Toshiyuki Yasuda received B.E., M.E., and Ph.D degrees, all in engineering, from Kobe University, in 2000, 2002, and 2006, respectively. He is an assistant professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan. He was a research assistant of Department of Electronics and Control Engineering, Tsuyama National College of Technology, from April 2006 to March 2007. He was a visiting researcher at School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK, from July 2008 to March 2009. His research areas cover robotics and artificial intelligence.