Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Hirotaka Sato
Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Provost’s Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
External Links
University of California at Berkeley, postdoc 2008 - 2011

University of Michigan, postdoc 2007

Waseda University, research assistant professor, 2005 - 2006

The 10 Emerging Technologies of 2009 (TR10), MIT Technology Review

The 50 Best Inventions of 2009, TIME magazine

The Most Viewed and Downloaded Article 2010, Frontiers in Neuroscience
micro air vehicle, MAV
insect flight control
insect physiology
biofuel cell

electrochemical etching, deposition
electroless deposition
  • CoE Industrial Excellence Award 2022
  • Development of electrochemical surface finishing process for metal and plastic structures
  • Electrochemical surface finishing and manufacturing processes for precision mechanical parts
  • Insect-Inspired Robot Developed Using Insect–Computer Hybrid Robot
  • Long-term control system for mini-robots
  • Metal-plastic hybrid 3D printer capable of manufacturing arbitrary metal patterns on any external and even internal surfaces of 3D structure
  • New World of inspiration by co-evolution of humans, AI Robots, and Biological Cyborg
  • Phase III: Insect-Hybrid Legged Robot Development for Disaster Relief Operations
  • Provost's Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Hirotaka Sato)