Yuya Nishida is an assistant professor at Kyushu Institute of Technology in the JAPAN. He has working on development of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and underwater instruments for survey the marine resources. His research interests focus on the automation of marine survey and inspection conducted by humans. In this year, His vehicle which has manipulator with suctioning device succeeded automatic catching a shell on the seafloor of 100 meters depth.

Yuya received a Ph.D. in engineering from the Kyushu Institute of Technology in 2011. After spending one year at the university, he continued research related to underwater vehicle until he rejoined the Kyushu Institute of Technology in 2015 in his current role. During this time, he deployed the AUVs more than 150 times in the ocean to survey the marine resources.