Hiroshi Morishita, President, HMI Corporation, specializes in ultra-micro manipulation technology for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). He founded HMI Corporation in 1991 to commercialize his ultra-micro manipulator system. He extended his interest and business to the field of archaeological excavating machines and to a new robot manipulator system to help bed-ridden persons. In 1994, he became a consultant to JTEC panel members concerning their study tours in Japan. He graduated from the University of Tokyo (BA, MA, mechanical engineering), and is in the final stage of preparing his doctoral thesis. He was a visiting researcher in Mechanical Engineering Department in 1992 and 1993, and at RCAST (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology) of the University of Tokyo in 1994 and 1995.