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Shinsuke Sakakibara, Ph.D., is an Executive Officer and a Chief Technical Advisor of Robot Business Division at FANUC Corporation. He graduated in the department of applied physics at the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1972. He joined Fanuc Corporation in 1972. He has been serving as a manager of research and development group of intelligent robot at FANUC since 1985 and initiating the research and development of intelligent robot with vision and force sensors for assembly use. He received his doctoral degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1995. He has been serving as Honorary General Manager of Robot Laboratory at Fanuc since 1999. He was appointed to President of the Robotics Society of Japan from 2009 to 2010. He was appointed to President of IFR, International Federation of Robotics, from 2012 to 2013. He has been serving as Executive Officer of FANUC since 2013.