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CURRICULUM VITAE

1. NAME:
 	Isao HARA

2. ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATION:
 	Robot Software Platform Research Team
       Robot Innovation Research Center
 	National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST),JAPAN
 
3. ADDRESS:
 	Interaction Modeling Resaech Group, Intelligent Systems Research Institute
 	National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
 	AIST Tsukuba Central2 1-1 Umezono 1-Chome Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken 305-8568 Japan
 
4. DATE OF BIRTH: 
	20th May, 1965.
 
5. NATIONALITY:
 	JAPANESE

6. EDUCATIONAL:
	1993	Doctor of Philosophy, Kyushu University
		Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science/Robotics 
		Thesis: "A Study of an Assembly Planning including Manipulations" (in Japanese)
	1990 	Master of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University
		Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science/Robotics
		Thesis: "Assembly Planning System based on Object-Oriented Consept" (in Japanese)
	1988 	Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University
		Major: Electrical Engineering

7. CAREER HISTORY:
	Apr. 1993 - Mar. 2000 	Research Scientist
				Electrotechnical Laboratory, AIST, MITI, Japan
	Apr. 2000 - Mar. 2001   Senior Research Scientist
				Electrotechnical Laboratory, AIST, MITI, Japan
	Apr. 2001 - Mar. 2010	Senior Research Scientist
				Information Technology Research Institute,
				National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), Japan
	Apr. 2010 - Mar.2014	Senior Research Scientist
				Intelligent Systems Research Institute,
				National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), Japan
	Apr. 2014 - Present	Senior Research Scientist
				Robot Innovation Research Center,
				National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), Japan
8. MAJOR PULICATIONS:
    Fully Refereed Papers:
	1. H.Hirukawa, I.Hara, T.Hori, "Online Robots",
		Betond Webcams: An Introduction to Online Robots edited by K.Goldberg and R.Siegwart,
		The MIT Press(ISBN: 0262072254), Oct. 2001.
	2. H.Asoh, N.Vlassis, Y.Motomura, F.Asano, I.Hara, S.Hayamizu, K.Itou, T.Kurita, T.Matsui,
	 	R.Bunschoten and B.Krose, "Jijo-2:An Office Robot That Communicates and Learns",
	 	the Sept/Oct issue of IEEE Inteligent Systems, pp46-55, 2001.
	3. Y.Motomura, I.Hara, K.Itou, H.Asoh, T.Sato,
		 "Task, Situation and User Models for Personal Robots",
		 IJCAI 2001 workshop on Reasoning with Uncertainty in Robotics, 2001.
	4. N.Vlassis, Y.Motomura, I.Hara, H.Asoh, and T.Matsui,
	 	"Edge-based features from omnidirectional images for robot localization",
		In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, May 2001.
	5. H.Hirukawa, I.Hara,
		"Web-Top Robotics: Using the World Wide Web as a Platform for  Building Robotic Systems",
		IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Vol. 7, No.2, June 2000.
	6. Y.Motomura, I.Hara,
	 	"Bayesian Network Leaning System based on Neural Networks",
		 AFSS2000, International Symposium on Theory and Applications of Soft Computing, 2000.
	7. I.Hara, A.Zelinsky, T.Matsui, H.Asoh, T.Kurita, M.Tanaka and K.Hotta,
		"Communicative Functions to Support Human Robot Cooperation", Proc. of IROS'99,
		pp.683-688, 1999.
	8. Y.Motomura, I.Hara, K.Tanaka,
		"Cooperation among Situated Agents in Learning Intelligent Robots",
		 Multi-agent and Cooperation Computation workshop'99,1999.
	9. Y.Motomura, I.Hara,
		 "BAYONET: Probabilistic Reasoning System with Learning from Database",
		 Annual conference of JSAI'98, 1999.
	10. I.Hara, @Teleopearion System on the Internet",
		 Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan(in Japanese), Vol.17 No.4, pp477-480, May 1999.
	11. Y.Motomura,I.Hara,H.Asoh and T.Matsui,
		"Baysian Network that Learns Conditional Probabilities by Neural Network",
		Proc. of Int.Conf. on Neural Infomation Processing,pp.584-587, November 1997.
	12. H.Asoh,S.Hayamizu,I.Hara,Y.Motomura,S.Akaho and Matsui,
		"Information Integration of the Office-Conversant Mobile Robot Jijo-2",
		Proc.of Int.Conf. on Neural Infomation  Processing, pp.758-761 November 1997.
	13. H.Hirukawa,I.Hara,T.Matsui,S.Hirai,K.Konaka and S.Kawamura,
		"Proposal of the World Wide Roboics
		-- Part 1: An Offline Teleopration System on an Enhanced VRML --",
		Proc. of Robotics Symp.,pp.108-113, August 1997. (in Japanese)
	14. I.Hara,H.Hirukawa,H.Asoh,S.Hirai and T.Matsui,
		"The World Wide Robotics
		-- Part 2: A Teleopration System on a WWW brouser --",
		Proc. of Robotics Symp.,pp.114-119, August 1997. (in Japanese)
	15. H.Asoh,S.Hayamizu,I.Hara,Y.Motomura,S.Akaho and T.Matsui,
		"Socially Embedded Learning of Office-Conversant Robot Jijo-2",
		Proc. of Int.Joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence, pp.880-885, August 1997.
	16. T.Matsui,H.Asoh and I.Hara,
		"An Event-Driven Architecture for Controlling Behaviors of
			the Office Conversant Mobile Robot, Jijo-2",
		Proc. of Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automations,pp.3367-3371 April 1997.
	17. H.Asoh,Y.Motomura,I.Hara,S.Akaho,S.Hayamizu and T.Matsui,
 		"Combining probabilistic map and dialog for robust life-long office navigation",
 		Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int.Conf.on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp.807-812,November 1996.
 	18. H.Asoh,Y.Motomura,I.Hara,S.Akaho,S.Hayamizu and T.Matsui,
 		"Acquiring probabilistic map with dialog-based learning",
 		Proc. of An International Workshop on Learning for Autonomous Robots,pp.11-18, May 1996.
  	19.Y.Kuniyoshi,Y.Motomura,K.Hiraki,I.Hara,H.Matsubara,H.Asoh,S.Akaho,T.Suehiro,
              "Multiple Autonomous Robot Simulator and Information Integration Research", 
		Proc.of RWC Joint Symposium, April 1995.
 	20. H.Matsubara,K.Hiraki,Y.Motomura,Y.Kuniyoshi,I.Hara and H.Asoh,
 		"An Experimental Approach to Coorperative Learning of Multi-Agent Systems", 
		Technical Reports of AAAI Pres:Lessons Learned, May 1995.
 	21. I.Hara and T.Nagata,
 		"Robot Assembly Planning Using Contract Nets",
 		Proc.of IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, July 1993.
 
 
9.SPECIALISED FIELD:
	Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

10.AWARDS:
	April 1996, Member of the Sub-committee (R-Cube Working Group) of Frendly Network Robotics Project
	by Japans Ministry of Science and Technology (MITI) for 1 year.

	April 1997, Member of the Sub-committee of Frendly Network Robotics Project
	by Japans Ministry of Science and Technology (MITI) for 1 year.

	April 1997, Member of the Committee of Software Platform Taskforce for 1 year.

	April 2000, Member of the Local Arrangements Committee of IEEE Conference on IROS 2000

	REFEREE for the following Journals and Conferences:
		Journal of Robot Socity of Japan
		1998 IEEE Conference on Robotics & Automation
		1997 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
		1993,1994,2000 IEEE Conference on Intelligent Robotics Systems (IROS)

11.SUMMARY OF WORK ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 	Recent Presentations:

	Demonstration of the Jijo-2 Robot at RWC2001 Final Exhibition and Symposia, October 2001

	"Situated Multi-Agent Architecture for an Autonomous Robot",
	 Robotics Symposia of Robot Sociey of Japan, March 2000

	Demonstration of the Remote Jijo-2 Robot Navigation
	at Real World Computing (RWC) Symposium 97,January 1997

	"Teleoprating System on World Wide Robotics  - A teleoperating system with Virtual Reality -",
	 Annual Conference of Robot Society of Japan, Sepetember 1997.