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Hi, I'm Tung.

I'm a researcher at Kawahara-lab, The University of Tokyo.

My works are in the intersection of Digital Fabrication, Soft Robotics, and Human-Computer Interaction.

I like reading, programming, fixing things, DIY, and history.

When not playing with my 3D printers and electronic stuff, I play with my wife and my daughter. We spend time on reading, traveling, and cooking.

Latest Works

About

Tung D. Ta is a researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. His research interests are in the fields of digital fabrication, flexible electronic circuits and soft-bodied robotics. He received his Ph.D. in Information Communication Engineering - The University of Tokyo in 2019, M.E. in 2016, and B.E. from the department of Software Engineering - FPT University in 2012. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, and SICE.

Publications

Journals

T. D. Ta, T. Umedachi, M. Suzuki, and Y. Kawahara, “A Printable Soft-bodied Wriggle Robot with Frictional 2D-Anisotropy Surface,” Journal of Information Processing (JIP), Vol.30, pp.201-208, Mar. 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2197/ipsjjip.30.201

C. Caremel, M. Ishige, T. D. Ta, Y. Kawahara, “Echo States Network for Soft Actuator Control,” Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Special Issue on Science of Soft Robots, Vol.34, No.2, pp. 413-421, Apr. 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.20965/jrm.2022.p0413

T. D. Ta, F. Okuya, Y. Kawahara, Traveling Salesman Problem Based Auto-router for Designing LEDs Applications with Conductive Inkjet Printing, The SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 292-301, DOI:https://doi.org/10.9746/jcmsi.11.292, Jul. 2018.

T. Cheng, K. Narumi, Y. Do, Y. Zhang, T. D. Ta, T. Sasatani, E. Markvicka, Y. Kawahara, L. Yao, G. D. Abowd, and H. Oh. 2020. “Silver Tape: Inkjet-Printed Circuits Peeled-and-Transferred on Versatile Substrates,” Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. 4, 1, Article 6 (March 2020), 17 pages. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3381013

International Conferences (Peer-reviewed)

T. D. Ta*, Z. Chang*, K. Narumi, T. Umedachi, and Y. Kawahara, “Printable Kirigami Bistable Structures for Foldable Jumping Robots,” 2022 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2022, To Appear. (* Co-first authors)

T. Tseng, Y. Murai, N. Freed, D. Gelosi, T. D. Ta, and Y. Kawahara, PlushPal: Storytelling with Interactive Plush Toys and Machine Learning,” Proc. of IDC '21, pp. 236-245, Online (previously Athens, Greece), Jun. 2021. Best Full Paper Award.

T. D. Ta, T. Umedachi and Y. Kawahara, “**A Multigait Stringy Robot with Bi-stable Soft-bodied Structures in Multiple Viscous Environments,”** 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020, pp. 8765-8772, doi: 10.1109/IROS45743.2020.9341059.

Z. Chang, T. D. Ta, K. Narumi, H. Kim, F. Okuya, D. Li, K. Kato, J. Qi, Y. Miyamoto, K. Saito, and Y. Kawahara, “Kirigami Haptic Swatches: Design Methods for Cut-and-Fold Haptic Feedback Mechanisms,” Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI’20), pp. 1-12, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA, April 2020.

Z. Chang, T. D. Ta, K. Narumi, H. Kim, F. Okuya, D. Li, K. Kato, J. Qi, Y. Miyamoto, K. Saito, and Y. Kawahara, “Demonstrating Kirigami Haptic Swatches for Cut-and-Fold Haptic Feedback Mechanisms,” Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA’20), Hawaii, US, April 2020.

S. Yamanaka, T. D. Ta, K. Tsubouchi, F. Okuya, K. Kato, K. Tsushio, and Y. Kawahara, “SheetKey: Generating Touch Events by a Pattern Printed with ConductiveInk for User Authentication,” Proc. of Graphics Interface, pp. 452 – 460, Toronto, Canada, Dec. 2020.

T. D. Ta, T. Umedachi, Y. Kawahara, Instant Inkjet Actuators and Sensors for Soft-bodied Crawling Robots, Proc. of IEEE ICRA’19, pp. 3658-3664, May 2019.

Z. Chang, H. Kim, K. Kato, K. Saito, T. D. Ta, W. Jiang, K. Narumi, Y. Miyamoto, Y. Kawahara, Kirigami Keyboard: Inkjet Printable Paper Interface with Kirigami Structure Presenting Kinesthetic Feedback, Proc. of CHI EA '19, Paper No. LBW2113, Apr. 2019.

D. Li, K. Saito, T. Umedachi, T. D. Ta, Y. Kawahara, Origami Robots with Flexible Circuit Sheets, Proc. of ACM UbiComp '18, pp. 392-395, Oct. 2018. BEST DEMO AWARD.

T. D. Ta, T. Umedachi and Y. Kawahara, “Design of Frictional 2D-Anisotropy Surface for Wriggle Locomotion of Printable Soft-Bodied Robots,” 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018, pp. 6779-6785, doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2018.8463177.

H. Oh, T. D. Ta, R. Suzuki, M. D. Gross, Y. Kawahara, L. Yao, PEP (3D Printed Electronic Papercrafts): An Integrated Approach for 3D Sculpting Paper-Based Electronic Devices, Proc. of ACM CHI ’18, Paper No. 441, DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3174015, Apr. 2018.

T. D. Ta, F. Okuya, Y. Kawahara, LightTrace: Auto-router for Designing LED Based Applications with Conductive Inkjet Printing, Proc. of ACM SCF '17, Article No. 3, DOI: 10.1145/3083157.3083160, Jun. 2017.

T. D. Ta, M. Fukumoto, K. Narumi, S. Shino, Y. Kawahara, T. Asami, Interconnection and Double Layer for Flexible Electronic Circuit with Instant Inkjet Circuits, Proc. of ACM UbiComp 2015, pp. 181-190, Osaka, Japan, Sep. 2015.

T. D. Ta, K. Narumi, Y. Kawahara, “Assistant Tools and Techniques for Conductive Inkjet Printing Technology, ACM UbiComp '15, GadgetShow Plus Demo, Osaka, Japan, Sep. 2015.

Domestic Presentations