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※ (Honorifics omitted) Please note that programs are subject to change. Feb.12 [Wed]
Development of Next-generation Industrial Robots

Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Associate Professor  Dr. Takeshi Nishida

Date: Feb. 12 [Wed] 11:20 ~ 11:50 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Although the current industrial equipments are good tools for improving productivity, labor savings of maintenance, management, and operation have not been achieved. I'll introduce examples of industrial robot technologies for true labor saving, e.g., introducing robot grippers using flexible materials, path planning methods with industrial quality, and 5G industrial robot control system.

Interactive robot for daily-use communication


Date: Feb. 12 [Wed] 12:00 ~ 12:30 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

In order to improve a current health condition of the elderly, it is necessary to modify behavior of usual life style based on user's status which records life activities. However, it is still difficult to record user's status of elderly because of digital divide. We present interaction techniques to improve motivation of interaction with a robot.

Failure prediction with AI

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Professor  Dr. Kazuhiro Tsuruta

Date: Feb. 12 [Wed] 12:40 ~ 13:10 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Abnormal diagnosis and failure prediction in production systems have been realized in real time using AI.
We developed a function to capture the workpiece flowing on the belt conveyor with a Web camera, classify the captured image data with AI, and automatically stop the belt conveyor if it is classified as abnormal.
A frequency analysis was performed on the error between the motor and the load, and the analysis data was classified by AI. If it was classified as abnormal, a function to automatically stop the motor was developed.

Robot processing of building parts for Japanese traditional wooden architecture

Graduate school of engineering
Professor  Dr. Gakuhito HIRASAWA

Date: Feb. 12 [Wed] 13:20 ~ 13:50 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

We have an urgent need to address the continues working population declining. Both shortage and aging of craftsmen are imminent problems in the building industry. We provide a means to manufacture elaborate woodwork parts of traditional wooden architectures with robot processing machines. Robotic manufacturing reduces craftsmen's work, and allows them to concurrently participate in more projects.

Parameter Design by Limited Pole Placement Method for High Performance Digital PID Control Systems

Department of Robotics, Faculty of Advanced Engineering
Professor  Dr. Yoshiyuki Urakawa

Date: Feb. 12 [Wed] 14:00 ~ 14:30 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Practical digital PID control systems can be designed as high performance control system with feedforward pole-zero cancellation, considering an effect of a calculation delay. The limited pole placement method, proposed by this group, can calculate the parameters of digital controllers effectively. In addition, an example of unti-vabrational control system by resonance cancellation will be shown.

AI-oriented information governance as prevention for litigation and administrative investigation

Faculty of Business Administration
Professor  Mr. Hiroshi Kitamura

Date: Feb. 12 [Wed] 14:50 ~ 15:20 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

When IoT service or robot device is in operation, if the related failure or accident occurs, the related parties may act as stakeholders in courts and governments. In eDiscovery procedures that require organizations to submit various data related to them, it must be summarized how AI-oriented information management supports methodologies for preventive legal measures information governance.

An Anrwnna and Channel Measurement Testbed for Underwater/Under-Seawater Communications

School of Science and Technology for Future Life Department of Information Systems and Multimedia Design
Assistant Professor  Dr. Miyuki Hirose

Date: Feb. 12 [Wed] 15:40 ~ 16:10 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Application of electro-magnatic waves to short-range underwater communication and sensing has been emerging, to facilitate upgrading ocean platforms and to explore mineral resources on the seabed.
In this paper, we focus on conducting measurement on underwater/under-seawater radio propagation. An HF measurement testbed for underwater and under-seawater communications was proposed.

Robotization in the skill of Japanese traditional craftspeople

Graduate School of Science and Technology
Associate professor  Dr. Noriyuki KIDA

Date: Feb. 12 [Wed] 16:30 ~ 17:00 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Traditional crafts have been made by inherited ways and original skills in predecessors.
In recent years, due to aging craftspeople and lack of successor, number of craftspeople have reduced.
It is expected that it will be close down various traditional industries.
Therefore, we have clarified feature of craftspeople.
In this Seminar, we would like to challenge the robotization for craftspeople.

※ (Honorifics omitted) Please note that programs are subject to change. Feb.13 [Thu]
Highly Efficient Robotic Actuators with High Reduction Ratio

Faculty of Engineering Science Department of Mathematics, Physics, Electrcal Engineering and Computer Science
Professor  Dr. Yasutaka Fujimoto

Date: Feb. 13 [Thur] 11:20 ~ 11:50 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Using the actuators that feature back drivable, we can reduce power consumption to 1/5 and estimate load torque with motor encoder (no torque sensor). These are based on the Bilateral Drive Gear (BDG), a compound planetary gear mechanism maximized efficiency. BDG also can realize wide range of gear ratio (up to 1000:1), non-backlash, and manufacture at low cost utilizing the involute tooth shape.

Power transmission line inspection with a remote-controlled robot and deep neural networks

Department of Electronic Systems Engineering
professor  Mr. Yukinori Misaki

Date: Feb. 13 [Thur] 12:00 ~ 12:30 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Power transmission lines are the most important infrastructures in the world. Since they are exposed to harsh weather conditions, they can be damaged by such as lightning. In order to carry out inspections of the power transmission lines more efficiently a remote-controlled robot and an AI-based anomaly detection system has been developed.

New Food Production Technologies Leaded by Small Robots

Institute of Agriculture, Division of Environmental and Agricultural Engineering
Associate Professor  Dr. Tadashi Chosa

Date: Feb. 13 [Thur] 12:40 ~ 13:10 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

The development of small robots for agriculture has the potential to not only promote the robotization of agricultural work, but also to open up new food production technologies. As a basic knowledge of the realization of small robots for agriculture, we will introduce work and working machines in paddy fields that assume the introduction of robots.

Prenatal checkup robotic system for future tele-medicine

Dept. of Modern Mechanical Engineering, School of Creative Science and Engineering
Professor  Dr. Hiroyasu IWATA

Date: Feb. 13 [Thur] 13:20 ~ 13:50 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

The objective of our research is to establish a future tele-medicine system with robotics-AI fusion technology allowing to take medical checkup easily with lower burden on MDs and patients. This talk covers safety design to contact an echo probe with the belly surface of pregnant woman, intelligent control to capture clear images of uterus and fetus areas and verification on pregnant women.

Development of medical AR / VR system to support medical care

Faculty of Medical Health, Department of Clinical Engineering
Professor  Mr. Kohei Tanaka

Date: Feb. 13 [Thur] 14:00 ~ 14:30 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Introducing our medical AR / VR system. Medical AR is a hands-free information provision system for controlling various business contents with a dedicated application and providing medical staff with image and audio information.
The medical VR is a medical teaching material aiming at the operational feeling of the medical device in the virtual space equivalent to the real space.

Robot Research of Nihon University Robotics Research Hub "NUROS"

Nihon University
Assistant Professor  Dr. Minami Kaneko

Date: Feb. 13 [Thur] 14:50 ~ 15:20 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

We introduce the Nihon University robotics research hub "NUROS" and researched robots. The NUROS is constituted by various departments, and they research the robots from crosscutting perspective of fields. In this presentation, a MEMS insect type robot with an artificial spinal cord chip and the robots for a medical, industry and farming field are introduced.

Vital sensing from nail surface: a wearable sensor attaching to nail surface

Department of Electro-Mechanical Systems Engineering
Lecturer  Dr. Kohei Ishii

Date: Feb. 13 [Thur] 15:40 ~ 16:10 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Wearable sensors attaching to nail surface is developed as a novel wearable sensor. Nails have no sensory nerves and sweat glands, therefor users doesn't have uncomfortable wearing feeling. It realize sensing in all situation of daily life environment including sleeping and bathing. The wearable sensor attaching to nail surface can be applying to telemedicine, health management system and so on.

※ (Honorifics omitted) Please note that programs are subject to change. Feb.14 [Fri]
Trial production and basic experiment of real-time / autonomous robot

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering / Department of Information Engineering
Professor  Dr. koichi tsunekawa

Date: Feb. 14 [Fri] 11:20 ~ 11:50 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

ossibility of realization of an artificial brain that prototypes a hierarchical neural network using hardware (electrical circuit) as an artificial brain, operates it in phantom (simulated human body) liquid, and uses a resonance phenomenon to instantaneously perform a quantum search It was investigated. In particular, we prototyped a robot model and verified its operation.

Realization of sixth-order industrialization and security in forestry

Law Faculty
professor  Dr. Miyoko Asano

Date: Feb. 14 [Fri] 12:00 ~ 12:30 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Until now, knowledge and information have not been shared in the forestry industry, and cooperation from deforestation to wood distribution is inadequate. In this presentation, we will introduce a technique to individually identify logs by logarithmic rings using CNN as one AI learning method.

Multi-joint Gripper using Differential Gear Units

Dep. of MEchanical Engineering
Professor  Dr. Koichi Koganezawa

Date: Feb. 14 [Fri] 12:40 ~ 13:10 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

It introduces a multi-joint manipulator with differential geard chain.It also shows an application of it as a gripper for an underwater remote operated vehicle. The mechanism has following beneficial properties.
1. Only two motors operate multi-joints.
2. Stiffness of joints are regulated.
3. No need to equip any electric/electronic parts on the finger.
4. It achieves an envelope grasping.

Inflatable robot which grows like plants

Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering in School of Creative Science and Engineering
Associate Professor  Dr. Hiroyuki ISHII

Date: Feb. 14 [Fri] 13:20 ~ 13:50 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

A robot, which grows along with the surface of objects, is developed using inflatable structure and hot welding techniques. The robot with a camera can be used for inspections of narrow areas or high places that are difficult to access by conventional mobile robots. The robot can be used for active forming fences on water surfaces, also.

Innovation by real haptics technology

Haptics Research Center
Haptics Research Center Vice Director  Dr. Kouhei Ohnishi

Date: Feb. 14 [Fri] 14:00 ~ 14:30 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

We have succeeded in remote control by replacing robots utilizing real haptics technology in a place where labor shortages and automation are difficult.
Also succeeded in recording and reproducing the movements of skilled workers. We have conducted research and realization in cooperation with companies in various industries. Principle and application examples are introduced.

Development of soft robotics using additive manufacturing technology

Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering
Professor  Dr. Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO

Date: Feb. 14 [Fri] 14:50 ~ 15:20 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

The laboratory has been working on the design and production of artificial muscle actuators. In this report, we applied a 3D printer and applied additional manufacturing technology to produce a flexible artificial pneumatic muscle actuator. In addition, related research efforts will be introduced.

Human-Contactable Autonomous Mobile Service Robot

Research Institute for Science and Engineering
Associate Professor  Dr. Mitsuhiro KAMEZAKI

Date: Feb. 14 [Fri] 15:40 ~ 16:10 Venue: Presentation Venue (West Hall 1)

Autonomous mobile robots are required to provide services such as guidance and transport in even human-crowded spaces. Moreover, such robots are expected to apply to assistance and rehabilitation. We introduce human-symbiotic autonomous mobile robots that can get physical contact with humans.

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