My research on robots focuses on robots and automated systems in urban and social spaces. It includes the whole range of non-industrial robot experimenting, from autonomous vehicles and delivery drones, healthcare robots, to social and service robots. I currently work on three projects: the politics of humanoid robots in Japan, the urban living labs for robot experiments with focus on Dubai, Singapore, California and Japan, and medical delivery drones in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
Application deadline 19th February 2018.
Consultancy Research Internship, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Making Films in Japan – Writer, Director and Producer John Williams will talk about his experiences making three award-winning Japanese-language feature films, Firefly Dreams (Ichiban Utsukushii Natsu, 2001), Starfish Hotel (2007) and Sado Tempest
Ecologies of Knowledge and Practice: Japanese Studies and the Environmental Humanities - a Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop was held at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford on 27th and 28th October, 2017
I am a Research and Teaching Associate at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies and a Research Scholar at the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall. I hold a DPhil in International Development (Oxford), an MA in Japanese Studies (University of Vienna) and a DESS in Asian Studies (University of Geneva). In Geneva I have also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and after my DPhil I have spent some time in a monastic community in Haifa before returning for post-doctoral work to Oxford.
STORRY MEMORIAL TRAVELLING BURSARY
A bursary of £500-£600 is offered towards the cost of travel to Japan for the purpose of studying some aspect of modern Japan. The bursary is open to postgraduate students and undergraduates alike.