Curriculum Vitae of Minoru Asada

1. General
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  • Professor of Adaptive Machine Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan.
  • Research Leader for the Specially Promoted Research Project (Tokusui) on Constructive Developmental Science Based on Understanding the Process From Neuro-Dynamics to Social Interaction.
  • Director of the division of cognitive neuroscience robotics, the Institute for Academic Initiatives (IAI), Osaka University
  • Research Director of the JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) ERATO (Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology) ASADA Synergistic Intelligence Project during 2005 and 2012.
  • Work Address: Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering, 2-1 Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.
  • Tel: +81-6-6879-7347
  • Fax: +81-6-6879-7343
  • Principal Fields of Scientific Interest: Cognitive Developmental Robotics, Robot Learning, Body Representation, Imitation, Joint Attention, Robot Vision, RoboCup.

Minoru Asada received his B.E. (1977), M.E. (1979), and Ph.D. (1982) in Control Engineering from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. He became a full Professor of Mechanical Engineering for Computer-Controlled Machinery at Osaka University in 1995. Since April 1997, he has been a Professor at the Department of Adaptive Machine Systems at Osaka University (Suita, Japan). Since 2013, he has been the director of the division of cognitive neuroscience robotics, the Institute for Academic Initiatives (IAI), Osaka University. He was the Research Director of the JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) ERATO (Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology) ASADA Synergistic Intelligence Project during 2005 and 2012. In 2012, the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) named him to serve as the Research Leader for the Specially Promoted Research Project (Tokusui) on Constructive Developmental Science Based on Understanding the Process From Neuro-Dynamics to Social Interaction.

He received the 1992 Best Paper Award of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS92). In 1995, his paper was one of ten finalists for the 1995 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Best Conference Paper Award. In 1996, he received the Best Paper Award of the Robotics Society of Japan (2009, again). He served as general chairs for the IEEE/RSJ 1996 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS96), the 2005 International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL-2005), The tenth International Conference on the SIMULATION of ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR, 2008 (SAB’08), IEEE-RAS 2012 International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids12). He is a founding vice president of the RoboCup Federation since 1998. Actually, he served as the president during 2002 and 2008.

In 1997, his team was the inaugural champion (shared with USC), in the middle- sized league of the first RoboCup competition held in conjunction with IJCAI-97 (Nagoya, Japan). His team called JoiTech in the humanoid adult size league in 2013 got the championship and the best humanoid award in RoboCup 2013 (Eindhoven, Netherland). In 2001, he received a Commendation by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan Government as Persons of Distinguished Services to Enlighten People on Science and Technology. In 2006, Professor Asada received the NISTEP Award from the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy. In 2005, Professor Asada was elected Fellow of the IEEE for Contributions to Robot Learning and Applications. In 2007, Professor Asada was awarded The Okawa Publications Prize (The Okawa Foundation) and, in 2008, he received The Good Designs Award (for VoCal – Vivid Oral Conversation through Acquiring Language (Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization) .


2. Biography
2.1 Education

  • Doctor of Engineering, Osaka University, March 1982.
  • Master of Engineering in Control Engineering, Osaka University, March 1979.
  • Bachelor in Control Engineering, Osaka University, March 1977.

2.2 Employment
2.2.1 Osaka University

  • April 1997 – today: Full Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)
  • April 1995 – March 1997: Full Professor (Faculty of Engineering)
  • April 1989 – March 1995: Associate Professor (Faculty of Engineering)
  • April 1988 – March 1989: Lecturer (Faculty of Engineering)
  • April 1982 – March 1988: Research Associate (Faculty of Engineering Science)

2.2.2 Current Teaching Courses

  • Constructive Approaches to Intelligent Systems (graduate course)
  • Synthetic Approach to Human Understanding (graduate course)
  • Human-oriented Systems (graduate course)
  • Pioneer Integrated Engineering Research Program (PBL for graduate course)
  • Starting School (graduate course)
  • Brush-up school (graduate course)
  • Development of science and technology on Adaptive Machine Systems (graduate course)
  • Mechatronics (undergraduate course)
  • Robot Ethics (undergraduate course)

2.2.3 JST ERATO Asada Synergistic Project

  • September 2005 – March 2012: Research Director

2.2.4 Osaka Institute of Technology

  • April 2010 – today: Visiting Professor of the department of robotics
  • April 1979 – March 1982: Lecturer for engineering student experiments

2.2.5 Visiting Researcher

  • August 1986 – October 1987: Visiting Researcher at Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland

3. Awards
  1. The Best Paper Award of the Robotics Society of Japan,2009
  2. The Good Designs Award (for VoCal – Vivid Oral Conversation through Acquiring Language (Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization),2008
  3. The Okawa Publications Prize (The Okawa Foundation),2007
  4. The NISTEP Award from the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy,2006
  5. The Commendation by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese Government as Persons of distinguished services to enlightening people on science and technology, 2001
  6. The 10th RSJ (Robotics Society of Japan) Best Paper Award, 1996
  7. One of the finalists of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society 1995 Best Conference Paper Award, 1995
  8. 1992 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems Best Paper Award, 1992
  9. IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) Excellent Research Award, 1989

4. Invited Talks
  1. “Cognitive Development Robotics from Physical Interaction to Social One,” The International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems 2011, 1 November , 2011, Chiba, Japan.
  2. “Synergistic Intelligence System Project: from motor learning to cognitive development”, Global COE Symposium “Toward an Integration of Logic and Sensibility –from Neuroscience to Philosophy, 12 September, 2011, Tokyo, Japan
  3. “Robotics Research at Osaka University,” Japan Week, 6 June, 2011, Bielefeld, Germany.
  4. “How interactive and how cognitive can humanoids be with humans?” Benchmarking and evaluation of interactive cognitive systems, 7 February, 2011, Bielefeld, Germany.
  5. “Cognitive Developmental Robotics (CDR): What’s CDR and how?,” Workshop on Biorobotics-Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 14 December, 2010, Alexandria, Egypt.
  6. “Future Robotics and Q&A,” Workshop on Biorobotics-Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 13 December, 2010, Alexandria, Egypt.
  7. “Can Cognitive Developmental Robotics make a Paradigm Shift?,” Linking Neuroscience to Robotics :How Complex Machines Benefit from Brain Theory” In the Framework of the German-Japanese Science and Innovation Forum, 6 October, 2010, Tokyo, Japan.
  8. “Robot Industrialization in Japan,” International Forum on Robot, 11 December, 2009, Japan.
  9. “Human centered? Robot centered? Interaction centered Cognitive Developmental Robotics:,” 3rd Int. Workshop on Human Centered Robotics Systems, Bielefeld University, 19 November, 2009, Bielefeld, Germany.
  10. “Cognitive Developmental Robotics: An approach to understand ourselves and to design robots like us,” Department of computer science and engineering, University of Washington, 15 October, 2009, Washington D.C., USA.
  11. “Can Cognitive Developmental Robotics Shift the Paradigm?,” The 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), WS on Synergistic Intelligence: approach to human intelligence through understanding and design of cognitive development, Hyatt Regency St. Louis, 11 October, 2009, St. Louis, USA.
  12. “Cognitive Developmental Robotics?,” The 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS), WS on Autonomous Mental Development for Intelligent Robots & Systems, Hyatt Regency St. Louis, 11 October, 2009, St. Louis, USA.
  13. “Physical Embodiment Makes Vision Meaningful (tentative),” ICCV 2009 Workshop, 27 September, 2009, Kyoto, Japan.
  14. “Synergistic Intelligence toward Understanding and Designing the Cognitive Development, LANGUAGE-KNOWLEDGE-AUTONOMY-THE LONG WAY TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.., Fraunhofer Institute, 19 June, 2009, Germany.
  15. “How will robotics contribute to the city and human? ~RoboCity CoRE Project~,”Robotland Forum, 21 January, 2009, Masan, Korea.
  16. “Cognitive Developmental Robotics Approach to Synergistic Intelligence,” Project One Kickoff Workshop, University of California, 15 December, 2008, San Diego, USA.
  17. “Cognitive developmental robotics seeking for the principle of development,” IROS Workshop: Robotics Challenges for Machine Learning II, 22 November, 2008, Nice, France.
  18. “Synergistic Intelligence: Perspectives on Cognition and Robotics,” ARO/NSF WORKSHOP ON “FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN VISUAL NAVIGATION” Pasadena Convention Center, 19 May, 2008, Pasadena, CA, USA.
  19. “Robot Renaissance from Osaka -RoboCity CoRE Project-,” Osaka investment climate seminar, in Paris, Maison de la Chimie, 23 April, 2008, Paris, France.
  20. “RoboCup as mobile robotics and Synergistic Intelligence,” Hannover Messe 2008 RoboCup, 21-22nd April, 2008, Hannover, Germany.
  21. “Robot Renaissance from Osaka -RoboCity CoRE Project-,” Osaka investment climate seminar, Hannover Messe 2008, 21 April, 2008, Hannover, Germany.
  22. “Cognitive Developmental Robotics and RoboCup,” Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics, CMU, 26 March, 2008, Pittsburgh, USA.
  23. “How Robotics will contribute to the City and the betterment of mankind,” Cornerstone Symposium ’08, CMU, 25 March, 2008, Pittsburgh, USA.
  24. “Synergistic Intelligence: Perspectives on Cognition and Robotics,” Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, 10 March, 2008, Frankfurt, Germany.
  25. “Cooperative/Competitive Behavior Acquisition in Robotic Soccer and Cognitive Developmental Robotics,” Interdisciplinary College IK2008, 8-9th March, 2008, Gunne at Lake Mohne, Germany.
  26. “Synergistic Intelligence: Perspectives on Cognitive Developmental Robotics,” FUTURE OF AI IN ROBOTICS Workshop, 30 November, 2007, Shizuoka, Japan.
  27. “Humans and Humanoids: Perspectives on Cognition and Robotics,” CoR-Lab Opening Ceremony, Bielefeld University, 9 October, 2007, Bielefeld Germany
  28. “Humanoid Robotics: a vision for the millennium,” Passion for robots, Politecnico di Torino, 11 June, 2007, Torino, Italy.
  29. “Robot Renaissance from Osaka/RoboCity CoRE Project,” Osaka Foreign Business Networking Club Seminar Mayor’s Mansion Osaka, 31 May, 2007, Osaka, Japan.
  30. “Towards Emergence of communication: preliminary studies – Development of sympathy and Vowel Imitation -,” Special talk Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-ISTC)), 12 April, Rome, Italy.
  31. “Synergistic Intelligence: Towards modeling cognitive development- A Preliminary Study on Vowel Acquisition by Maternal Imitation -,” ICRA’07 Workshop Neuro-Robotics, School of Engineering of the Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”, 10 April, 2007, Rome, Italy.
  32. “Synergistic Intelligence: Towards Emergence of Communication – A Preliminary Study on Vowel Acquisition by Maternal Imitation -,” Italy-Japan Joint Symposium 2007: Robots are already among us!, 23 March, 2007, Tokyo, Japan.
  33. “Prospect of Robot Technology through RoboCup,” MIC’s Experimental Project of Asian Broadband Program on Distance Learning from University of Hyogo and Osaka University to SIIT, Thammasat University, The Cyber media Center Osaka University, 25 January, 2007, Suita, Japan.
  34. “Emerging Consumer Robotics Market in Japan – RoboCity CoRE Project -,” Robotics Professional Development Program 2007 International CES, Venetian, 9 January, 2007, Las Vegas, USA.
  35. “Overview of Synergistic Intelligence,” International Workshop on Synergistic Intelligence Dynamics, 4 December, 2006, Genova. Italy.
  36. “The RoboCup Soccer Humanoid League: Overview and Outlook,” 2006 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 4 December, 2006, Genova, Italy.
  37. “Developmental Cognitive Robotics,” International Conference on Infant Studies Invited Symposium, 22 June, 2006, The Westin Miyako Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan.
  38. “Developmental Research for Next generation Information and Robot Technology RoboCity CoRE Project,” Cocktail Reception and Business Networking Seminar, London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 12 June, 2006, London, UK.
  39. “Synergistic Intelligence: Approach to human intelligence through understanding and design of cognitive development,” 5th IEEE International Conference on Developmental and Learning, 2 June, Bloomington, USA.
  40. “Towards Emergence of Communication: A Cognitive Developmental Robotics Approach,” AAMAS-06 invited talk, Future University Hakodate, 12 May, 2006, Hakodate, Japan.
  41. “Special Courses: Learning by Machines and Robots “Cognitive Developmental Robotics,” Interdisplinary College IK2006, 16 March, 2006, Gunne, Germany.
  42. “Synergistic Intelligence Project as Humanoid Science,” Humanoids 2005 WS on Intelligence Dynamics, Tsukuba International Congress Center, 5 December, 2005, Tsukuba, Japan.
  43. “Robots in Education ? Experiences and Perspectives in Japan and Germany,” RoboCup Junior Activity as Education Method, 5 December, 2005, SGI ebisu, Japan.
  44. “Synergistic Intelligence: JST ERATO project: Synergistic Intelligence: A Cognitive Developmental Robotics approach towards Humanoid Science,” LIRALab seminar, 31 October, 2005, DIST-University of Genoa, Genova, Italy.
  45. “Synergistic Intelligence: JST ERATO project towards Humanoid Science,” RC Rescue Camp 2005, 29 October, 2005, Instituto Superiore Antincendi – Via del Commercio, Rome, Italy.
  46. “RoboCup: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” Invited Talk, 25 September, 2005, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai, China.
  47. “RoboCup: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” Invited Talk at Institute of USTC, 24 September, 2005, Hefei, China.
  48. “Yet Another Challenge of RoboCup: From Research/Edutainment to Business ,” RoboCup Business Seminar , 24 June, 2005, Robot Laboratory, Osaka, Japan.
  49. “Cognitive Developmental Robotics,” Invited Talk at darh2005, 21 May, 2005, Yeverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.
  50. “The robots are coming: Between fear and hope”, Invited talk at “Robotics in Progress” Bremer Design Discourse, 17 February, 2005, Bremen, Germany.
  51. “A cognitive developmental approach towards emergence of communication — case studies for vowel imitation and joint attention by robots –,” Invited talk at Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS), 16 February, 2005, Bremen, Germany.
  52. “A cognitive developmental approach towards emergence of communication — case studies for vowel imitation and joint attention by robots –,” RIKEN BSI Forum, 23 March, 2004, Wako, Japan.
  53. “A constructive model of mother-infant interaction towards infants’vowel articulation,” IIAS International Workshop on Neural, computational and cognitive mechanisms of mentalizing, 5-7th March, 2004.
  54. “Grand Challenge RoboCup: Behavior learning, development, and evolution of multi robot system,” RoboCup-2003 JSPS-CNR Bilateral Seminar, 7 July, 2003, Padova, Italy.
  55. “Vision which works in a dynamic, hostile environment,” ICVS’03 Invited Talk,1 April,2003, Graz, Austria.
  56. “Multiagent Learning and Evolution in RoboCupSoccer Domain,” IROS-03 WS on , Learning and Evolution in Multiagent Systems, 31 October, 2002, Las Vegas, USA.
  57. “A Constructivist Approach to Development of Imitation,” IROS-03 WS on Bilateral Paradigms of Human and Humanoid, 27 October, 2002, Las Vegas, USA.
  58. “RoboCup: Challenges and technical issues and Lessons from humanoid league,” IROS02 WS on Cooperative Robotics Invited talk, EPFL, 1 October, 2002, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  59. “RoboCup: Humanoids as a test bed for Measuring Performance,” PerMIS-02, NIST 13 August, 2002, USA.
  60. “A new challenge of a Humanoid league: Aims and Issues (II),” RoboCup German Camp, 11 April, 2002. Garmany.
  61. “Humanoid Scientific Approach To Cognitive Developmental Robotics,” AI Labo., University of Zurich, 9 April, 2002, Zurich Switzerland.
  62. “RoboCup: aims and technical challenges,” GMD-LRL Public WS Invited Talk, 28 January, 2002.
  63. “Science, Technology, Education in Robotics,” RoboFesta International Forum at: Yokohama International Conference Center, 24 October, 2001. Yokohama, Japan.
  64. “RoboCup: aims and technical challenges,” International School RoboCup Camp2001 Cite des Sciences et de l’Industrie, 13 April, 2001, Paris, France.
  65. “Cognitive Developmental Robotics As a New Paradigm for the Design of Humanoid Robots,” at Zurich University, 12 April, 2001, Zurich, Switzerland.
  66. “Robotics in Edutainment,” ICRA-2000 Symposium: Entertainment(Organizer: Minoru Asada), 26 April. San Francisco, CA, USA.
  67. “A New Millennium RoboCup Humanoid Challenge: Cognitive Development in Robotics,” 2000 Lecture, USC, LA downtown, 6 March, 2000, LA. USA.
  68. “RoboCup: aims and technical challenges,” ”Co-evolution for Cooperative Behavior Acquisition in a Multiple Mobile Robots Environment,” International School RoboCup Camp 2000 Invited two talks, 3 March, 2000, PADOVAFIERE, Padova, Italy.
  69. “Robotics in the home, office, and playing field,” at the sixteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99) in Stockholm, Wednesday August 4, 11.00-12.00, Folkets Hus, Room C. 1999 with Henrik I.Christensen, Stockholm, Sweden.
  70. “Agent and Its External Structure Design Principle for the Development of Artificial Creature,” Odense, Denmark Invited Talk, 29 July, 1999, Odense, Denmark.
  71. “Keynote Introduction The RoboCup Challenge,” DARS ’98(4th Int. Symp. on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems), 25-27th May, 1998, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  72. In addition to the above, there are many invited talks in Japan.


5. Organizational Activities
5.1 The RoboCup Federation

  1. Trustee member (2008 ~ today)
  2. President (August 2002 – July 2008)
  3. Vice President (May 1998 – July 2002)
  4. General chair for RoboCup 2002

5.2 RoboCup Japanese National Committee

  1. Board of Directors (August 2002 – today)
  2. President (December 1999 – July 2002)

5.3 IEEE RAS Japan Chapter

  1. Chair (2000 – 2001)
  2. Vice Chair (1997 – 1999)

5.4 Academic Societies

  1. IEEE Fellow (2005 – )
  2. Fellow of Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineering (March 2003 – )
  3. IEEE Senior Member (September 2002 – )
  4. IPSJ SIG-CV research committee member (April 1985 – March 1992)
  5. IEICE (Institute for Electronics, Information, and Communication, Engineering) English Transaction Editorial Board (November 1990 – March 1993)
  6. RSJ (Robotics Society of Japan) Editorial Board (April 1990 – March 1992)
  7. RSJ International Journal “Advanced Robotics” Editorial Board (April 1993 – today)
  8. RSJ Board of Directors (April 1995 – March 1997, April 1998 – March 2000)
  9. JSAI (Japanese Society of AI) Board of Directors (July 1998 – June 2000)
  10. ISCIE (Institute of System, Control, and Information Engineers) SIG-IFA (Intelligent FA) research committee secretary (April 1995 – March 2002)
  11. The Japanese Society of Baby Science Board of Directors (November 2001 – )
  12. Reviewers of the above academic societies, Transactions of IEEE R&A, CS, and SMC, and other international journals.

6. International Conference
6.1 PC member, Executive Committee member, and Session Chair

  • Epigenetics Robotics (EpiRob) (2006 – today)
  • International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) (2004 – today: general chair for ICDL 2005)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (1992 – today: General Chair for IROS 1996)
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (1995,1998 – today)
  • IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (2001,2003,2006 – 2009)
  • The tenth International Conference on the SIMULATION of ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR(SAB’08): General Chair for 2008.
  • 2004 The 8th Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  • 2003 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (2003, 2001,1999, 1994)
  • 2002 The Seventh International Conference on the SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR
  • 2001 Seventeenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • 2000 First IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
  • 1997 The RoboCup Workshop Program Committee Chair
  • 1996 IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications MVA’96
  • 1996 ICPR
  • 1996 RoboLearn Workshop
  • 1995 Fifth International Conference on Computer Vision ICCV’95
  • 1994 IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications MVA’94
  • 1994 IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition CVPR’94
  • 1992 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision
  • 1992 IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications MVA’92
  • IEEE/RSJ International Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems (1989, 1991)
  • 1990 Third International Conference on Computer Vision ICCV’90
  • 1990 IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications MVA’90

Some conferences and Workshops are missing. Session chairs in many international conferences.


7. Publications
7.1 English Journal
After 1994, visit lab HP publication.

  1. A. Okamoto, Y. Shirai, and M. Asada, “Integration of color
    and range data for three-dimensional scene description,”IEICE Trans.
    vol.E 76, no.4, pp.501-506, 1993.
  2. H-J. Chen, Y. Shirai, and M. Asada, “Detecting multiple
    rigid image motions from an optical flow field obtained with
    multi-scale, multi-orientation filters,” IEICE Trans. vol.E 76, no.10,
    pp.1253-1262, 1993.
  3. M. Asada, M. Kimura, Y. Taniguchi and Y. Shirai, “Dynamic
    integration of height maps into a 3-D world representation from range
    image sequences,” Int. Journal of Computer Vision, 9:1, pp.31-53, 1992.
  4. M.Asada, M. Kimura, and Y. Shirai, “Building a 3-D world
    representation for dynamic scenes from range image sequences,’ IEICE
    Trans., vol.E-74, no.10, pp.3433-3443, 1991.
  5. M. Asada, “Map building for a mobile robot from sensory
    data,” IEEE Trans. on System, Man, and Cybernetics, vol.SMC-20,
    pp.1326-1336, no.6, 1990.
  6. M. Asada, Y. Fukui, and S.Tsuji, “Representing global world
    of a mobile robot with relational local maps,”IEEE Trans. on System,
    Man, and Cybernetics, vol.SMC-20, no.6, pp.1456-1461, 1990.
  7. M. Asada, H. Ichikawa, and S. Tsuji, “Determining surface
    orientation by projecting a stripe pattern,” IEEE Trans. On Pattern
    Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol.PAMI-10, pp.749-754, 1988.
  8. G. Xu, S. Tsuji and M. Asada, “A motion stereo method based
    on coarse-to-fine strategy,” IEEE Trans. On Pattern Analysis and
    Machine Intelligence, vol.PAMI-9, pp.332-336, 1987.
  9. M. Asada, M. Yachida, and S.Tsuji, “Analysis of
    three-dimensional motions in the blocks world,” Pattern Recognition,
    vol.17, pp.57-71, 1984.
  10. M. Asada and S.Tsuji, “Representation of three-dimensional
    motion in dynamic scenes,” Computer Vision, Graphics and Image
    Processing vol. 21, pp.118-144, 1983.
    M. Yachida, M. Asada, and S. Tsuji, “Automatic analysis of moving
    images,” IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence,
    vol.PAMI-3, pp.12-20, 1981.
  11. In addition to the English papers, there are a large number of Japanese
    journal papers.

7.2 Refereed Conference Papers
After 1994, visit lab HP publication.

  1. H. Gu, Y. Shirai, and M. Asada, “MDL-based spatiotemporal
    segmentation from motion in a long image sequence,” Proc. of CVPR’94,
    pp.448-453, 1994.
  2. M. Asada, S. Noda, S. Tawaratsumida, and K. Hosoda,
    “Vision-Based Behavior Acquisition For A Shooting Robot By Using A
    Reinforcement Learning,” Proc. of IAPR/IEEE Workshop on Visual
    Behaviors (in conjunction with CVPR’94), pp.112-118 , 1994.
  3. M. Asada, S. Noda, S. Tawaratsumida, and K. Hosoda,
    “Purposive Behavior Acquisition On A Real RobotBy Vision-Based
    Reinforcement Learning,” Proc. of MLC-COLT (Machine Learning Conference
    and Computer Learning Theory) Workshop on Robot Learning, pp.1-9, 1994
    (Rutgers, New Brunswick, July 10).
  4. M. Asada, E. Uchibe, S. Noda, S. Tawaratsumida, and K.
    Hosoda, “Vision-Based Reinforcement Learning For Coordination Of Soccer
    Playing Behaviors,” Proc. of AAAI-94 Workshop on AI, Artificial Life,
    and Entertainment, pp.16-21, 1994 (Seattle, July 31).
  5. K.Hosoda and M. Asada, “Versatile Visual Servoing without
    Knowledge of True Jacobian,” Proc. of IEEE/RSJ/GI International
    Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp.186-193, 1994
    (September 12-16, Munich, Germany).
  6. M. Asada, E. Uchibe, S. Noda, S. Tawaratsumida, and K.
    Hosoda, “Coordination Of Multiple Behaviors Acquired By Vision-Based
    Reinforcement Learning,” Proc. of IEEE/RSJ/GI International Conference
    on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp.917-924, 1994 (September 12-16,
    Munich, Germany).
  7. Y. Taniguchi, Y. Shirai, and M. Asada, “Scene
    Interpretation by Fusing Intermediate Results of Multiple Visual
    Information Processing,” Proc. of IEEE International Conference on
    Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI’94),
    pp.699-706, 1994 (October 2-5, Las Vegas, USA)
  8. S. Noda, M. Asada, and K. Hosoda, “A Study On Applying A
    Reinforcement Learning For A Real Robot,” Proceedings of the 2nd
    Japan-France Congress on Mechatronics (International), pp.207-210,
    1994.
  9. T. Nakamura, M. Asada, and Y. Shirai, “A qualitative
    approach to quantitative recovery of SHGC’s shape andpose from shading
    and contour,” Proc. of CVPR’93, pp.116-122, 1993.
  10. H. Gu, M. Asada, and Y. Shirai, “The optimal partition of
    moving edge segment,”Proc. of CVPR’93, pp.367-372,1993.
  11. H-J. Chen, Y. Shirai, and M.Asada, “Obtaining optical flow
    with multi-orientation filters,” Proc. of CVPR’93, pp.736-737, 1993.
  12. M. Etoh, Y. Shirai, and M. Asada, “Contour Extraction by
    Mixture Density Description Obtained from RegionClustering,” Proc. of
    2nd ECCV, pp.24-32, 1992.
  13. M. Asada, T. Nakamura, and Y. Shirai, “Weak Lambertian
    assumption for determining cylindrical shape andpose from shading and
    contour,” Proc. of CVPR’92, pp.726-729, 1992.
  14. Y. Taniguchi, M. Asada, and Y. Shirai, “Scene segmentation
    on based on object model using multi-sensory information,” Proc. of
    IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp.1214-1222,
    1992.
  15. T. Nakamura, M. Asada, and Y. Shirai, “A qualitative
    approach to quantitative recovery of cylindrical shape, pose, and
    illuminant condition from shading and contour,” Proc. of IEEE/RSJ Int.
    Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp.1223-30, 1992.
  16. S. Hirata, Y. Shirai, and M. Asada, “Scene interpretation
    using 3-D information extracted from monocular color images,” Proc. of
    IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp.1603-1610,
    1992.
  17. O. Nakayama, Y. Shirai, and M. Asada, “Use of T-junctions
    for reliable stereo matching,” Proc. of IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on
    Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp.2169-2176, 1992.
  18. J. Miura, H. Kawarabayashi, M. Watanabe, T. Tanaka, M.
    Asada, and Y. Shirai, “Tracking a moving object by an active observer:
    PANTHER-VZ,” Proc. of IMACS/SICE Int. Symposium on Robotics,
    Mechatoronics, and Manufacturing Systems ’92, pp.957-962, 1992.
  19. A. Okamoto, Y. Shirai, and M. Asada, “Integration of color
    and range data for 3-D scene description,” Proc. Of IMACS/SICE Int.
    Symposium on Robotics, Mechatronics, and Manufacturing Systems ’92,
    pp.1065-1070, 1992.
  20. M. Asada, Y. Taniguchi, and Y. Shirai, “Geometric reasoning
    for world model representation based on planar patch with uncertainty
    from video and range images,” Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and
    Automation, pp.1742-1747, 1991.
  21. K. Kadono, M. Asada, and Y. Shirai, “Context-constrained
    matching of hierarchical CAD-based models for outdoor scene
    interpretation,” Proc. of IEEE Workshop on Directions in Automated
    CAD-Based Vision, pp.186- 195, 1991.
  22. M. Asada, M. Kimura, and Y. Shirai, “Dynamic integration of
    height maps into a 3-D world representation from a range image
    sequence,” Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. on Computer Vision, Osaka,
    pp.548-555, 1990.
  23. M. Asada, and Y. Shirai, “Building a world model for a
    mobile robot using dynamic semantic constraints,” Proc. of 11th Int.
    Joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence, pp.1629-1634, 1989.
  24. M. Asada, and Y. Shirai, “Interpretation of video and range
    images for a mobile robot with dynamic semantic constraints,” Preprint.
    of 5th Int. Symp. of Robotics Research, pp.217-224, 1989.
  25. M. Asada, H. Ichikawa, and S.Tsuji, “Determining surface
    orientation by projecting a stripe pattern,” IEEE Trans. on Pattern
    Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol.PAMI-10, pp.749-754, 1988.
  26. M. Asada, “Building a 3-D world model for a mobile robot
    from sensory data,” IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation,
    pp.918-923, 1988.
  27. M. Asada, Y. Fukui, and S. Tsuji, “Representing a global
    map for a mobile robot with relational local maps from sensory data,”
    Proc. of 9th Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition, pp.520-524, 1988.
  28. Q. Chen, M. Asada, and S. Tsuji, “A new 2-D world
    representation system for a mobile robots,” Proc. of 9th Int. Conf. on
    Pattern Recognition, pp.604-606,1988.
  29. J. Y. Zheng, M. Asada, and S. Tsuji, “Color-based panoramic
    representation of outdoor environment for a mobile robot,” Proc. of 9th
    Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition, pp.801-803, 1988.
  30. W. G. Oh, M. Asada, and S. Tsuji, “Model-based matching
    using skewed symmetry information,” Proc. of 9th Int. Conf. on Pattern
    Recognition, pp.1043-1045, 1988.
  31. M. Asada and S. Tsuji, “Shape from projecting a stripe
    pattern,” IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, pp.787-792, 1987.
  32. W. G. Oh, M. Asada, and S. Tsuji, “Finding of partly
    occluded skewed symmetry,” Proc. of 5th Scandinavian Conference on
    Image Analysis, pp.191-200, 1987.
  33. M. Asada, “Cylindrical shape from contour and shading
    without knowledge of lighting conditions or surface albedo,” Proc. of
    1st Int. Conf. on Computer Vision, pp.412-416, 1987.
  34. M. Asada, “Determining cylindrical shape from contour and
    shading,” Proc. of 10th Int. Joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence,
    pp.797-800, 1987.
  35. S. Tsuji, J. Y. Zheng, and M. Asada, “Stereo vision of a
    mobile robot: world constraints for image matching and interpretation,”
    IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, pp.1594-1599, 1986.
  36. S. Tsuji, Y. Yagi, and M. Asada, “Finding of objects moving
    in a pathway by a moving observer,” Proc. of 8th Int. Conf. on Pattern
    Recognition, pp.1103-1106, 1986.
  37. M. Asada, H. Ichikawa, and S. Tsuji, “Determining of
    surface properties by projecting a stripe pattern,” Proc. of 8th Int.
    Conf. on Pattern Recognition, pp.1162-1164, 1986.
  38. S. Tsuji, Y. Yagi, and M. Asada, “Dynamic scene analysis
    for a mobile robot in man-made environment,” IEEE Int. Conf. on
    Robotics and Automation, pp.850-855, 1985.
  39. G. Xu, S. Tsuji, and M. Asada, “Coarse-to-fine strategy for
    matching motion stereo pairs,” Proc. of 9th Int. Joint Conf. on
    Artificial Intelligence, pp.892-894, 1985.
  40. M.Asada and S. Tsuji, “Utilization of a stripe pattern for
    dynamic scene analysis,” Proc. of 9th Int. Joint Conf. on Artificial
    Intelligence, pp.895-897, 1985.
  41. M. Asada and S. Tsuji, “Inferring motion of cylindrical
    object from shading,” Proc. of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    ’83, pp.240-245, 1983.
  42. M. Asada and S. Tsuji, “Inferring motion of cylindrical
    object from shape information,” Proc. of 8th Int. Joint Conf. on
    Artificial Intelligence, pp.1032-1034, 1983.
  43. M. Asada, M. Yachida, and S. Tsuji, “Representation of
    motions in timevarying imagery,” Proc. of 6th Int. Conf. on Pattern
    Recognition, pp.306-309, 1982.
  44. M. Asada and S. Tsuji, “Reconstruction of three-dimensional
    motions from image sequences,” Proc. of Pattern Recognition and Image
    Processing 81, pp.88-90, 1981.
  45. M. Asada, M. Yachida, and S.Tsuji, “Three dimensional
    motion interpretation for the sequence of line drawings,” Proc. of 5th
    Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition, pp.1266-1273, 1980.
  46. M. Yachida, M. Asada, and S. Tsuji, “Automatic motion
    analysis system of moving objects from the records of natural
    processes,” Proc. of 4th Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition, pp.726-730,
    1978.
  47. In addition to the above papers, there are enormous number of Japanese
    papers.

7.3 Book Chapters
After 1994, visit lab HP publication.

  1. M. Asada, “Building a 3-D world model for outdoor scenes
    from multiple Sensory Data,” A. K. Jain and P. J. Flynn (editors)
    Three-Dimensional Object Recognition System, Elsevier, pp.375-396,
    1993.
  2. M. Asada and S. Tsuji, “Introduction: Machine vision
    research at Osaka University,” Int. Journal of Computer Vision, 9:1,
    pp.5-11, 1992.
  3. In addition to the above, there are a large number of of Japanese Book
    chapters and surveys.

7.4 Surveys

  1. Hiroshi Ishiguro and Minoru Asada. Humanoid and Android
    Science. IEEE Intelligent Systems, pp.74–76, 2006.
  2. Minoru Asada. Preface. Advanced Robotics, Vol.18, No.7,
    pp.655–658, 2004.
  3. Minoru Asada, Oliver Obst, Daniel Polani, Brett Browning,
    Andrea Bonarini, Masahiro Fujita, Thomas Christaller, Tomoichi
    Takahashi, Satoshi Tadokoro, Elizabeth Sklar, and Gal A. Kaminka. An
    Overview of RoboCup-2002 Fukuoka/Busan. AI magazine, Vol.24, No.2,
    pp.21–40, 2003.
  4. Manuela Veloso, Tucker Balch, Peter Stone, Hiroaki Kitano,
    Fuminori Yamasaki, Ken Endo, Minoru Asada, M. Jamzad, B. S. Sadjad, V.
    S. Mirrokni, M. Kazemi, H. Chitsaz, A. Heydarnoori, M. T. Hajiaghai,
    and E. Chiniforooshan. RoboCup-2001 -The Fifth Robotic Soccer World
    Championships-. AI magazine, Vol.23, No.1, pp.55-68, 2002.
  5. Edited by Peter Stone with Minoru Asada (humanoid), Tucker
    Balch (workshop), Raffaelo D’Andrea (Cornell team), Masahiro Fujita
    (legged), Bernhard Hengst (UNSW team), Gerhard Kraetzschmar (mid size),
    Pedro Lima (engineering challenge), Nuno Lau (FC PORTUGAL team), Henrik
    Lund (RoboCup Jr.), Daniel Polani (scientific challenge), Paul Scerri
    (simulation), Satoshi Tadokoro (rescue), Thilo Weigel (CS FREIBURG
    team), and Gordon Wyeth (small size). RoboCup-2000 The Forth Robotic
    Soccer World Championships. AI magazine, Vol.22, No.1, pp.11-38, 2001.
  6. Silvia Coradeschi, Lars Karlsson, Peter Stone, Tucker
    Balch, Gerhard Kraetzschmar, and Minoru Asada. Overview of RoboCup-99.
    AI magazine, Vol.21, No.3, pp.11-18, 2000.
  7. Minoru Asada and Hiroaki Kitano. The RoboCup challenge.
    Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol.29, 3-12, 1999.
  8. I. Noda, S. Suzuki, H. Matsubara, M. Asada, and H. Kitano.
    RoboCup-97 The First Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences. AI
    magazine, Vol.19, No.3, pp.49-59, 1998.
  9. M. Asada, S. Suzuki, Y. Takahashi, E. Uchibe, M. Nakamura,
    C. Mishima, H. Ishizuka, and T. Kato. Trackies RoboCup-97 Middle-Size
    League World Cochampion. AI magazine, Vol.19, No.3, pp.71-78, 1998.
  10. Minoru Asada, Peter Stone, Hiroaki Kitano, Barry Werger,
    Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Aalexis Drogoul, Dominique Duhaut, Manuela Veloso,
    Hajime Asama, and Shoji Suzuki. The RoboCup Physical Agent Challenge:
    Phase I. Applied Artificial Intelligence, Vol.12, No.2-3, pp.251-264,
    1998.
  11. Hiroaki Kitano, Minoru Asada, Itsuki Noda, and Hitoshi
    Matsubara. RoboCup: Robot World Cup. IEEE Robotics and Automation
    Magazine, Vol.5, No.3, pp.30-36, 1998.
  12. H. Kitano, M. Asada, Y. Kuniyoshi, I. Noda, E. Osawa, and
    H. Matsubara. RoboCup: A Challenge Problem of AI. AI Magazine, Vol.18,
    pp.73-85, 1997.
  13. H. Matsubara, I. Noda, and S. Suzuki. A Report on
    RoboCup-97. Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent
    Robots and Systems 1997 (IROS ’97), PS4-PS5, 1997.
  14. M. Asada, E. Uchibe, and K. Hosoda. Cooperative Behavior
    Acquisition for Mobile Robots in Dynamically Changing Real Worlds via
    Vision-Based Reinforcement Learning and Development. Proc. of First
    International Workshop on Cooperative Distributed Vision, pp.127-142,
    1997.
  15. Minoru Asada. An Agent and an Environment: A View on
    “Having Bodies” – A Case Study on Behavior Learning for Vision-Based
    Mobile Robot -. Proceedings of 1996 IROS Workshop on Towards Real
    Autonomy, pp.19-24, 1996.

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