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Kensho Miyoshi is a designer and researcher with a background in aerospace engineering. He holds BEng (2013) and MEng (2015) degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Tokyo, where he explored the interactivity of indoor aerial robots which can navigate without the aid of external sensors or computation resources. His practice also includes several art and design works which embrace the element of physical movement as the core of its aesthetics. In 2014 Kensho was certified as Super Creator by IPA (Information Technology Promotion Agency) and METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) of Japan. His works have been presented at conferences and exhibitions such as SIGGRAPH and Milan Design Week.

For his PhD at School of Design Research of Royal College of Art, he develops the pervasive interest underlying his prior works in both technological and creative domains and concentrates on the aesthetic and empathic potential of motion in the context of design.




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EDUCATION

PhD Candidate (RCA) Innovation Design Engineering
Royal College of Art, London, UK
2015-

MEng (UTokyo) Aeronautics and Astronautics
Dissertation: “Close-range interaction of human and a small quadcopter with onboard sensors"
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2013-2015

BEng (UTokyo) Aeronautics and Astronautics
Dissertation: “Minimum Function Blimp as Performance Media”
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2009-2013



AWARDS AND GRANTS

Arts and Cuture Grant
Nomura Foundation, Japan
Oct-Dec 2016

PhD Scholarship
Nakajima Foundation, Japan
2015-

Jury Selection
Entertainment Division, 18th Japan Media Arts Festival
2014

Graduation Works Support Program for MILANO SALONE 2015
Japan Design Associations NPO
2014

Bronze Award
A’ Design Award and Competition 2013-2014 (Italy)
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category
2014

Super Creator Certification
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan + Information Promotion Technology Agency
2014

Visiting Researcher Support Program
International Information Science Foundation (Japan)
2014



EXHIBITION

Work In Progress Show
Design Research, Royal College of Art
London, UK
27-31 Jan 2016

Tokyo Design Week in Milan 2015
Supported by Japan Design Associations NPO
Milano Italy
Apr 2015

PUWANTS [solo]
Factotum Gallery
Tokyo Japan
Nov-Dec 2014

THE MIRROR -Hold the Mirror up to nature-
Ginza Nagoya Shokokaikan
Tokyo Japan
2014

Parallel Nature
FURUSATO MUSEUM OF ART
Toyama Japan
2014

A' Design Award Winners Exhibition
Como Cathedral
Como Italy
2014

The 15th iiiExhibition
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo Japan
2013

The 15th iiiExhibition Extra
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo Japan
2013




PUBLICATIONS

"Entertainment Multi-rotor Robot that realises Direct and Multimodal Interaction"
Miyoshi. K., Konomura. R., Hori. K.
BCS The 28th British HCI Conference
Southport UK
Sep 2014

"Above Your Hand: direct and natural interaction with an aerial robot"
Miyoshi. K., Konomura. R., Hori. K.
SIGGRAPH 2014, Emerging Technologies
Vancouver Canada
Aug 2014

"Onboard Sound Recognition of Small Aerial Robot" (in Japanese)
Miyoshi. K., Hori. K.
The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, The 28th Conference
Matsuyama, Japan
May 2014

"Minimum Function Blimp as Performance Media" (in Japanese)
Miyoshi. K., Hori. K.
The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, The 27th Conference
Toyama Japan
June 2013



INVITED TALKS

Visualization Conference
The Visualization Society of Japan
Tokyo Japan
Nov 2014

ACM SIGGRAPH Tokyo
Tokyo Japan
Sep 2014

Future Technology Design
Japan Society for Software Society and Technology 31st Conference
Nagoya Japan
Aug 2014



WORK EXPERIENCE

Creator
MITOH Program (Explanatory IT Human Resources Program), Tokyo
Project title: Palm-sized quadcopter system for both hobby and practical use
Oct 2013 - Jun 2014

Design engineer (Intern)
Takram Design Engineering, Tokyo
Jun - Sep 2015



MEDIA

"Phenox Makes A Drone More of A Companion by Dropping the Controller
Tech Crunch (US)
May 2014

Plus others