I am Eiji Onchi. Here you can find a summary of some of the projects I have worked on, the things I research, and know a little bit more about me.

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Eiji Onchi

PhD. Candidate in Kansei Design

University of Tsukuba

About Me

Born in Japan and raised in Peru, I am a mix between Japanese traditions and Latin American flavor. As a Kansei Designer and Mechatronic Engineer, I combine arts and engineering to study how we interact with our surroundings to create devices and robots that are pleasant to use.

What is Kansei?

Kansei (感性) is a Japanese word with a complex meaning that is difficult to translate in one word. It refers to human sensitivity, subjectivity, emotions, feelings, and the essence of the human experience. In simple terms, we try to understand how we experience life with the aid of Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavioral Science, and Arts.

What is Mechatronics?

Mechatronics is an area of engineering that combines Mechanics, Electronics, and Computer Sciences. Basically, we know how to automate processes and create machines and robots.


  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Software Development
  • Cycling


  • MSc. in Kansei Science, 2019

    University of Tsukuba

  • BSc. in Mechatronic Engineering, 2014

    Pontifical Catholic University of Peru








Recent Posts


Slow Robots for Unobtrusive Posture Correction

With slow robots, we make the first step toward using actuated objects for unobtrusive behavioral changes.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Mobility Design

Design of a self-driving mobility for the “Last Mile” transportation of people.


Nursing Robot Companion. 1st Place Design Competition ICSR 2015.


Plant Protector. 4th Place Design Competition ICSR 2014.

Mars Desert Research Station - Crew 126 [Team Peru]

Mission Goals Future NASA planetary exploration will call for extended human presence in space, with long term missions to the Moon, …


Beach cleaning social robot to increase beach pollution awareness.

IEEE Humanoid Robot Racing - LARC 2013

1st Place IEEE Humanoid Robot Racing LARC 2013.


  • Laboratory of Advanced Research D 501
    University of Tsukuba
    1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
    305-8577 Japan
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