Ryuma Niiyama


Research interesst

I am interested in the harmony between morphology and computation in animal behaviors. Moreover, I have been keeping up active interest in the connection between human and machines. The methodology is making robot and demonstration of performance of the robot.


Ryuma received his BA in Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from the University of Tokyo in 2010. After graduation, he joined the Department of Mechano-Informatics at the University of Tokyo as a postdoctoral associate. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Robot Locomotion Group, MIT CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory).

Ryuma Niiyama's
Curriculum Vitae


Web site's title "Robot and the Elastic Mind" means creative inspirations in making robot. The title also proposes soft, flexible and agile robot. The human figure by the logotype represent a indivisible relationship between neural system, body and environment (including tools and others).