He has been involved in cutting-edge robot research and development for more than 15 years as an industrial robotics researcher. He aim to further accelerate the advancement of robotics into society utilizing open source robotics. He received Ph.D from the University of Tokyo graduate school in 2002, joined Toyota Central Research Institute Ltd. in the same year, and in 2015 he is a senior researcher. Retired in April 2017 and joined TORK.
Her motivation is on enhancenment for the industrial and academic relationship and the user community, by utilizing the power of opensource robotics technologies. She earned doctoral degree in mobile robotics from NAIST (Nara Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Japan), and then contributed to opensource software R&D project at AIST (Japanese national institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology).
Kei Okada aspires to drive the research and development of intelligent robotics software systems by contributing to and utilizing opensource robotics resources.