Taisuke Sakaki received his Ph.D. thesis in Applied Physics from Tokyo University in 1993. He worked at Research Laboratory of Yaskawa Electric Corporation from 1985 to 1993. He was a project manager at Yaskawa, developing the rehabilitation robot assisting recovery of basic functions of lower extremities for stroke patients from 1993 to 1999. Also, he joined the national project as a project manager of Yaskawa at Rehabilitation System for Upper and Lower Limbs Project from 1999 to 2003. He was the director of the HRRC from 2013 to 2018. His present interests involve robotics for assisting elderly and rehabilitation