Dr. Noriyasu Ando is an Associate Professor at the Department of Life Engineering, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan. He received his Ph. D degree in Science from University of Tsukuba, Japan. After completion of his degree, he had been a postdoctoral researcher and an assistant professor at Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), the University of Tokyo, Japan. From 2016 to 2019, he was a project lecturer at RCAST.
His research interests are neuroethology and biomechanics of insect behavior, such as flapping flight, odor tracking, and spatial navigation. In addition to the biological perspectives, he is also interested in engineering that apply biological functions to artificial systems. He has developed odor-searching robots driven by actual insects (biohybrid) as well as insect-mimetic robots.