Dr. Tomoaki Mashimo received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, in 2008. He was a robotics researcher at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, from 2008 to 2010. After being an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 2011, he became Associate Professor in 2016. His research interests include micro ultrasonic motors and the micro robotic applications.