Hiroyuki Kambara


Hiroyuki Kambara

Assistant Professor

Computational Neuroscience


Hiroyuki Kambara received the B.Sc. degree in computer science in 2002, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering, in 2004 and 2007, all from Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITECH), Tokyo, Japan. He is now an Assistant Prof. at the Precision and Intelligence Laboratory of TITECH. His research interests include neural motor control and motor learning.

Expectations for WRHI

To advance the knowledge about how our brain generates accurate and sophisticated body movements, I would like promote international collaboration research in computational neuroscience, biomechanics, and brain function imaging fields.

Research Projects

  • We proposed computational model for neural motor learning of reaching movements.

  • We found perception of the weight of objects is systematically affected by prediction error of the timing when objects are placed on the hand.


Tokyo Institute of Techonology, Precision & Intelligence Lab. Assistant Professor


Tokyo Institute of Techonology, Institute of Innovative Research, Assistant Professor


IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Japan Chapter, Young Researcher Award (Neurocomputing)


神原裕行, 金載烋, 佐藤誠, 小池康晴: 強化学習とフィードバック誤差を用いた腕の姿勢制御, 電子情報通信学会論文誌, J88-D(5), 1036-1048(2006)


H. Kambara, K. Kim, D. Shin, M. Sato, Y. Koike: Learning and generation of goal-directed arm reaching from scratch, Neural Networks, 22, 384-361(2009)


H. Kambara, K. Ohishi, Y. Koike: Learning Strategy in Time-to-Contact Estimation of Falling Objects, J. Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics, 18, 972-979(2011)


H. Kambara, D. Shin, Y. Koike: A computational model for optimal muscle activity considering muscle viscoelasticity in wrist movements, J. Neurophysiol., 109, 2145-2160(2013)

H. Kambara, D. Shin, T. Kawase, N. Yoshimura, K. Akahane, M. Sato, Y. Koike: The effect of temporal perception on weight perception, Front. Psychol., 4, #40(2013)