Wakayama University
Faculty of Systems Engineering
Recent Research Topics Takayuki Nakamura, Ph.D Contact

Nonlinear Mapping Algorithm

Learning-based Robot/Vision Systems

Stereo Vision Systems

Intelligent Robots

Pattern Recognition Algorithms
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Dept. of Computer & Communication Sciences
Wakayama University
Sakaetani 930, Wakayama 640-8510, JAPAN

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I received the B.S degree in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering in 1991, the M.S and the Ph.D degrees in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering for Computer-Controlled Machinery in 1993 and 1996, respectively, all from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. In 1996 to 1997, I was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a Visiting Researcher at Dept. of Computer Science, Brown University, USA. In 1997 to 2002, I was a Research Associate at Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology. In 2002, I was an Associate Professor at Dept. of Computer & Communication Sciences, Wakayama University, Japan. Since 2013, I have been a Professor at Dept. of Computer & Communication Sciences, Wakayama University, Japan. I am a member of the Robotics Society of Japan.
Research interests

Human being can learn how to accomplish complex tasks from one or several demonstration by a teacher. I want to realize such human beings' learning capability on robot using computer. My current research focuses on developing a novel function approximator with high generalization capability. I am also interested in traditional image processing tasks such as color correction, noise reduction and so on. I want to apply my function approximator to contolling robots and to various computer vision tasks.
I am also interested in developing a novel mobile robot which can safely interect with human beings. Currently, I'm developing a segway-type mobile robot.

My research interests include nonparametric learning, reinforcement learning, image enhancement and development of intelligent mobile robot. I make use of a class of techniques, or algorithms which are developed in filelds of artificial intelligence, statistics, and pattern recogntion. For more detail please see my personal home page.

Research interest keywords

artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile robot, computer vision, pattern recognition, image processing, brain machine interface