Michiteru Kitazaki received BA (1992), MA (1994), and PhD (1997) in experimental psychology from The University of Tokyo under the direction of Professor Shinsuke Shimojo. After working with Professor Takao Sato in The University of Tokyo, then he obtained the position of Lecturer in Toyohashi University of Technology, and now is a Professor. His research combines perceptual psychology and virtual reality to investigate perception and action of humans as mobile observers, to elucidate cognitive mechanisms for empathy with non-human agents, and to design future bodies with appropriate ownership, high effectivity and novel experiences.