Started making robots at the age of 9.
Awarded the Special Competition Award for an oral presentation on a service robot named Pen-chan at Science Castle 2017, a conference for junior and senior high school students.
Joined SAKURA Tempesta, a newly formed international robot competition team, and handled a large portion of the team’s robot design despite being its youngest member. Entered the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) as a member of the team, winning the Rookie All Star Award, Highest Rookie Seed Award, and Rookie Inspiration Award. Entered the FIRST Championship (world championship).
Had a talk with Malala Yousafzai on the topic of role models for women looking to pursue a successful career in the STEM field.
Tasked with most of the design for a robot entered in FRC, and won the Chairman’s Award. Earned the highest HAB Climb score in the Tesla Division at the FIRST Championship.
Jointly organized a free manufacturing event with companies, and led most of the event planning and management.
Handled the entire design for a robot entered in FRC, and won the Chairman’s Award (based on a review of documents due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Earned a ticket to the FIRST Championship, but the event was canceled.
Independently established Face Shield Japan to manufacture and donate face shields to be used in the pandemic, and launched a donation drive mainly targeting medical institutions. Later got SAKURA Tempesta and others involved, donating more than 2,000 face shields.
Chosen as one of the “10 groundbreaking young women changing the world” in a New Realities project.
Founded CATI to create a system that will enable rapid supply of goods in an emergency.
Took over the leader position of SAKURA Tempesta.
Became THK Ambassador.
As a SAKURA Tempesta member, appeared in the documentary film “More Than Robots” distributed on Disney+.
Taking part in the FRC responsible for the entire design of a robot entered in the competition, was given the Gracious Professionalism Award at the Hawaii Regional. As an individual prize, also received a Dean’s List Finalist Award.
I have always been fascinated by robots ever since I was a little girl. I am now an active member of SAKURA Tempesta, an international robot competition team that regularly competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition. In this team, I am mainly responsible for the mechanical design of a robot that weighs roughly 60 kg. When I make my own robots, I do the entire process on my own—everything from design and assembly to wiring and programming.
In the future, I would like to organize a robot competition in space for junior and senior high school students. That’s my first goal. I believe hosting this event will have great significance for society, because it will catalyze a shift in space exploration and education toward a better direction.