• Summary

    I have a passion for autonomous mobile robot. I'm working for developing the navigation system. Prior to joining Rapyuta Robotics I was president of the team CIT Brains which is RoboCup Champion Team.

     

    Specialties:

    Mobile robot localization and obstacle avoidance.

     

    Opensource contribution can be found https://github.com/DaikiMaekawa

  • What's RoboCup?

    RoboCup is an annual international robotics competition founded in 1997.

     

    The aim is to promote robotics and AI research, by offering a publicly appealing, but formidable challenge.

     

    The official goal of the project:

     

    "By the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official rules of FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.

  • Experience

    Robot Navigation Engineer

    Rapyuta Robotics

    March 2015 - Present

    My major task is to develop navigation system.

    Project Leader

    Chiba Institute of Technology

    April 2014 - April 2015 (1 year 1 month)

    Development of navigation system for the outdoor autonomous mobile robot.

    Robotics Event Organizer

    ROS JAPAN Users Group

    April 2014 – March 2015

    President

    CITBrains
    January 2013 – March 2015 (2 years 3 months)

    Software Research and Development in Robotics

     

    Identical wording thereafter.

    Parttime Software Developer

    Tokyo Opensource Robotics Kyokai

    December 2014 - December 2014 (1 month)

    Software development of NEXTAGE

    Student Software Engineer

    ESK Inc

    November 2013 – August 2014 (10 month)

    Software development for agricultural meter automatic reading system

    Project Leader

    Chiba Institute of Technology
    May 2011 – April 2013 (2 years)

    Software development of embedded board for education.

    Software Developer

    CITBrains

    April 2011 - January 2013 (1 year 10 months)

    My major role at here is to develop Software system for the full automation humanoid soccer robots.

    Worked for developing the Multi-Agent System and Navigation.

  • CITBrains

    RoboCup Champion Team

     

    Team CIT Brains has the enthusiastic passion and the highest technology of the world for the robot development.

     

    CITBrains participated RoboCup world championships from 2007 year, continue to leave a good grade every year.

  • Honors and Awards

    Chiba Prefecture Governor Prize

    Chiba Prefecture Governor

    May 2015

    Contributed significantly to the industry, left the excellent research result in Chiba. (Japanese province)

    Chairman of the Board Award

    The highest Award in Chiba Institute of Technology.

     

    Award for the person who left the tremendous achievements for Chiba Institute of Technology.

    Department Chair Award

    Excellent research results at Advanced Robotics Dept.

    Louis Vuitton Best Humanoid Award, Robocup 2014, Joao Pessoa

    July 2014

    Award for the team that reached the top at three classes in the humanoid robot league as the highest honor in RoboCup.

     

    Since 2002, Louis Vuitton has sponsored the “Louis Vuitton Humanoid Cup” for RoboCup, an international research and educational initiative for artificial intelligence and robotics with a focus on soccer-playing robots. The Humanoid League was added to the RoboCupSoccer event in 2002. Louis Vuitton has created a championship trophy for this program in order to, by aiming to promote development of robots capable of competing against a human team by the year 2050, encourage technological innovation.

    1st Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Competition, Robocup 2014, Joao Pessoa

    July 2014

    As the CITBrains, we won the first place in humanoid league kid size class in Robocup 2014, Brazil, the international robot soccer competition

    1st Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Technical Challenge, Robocup 2014, Joao Pessoa

    July 2014

    As the CITBrains, we won the first place in humanoid league kid size class in Robocup 2014, Brazil, the international robot soccer technical challenge

    Best Presentation Award

    Awarded to the excellent research result.

    1st Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Technical Challenge, Robocup 2013, Eindhoven

    June 2013

    1st Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Technical Challenge, Robocup 2012, Mexico City

    June 2012

    2nd Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Competition, Robocup 2012, Mexico City

    June 2012

    Best Presentation Award

    Excellent research results at Advanced Robotics Dept.

    1st Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Competition, Robocup Japan Open 2013, Tokyo

    May2013

    1st Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Technical Challenge, Robocup Japan Open 2013, Tokyo

    May 2013

    1st Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Competition, Robocup Japan Open 2012, Osaka

    May 2012

    1st Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Technical Challenge, Robocup Japan Open 2012, Osaka

    May 2012

    1st Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Competition, Robocup Japan Open 2011, Osaka

    May 2011

    1st Place in Humanoid League Kid Size Technical Challenge, Robocup Japan Open 2011, Osaka

    May 2011

  • ROS JAPAN Users Group

    ROS Community in Japan

     

    I partnered with several companies, and has held meetups with robot technicians on a regular basis.

    ROS Japan Users Group Meetup
  • Project ORNE

    Project ORNE (ORNE for Robot Navigation Engineer) provided outdoor navigation system with i-Cart mini on ROS.

    Development of outdoor autonomous mobile robot for Tsukuba Challenge.

     

    Tsukuba Challenge Web Page: http://www.tsukubachallenge.jp/

     

    In the challenge, our robot traveled 1.43 km autonomously.

  • Automatic reading system for outdoor meter

    ESK and CIT developed the agricultural database named "Hataraku Nikki" and the image processing system of outdoor meters.

  • Skills

    Robotics

    Navigation, Control Theory, Mechatronics, MATLAB, ROS, Embedded Software

    GUI Development

    Qt, Sencha Touch, rqt

    Programming

    C, C++, Python,  Shell Scripting

    MODELING

    Object Oriented Design, Software Design Patterns, UML

    ...

    CMake, SWIG, GitHub, Linux, Git, Subversion

  • Projects & Organizations

    ROS JAPAN Users Group

    ROS(RobotOperatingSystem) community in Japan

     

    CITBrains

    RoboCup Japanese team

     

    Japan Qt Users' Group

    Qt community in Japan

     

    Robotics Development Projects

    Software development of embedded board for education.

     

    Project ORNE

    Development of outdoor autonomous mobile robot.

     

    start-jsk

    Software development of NEXTAGE

     

  • Daiki's Blog

    Getting Started with Robotics! (in Japanese)

  • Social

    LinkedIn

    GitHub

    YouTube

  • Contact Me!

    Happy to hear from you!