Kuniaki Kawabata received his B.E. degree, his M.E. degree, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1992, 1994, and 1997, respectively. He joined Biochemical Systems Laboratory at RIKEN (the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) as a Special Postdoctoral Researcher from 1997 to 2000. In 2000, he joined Advanced Engineering Center at RIKEN as a Research Scientist. In 2002, he joined the Distributed Adaptive Robotics Research Unit, RIKEN. In 2005, he became the Unit Leader of Distributed Adaptive Robotics Research Unit, RIKEN. In 2007, he became the Unit Leader of Intelligent System Research Unit of RIKEN and a Senior Research Scientist of Molecular and Informative Life Science Unit in 2010. Since 2011, he has been the Team Leader of RIKEN-XJTU Joint Research Team and Foreign Expert of Shaanxi Province, China. His research interests cover distributed autonomous systems, networked systems, and intelligent mobile robots. He is a Member of RSJ, SICE, JSME, IEEJ, and IEEE.
Biography Updated on 20 March 2014