Department of Systems and Control Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology



Masayuki Fujita
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Associate Professor
Takeshi Hatanaka
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News (More)
2018 Mar.: Our paper is accepted to JIRA
2018 Mar.: Tatsuya Miyano is awarded in MSCS/ISCS 2018 (More)
2018 Jan.: Our paper is accepted to ACC 2018

Research Interests
Our group is working on cooperative control and shared autonomy in robotic networks (Fujita Lab) and distributed energy management for energy efficient society (Hatanaka Lab). We are developing distributed optimization and learning algorithms for a variety of Cyber-Physical Systems. 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.

Selected Movies (More)
Movie of the Month 1 Movie of the Month 2
Cooperative Control of Human-Robotic Network Voronoi-based Coverage Control
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Slides (More)
Attitude Synchronization Attitude Synchronization in Robotarium
See Dean M.W. Spong’s
See Professor M. Egerstedt’s


Books/Book Chapters/Invited Articles

T. Hatanaka, N. Chopra, J. Yamauchi, M. Doi, Y. Kawai and M. Fujita, “A Passivity-Based System Design of Semi-autonomous Cooperative Robotic Swarm,” ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 14-18, 2017 (our photo is selected as the front cover of the issue)
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, pp. 325-355, Feb., 2017
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)

Selected Recent Publications (More)

    • T. Hatanaka, N. Chopra, T. Ishizaki and N. Li, “Passivity-Based Distributed Optimization with Communication Delays Using PI Consensus Algorithm,” arXiv:1609.04666 (conditionally accepted to IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control), 2017

    • J. Yamauchi, M.W.S Atman, T. Hatanaka and M. Fujita, “Cooperative Control of Human-Robotic Network under Inter-Robot Communication Delay: A Passivity Approach,” Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Vol. 53, No. 12, pp. 663-670, 2017 (in Japanese) (DOI:10.9746/sicetr.53.663)

    • T. Hatanaka, X. Zhang, W. Shi, M. Zhu and N. Li, “Physics-Integrated Hierarchical/Distributed HVAC Optimization for Multiple Buildings with Robustness against Time Delays, Proc. of 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017 (DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2017.8264650)

    • J. Yamauchi, K. Kizaki, T. Ibuki, S. Satoh, T. Hatanaka and M. Fujita, “Performance Analysis of Visual Feedback Leader-Following Pose Synchronization with Stochastic Uncertain Leader in Three Dimensions,” Proc. of 1st IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, pp. 349-354, 2017 (DOI: 10.1109/CCTA.2017.8062487)

    • J. Yamauchi, M.W.S Atman, T. Hatanaka, N. Chopra and M. Fujita, “Passivity-Based Control of Human-Robotic Networks with Inter-Robot Communication Delays and Experimental Verification,” Proc. of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, pp. 628-633, 2017 (DOI: 10.1109/AIM.2017.8014087)