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Dr. Kiyonori Inaba is Director, Executive Managing Officer and General Manager of the Robot Business Division of FANUC Corporation, a global leader in factory automation, industrial robots, and advanced technologies used in manufacturing.
As General Manager of the Robot Business Division, he oversees robot business operations in both product development and sales/marketing. Dr.Inaba joined the Company in 2009 and spent his initial career in developing robot control software, pioneering the development of “learning robots”, robots which optimize their own motion to increase throughput and path accuracy. In 2013, Dr. Inaba was promoted to General Manager of the Robot Laboratory, and was elected as a member of the Board of Directors, and currently serves as a Senior Managing Director.
Dr. Inaba earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 2008 from University of California, Berkeley.