Naoyuki Kubota received the B.Sc. degree from Osaka Kyoiku University, Kashiwara, Japan, in 1992, the M.Eng. degree from Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan, in 1994, and the D.E. degree from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in 1997.,He joined the Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan, in 1997. He joined the Department of Human and Artificial Intelligence Systems, University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan, as an Associate Professor, in 2000. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, in 2004. He was an Associate Professor (2005–2012), and has been a Professor with the Department of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University, since 2012.(Based on document published on 2 March 2020).