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RIKEN Center for Brain Science Intelligent Behavior Control Unit

Unit Leader: Shingo Shimoda (Ph.D.)

Research Summary

Shingo  Shimoda(Ph.D.)

The amazing ability of living organisms to adapt to unknown situations is so unique that we cannot understand it through the conventional model-based control strategy. Our approach is to find the design principle of biological computational systems and apply it to artificial controllers. Using bio-mimetic controllers, we will work towards developing controllers that can learn autonomous behavior through the interaction of robot bodies and unknown environments.

Main Research Fields

  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering

Related Research Fields

  • Complex Systems
  • Engineering


  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Rehabilitation System

Selected Publications

  • 1.Alejandro Lopez Rincon and Shingo Shimoda.:
    "The Inverse Problem in Electroencephalography using the Bidomain Model of Electrical Activity"
    Journal of Neuroscience Method, Vol. 274, pp.94-105, 2016
  • 2.Hiroshi Yamasaki and Shingo Shimoda.:
    "Spatiotemporal modular organization of muscle torques for sit-to-stand movements"
    Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 49, Issue 14, pp.3268-3274, 2016
  • 3.Fady Alnajjar, Matti Itkonen, Vincent Berenz, Maxime Tournier, Chikara Nagai and Shingo Shimoda.:
    "Sensory Synergy as Environmental Input Integration"
    Front. Neurosci., Vol. 8, Article 436, 2015
  • 4.Tytus Wojtara, Fady Shibata Alnajjar, Shingo Shimoda and Hidenori Kimura.:
    "Muscle Synergy Stability and Human Balance Maintenance"
    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 11:129, 2014
  • 5.Mitsuhiro Hayashibe and Shingo Shimoda.:
    "Synergetic Motor Control Paradigm for Optimizing Energy Efficiency of Multijoint Reaching via Tacit Learning"
    Front. Comput. Neurosci., Vol. 8, Article 21, 2014
  • 6.Fady Shibata Alnajjar, Tytus Wojtara, Hidenori Kimura and Shingo Shimoda.:
    "Muscle Synergy Space: Learning Model To Create an Optimal Muscle Synergy"
    Front. Comput. Neurosci.Vol. 7, Article 136, 2013
  • 7.Shingo Shimoda, Yuki Yoshihara and Hidenori Kimura.:
    "Adaptability of tacit learning in bipedal locomotion"
    IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 152-161, 2013
  • 8.Tytus Wojtara, Makoto Sasaki, Hitoshi Konosu, Masashi Yamashita, Shingo Shimoda, Fady ALNAJJAR and Hidenori Kimura.:
    "Artificial Balancer - Supporting Device for Postural Refelex"
    Gait and Posture, No.35, pp316-321, 2012
  • 9.Shingo Shimoda and Hidenori Kimura.:
    "Bio-mimetic Approach to Tacit Learning based on Compound Control"
    IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part B, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp.77-90, 2010
  • 10.Tytus Wojtara, Masafumi Uchihara, Hideyuki Murayama, Shingo Shimoda, Satoshi Sakai, Hideo Fujimoto and Hidenori Kimura.:
    "Human-Robot Collaboration in Precise Positioning of a Three-Dimensional Object"
    Automatica, Vol.45, pp333-342, 2009

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Lab Members

Principal investigator

Shingo Shimoda
Unit Leader

Core members

Hiroshi Yamasaki
Research Scientist
Alvaro Costa Garcia
Research Scientist
Matti Sakari Itkonen
Technical Staff I
Masayo Matsui

Contact Information

2271-130 Shimo-shidami,
Moriyama-ku Nagoya, Aichi,
463-0003, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)52-736-5861
Fax: +81-(0)52-736-5862
Email: shingo.shimoda [at] riken.jp