2003 Received B.S. degree in engineering from Osaka Univ.
2005 Internship at Sony Intelligence Dyanmics Laboratory (Prof. R. Arkin)
2007 Short Stay at AI lab., Zurich univ. (Prof. R.Pfeifer)
2008 Received Ph.D on Engineering from Osaka univ. (Prof. M. Asada)
2008 JST ERATO Asada Project Researcher
2009 Entered NTT Communication Science Labs.
2020 Visiting Researcher, University College London (Prof. P. Haggard)


I'm interested in our ability to monitor motor actions.



  1. Shinya Takamuku, Haruhisa Ohta, Chieko Kanai, Antonia Hamilton, Hiroaki Gomi, "Seeing motion of controlled object improves grip timing in adults with autism spectrum condition: evidence for use of inverse dynamics in motor control" Experimental Brain Research. 2021
  2. Shinya Takamuku, Hiroaki Gomi, "Better grip force control by attending to the controlled object: Evidence for direct force estimation from visual motion" Scientific Reports. 9:13114. 2019
  3. Shinya Takamuku, Paul Forbes, Antonia Hamilton, Hiroaki Gomi,"Typical use of inverse dynamics in perceiving motion in autistic adults: Exploring computational principles of perception and action". Autism Research. 11(7). 1062-1075. 2018.
  4. Shinya Takamuku, Hiroaki Gomi,"What you feel is what you see: inverse dynamics estimation underlies the resistive sensation of a delayed cursor". Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282: 20150864.
  5. Koh Hosoda, Shunsuke Sekimoto, Yoichi Nishigori, Shinya Takamuku, Shuhei Ikemoto. "Anthropomorphic Muscular-Skeletal Robotic Upper Limb for Understanding Embodied Intelligence". Advanced Robotics 26. 729-744. 2012.
  6. Shinya Takamuku, Koh Hosoda, Minoru Asada, "Object Category Acquisition by Dynamic Touch", Advanced Robotics, 22(10), 1143-1154, 2008.
  7. Shinya Takamuku and Ronald Arkin. "Multi-method learning and Assimilation". Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 55, Issue 8, 31, pp. 618-627, 2007.
  8. Shinya Takamuku, Yasutake Takahashi, and Minoru Asada. "Lexicon acquisition based on object-oriented behavior learning". Advanced Robotics, Vol.20, No.10, pp.1127-1145, 2006.

 [International Conference]

  1. Shinya Takamuku, Hiroaki Gomi. "Increase in density of optic‐flow deteriorates self‐motion velocity perception and decreases implicit adjustments of walking speed". Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. 2018.
  2. Shinya Takamuku, Tomoyuki Nagasawa, Hiroaki Gomi. "Automatic adjustment of walking speed by optic flow benefits from binocular vision". Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. 2017.
  3. Shinya Takamuku, Tetsuhiko Teshima, Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi. "Does proprioceptive information contribute to illusory force sensation elicited by asymmetric vibration?". Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. 2016.
  4. Tomohiro Amemiya, Shinya Takamuku, Hiroaki Gomi, "Changes in direction discriminability of illusory force after adaptation to skin stretch", EuroHaptics 2016.
  5. Hiroaki Gomi, Sho Ito, Tomohiro Amemiya, Shinya Takamuku, "Ungrounded 6-dof force display by asymmetric vibration: `Buru-Navi4 CubicForce 6D'", EuroHaptics 2016.
  6. Tetsuhiko Teshima, Shinya Takamuku, Tomohro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi. "Light Touch on Pillar Array Surface Greatly Improves Direction Perception Induced by Asymmetric Vibration". SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Haptic Media And Contents Design. 2015.
  7. Shinya Takamuku, Hiroaki Gomi. "Fine-tuned force control under consistent visual feedback of object motion". Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. 2014.
  8. Shinya Takamuku, Hiroaki Gomi. "Impacts of delayed visual feedback and visual collision on perception of resistive force applied during reaching movements". Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. 2013.
  9. Shinya Takamuku, Hiroaki Gomi. "Principle factor yielding the sluggish sensation during movements with delayed visual feedback". Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. 2012.
  10. Shinya Takamuku, Hiroaki Gomi. "Optic flow modulates pseudo-haptic sensation of delayed visual feedback". Conference on Systems Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. 2012.
  11. Shinya Takamuku, Hiroaki Gomi. "Background visual motion reduces pseudo-haptic sensation caused by delayed visual feedback during hand writing". Perception. 40. 136. 2011. (Proceedings of European Conference on Visual Perception)
  12. Shinya Takamuku, Atsushi Fukuda, and Koh Hosoda. "Repetitive Grasping with Anthropomorphic Skin-Covered Hand Enables Robust Haptic Recognition". in Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, ThAT13.5, 2008.
  13. Shinya Takamuku, Tomoki Iwase, and Koh Hosoda. "Robust Material Discrimination by a Soft Anthropomorphic Finger with Tactile and Thermal Sense". in Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, ThAT8.5, 2008.
  14. Shinya Takamuku, Atsushi Fukuda, and Koh Hosoda, "Introduction to the Bionic Hand", last-minute poster at SAB 2008.
  15. Shinya Takamuku, Koh Hosoda, and Minoru Asada. "Shaking eases Object Category Aquisition: Experiments with a Robotic Arm". Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics. 2007.
  16. Shinya Takamuku, Gabriel Gomez, Koh Hosoda, Rolf Pfeifer. "Haptic discrimination of material properties by a robotic hand". Proceedings of the 2007 6th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning, #76, 2007.
  17. Shinya Takamuku, Yasutake Takahashi, and Minoru Asada. "Lexicon Acquisition based on Behavior Learning". Proceedings of the 2005 4th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning, 2005.

Communication Science Labs.
Human information Science Lab.
Sensory and Motor Research Group
Senior Researcher
Dr. Eng.


Society for Neuroscience
Neural Control of Movement


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