Takeshi Kurata received the B.E., M.E. and D.E. degrees from University of Tsukuba, Japan. Since 1996, he has been working as a researcher in AIST and he is currently a research group leader, Service Sensing, Assimilation,and Modeling Research Group, Human Informatics Research Institute, AIST. He is also a professor of Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba (Cooperative Graduate School Program). He revieved FY2016 AIST president award (research). His other professionnal experiences are as follows: (1) 2003-2005 Visiting Scholar, HIT Lab, University of Washington, (2) 2011-2014 Doctoral co-supervisor, Joseph Fourier University, UJF-Grenoble 1,France, (3) 2012- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24 Member, (4) 2014- PDR Benchmark Standardization Committee Chair. His current research topics include indoor positioning, service research, assistive technology, IoT, wearable computing, mixed and augmented reality, and computer vision.