Kanako Harada is Associate Professor of the Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine (CDBIM), Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan, and she also belongs to the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. She serves as a Project Manager for one of the national flagship projects “Moonshot” by the Cabinet Office. She obtained her M.Sc. in Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 2001, and her Ph.D. in Engineering from Waseda University in 2007. She worked for Hitachi Ltd., Japan Association for the Advancement of Medical Equipment, and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy, before joining The University of Tokyo. She also served as a Program Manager for the ImPACT program of the Cabinet Office (2016 – 2019). Her research interests include surgical robotic systems, automation of robots for medical applications, skills assessment, patient models, virtual-reality and physical simulators, and regulatory science.