Hi, I'm Tung.
I'm a researcher at Kawahara-lab, The University of Tokyo.
My works are in the intersection of Digital Fabrication, Soft Robotics, and Human-Computer Interaction.
I like reading, programming, fixing things, DIY, and history.
When not playing with my 3D printers and electronic stuff, I play with my wife and my daughter. We spend time on reading, traveling, and cooking.
Tung D. Ta is a researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. His research interests are in the fields of digital fabrication, flexible electronic circuits and soft-bodied robotics. He received his Ph.D. in Information Communication Engineering - The University of Tokyo in 2019, M.E. in 2016, and B.E. from the department of Software Engineering - FPT University in 2012. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, and SICE.
T. D. Ta, F. Okuya, Y. Kawahara, “Traveling Salesman Problem Based Auto-router for Designing LEDs Applications with Conductive Inkjet Printing,” The SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 292-301, DOI: 10.9746/jcmsi.11.292, Jul. 2018.
T. Tseng, Y. Murai, N. Freed, D. Gelosi, T. D. Ta, and Y. Kawahara, “PlushPal: Storytelling with Interactive Plush Toys and Machine Learning,” Proc. of IDC '21, pp. 236-245, Online (previously Athens, Greece), Jun. 2021. Best Full Paper Award.
T. D. Ta, T. Umedachi, and Y. Kawahara, “A Multigait Stringy Robot with Bi-Stable Soft-Bodied Structures in Multiple Viscous Environments,” Proc. of IEEE IROS 2020, pp. 8765-8772, Virtual IROS On-demand (previously Las Vegas, Nevada, US), Oct. 2020.
Z. Chang, T. D. Ta, K. Narumi, H. Kim, F. Okuya, D. Li, K. Kato, J. Qi, Y. Miyamoto, K. Saito, and Y. Kawahara, “Kirigami Haptic Swatches: Design Methods for Cut-and-Fold Haptic Feedback Mechanisms,” Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI’20), pp. 1-12, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA, April 2020.
Z. Chang, T. D. Ta, K. Narumi, H. Kim, F. Okuya, D. Li, K. Kato, J. Qi, Y. Miyamoto, K. Saito, and Y. Kawahara, “Demonstrating Kirigami Haptic Swatches for Cut-and-Fold Haptic Feedback Mechanisms,” Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA’20), Hawaii, US, April 2020.
S. Yamanaka, T. D. Ta, K. Tsubouchi, F. Okuya, K. Kato, K. Tsushio, and Y. Kawahara, “SheetKey: Generating Touch Events by a Pattern Printed with ConductiveInk for User Authentication,” Proc. of Graphics Interface, pp. 452 – 460, Toronto, Canada, Dec. 2020.
T. Cheng, K. Narumi, Y. Do, Y. Zhang, T. D. Ta, T. Sasatani, E. Markvicka, Y. Kawahara, L. Yao, G. D. Abowd, and H. Oh. 2020. “Silver Tape: Inkjet-Printed Circuits Peeled-and-Transferred on Versatile Substrates,” Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. 4, 1, Article 6 (March 2020), 17 pages. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3381013
T. D. Ta, T. Umedachi, Y. Kawahara, “Instant Inkjet Actuators and Sensors for Soft-bodied Crawling Robots,” Proc. of IEEE ICRA’19, pp. 3658-3664, May 2019.
Z. Chang, H. Kim, K. Kato, K. Saito, T. D. Ta, W. Jiang, K. Narumi, Y. Miyamoto, Y. Kawahara, “Kirigami Keyboard: Inkjet Printable Paper Interface with Kirigami Structure Presenting Kinesthetic Feedback,” Proc. of CHI EA '19, Paper No. LBW2113, Apr. 2019.
D. Li, K. Saito, T. Umedachi, T. D. Ta, Y. Kawahara, “Origami Robots with Flexible Circuit Sheets,” Proc. of ACM UbiComp '18, pp. 392-395, Oct. 2018. BEST DEMO AWARD.
T. D. Ta, T. Umedachi, Y. Kawahara, “Design of Frictional 2D-Anisotropy Surface for Wriggle Locomotion of Printable Soft-bodied Robots,” Proc. of IEEE ICRA’18, pp. 6779-6785, DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2018.8463177, May 2018.
H. Oh, T. D. Ta, R. Suzuki, M. D. Gross, Y. Kawahara, L. Yao, “PEP (3D Printed Electronic Papercrafts): An Integrated Approach for 3D Sculpting Paper-Based Electronic Devices,” Proc. of ACM CHI ’18, Paper No. 441, DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3174015, Apr. 2018.
T. D. Ta, F. Okuya, Y. Kawahara, “LightTrace: Auto-router for Designing LED Based Applications with Conductive Inkjet Printing,” Proc. of ACM SCF '17, Article No. 3, DOI: 10.1145/3083157.3083160, Jun. 2017.
T. D. Ta, M. Fukumoto, K. Narumi, S. Shino, Y. Kawahara, T. Asami, “Interconnection and Double Layer for Flexible Electronic Circuit with Instant Inkjet Circuits,” Proc. of ACM UbiComp 2015, pp. 181-190, Osaka, Japan, Sep. 2015.
T. D. Ta, K. Narumi, Y. Kawahara, “Assistant Tools and Techniques for Conductive Inkjet Printing Technology,” ACM UbiComp '15, GadgetShow Plus Demo, Osaka, Japan, Sep. 2015.
T. D. Ta, F. Okuya, Y. Kawahara , “Traveling Salesman Problem Based Conductive Pattern Generation for Multiple Color LEDs Brightness Balance,” Proc. of IEICE Society Conference 2017, BS-7-24, Sep. 2017.
T. D. Ta, F. Okuya, Y. Kawahara , “Traveling Salesman Problem Based Conductive Inkjet Printed Pattern Generation for Brightness Balancing of Multiple LEDs,” Proc. of The 79th National Convention of IPSJ, 1E-03, Mar. 2017.
T. D. Ta, M. Mizoguchi, Y. Kawahara, T. Asami, “Error Reduction in Capacitive Based Water Level Sensor for Paddy Field,” Proc. of IEICE General Conference 2016, 514, 2016-03-01.
T. D. Ta, Y. Kawahara, and T. Asami, “Approach to Controlling of Smart Phone Based Virtual Reality Head-Mounted-Devices Through Touch Screen Indirectly,” 信学総大2015, BS-3-11, Mar. 2015.
T. D. Ta, Y. Kawahara, “Implementation of via hole and multi-layered circuit with Instant Inkjet Circuit”, Microsoft Research Asia Faculty Summit, Asia Faculty Summit, Beijing, China, Oct. 2014.
T. D. Ta, Wei Wei, Quan Duong Minh, Y. Kawahara, T. Asami, “Tweaking Printer Driver for Improved Conductivity in Instant Inkjet Circuits,” 情報処理学会 – 研究報告ユビキタスコンピューティングシステム, 2014-UBI-42, No.2, pp.1-4, May. 2014.
T. D. Ta, Wei Wei, Quan Duong Minh, Y. Kawahara, T. Asami, “Modified Printer Driver to Improve Conductivity of Ink-jet Printed Silver Ink Pattern by Over-Printing,” 信学総大, BS-1-46, Mar. 2014.