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Kenji Nagaoka

Professional Experience

2011.4-2019.3 Assistant Professor, Tohoku University, JAPAN (The Space Robotics Laboratory)

2019.4-2023.9 Associate Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology, JAPAN

2020.4-2024.3 The Center for Socio-Robotic Synthesis, Kyushu Institute of Technology, JAPAN [concurrent post]

2023.10-Present Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology, JAPAN

2024.4-Present The Center for Future Society Implementation for Robotics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, JAPAN [concurrent post]

2024.4-Present The Laboratory of Lean Satellite Enterprises and In-Orbit Experiments, Kyushu Institute of Technology, JAPAN [concurrent post]


2002.4-2006.3 B.E., Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, JAPAN

2006.4-2011.3 Ph.D. (Eng.), The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), JAPAN


FY2020-present Advanced Space Robotics: M/D (SEIC/RSM)


Publication List

Previous Publication List until 2018 (Kenji Nagaoka)

Scopus (Kenji Nagaoka)

Google Scholar Citations (Kenji Nagaoka)


Principal Investigator

JKA Research Grant
Development of Dynamics Simulator of Space Debrius Capture Using Flexible Net (FY2024)

JCN/JST Moonshot Research and Development Program (Goal 3)
Collaborative AI Robots for Adaptation of Diverse Environments and Innovation of Infrastructure Construction (PM: Keiji Nagatani, Project Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Research and Development of Robot System with Mission Resilience for Construction of Infrastructure on the Moon (FY2021-FY2023)

JKA Research Grant
Development of Wave Drilling Robot Buried into Subsurface (FY2021)

JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Research and Development of Spiderman-Type Robot with Innovative Locomotion (FY2020-FY2022)

Casio Science Promotion Foundation, Research Grant
Development of Subsurface Drilling Mechanism Utilizing Mechanical Peristalsis (FY2019-FY2020)

FAIS Research Grant
Development of Bionic Gripper with Bio-Inspired Mechanism and Technique (FY2019)

JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists
Autonomous Gait Principe for a Free-Climbing Robot with Mechanical Anisotropy and Uncertainty (FY2018-FY2019)

JKA Research Grant
Development of a Extreme Exploration Robot Equipped with Cross-modal and Intelligent Wheels (FY2017-FY2018)
Development of Intelligent Wheel (FY2016)

JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Analysis on Dynamics of Ciliary Micro-Hopping Mechanism by an Eccentric Motor in a Micro-Gravity (FY2012-FY2014)


JAXA Space Exploration Innovation Hub
(JST Support Program for starting up Innovation Hub on the National Research and Development Agency)
Prototype Development of an Insect-like Robot for Walking/Jumping Exploration (Ideas Incubating Research )
(Collaboration with JAXA, ispace, inc., and Tohoku University: FY2016)

JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Robot Control for Lunar, Planetary and Asteroid Exploration with Understanding of Geometry and Physical Characteristics of the Environment (FY2012)


Third Prize
Author: Warley F.R. Riveiro, Kentaro Uno, Kazuya Yoshida, Kenji Nagaoka
Paper Title: Dynamic Equilibrium of Climbing Robots Based on Stability Polyhedron for Gravito-Inertial Acceleration
Publisher: The 23rd International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2020); August, 2020

Best Paper Silver Award
Author: Shoya Higa, Kazumasa Sawada, Kenji Nagaoka, Kazuya Yoshida
Paper Title: Three-Dimensional Stress Distribution on a Rigid Wheel Surface for a Lightweight Vehicle
Publisher: ISTVS, The 13th European Conference of the International Society For Terrain-Vehicle Systems; October, 2015

JAXA Space Education Center, NASA Academy 2008 at Goddard Space Flight Center; May-August, 2008



Space Robotics Lab. (Nagaoka Lab.)

Space Robotics Lab. (Nagaoka Lab.)