• 19/01/07Mobility UnlimitedOur research was selected as one of five finalists of the Toyota Mobility Foundation’s Mobility Unlimited Challenge. (Press Release)
  • 16/04/01 Member list is updated. Several international students joined from Portugal and Brazil. French engineer also joined as a software engineer.
  • 15/04/01 Member list is updated. Several internship and research students joined from Mexico, France, and Netherlands.
  • 14/11/08 JDAA member, Mr Yosuke Eguchi, together with a student from Art and Design, are awarded as world runners-up and first place in Japan at the world-leading international design award (James Dyson Award 2014 ). Congratulations!
  • 14/09/01-06 ARSWe present our works at the DeviceArt Exhibition of the ARS Electronica.
  • 14/10/01 Member list is updated. Several internship and research students joined from France, Netherlands, Italy and Australia.

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Recent Activities
  • 15/12/28CRESTJST START (Entrepreneurship support) project regarding Medical and Engineering Innovation is accepted. The challenges on the swallowing detection for dysphagia and healthcare, supported by Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. (Press Releas: in Japanese)
  • 15/12/12 CRESTWe start a new NEDO Robotics Project "Smart Mechanics" in collaboration with Pr Mochiyama and Pr Aiyama of the University of Tsukuba.
  • 14/10/01 CRESTNew project "Social Imaging (JST page)" is accepted as a JST CREST project (2014-2020), in collaboration with Keio University.
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Welcome to UTAIL

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (UTAIL) is established in 2005 as a part of Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies at the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba. We conduct a number of research and development in key technologies and systems for machine learning, robot vision, music technology, media engineering and robotics.

The research topics include various fields such as humanoid robot; autonomous robot; machine learning; evolutionary computation; pattern classification; multimodal human-machine communication; environment recognition; sound database; music/sound signal processing, and Kansei (affective) computing.






  • Center for Innovative Medicine and Engineering (University of Tsukuha Hospital)
  • Division of Advanced Robotics and Cybernetics
  • STARTJST START Swallowing Project
  • CRESTJST CREST Social Imaging