Tom SHIBATA's Home Page

Last update on Oct. 21, 2010.

Research Fields

Integrative fields based on robotics, systems/computational neuroscience, biomecanics, and machine learning

Professional Backgrounds

2010- Visiting faculty member of IIT Rajasthan
2002- Associate professor of NAIST
2001-2002 Senior researcher of Metalearning and Neuromodulation, Creating the Brain, CREST, JST
1997-2001 Senior researcher of Kawato Dynamic Brain Project, ERATO, JST
1996-1997 Postdoctral researcher of JSPS


Awards | Publications | Grants | Collaborations | Educational Brackgrounds | Professional Backgrounds | Social Activitieds

Awards

- Merit Award, the Robotics Society of Japan (2010)
- Merit Award, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (2010)
- Neuroscience Research Excellent Paper Award, The Japan Neuroscience Society (2007)
- Inamori Grant Program, Inamori Foundation (2004)
- Best paper award, Japanese Neural Network Society (2002)
- Young Investigator Award, Robotics Society of Japan (1992)

Publications

Journals

(*) corresponding author
article
Tamei, T. & Shibata, T.
Fast Reinforcement Learning for Three-Dimensional Kinetic Human-Robot Cooperation with an EMG-to-activation model
Advanced Robotics, in press.
article
Hashimoto, K., Inamura, T., Shibata, T. & Hideaki, S.
Role of Constructive Simulation and Development of SIGVerse in Sociointelligenesis
Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan,
2010, 28(4), pp.39-44 (in Japanese)
article
Inamura, T. & Shibata, T.
Interpolation and Extrapolation of Motion Patterns using Proto-symbol Space for Mutual Conversion between Motions and Symbol Representations
Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan,
2010, 28(4), pp.144-153 (in Japanese)
article
Ikeda, S., Wada Y. & Shibata, T.
Construction of a Mixed Reality Environment for Evaluating an Illusory Sense of Linear Acceleration Based on Vergence Eye Movement
Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers,
2010, 64(2), pp.244-247 (in Japanese)
article
Kita, I., Shibata, T*., Kamiya, Y., Kato, D., Kunieda, K., Yamada, K. & Ikeda, K.
Group Feature Extraction based on Matrix Factorization from Long-range Office-logging Data
Artificial Life and Robotics, 2009, Vol. 14(3), pp. 348-351
article
Nishida, S., Shibata*, T. & Ikeda, K.
Prediction of Human Eye Movements in Facial Discrimination Tasks
Artificial Life and Robotics, 2009, Vol. 14(3), pp. 375-378
article
Yano, N., Shibata*, T. & Ishii, S.
Adaptive particle allocation for multifocal visual attention based on particle filtering
Artificial Life and Robotics, 2009, Vol. 13(2), pp. 522-525
article
Tamei, T., Ishii, S. & Shibata, T.
Virtual Force/Tactile Sensors for Interactive Machines Using the User's Biological Signals
Advanced Robotics, VSP, an imprint of Brill, 2008, Vol. 22(8), pp. 893-911
article
Shikauchi, M., Ishii, S. & Shibata, T.
Prediction of aperiodic target sequences by saccades
Behavioural Brain Research, Elsevier, 2008, Vol. 189, pp. 325-331
article
Makino, K., Nakamura, Y., Shibata, T. & Ishii, S.
Adaptive Control of a Looper-like Robot based on the CPG-Actor-Critic Method
Artificial Life and Robotics, 2007, Vol. 12, pp. 129-132
article
Bando, T., Shibata, T., Shimizu, M. & Ishii, S.
Joournal of the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers, 2006, 19(10), pp. 369-377 (in Japanese)
article
Bando, T., Shibata, T.*, Doya, K. & Ishii, S.
Switching particle filters for efficient visual tracking
J Robot Auton Syst, 2006, Vol. 54(10), pp. 873-884
article
Hitomi, K., Shibata, T.*, Nakamura, Y. & Ishii, S.
Reinforcement learning for quasi-passive dynamic walking of an unstable biped robot
J Robot Auton Syst, 2006, Vol. 54(12), pp. 982-988
article
Kawawaki, D., Shibata, T.*, Goda, N., Doya, K. & Kawato, M.
Anterior and superior lateral occipito-temporal cortex responsible for target motion prediction during overt and covert visual pursuit
Neurosci Res, 2006, Vol. 54(2), pp. 112-123
article
Nakamura, Y., Mori, T., Tokita, Y., Shibata, T. & Ishii, S.
Off-policy natural policy gradient method for a biped walking using a CPG controller
J Robot Mechatron, 2005, Vol. 17(16), pp. 636-644
article
Shibata, T.*, Tabata, H., Schaal, S. & Kawato, M.
A model of smooth pursuit in primates based on learning the target dynamics
Neural Networks, Elsevier, 2005, Vol. 18(3), pp. 213-224
article
Ude, A., Shibata, T. & Atkeson, C.
Real-Time Visual System for Interaction with a Humanoid Robot
Robot Auton Syst, 2001, Vol. 37, pp. 115-125
article
Vijayakumar, S., D'Souza, A., Shibata, T., Conradt, J. & Schaal, S.
Statistical Learning for Humanoid Robots
Auton Robot, 2002, Vol. 12(1), pp. 55-69
article
Shibata, T.*, Vijayakumar, S., Conradt, J. & Schaal, S.
Biomimetic Oculomotor Control
Adaptive Behavior, 2001, Vol. 9(3/4), pp. 189-208
article
Shibata, T.* & Schaal, S.
Biomimetic Gaze Stabilization based on Feedback-Error-Learning with Nonparametric Regression Networks
Neural Netw, 2001, Vol. 14(2), pp. 201-216
article
Atkeson, C., Hale, J., Pollick, F., Riley, M., Kotosaka, S., Schaal, S., Shibata, T., Tevatia, G., Vijayakumar, S., Ude, A. & Kawato, M.
Using humanoid robots to study human behavior
IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine, 2000, pp. 46-56
article
Shibata, T.* & Schaal, S.
Robot gaze stabilization based on mimesis of oculomotor dynamics and vestibulocerebellar learning
Adv Robot, 1999, Vol. 13(3), pp. 351-352
article
Shibata, T.*, Matsumoto, Y., Kuwahara, T., Inaba, M. & Inoue, H.
Development and Integration of Generic Components for a Teachable Vision-based Mobile Robot
IEEE/ASME Trans Mechatron, 1996, Vol. 1(3), pp. 230-236

Books

inbook
Moren, J., Shibata, T. & Doya, K.
Toward a Spiking-Neuron Model of the Early Visual System
Doncieux, S., et al. (ed.)
Springer-Verlag, 2010, LNAI 6226, pp. 104-113 (accepted as a plenary talk)
article
Shibata, T., Bando, T. & Ishii, S.
Visual Tracking Achieved by Adaptive Sampling from Hierarchical and Parallel Predictions
Lecture Notes In Computer Science, Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007, pp. 604-613
inbook(tom07itech)
Shibata, T., Hitomi, K., Nakamura, Y. & Ishii, S.
Humanoid Robots, Human-like Machines
Chapter Reinforcement learning of Stable Trajectory for Quasi-Passive DynamicWalking of an Unstable biped robot
I-Tech, 2007, pp. 211-227
inbook(shibata2004application)
Shibata, T., Suhara, Y., Oga, T., Ueki, Y., Mima, T. & Ishii, S.
Application of multivariate autoregressive modeling for analyzing the interaction between EEG and EMG in humans
International Congress Series
2004, Vol. 1270, pp. 249-253
inbook(Shibata00d)
Shibata, T. & Schaal, S.
Robot Learning: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Demiris, J. & Birk, A. (ed.)
Chapter Biomimetic Gaze Stabilization
World Scientific, 2000, pp. 31-52

Others

inproceedings
Shibata, T., Obayashi, C. & Ikeda, K.
Adaptive Robotic Training for Darts based on Comparisons of Experts
Proceedings of RSJ 2010
2010, internal session, RSJ2010AC1C1-2 (CD-ROM only)
inproceedings
Hayashi, K., Takenouchi, T., Shibata, T., Kamiya, Y., Kato, D., Kunieda, K., Yamada, K. & Ikeda, K.
Exponential Family Tensor Factorization for Missing-Values Prediction and Anomaly Detection
IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2010), to appear
2010
inproceedings
Ikeda, S., Shibata, T., Imatani, E., Tsuyuguchi, N., Nakano, N., Hara Y., O.R., Ikeda, K. & A., K.
A study on discriminating words read silently from human electrocorticogram
2010 RISP International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits, Communications and Signal Processing (NCSP'10)
2010, pp. 207-210
inproceedings
Hashimoto, T., Inamura, T., Shibata, T. & Sena, H.
Combining constructive and realistic simulations: Development of "SIGVerse" as an integrative simulator for sociointelligenesis
International Nonlinear Science Conference 2010
2010, pp. 9
inproceedings
Obayashi, C., Tamei, T., Imai, A. & Shibata, T.
Comparison of experts and non-experts in throwing darts based on optimization criteria.
Conference proceedings:... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
2009, Vol. 1, pp. 2647
inproceedings
Mima, H., Ikeda, K., Shibata, T., Fukaya, N., Hitomi, K. & Bando, T.
Estimation of Driving Phase by Modeling Brake Pressure Signails
16th Int Conf Neural Informat Proc (ICONIP 2009)
2009, pp. 650-653
inproceedings
Mima, H., Ikeda, K., Shibata, T., Fukaya, N., Hitomi, K. & Bando, T.
A rear-end collision warning system for drivers with support vector machines
IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing
2009
inproceedings
Takita, T., A.Y. & Shibata, T.
Acquisition of Energy-Efficient Bipedal Walking Using CPG-Based Reinforcement Learning
Proc IEEE/RSJ Int Conf Intell Robot Syst (IROS 2009)
2009, pp. 827-832
inproceedings
Tamei, T. & Shibata, T.
Policy Gradient Learning of Cooperative Interaction with a Robot Using User’s Biological Signals
15th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2008)
2008
inbook
Inamura, T. & Shibata, T.
Neural Information Processing
Interpolation & of Motion Patterns in the Proto-symbol Space, E. (ed.)
Chapter Part II
Springer-Verlag, 2008, Vol. 4985, pp. 193-202
conference
Inamura, T. & Shibata, T.
Geometric proto-symbol manipulation towards language-based motion pattern synthesis and recognition
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2008. IROS 2008
2008, pp. 334-339
inbook
Shibata, T., Bando, T. & Ishii, S.
Neural Information Processing
Ishikawa, M. (ed.)
Chapter Part II
Springer-Verlag, 2008, Vol. 4985, pp. 193-202
inproceedings
Date, T., Bando, T., Shibata, T. & Ishii, S.
On-line Variational PCA for Adaptive Visual Tracking
Proc Int Symp Artif Life Robot (AROB 12th '07)
2007, pp. GS18-5
inproceedings
Shikauchi, M., Shibata, T. & Ishii, S.
Prediction of the aperiodic time series of a visual target by humans
Proc Int Symp ArtificialLife and Robot (AROB 11th '06)
2006
inproceedings
Ueno, T., Nakamura, Y., Shibata, T., Hosoda, K. & Ishii, S.
Fast and Stable Learning of Quasi-Passive Dynamic Walking by an Unstable Biped Robot based on Off-Policy Natural Actor-Critic
Proc IEEE/RSJ Int Conf Intell Robot Syst
2006, pp. 5226-5231
inproceedings
Hitomi, K., Shibata, T., Nakamura, Y. & Ishii, S.
On-line learning of a feedback controller for quasi-passive-dynamic walking by a stochastic policy gradient method
Proc IEEE/RSJ Int Conf Intell Robot Syst
2005, pp. 1923-1928
inproceedings
Bando, T., Shibata, T., Doya, K. & Ishii, S.
Hard / soft switching particle filters for efficient real-time visual tracking
International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 10th '05)
2005, pp. 532-535
inproceedings
Hitomi, K., Shibata, T., Nakamura, Y. & Ishii, S.
Reinforcement learning of stable trajectory for quasi-passive-dynamic walking
Proc IJCAI Workshop on Modeling Natural Action Selection
2005, pp. 229-234
inproceedings
Nomura, T., Shibata, T., Tamei, T. & Ishii, S.
Extended Force/Tactile Senses of Machines by Measurement of User's Biological Signals
Proc Int Symp Robot (ISR) 2005
2005
inproceedings
Tensho, S., Maekawa, S., Yoshimoto, J., Shibata, T. & Ishii, S.
Gradual emergence of communication in a multi-agent environment
International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 10th '05)
2005, pp. 551-554
inproceedings
Kawawaki, D., Shibata, T., Goda, K., Doya, K. & Kawato, M.
Anterior and Superior Lateral Occipito-Temporal Cortex Responsible for Target Motion Prediction during Overt and Covert Visual Pursuit
Soc Neurosci Abstr
2004, Vol. 712.7
inproceedings
Bando, T., S.T.D.K. & Ishii, S.
Switching Particle Filters for Efficient Real-time Visual Tracking
Int Conf Pat Recog (ICPR2004)
2004
inproceedings
Shibata, T.
Does Nature Prefer Dichotomization as a Design Principle ?

Dagstuhl Seminar on Ëmbodied Artificial Intelligence
2003, pp. 47-48
inproceedings
Tabata, H., Shibata, T., Taguchi, S., Doya, K., Kawano, K. & Kawato, M.
A simulation study on smooth pursuit and ocular following responses based on an MST neural-field model
Soc Neurosci Abstr
2002(27), pp. 1070
inproceedings
Taguchi, S., Tabata, H., Shibata, T., Doya, K. & Kawato, M.
A Model of Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements Based on Bayes Filter
Technical Report of IEICE
2002, Vol. NC2001-117, pp. 79-86
inproceedings
Taguchi, S., Tabata, H., Shibata, T. & Kawato, M.
Transformation Learning on Neural Representation from Population Codes to Firing Rate Codes in Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements
Technical Report of IEICE
2002, Vol. J85-D-II(3), pp. 483-492
inproceedings
Tabata, H., Shibata, T., Taguchi, S. & Kawato, M.
Simulation Study on the Smooth Pursuit Eye Movement with MST-Neural Field Model
Technical Report of IEICE
2001, Vol. NC2001-101, pp. 63-70
inproceedings
Vijayakumar, S., Conradt, J., Shibata, T. & Schaal, S.
Overt Visual Attention for a Humanoid Robot
Proc of IEEE/RSJ Int Conf Intell Robot Syst (IROS 2001)
2001, pp. 2332-2337
inproceedings
Shibata, T., Vijayakumar, S., Conradt, J. & Schaal, S.
Humanoid Oculomotor Control Based on Concepts of Computational Neuroscience
IEEE-RAS Int Conf Humanoid Robots (Humanoid 2001)
2001, pp. 227-236
inproceedings
Ijspeert, A., Nakanishi, J., Shibata, T. & Schaal, S.
Nonlinear Dynamical Systems for Imitation with Humanoid Robots
IEEE-RAS Int Conf Humanoid Robots (Humanoid 2001)
2001, pp. 219-226
inproceedings
Shibata, T. & Schaal, S.
Biomimetic Smooth Pursuit Based on Fast Learning of the Target Dynamics
Proc of IEEE/RSJ Int Conf Intell Robots and Systems
2001, pp. 278-285
inproceedings
Shibata, T. & Schaal, S.
Biomimetic gaze stabilization based on feedback-error-learning with nonparametric regression networks
Neural Networks, Elsevier, 2001, Vol. 14(2), pp. 201-216
inproceedings
Shibata, T. & Schaal, S.
Fast Learning of Biomimetic Oculomotor Control with Nonparametric Regression Networks
Proc IEEE Int Conf on Robot and Automat
2000, pp. 3847-3854
techreport
Shibata, T. & Schaal, S.
Biomimetic Gaze Stabilization
Kawato Dynamic Brain Project, ERATO, JST, 2000(KDB-TR-07)
inproceedings
Kotosaka, S., Shibata, T. & Schaal, S.
Humanoid robot 'DB'
Proc Int Conf on Mach Automat (ICMA2000)
2000, pp. 21-26
inbook
Shibata, T. & Schaal, S.
Robot Learning: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Demiris, J. & Birk, A. (ed.)
Chapter Biomimetic Gaze Stabilization
World Scientific, 2000, pp. 31-52
inproceedings
Shibata, T., Schaal, S. & Kawato, M.
Biomimetic Oculomotor Control for an Anthropomorphic Robot
ATR Symposium on Face and Object Recognition '99
1999, pp. 149-150
inproceedings
Shibata, T. & Schaal, S.
Toward Biomimetic Vision
Int Conf on Intelligent Robotic Systems
1998, pp. 872-879
inproceedings
Inamura, T., Shibata, T., Matsumoto, Y., Inaba, M. & Inoue, H.
Finding and Following a Human based on On-line Visual Feature Determination through Discourse
Prof Int Conf Intell Robot Syst
1998, pp. 348-353
inproceedings
Matsumoto, Y., Shibata, T., Sakai, K., Inaba, M. & Inoue, H.
Real-time color stereo vision system for a mobile robot based on field multiplexing
Proc IEEE Int Conf Robot Automat
1997, pp. 1934-1939
inproceedings
Shibata, T., Matsumoto, Y., Kuwahara, T., Inaba, M. & Inoue, H.
Hyper Scooter: a Mobile Robot Sharing Visual Information with a Human
Proc IEEE Conf on Robot and Automat
1995, pp. 1074-1079
inproceedings
T.Shibata, M.Inaba & H.Inoue
Instruction Use by a Vision-based Mobile Robot
Proc AAAI Workshop on Integration of Natural Language Processing and Vision Processing
1994, pp. 115-121

Grants

(*) Leader

2009-2012
Assistive Robotics with Multisensor Network*.
Strategic Japanese-Indian Cooperative Programme on “Multidisciplinary Research Field, which combines Information and Communications Technology with Other Fields”, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2009-2010
Development of a Brain-Computer Interface for Motor and Language based on Signal Processing of Electrocorticogram
Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (B), the Ministry of Education, Science, Soprts and Culture
2008-2010
Reinforcement Learning System for Assistive Motor Learning*
Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (B), the Ministry of Education, Science, Soprts and Culture
2008-2009
A Basic Study on Illusory Perception of Acceleration and Deceleration of Vehicles*
Tateishi Grant Program, Tateishi Science and Technology Foundation
2008-
Detecting Aimless Driving
Grant for Collaboration, DENSO Corp.
2007-
Modeling of Human Behaviors*
Grant for Collaboration, NEC C&C Innovation Laboratories
2005-2007
A Study on Extended Senses for Robots by Using the User's Biological Signals*
Grant in Aid for Young Scientists (A), the Ministry of Education, Science, Soprts and Culture
2004-2007
A Study on Monitoring a Driver by Image Processing*
Grant for Collaboration, DENSO Corp.
2004
Mathematical Model of Cortical Neural Population for Computing Estimation and Prediction of the External World*
Inamori Grant Program, Inamori Foundation

Collaborations

- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan
- Munchen University
- Technical University of Munchen
- Nara Medical University
- Nara Women's University
- ATR Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group
- NEC C&C Innovation Laboratories
- DENSO Corporation

Educational Backgrounds

1987 - 1996 The University of Tokyo
1991 B.S. in Mechano-informatics
1993 M.S. in Information Engineering
1996 Ph.D. in Information Engineering

Social Activities

2010- Executive board member of Japanese Neural Network Society.
2009- Editorial board member of Journal D, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.
2009.4 Invited talk in Future Emerging Technology '09, Czech republic, EU commission.
2008-2009 Planning Group Manager, Japan-German Fontiers of Science Symposium, JSPS.
2008 Invited talk in Robot learning workshop, IROS 2008, IEEE/RSJ.
2008- Technical committee member of Robot Learning TC, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
2008- Committe member, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Japan Chapter.
2007.11 Invited talk in Japan-German Fontiers of Science Symposium, JSPS.
2007.3 Invited talk in University of Hyderabad.
2007-2008 Secretary, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Japan Chapter.
2006.11 Invited talk in Japan-German Colloquium in Robotics, JSPS.
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