School of Engineering
Department of Systems and Control Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology



Associate Professor
Takeshi Hatanaka
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Sabbatical at Harvard


Masayuki Fujita
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News (More)
2016 October: Book Review in Automatica
2016 September: SICE Annual Conference 2016 (More)
2016 September: NecSys’16 (More)

Research Interests
Our group is working on:

  • Cooperative Control in Human-Cyber-Physical Systems (H-CPS)
  • Distributed Optimization/Game for Societal Cyber-Physical Systems (S-CPS)

In particular, we study in an effort to work out fundamental principles to render highly-networked control systems totally optimal and/or robust state via distributed decision-makings. The targeted applications include human-robotic networks teaming (HuRonT), distributed energy management systems and smart cities.


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Coverage Control
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Books/Book Chapters

book T. Hatanaka, N. Chopra, M. Fujita and M. W. Spong, “Passivity-Based Control and Estimation in Networked Robotics,” Communications and Control Engineering Series, Springer-Verlag, May, 2015 (Book Announcement in CSM, Book Review in Automatica)
book_coming_soon T. Hatanaka, N. Chopra, J. Yamauchi and M. Fujita, “A Passivity-Based Approach to Human-Swarm Collaborations and Passivity Analysis of Human Operators,” Trends in Control and Decision-Making for Human-Robot Collaboration Systems, Y. Wang and F. Zhang (eds.), Springer-Verlag, coming soon
book_jp T. Hatanaka, “Distributed Optimization,” Control of Multi-agent Systems,
S. Azuma and M. Nagahara (eds.), Corona Publishing Co., Aug, 2015 (in Japanese)

Selected Recent Publications (More)

  • T. Hatanaka, Y. Wasa, R. Funada, A. G. Charalambides and M. Fujita, “A Payoff-based Learning Approach to Cooperative Environmental Monitoring for PTZ Visual Sensor Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 709-724, 2016 (DOI:10.1109/TAC.2015.2450611)
  • T. Hatanaka and M. Fujita, “Cooperative Estimation of Averaged 3D Moving Target Object Poses via Networked Visual Motion Observers,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 623-638, 2013 (DOI:10.1109/TAC.2012.2215732)
  • T. Hatanaka, Y. Igarashi, M. Fujita and M. W. Spong, “Passivity-basd Pose Synchronization in Three Dimensions,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 360-375, 2012 (DOI:10.1109/TAC.2011.2166668)
  • T. Hatanaka, R. Funada, G. Gezer and M. Fujita, “Distributed Visual 3-D Localization of A Human Using Pedestrian Detection Algorithm: A Passivity-based Approach,” Proc. of 6th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems, to appear, 2016
  • T. Hatanaka, N. Chopra and M. Fujita, “Passivity-based Bilateral Human-Swarm-Interactions for Cooperative Robotic Networks and Human Passivity Analysis,” Proc. of 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2015(DOI:10.1109/CDC.2015.7402008)