Issei is determined to leverage Mujin's automation technology to fundamentally change the landscape of manufacturing. Before founding Mujin, Issei was an award-winning sales manager at the Japanese branch of Iscar, one of the most profitable precision tool makers in the world. The years spent running on the factory floor in Japan, Korea, and China gave Issei deep understanding and appreciation of manufacturing automation, and inspired him to take on this billion dollar challenge.
Rosen's one and only passion is to increase worldwide quality of life by deploying as many automation systems as possible into the real world. After getting a PhD from the Robotics Institute at CMU, his dreams led to co-founding Mujin, a robotics startup employing advanced AI technologies, in the world's most hardcore and intense manufacturing environment: Japan. He is a true believer of open-source and has founded and developed the widely used robot motion planning system OpenRAVE, which comprises the core of the Mujin technology stack and is used by many robotics labs around the world.
Huan has a life long passion in robotics. He grew up in Shanghai, China, where electronic components were very accessible and cheap. Huan built many robots with his friends and participated in every local and national robotics competition that was available. Later at MIT, he majored in Computer Science and took part in Artificial Intelligence researches. After graduation, he learned a great deal about software development in business settings at Oracle, attended a hardware incubator in Shenzhen, and is now chasing his dream at MUJIN.
Yangjing Li is our resident electrical engineer. After getting a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Art History, she received master's degree in Medical Device Design from Peking University. When Yurki is not designing circuits or tinkering with her latest gadgets, she enjoys martial arts and theaters.
Robert is Mujin's system integration engineer making sure all delivered Mujin systems meet manufacturing specifications and are easy to use. Originally from Beijing, he was the first prize winner of the national Mathematical Olympiad out of tens of thousands competitors. He then studied electrical, mechanical, and industrial engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Toronto. After Master's, he became the lead developer at a well-established robot system integrator. Now at Mujin, Robert wishes help bring the new technology revolution to reality.
Jeronimo envisages a world where robots seamlessly integrate with human life, by accurately perceiving their surroundings and autonomously responding to human needs. While pursuing his PhD in Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Robotics, at Carnegie Mellon, he has worked with Google, Qualcomm, and Honda Engineering, in application areas as diverse as augmented reality and self-learning binpicking systems. He now holds several industrial and academic patents, and has received several awards for his academic excellence. With a strong go-getter attitude, and solid knowledge of the latest trends in computer vision, artificial intelligence, convex optimization, and differential geometry, he is excited to tackle the most challenging robot-perception problems MUJIN has to face.
Kan was at Canon Inc. for a total of 18 years performing research in machine learning and developing office products. He has two Master's degrees in Engineering (Kyoto University) and Mathematical/Cognitive Psychology (Indiana University). He came to know Rosen, while he was a Visiting Scholar at the Robotics Institute at CMU, and joined MUJIN after some addictive experience with startups. With his broad experience in both research and development, ranging from firmware to the web, he aims to make machines smarter to help humans attain utmost productivity.
Dai studied photography at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). While at RISD, He developed a keen interest in digital and interactive media. After graduation, he started his career in interaction design as a Flash designer/developer. Since then, he worked on diverse interactive projects in advertising and video game. He joined MUJIN to take the challenge of designing user interface for one of the emerging technologies: Robotics.
After completing his BS in Electronics, Mehul worked with laser machines with integrated automation and CNC based drilling and punching lines for structural steel. Then, he went to pursue his MS in Embedded Systems. Later, he worked with palletizing robots, machine vision, and the service industry in Japan. Mehul's enthusiasm to continuously learn and challenge new things have bought him to MUJIN, where he works on delivering a robust and reliable system to the end-users.
Binbin received BS in Electronic Engineering from Zhejiang University, and MS in Information Science from The University of Tokyo. He started his professinal career as a hardware engineer at SoftBank, where he ensured mobile devices production quality and managed hardware testing. He came to know MUJIN through his friend and bacame fascinated by MUJIN's innovative ideas and products. At MUJIN, Binbin is excited to make an impact in the world of industrial robots.
Shigeo worked in the semiconductor device industry for 24 years, where he contributed to develop a series of new products as both an engineer and a manager. He is excited to bring his experience and energy to MUJIN.
Salvatore Giudice (Tore) joined Mujin following 14 years of network and development work in the financial, telecommunication, and enterprise security industries. Previously, he was involved in the launching of a VoIP appliance startup and also operated his own business providing VoIP security training and consulting for enterprise and government clients. At Mujin, Tore is primarily focused on internal infrastructure,cloud-backed initiatives for remote M2M management, and platform standardization.
Ziyan Zhou joined MUJIN after 5 years of experience building networking stack and low level system software at Microsoft. He started tinkering withrobotics and embedded systems at the university robotics lab for the annualIntelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). He has also been a co-founder at a startup where he assumed the role of a full-stack web developer as well as an Android/iOS developer. At MUJIN, Ziyan hopes to contribute to building scalable and reliable, production grade robot controller software.
Denys graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine as one of the top students, where he won 3rd place in the National Competition of Ukraine in Computer Science and 2nd place in the National Competition of Ukraine in Software Design. He recieved his masters from École Normale Supérieure rued'Ulm, Paris, France. Denys won the silver medal as a member of a team in the Southwestern European Regional Contest of the ACM-ICPC.Currently, he is working at MUJIN and contributing in the development of real time motion planning system.
Junya started his career as the specialist for accounting and labor laws for Mediaseek (TSE Mothers). He had been CFO for the smartphone app developer Community Factory for 6 years until it underwent merger with Yahoo Japan Corp in 2015. He also had the role at Yahoo's budget control team. His goal is for MUJIN to evolve for hundreds of years by keeping the great company culture and building management systems.
After studying Media&Communications at International Christian University, Akane started her career at a mega pharmaceutical company as a market researcher. Although she found market research interesting, potential and energy that MUJIN has to offer to contribute to the society was something irresistible. At MUJIN, she strives to build solid management/administrative system to accelerate the growth.
Takeo Kanade is a professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon. Professor Kanade has worked in multiple areas of robotics: computer vision, multimedia, manipulators, autonomous ground and air mobile robots, and sensors. He has written more than 300 technical papers and reports in these areas, as well as more than 20 patents. He has been the principal investigator of more than a dozen major vision and robotics projects at Carnegie Mellon. Professor Kanade has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He is a fellow of the IEEE, the ACM, and American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the former and founding editor of International Journal of Computer Vision. Professor Kanade has served for government, industry, and university advisory or consultant committees, including Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) of National Research Council, NASA's Advanced Technology Advisory Committee, and PITAC Panel for Transforming Healthcare Panel.
Masayuki Inaba is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems at University of Tokyo. He is the head of the JSK Robotics Lab, which hosts some of the brightest robotics students in Japan. His research projects have included hand-eye coordination in rope handling, vision-based robotic server system, remote-brained robot approach, whole-body behaviors in humanoids, robot sensor suit with electrically conductive fabric, flexible-spine humanoid and developmental JSK mother projects with the remote-brained system environment, life-size assistive humanoids, musculo-skeletal spine humanoid series, whole-body soft sensor tissues, IRT home assistance with personal mobility, open-source robotics middlewares, high speed-and-powered legs for the next generation, on the budget from MEXT and MITI.
Phạm Quang Cường was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. He graduated from École Normale Supérieure rue d'Ulm (France) in 2007 and obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from Université Paris VI and Collège de France in 2009. From 2010 to 2013 he was a researcher at University of São Paulo (Brazil) and at University of Tokyo (Japan). He joined the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU (Singapore) as an Assistant Professor in 2013.