Akihiko SHIRAI, Ph.D - Biography

Akihiko SHIRAI, Ph.D - Biography

AKIHIKO SHIRAI, Ph.D (Engineering) worked for Canon and Criterion as a game development consultant to distribute RenderWare, a multi-platform graphics middle-ware for the game industry until 2001. He had backed to academia and received his Ph.D from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan in 2004 with research concerning the “Tangible Playroom”, an entertainment system for young children using haptics, a floor screen and real-time physics engine. He was a R&D researcher at NHK-ES in Japan, focusing on the next generation’s TV production environment before moving to ENSAM Presence & Innovation Laboratory in France in 2004 to 2007 for R&D of a Virtual Reality theme park development project with some significant research projects. Rapid computer vision on GPU “GPUVision”, robotic game player “RoboGamer”and WiiMedia projects have been accepted by ACM SIGGRAPH and IEEE VR. He worked for National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Tokyo Japan, as a science communicator and exhibition planner for 2008 to 2010. From 2010, he is working in Information Media, Kanagawa Institute of Technology (KAIT) as an associate professor. The motto is “Creating people who creates”. Simultaneous multiplex imagery system “Scritter”, “ExPixel” and “ExField”, Manga immersive system “Manga Generator”, nursery VR entertainment “Real Baby - Real Family” have been awarded by ministry, academia, and game industry. From June 2018, He is backed to game industry again as a labo director to launch GREE VR Studio Lab, which promote a new industrial research for vTuber (Virtual YouTuber, virtual persona, virtual artist) enhancement and exploring VR live entertainment.

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GREE VR Studio Laboratory (2018-)

KAIT Shirai Lab (2010-2018)

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  1. 白井 暁彦, ブレディキーナ リュドミラ, 坂口 塔也, 栢之間 諒汰, 堀部 貴紀, 山崎 勇祐, 中村 清人, 「Mozilla Hubsを用いたオンラインイベントのWebVR化」, DHU JOURNAL, Vol.07, 電子版)(Nov 2020)
  2. 【ショートレポート】VR4.0 -リアルタイムバーチャルキャラクターが牽引する VR産業における基盤研究 DHU JOURNAL Vol.06 (Nov. 2019)
  3. Yusuke Yamazaki, Shoichi Hasegawa, Hironori Mitake, Akihiko Shirai, “Neck strap haptics: an algorithm for non-visible VR information using haptic perception on the neck”, ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Posters (July 2019)
  4. Yusuke Yamazaki, Hironori Mitake, Akihiko Shirai, Shoichi Hasegawa, “Widespread Hapbeat: Tension Based Necklace Type Haptic Display” (November 2019)
  5. Akihiko Shirai, “REALITY: broadcast your virtual beings from everywhere”, ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Appy Hour (July 2019)
  6. Rex Hsieh, Akihiko Shirai, Hisashi Sato, “Effectiveness of facial animated avatar and voice transformer in elearning programming course”, Conference Paper, ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Posters (July 2019)
  7. Rex Hsieh, Akihiko Shirai, Hisashi Sato, “Evaluation of Avatar and Voice Transform in Programming E-Learning Lectures”, Conference Paper, the 19th ACM International Conference, (July 2019)
  8. Rex Hsieh, Marika Higashida, Yuya Mochizuki, Takaya Asano, Akihiko Shirai, Hisashi Sato, “MasQueRade: Onsite QR Code based VR Experience Evaluation System using Sanitary Mask”, Conference Paper, the Virtual Reality International Conference - Laval Virtual (April 2018)
  9. Akihiko Shirai, Rex Hsieh, Yuya Mochizuki, Takaya Asano, Marika Higashida, “Real Baby - Real Family”- Multi-Sensory Feedback Tangible Baby VR, International Journal of Virtual Reality (November 2017)
  10. Rex Hsieh, Yuya Mochizuki, Takaya Asano, Marika Higashida, Akihiko Shirai, “Real baby - real family”: VR entertainment baby interaction system, ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies (July 2017)
  11. “Real Baby - Real Family: Holdable tangible baby VR”, the Virtual Reality International Conference - Laval Virtual 2017 (March 2017)
  12. 白井 暁彦, 佐藤 勝, 草原 真知子, 久米 祐一郎,「足インターフェイスによる複合現実感アミューズメントシステム : ファンタスティックファントムスリッパ (Mixed Reality Amusement System with Foot Interface : Fantastic Phantom Slipper)」, 日本バーチャルリアリティ学会論文誌, 4 巻 4 号 p. 691-697, 1999 年. https://doi.org/10.18974/tvrsj.4.4_691, PDF
  13. Yuichiro KumeAkihiko ShiraiMotoshisa TsudaToyohiko Hatada, “Information Transmission through Soles by Vibro-tactile Stimulation” (October 1998)

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