper]
  6. EXI-Net: EXplicitly/Implicitly Conditioned Network for Multiple Environment Sim-to-Real Transfer, Takayuki Murooka, Masashi Hamaya, Felix von Drigalski, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Yoshihisa Ijiri, Conference on Robot Learning, November 2020. [Paper]
  7. Learning Soft Robotic Assembly Strategies from Successful and Failed Demonstration, Masashi Hamaya, Felix von Drigalski, Takamitsu Matsubara, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Robert Lee, Chisato Nakashima, Yoshiya Shibata, Yoshihisa Ijiri, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 8309-8315, October 2020. [Paper]
  8. A Compact, Cable-driven, Activatable Soft Wrist with Six Degrees of Freedom for Assembly Tasks, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Felix von Drigalski, Masashi Hamaya, Robert Lee, Chisato Nakashima, Yoshiya Shibata, Yoshihisa Ijiri, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 8752-8757, October 2020. [YouTube] [Paper]
  9. Contact-based in-hand pose estimation using Bayesian state estimation and particle filtering, Felix von Drigalski, Shohei Taniguchi, Robert Lee, Takamitsu Matsubara, Masashi Hamaya, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Yoshihisa Ijiri, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 7294-7299, May 2020. [YouTube] [Blog(En)] [Paper]
  10. Learning Robotic Assembly Tasks with Lower Dimensional Systems by Leveraging Physical Softness and Environmental Constraints, Masashi Hamaya, Robert Lee, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Felix von Drigalski, Chisato Nakashima, Yoshiya Shibata, Yoshihisa Ijiri, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 7747-7753, May 2020. [YouTube] [Blog(En)] [Paper]
  11. CONTROL OF PNEUMATIC CYLINDERS USING ITERATIVE LINEAR QUADRATIC REGULATOR WITH DEEP LOCAL LINEAR DYNAMICS FOR EXPLOSIVE MOTIONS, YUKI NAKAMURA, IZUMI KARINO, SHOTARO MORI, KAZUTOSHI TANAKA, SATOSHI NISHIKAWA, RYUMA NIIYAMA, YASUO KUNIYOSHI, The 22nd International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, August 2019.
  12. Learning Multiple Tasks by Self-Goal-Setting Based on Self-Evaluation, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Izumi Karino, Hoshinori Kanazawa, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, The 9th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (Extended abstract), 93, August 2019. [Paper]
  13. Body of a high-speed anthropomorphic table-tennis robot with a linkage mechanism, Kazutoshi TANAKA, The 9th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, B1, August 2019. [Paper]
  14. DETAILED FULL BODY MOTION ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE FOR HUMAN NEONATES AND INFANTS, Hoshinori KanazawaKazutoshi TanakaMasahiko Kawai, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, May 2019.
  15. Early developmental change in inter-muscle sensorimotor modules of human infants: Preliminary results, Hoshinori Kanazawa, Yasunori Yamada, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Masahiko Kawai, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Neural Control of Movement, April 2019.
  16. Switching Isotropic and Directional Exploration with Parameter Space Noise in Deep Reinforcement Learning, Izumi Karino, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Arxiv, September, 2018. [ArXiv]
  17. Bilateral Teleoperation System for a Musculoskeletal Robot Arm using a Musculoskeletal Exoskeleton, Xi Chen, Satoshi Nishikawa, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 2734-2739, December 2017.
  18. Humanoid robot performing jump-and-hit motions using structure-integrated pneumatic cable cylinders, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Satoshi Nishikawa, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 696-702, November 2017. [Blog(Ja)] [Paper] [YouTube]
  19. ADJUSTMENT OF PRESSURE IN ANTAGONISTIC JOINTS WITH PNEUMATIC ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES FOR RAPID REACTING MOTIONS, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Satoshi Nishikawa, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 183-190, 2014.
  20. Role of Vertical Component in Skillful Pushing Motion, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Kunihiho Ogata, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Full-day workshop on Computational Techniques in Natural Motion Analysis and Reconstruction at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 2013. [Blog(Ja)]
  21. Transitional Buckling Model for Active Bending Effect in Pole Vault, Toshihiko Fukushima, Satoshi Nishikawa, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, March 2013. [Paper]
  22. Angle-Dependent Moment Arm with Biased Pivot for Jumping from Various Squatting Positions, Satoshi Nishikawa, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Kazuya Shida, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, March 2013.
  23. IMPROVEMENT OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY MOVEMENT OF CENTER OF ROTATION OF JOINT, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Satoshi Nishikawa, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 273-280 2013.
  24. Effect of preliminary motions on agile motions, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Satoshi Nishikawa, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, 2013 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED ROBOTICS (ICAR) 2013.