October 31, 2017 :

The Future of Home User Interface Turns into a Robot

Lecture: Messrs. Shunsuke Aoki and Yutaka MIzuochi
The Future of Home User Interface Turns into a Robot

The P-Room-Salon this time had a lecture meeting, promoted by GK Industrial Design, having Messrs. Shunsuke Aoki, CEO, and Yutaka MIzuochi, Designer of YUKAI Engineering. Inc., titled as “The Future of Home User Interface Turns into a Robot.”
In the first half of the meeting; Mr. Aoki made a presentation on the cushion type therapy robot “Qoobo” and the communication robot “BOCCO.” He explained about the story ranging from planning and development, making business to the recent development trend. In the second half, the designer Mr. Mizuochi told about the production process of the two robots. In the question and answer session, the other four members of the company joined, and vigorous discussion with GK members took place.

Shunsuke Aoki:
Yukai Engineering Inc. CEO

2001 Started Team Lab Inc while studying at Tokyo University, and assumed the position of CTO
2002 Graduated from the Tokyo University Department of Engineering, Mathematical Engineering Course
2007 Started Yukai LLC, a robotics venture with Mr Takashi Sagizaka
2008 Assumed position of CTO at pixiv Inc., starting a service with now almost 6 million users
2009 Completed Master’s Degree at Donghua University Graduate School for Information Science and Technology (Shanghai, China)
2011 Incorporated Yukai Engineering Inc.
2015 Assumed the position of the jury of 2015 Good Design Award. Nakaya has also been engaging in the position of a curator of “Mokuyo Shinbijutsukan (Thursday New Art Museum)” of WEB TV intending to fuse art and technologies.

Yutaka MIzuochi:
Yukai Engineering Inc., Designer

2008年Graduated from the School of Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
2010 Completed Master’s Degree at Tokyo Institute of Technology Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering Department of Electronics and Applied Physics
2010 Joined Panasonic Corporation. Engaged in the planning and development of the semiconductor integrated circuit.
2014 Left the company to study product design.
2014 Enrolled in Kuwasawa Design School Specialized Design Department Product Design Course
2016 Graduated from Kuwasawa Design School Specialized Design Department Product Design Course
2016 Joined Yukai Engineering Inc.