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ABOUT ACSL

ACSL will continue
to contribute to society through drone technologies.

Drones have unlimited possibilities.
ACSL provides comprehensive solutions to meet our customer’s needs.

MESSAGE

Science is for bettering humanity.

ACSL takes its roots from the Nonami laboratory at Chiba University, which had been researching and developing full autonomous drones since 1998.
Beginning from basic research, the first successful fully autonomous multicopter flight in Japan was achieved by the Nonami laboratory in August 2001. This was a global leading achievement.
To better contribute unique and world-leading autonomous control technologies for industrial use, we established “Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd. (ACSL)” on November 1st, 2013. Drones are now being recognized as important tools for delivery, aerial photography, inspections and hazard monitoring applications, and the market is expected to grow rapidly over the coming years.
ACSL will continue to innovate and to grow this new industry through drones that think and fly all by themselves.

OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM
  • Founder,ChairmanKENZO NONAMI, PhD

    Founder,Chairman
    KENZO NONAMI, PhD
    PROFILE
    Completed doctoral program of Mechanical Engineering at Tokyo Metropolitan University / NASA Senior Research Scientist / Chiba University Professor / Chiba University Executive Vice-President / Director of Chiba University Academic-Industry Collaborative Research Intellectual Property Organization / Chair of Japan Drone Consortium / Chiba University Distinguished Professor
  • PresidentHIROAKI OHTA, PhD

    President
    HIROAKI OHTA, PhD
    PROFILE
    Ph.D. from Kyoto University. Assistant professor at Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Kyoto University, followed by research scientists at University of California, Santa Barbara. Also served as Technical Advisor for a start-up in Silicon Valley. McKinsey & Company from 2010. Joined ACSL as COO from July 2016 and became President from March 2018.
  • COOSATOSHI WASHIYA

    COO
    SATOSHI WASHIYA
    PROFILE
    M.S. of Architecture from Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University. Served both domestic and multinational companies in corporate wide transformation project at Tokyo and Stockholm office of McKinsey & Company. Joined ACSL in July 2016.
  • CFO, CAOKENSUKE HAYAKAWA

    CFO, CAO
    KENSUKE HAYAKAWA
    PROFILE
    M.S. of Management of Technology from Tokyo institute of technology. Implemented operational improvement/transformation of Portfolio companies at KKR Capstone. Joined ACSL as CFO in March 2017.
  • CTOCHRIS RAABE, PhD

    CTO
    CHRIS RAABE, PhD
    PROFILE
    Ph.D. from University of Tokyo. Embedded software engineer at Boeing from 2006. Assistant professor at Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo from 2014. Joined ACSL as CTO in April 2017.
  • Product Development General ManagerSHOSUKE INOUE

    Product Development General Manager
    SHOSUKE INOUE
    PROFILE
    Researched aerodynamic optimization for aircrafts at University of Tokyo. Joined ACSL in December 2016.

COMPANY OUTLINE

Company Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd.
Location WBG Marive West 32F, 2-6-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba 261-7132, Japan
TEL 043-305-5871
FAX 043-305-5881