Faculty

Kouta MINAMIZAWA

Kouta MINAMIZAWA

Associate Professor

Areas of expertise:
Embodied Media, Haptics, Virtual Reality, Embodied Informatics and Information Physics

Biography:
Graduated from the Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 2005. In 2010, received his PhD in Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo and joined KMD. Member of the board of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, the Reality Media Institute of Technology and the Superhuman Sports Society. Research activities include embodied media technology and applications that integrate haptic interfaces, embodied interactions, and 3D vision. Extensive research has been demonstrated in SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies. At KMD, co-director of the Embodied Media project and the Superhuman Sports (http://superhuman-sports.org) project. Teaches “Embodied Interactions”.

Academic Affiliations:
IEEE, ACM SIGGRAPH, VRSJ, IPSJ, JSME

Major Publications:
・Kouta Minamizawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Naoki Kawakami, Susumu Tachi,
 "Wearable Haptic Display to Present Gravity Sensation", in Proc. WorldHaptics 2007, pp. 133-138, Tsukuba, Japan (2007.3)
・Kouta Minamizawa, Souichiro Fukamachi, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Naoki Kawakami, Susumu Tachi,
 "GravityGrabber: Wearable Haptic Display to present Virtual Mass Sensation", in Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2007, San Diego, USA (2007.8)
・Kouta Minamizawa, Sho Kamuro, Souichiro Fukamachi, Naoki Kawakami, Susumu Tachi,
 "GhostGlove: Haptic Existence of the Virtual World", in Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2008, Los Angeles, USA (2008.8)

[Awards]
・Young Investigator Award, VRSJ (March, 2007)
・Student Best Presentation Award, JSME (June, 2008)
・IST Dean's Award, The University of Tokyo (March, 2010)

Link,etc.:
http://minamizawa.jp/
http://tachilab.org/