Dr. Kenzo Nonami has been a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Chiba University since 1994.

Dr. Kenzo Nonami was in charge of Vice President of Chiba University from 2008 to 2013.

Right now, Dr. Nonami is an emeritus professor at Chiba University, CEO of his company called “Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory, Ltd.” and a Chairman of Japan Drone Consortium which includes more than 300 companies.

His recent research interests are fully autonomous drones, namely, fully autonomous unmanned multi-rotor helicopters and VTOLs as UAVs with GPS or GPS-denied environments, advanced robotics and mechatronics.