Affiliate Associate Professor
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Fig.1: Examples of robotics research
Fig.2: Examples of human modeling research
Fig.3: Examples of Human machine systems / human robot collaboration
The human robotics laboratory conducts research studies on fundamental research on the intellectualization of mechanical systems, understanding human skillful motion and intelligent/natural behaviors, and human machine systems / human robot collaboration. We aim to build methodologies for designing comfortable and useful robots and human machine systems through these studies.
We conduct fundamental research on hardware & software of intelligent mechanical systems as well as industrial-oriented research.
- Robot manipulation, manipulation of soft deformable objects
- Soft robotics
- Underwater robots.
We research to understand skillful human sensory information processing & motion control from system science viewpoints through experiments & computational modeling. We focus on understanding the characteristics of humans who operate or interact with machines/tools.
- Computational model of motion perception & motion sickness
- Modeling machine operator’s control behaviors such as car-driver
- Analysis of dynamics of multi-link systems toward understanding skillful human motion
Human Machine Systems/ Human Robot Collaboration
We aim to realize human machine systems with high comfort & easy-to-use by integrating research on robotics and human modeling.
- Haptic shared control to increase the quality of operational feeling for a variety of domains including automobile, underwater robots.
- Rehabilitation robotics such as prosthesis and forearm rehabilitation systems
- Non-verbal communication with android robots
Application to automotive domain
Various researches related to automotive domain are conducted as an example of human machine systems.
- Comfortable automated driving systems, which includes a smooth transition to manual driving, vehicle control or human machine interface to mitigate motion sickness
- Systematic understanding of driver skill in vehicle control
- Simultaneous achievement of driver assistance and skill development
The human robotics lab. is a new laboratory established in April 2021. Regardless of academic backgrounds, students motivated to create intelligent robots, understand human behaviors, and achieve comfortable human machine systems are always welcome.