Jotaro Shigeyama (born in 1993) is currently a Master’s student in Cyber Interface Lab, the University of Tokyo. He is studying computer science in the graduate school of The University of Tokyo, after finished Associate degree in mechanical and electrical engineering in a college of technology and Bachelor’s degree in mechano-informatics engineering in the University of Tokyo. His current research area is virtual reality and human computer interaction.

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Research Field / Interests
  • Virtual Reality
  • Human Interface
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Haptic Device and Haptics Design
  • Hacking 3D Printer for Novel Use
  • PhD candidate at HCI group in Hasso Plattner Institute, 2018

    Hasso Plattner Institute, with Prof. Patrick Baudisch

  • Master's student in University of Potsdam, 2018

    The University of Potsdam

  • Master's student in Cyber Interface Lab, 2017

    The University of Tokyo with Prof. Michitaka Hirose

  • BSc in Mechano-Informatics, 2017

    The University of Tokyo (2014-2017), with Prof. Michitaka Hirose

  • A.Sc in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, 2014

    Tokuyama College of Technology, The top on the list (2009-2014), with Prof. Kurt Fischer

Awards and honors
  • HATAKEYAMA award, 2014

    Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, Best Student Award


Swinging 3D Lamps

2D images turn into 3D parallax motion by illusion. Collaborated work with Nami Ogawa

AgIC Workshop Collection installation design

An installation showed how conductive ink can design to be flexible.


Smart watch prototype using Intel Edison

Lighting Coaster:AgIC Workshop design

AgIC tutorial designed for FAB10 Barcelona.

Project CoPRO

Optimization of condominium renovation based on reinforcement learning. Collaborated work with Takato Ishida and Chisato Hayakawa

Dokimakura:Hugging pillow with realistic haptic feedback

Designing physiological SNS, awarded 1st prize on hackathon by Yahoo!.


CNC agricultural robot for IoT farming.

Remote aerobotics project

Remote controlled and automatic attitude controlled airplane project.


Publications / Journals (Peer Reviewed)

  • Nami Ogawa, Jotaro Shigeyama, Takuji Narumi and Michitaka Hirose: Swinging 3D Lamps: A Projection Technique to Create 3D Illusions on a Static 2D Image, SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Emerging Technologies, November 2017

  • Jotaro Shigeyama, Nami Ogawa, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa and Michitaka Hirose: Presenting resistive force by modifying joint angles of an avatar, VRSJ Jounal Special Issue, Vol.22, No.3, 2017

Publications / Journals (No Review)

  • Jotaro Shigeyama, Nami Ogawa, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa and Michitaka Hirose: Basic study of presenting pseudo-haptic feedback by modifying body posture, ITE technical report, June 2017

Poster / Demo (Peer Reviewed)

  • Jotaro Shigeyama, Nami Ogawa, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa and Michitaka Hirose: Presenting a pseudo-haptic feedback in immersive VR environment by modifying avatar’s joint angle, IEEE World Haptics 2017, June 2017

  • Jotaro Shigeyama, Designing of English Education Supporting System using Multitouch System, Creative Engineering Design Competition, Kokura, Dec.2011 The Best Aesthetic Award

Poster / Demo (No Review)

  • 小川奈美,茂山丈太郎,鳴海拓志,谷川智洋,廣瀬通孝.ゆらゆら立体灯:平面画像​に奥行きを付加するプロジェクション手法​.第22回日本バーチャルリアリティ学会大会.2017年9月​


  • 小川奈美,茂山丈太郎,鳴海拓志,谷川智洋,廣瀬通孝.ゆらゆら立体灯:平面画像​に奥行きを付加するプロジェクション手法​.第22回日本バーチャルリアリティ学会大会.2017年9月​

Awards and honors

  • U-Tokyo Architecture graduation work NAKAMURA-TATSUTARO Award for Project:CoPRO : collaborated with Takato Ishida

  • HackU 2015 UTxTama-art Grand Prize for Dokimakura

  • HATAKEYAMA Award (JSME Best student award ), 20143

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