Keio University

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Keio University

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Prof. Akira Mita
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Full Professor at the Department of System Design Engineering of the Keio University.

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Organization

Keio University, as Japan’s very first private institution of higher learning, originally established in 1858 in Tokyo. Over 150 years since its founding, Keio has thrived under its founder’s motto of jitsugaku, or empirical science, as it continues to transform Japan as a modern nation through contributions to education, research and medicine. Keio builds on its traditional academic strengths to integrate its education and research into the three transdisciplinary initiatives of Longevity, Security and Creativity. The global nature of these initiatives presents Keio with opportunities to strengthen collaborative ties with the international community through joint research and academic exchange with world-leading universities. Keio’s global initiatives contribute to a sustainable, secure and highly creative world where people live better, longer lives. Keio offers a variety of academic programs across 10 undergraduate faculties and 14 graduate schools. 

Role in MAIA

The group is guided by Prof. Akira Mita, full Professor at the Department of System Design Engineering of the Keio University from 2004. He is the founder of Mita Laboratory, that aims to record life phases of the environment relevant to buildings through information obtained by the sensor agent robots. This concept is called “biofied building” or “biofication of living spaces” and the laboratory is working to integrate the concept, conducting research activities to realize “biofied building”. KEIO will be involved in the “Design solutions for human-robot interaction and smart manufacturing for an Active Ageing Workforce” part and “Knowledge, management and dissemination” part.