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SHIBATA Mizuho

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FacultyDepartment of Robotics / Research Institute of Fundamental Technology for Next Generation / Graduate School of System Enginnering
PositionAssociate Professor
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Education and Career

Education

  •  - 2006 , Ritsumeikan University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
  •  - 2006 , Ritsumeikan University, Graduate School, Division of Science and Engineering

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2018 ,  - 現在, Associate professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kindai University
  •   2011 ,  - 2018 , lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Kindai University

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Informatics, Intelligent robotics
  • Informatics, Mechanics and mechatronics
  • Informatics, Robotics and intelligent systems

Research Interests

  • Robotics

Published Papers

  • Benchmarking Protocols for Evaluating Small Parts Robotic Assembly Systems, Joe Falco, Kenneth Kimble, Karl Van Wyk, Elena Messina, Yu Sun, Mizuho Shibata, Wataru Uemura, Yasuyoshi Yokokohji, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(2), 883 - 889, Jan. 2020 , Refereed
  • Deformable tensegrity structure underwater robot with a transformation mechanism, Mizuho Shibata, Norimitsu Sakagami, Artificial Life and Robotics, Artificial Life and Robotics, 25(1), 100 - 105, Jan. 2020 , Refereed
  • A Pinching Strategy for Fabrics Using Wiping Deformation, Mizuho Shibata, Shinichi Hirai, Robotics, Robotics, 5(2), Apr. 2016 , Refereed
  • Modeling and Stability Analysis of Dynamic Control through a Soft Interface", Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Mizuho Shibata, Shinichi Hirai, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 18(3), 242 - 248, Jun. 2006 , Refereed
  • Task-board task for assembling a belt drive unit, Mizuho Shibata, Hiroki Dobashi, Wataru Uemura, Shinya Kotosaka, Yasumichi Aiyama, Takeshi Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Kawai, Akio Noda, Kazuhito Yokoi, Yasuyoshi Yokokohji, ADVANCED ROBOTICS, ADVANCED ROBOTICS, 34(7-8), 454 - 476, Jan. 2020 , Refereed
    Summary:A task board is a board for assembling parts, developed to test the abilities of a robot system to perform assembly operations associated with a manufacturing process. This study describes a task board that can serve as a basis for developing program modules for assembling a specific product. A properly designed task board can serve as a preliminary template for a specific assembly and can promote robotic assembly. This study analyzes the design of a Task-board task performed at the World Robot Summit 2018 (WRS 2018). The main competitive task at the WRS 2018 was the assembly of a belt drive unit. Analyses showed that the directions of assembly, especially the horizontal direction, were common difficulties in both Task-board and Assembly task competitions. Development of a task board for a specific assembly product requires an increase of its relevance to the assembly product, such as using the same workpieces or using similar assembly orientations.
  • Assembly Challenge: a robot competition of the Industrial Robotics Category, World Robot Summit - summary of the pre-competition in 2018., Yasuyoshi Yokokohji, Yoshihiro Kawai, Mizuho Shibata, Yasumichi Aiyama, Shinya Kotosaka, Wataru Uemura, Akio Noda, Hiroki Dobashi, Takeshi Sakaguchi, Kazuhito Yokoi, Advanced Robotics, Advanced Robotics, 33(17), 876 - 899, 2019 , Refereed
  • Fabrication of a fish-like underwater robot with flexible plastic film body, Mizuho Shibata, Norimitsu Sakagami, ADVANCED ROBOTICS, ADVANCED ROBOTICS, 29(1), 103 - 113, Jan. 2015 , Refereed
    Summary:A portable underwater robot that has a high pressure resistance is required for easy observations in wide area. In this manuscript, we discuss the fabrication and design of a fish-like underwater robot that the outer body is composed by a flexible thin plastic film. Force generated by the differential pressure between inside and outside of the robot is zero due to the flexibility. Therefore, the plastic film of the robot does not ideally break under high pressurized environment. The entire body of the robot is fabricated by a vacuum packaging machine. We call this fabrication robot packaging. The design guide of our fish-like robot depends on the density of insulating fluid containing within the body. Even the fluid is lighter or heavier than water, we can construct the fish-like robot that is at neutral buoyancy
  • Development of an Underwater Robotic Inspection System using Mechanical Contact, Norimitsu Sakagami, Kouhei Ishimaru, Sadao Kawamura, Mizuho Shibata, Hiroyuki Onishi, Shigeo Murakami, JOURNAL OF FIELD ROBOTICS, JOURNAL OF FIELD ROBOTICS, 30(4), 624 - 640, Jul. 2013 , Refereed
    Summary:This paper reports the development of a robotic inspection system using a mechanical contact mechanism that enhances the positioning stability of a small and lightweight underwater robot to take clear images of underwater targets and to work with manipulators for inspections under external disturbances. As described in this paper, first we perform a two-dimensional numerical analysis based on force and moment acting on an underwater robot with a contact mechanism. Second, we experimentally investigate the friction coefficients of several soft and high friction materials for the contact points of a prototype contact mechanism to enhance the positioning stability of the robot. Based on the results of numerical analysis and the experimental investigation, we design and develop a prototype contact mechanism for an underwater robot. Moreover, we experimentally test the stability of the underwater robot with the contact mechanism in a test tank. Finally, a ship hull inspection is conducted as a field test in a port using the robot with the developed contact mechanism. The experimentally obtained results indicate that the proposed contact mechanism is a useful tool for underwater visual inspections and manipulator tasks of a small and lightweight underwater robot. (C) 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
  • Use of a deformable tensegrity structure as an underwater Robot body, Mizuho Shibata, Takahiro Miyamura, Norimitsu Sakagami, Shigeharu Miyata, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 25(5), 804 - 811, 2013 , Refereed
    Summary:The locomotion of underwater robots depends on their shapes. Underwater robots for inspecting undersea structures must not only move long distances but must rotate during inspection. We propose using an underwater robot that moves translationally and rotation-ally by altering its shape. In this paper, we introduce a deformable twisted trigonal prism tensegrity structure as a robot and evaluate its use as an underwater robot through several simplified models and experimental results.
  • Fabric manipulation utilizing contacts with the environment, Mizuho Shibata, Shinichi Hirai, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, 442 - 447, 2012 , Refereed
    Summary:This paper presents a method of fabric manipulation utilizing contacts with rigid environment. During its manipulation, the fabric can be replaced and deformed favorably by the contacts. We first show that a single-handed manipulator can deal with a rectangular piece of fabric by utilizing the environment. We discuss in detail a motion involving placing, one of the basic tasks in fabric manipulation. We also describe a wiping motion, involving ways to deform and replace fabrics, as an application of fabric manipulations utilizing contacts with rigid environment. © 2012 IEEE.
  • Ship hull inspection using a small underwater robot with a mechanical contact mechanism, Kensei Ishizu, Norimitsu Sakagami, Kouhei Ishimaru, Mizuho Shibata, Hiroyuki Onishi, Shigeo Murakami, Sadao Kawamura, Program Book - OCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Yeosu: The Living Ocean and Coast - Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities, Program Book - OCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Yeosu: The Living Ocean and Coast - Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities, 2012 , Refereed
    Summary:This paper presents ship hull inspection using a small underwater robot with a mechanical contact mechanism. We propose a mechanical contact approach in order to conduct ship hull inspection, and develop a contact mechanism, hand-eye vision system, and stereo camera system. The proposed contact mechanism enhances the position and orientation keeping performance of small underwater robots. The developed hand-eye system and stereo camera system provide fine and detailed vision information for inspection. In this paper, we numerically analyze the position and orientation keeping performance of a small underwater robot with a mechanical contact mechanism, and conduct fundamental experiments in a test tank. Additionally, we inspect a ship's hull in a port as a field experiment. © 2012 IEEE.
  • Rolling tensegrity driven by pneumatic soft actuators, Yuusuke Koizumi, Mizuho Shibata, Shinichi Hirai, Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1988 - 1993, 2012 , Refereed
    Summary:In this paper, we describe the rolling of a tensegrity robot driven by a set of pneumatic soft actuators. Tensegrity is a mechanical structure consisting of a set of rigid elements connected by elastic tensional elements. Introducing tensegrity structures, we are able to build soft robots with larger size. Firstly, we show the prototype of a six-strut tensegrity robot, which is driven by twenty-four pneumatic McKibben actuators. Second, we formulate the geometry of the tensegrity robot. We categorize contact states between a six-strut tensegrity robot and a flat ground into two axial symmetric contact and planar symmetric contact. Finally, we experimentally examine if rolling can be performed over a flat ground for individual sets of the actuators and discuss the strategy of rolling. © 2012 IEEE.
  • Pitch and roll control using independent movable floats for small underwater robots, Norimitsu Sakagami, Tomohiro Ueda, Mizuho Shibata, Sadao Kawamura, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 4756 - 4761, 2011 , Refereed
    Summary:In this paper, we propose a pitch and roll control system based on a float-shift mechanism for small underwater robots. The proposed system presented here takes advantage of the restoring moment generated by the gravity force and the buoyancy force. The proposed system can maintain the attitude of a robot in its desired orientation. In previous works, we developed a prototype system that only controls the pitch angle of a robot. This paper extends the control system to provide roll and pitch control. In this paper, we explain the static model of the proposed system and how to control the pitch and roll angles of an underwater robot. Next, we conduct numerical analysis in order to investigate the performance of the proposed system. Lastly, we show that the proposed system is able to change the pitch and roll angles of an underwater robot though several experiments in a test tank. © 2011 IEEE.
  • Simultaneous operation of dual arm and body of mobile robots, Mizuho Shibata, Takayuki Saito, Norimitsu Sakagami, Sadao Kawamura, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010, 149 - 154, 2010 , Refereed
    Summary:Most robots with manipulators used in fieldwork use operating devices that are large and complicated, requiring a large system such as a flight cockpit and several operators to move the arms/arm and body of the robots separately. These robots may be more efficiently manipulated using small-scale operating devices, able to be manipulated by a single operator. We have developed an operating device composed of joysticks mounted onto link mechanisms, to manipulate the movement of the robot body. In addition, this device incorporates multi-DOF manipulator-like link structures, which can be intuitively operated by the operator. We also evaluated the operability of this device, as determined by the operator's mental workload and the physical configuration of the operator's hand. © 2010 IEEE.
  • Design and development of an attitude control system for a human-sized ROV, Norimitsu Sakagami, Takafumi Kanayama, Tomohiro Ueda, Hideki Hashizume, Mizuho Shibata, Hiroyuki Onishi, Shigeo Murakami, Sadao Kawamura, 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2010, 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2010, 2141 - 2146, 2010 , Refereed
    Summary:In this paper, we present the design and development of an attitude control system for a human-sized ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) with a dual-manipulator system. The main operations of the ROV are sampling operations for biological researches, geological researches and archaeological explorations in Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan. In order to achieve these operations, we propose an attitude control system and explain the availability of the proposed system in this paper. For the design of the attitude control system, simulation analysis was conducted. Based on the analysis, a pitch angle control system was designed and developed as the prototype of the attitude control system. An experiment was conducted in a test tank to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed system. The result shows that the developed system is useful for pitch angle control of the ROV. ©2010 IEEE.
  • Experimental evaluation of a flexible joint driven by water pressure for underwater robots, Mizuho Shibata, Yuusuke Onishi, Sadao Kawamura, IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings, IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings, 4011 - 4016, 2010 , Refereed
    Summary:We describe here the development a joint mechanism for underwater robotic manipulators. Arms of underwater robots require small-scale bodies and high waterproofing properties. In most of underwater robots, electric motors are used as actuators to drive the robotic arm/arms, but using electric motors for underwater manipulators may be problematic due to the size/weight of the robotic arm and need to waterproof the electric motors. We develop a joint mechanism composed of combinations of rigid and flexible members, which can be deformed by a prismatic actuator fixed onto two rigid parts. We utilize a leaf spring as the flexible joint and a McKibben actuator driven by water hydraulic pressure as the prismatic actuator. The number of members in this mechanism is smaller than that of a mechanism composed of a combination of one pulley and one coil spring. One advantage of this mechanism is the avoidance of gears, thus eliminating sliding parts from the joint. ©2010 IEEE.
  • Development of a human-sized ROV with dual-arm, Norimitsu Sakagami, Mizuho Shibata, Hideki Hashizume, Yuuta Hagiwara, Kouhei Ishimaru, Tomohiro Ueda, Takayuki Saitou, Kazuhiro Fujita, Sadao Kawamura, Toshifumi Inoue, Hiroyuki Onishi, Shigeo Murakami, OCEANS'10 IEEE Sydney, OCEANSSYD 2010, OCEANS'10 IEEE Sydney, OCEANSSYD 2010, 2010 , Refereed
    Summary:In this paper, we describe the development of a human-sized remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with dual-arm. The developed ROV was designed to perform biological researches, geological researches and archaeological explorations in Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan. This ROV has two distinguishing characteristics: one is a dual-manipulator system and the other is an attitude control system. The size of the manipulators is related to the size of a human arm so that the ROV can do work that human divers usually do using the arms. The attitude control system is capable of keeping the vehicle in a horizontal plane, and purposely changing the vehicle attitude angle. Additionally, we developed a new master-slave controller system for this ROV. Some fundamental experiments in a diving pool were performed in order to test the capabilities of the developed ROV. After those experiments, a field trial was conducted in Lake Biwa and the ROV carried out some works at a depth of about 10-20 meters. © 2010 IEEE.
  • An attitude control system for underwater vehicle-manipulator systems, Norimitsu Sakagami, Mizuho Shibata, Sadao Kawamura, Toshifumi Inoue, Hiroyuki Onishi, Shigeo Murakami, Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1761 - 1767, 2010 , Refereed
    Summary:As described in this paper, we propose an attitude control system for underwater vehicle/manipulator systems (UVMSs) based on control of the position of the center of buoyancy with respect to the center of gravity. Control of the center of buoyancy is accomplished using movable float blocks. The attitude control system is useful to control the pitch angle of UVMSs to enhance their performance and to improve their efficiency of underwater operations. A UVMS that has two 5-degree-of-freedom (DOF) manipulators was developed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed attitude control system. This paper presents a numerical study and some experimental results obtained using the UVMS with the attitude control system. We experimentally confirmed that the proposed system can change the pitch angle of the vehicle between -120 and +105 deg. In another experiment, attitudemaintenance control was conducted. Results show that the proposed system can maintain the vehicle's horizontal attitude during motion of the manipulators. ©2010 IEEE.
  • Stability analysis for dynamic control on contact with soft interface in continuous-discrete time system, Mizuho Shibata, Shinichi Hirai, 2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS, 2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS, 1628 - 1633, 2005 , Refereed
    Summary:We analyze the stability of dynamic control on contact with a soft interface, the viscoelastic material between a manipulating finger and manipulated object. First, we model a dynamic control system on contact with a soft interface. The system is described in continuous-discrete time. Second, We formulate the dynamics using the modified z-transform in the continuous-discrete time system for feedback and feedforward control. Thus, we show that the stability of the system depends on viscoelasticity of the soft interface for feedback control. In particular, we point out that, in critical stability, the relationship between material viscosity and sampling time is not monotonous. Next, we analyze this phenomenon by the root locus method. Finally, we compare the stability analysis by the modified z-transform, simulations based on the Runge-Kutta method, and a regular z-transform. Thus, we demonstrate that the relationship is specific to the continuous-discrete time system. © 2005 IEEE.

Books etc

  • Lamination - Theory and Application, Contributor, Chapter 4, InTech,   2018 03
  • Robot Control Handbook, Contributor, Section 28.4,   2017 12
  • Recent Advances in Robotic Systems, Shibata Mizuho, Contributor, Chapter 11, InTech,   2016 10

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Polyhedral rolling robot with expanded icosidodecahedron body, Mizuho Shibata, Yushi Azuma, The International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines,   2020 08
  • Modeling of serial link robots covered with a thin flexible film, Mizuho Shibata, Norimitsu Sakagami, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics,   2019 12 08
  • Marker Tracking for Indirect Positioning During Fabric Manipulation, The 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automations, Telecommunication facilities,,   2013 07 , The 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automations, Telecommunication facilities,
  • A Fabric Manipulation Utilizing Contacts with Environments, Int. Conf. on Automation Science and Engineering,   2012 08 , Int. Conf. on Automation Science and Engineering
  • Ship Hull Inspection Using A Small Underwater Robot With A Mechanical Contact Mechanism, Int. Conf. on OCEANS,   2012 05 , Int. Conf. on OCEANS
  • Rolling Tensegrity Driven by Pneumatic Soft Actuators, Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation,   2012 05 , Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation
  • Pitch and roll control using independent movable floats for small underwater robots, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems,   2011 09 , International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
  • Development of A Removable Multi-DOF Manipulator System for Man-portable Underwater Robots, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers,   2011 06 , International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
  • A Robot Fish Encapsulated by An Electromagnetic Wave-Transmitting Plastic Film, Mizuho Shibata, Norimitsu Sakagami, IECON 2015 - 41ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS SOCIETY,   2015 , IEEE
    Summary:This manuscript describes a robot fish, the surface of which is composed of a exible thin plastic film. Its internal mechanism, including an actuator (e.g. a servomotor), is encapsulated in the plastic film by a vacuum packaging machine. This plastic film has electromagnetic wave-transmitting properties, allowing sensors, wireless charging modules, and communication devices to be arranged within the device. To simplify the waterproofing and pressure resistance properties of the robot, the inner portion of the robot fish is filled with insulating fluid, such as industrial oil. The transmission performances of these devices, which utilize electromagnetic waves, may worsen due to the tendency of water or insulating fluids to attenuate the electromagnetic waves. This study therefore experimentally investigated the transmission performance of these devices, while taking into account the effects of water or insulating fluid. These devices were subsequently applied to our sh robot; enabling us to verify its performance by using infrared sensors to assess its autonomous locomotion.
  • Preliminary Experiments of a Human-Portable Underwater Gripper robot for Dexterous Tasks, Kensei Ishizu, Haruki Nakayama, Norimitsu Sakagami, Mizuho Shibata, Sadao Kawamura, Shinji Matsuda, Atsushi Mitsui, OCEANS 2014 - TAIPEI,   2014 , IEEE
    Summary:This paper reports the development and experiments of an underwater 6-DOF gripper robot. The developed gripper robot is a human-portable remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that weighs approximately 31 kg in air. The most important feature of this robot is that it can grasp cylindrical objects of 50-500 mm diameter, and handle them in 6 DOF. We also developed a dedicated operating device to use the gripper robot effectively. To reduce the operator burden during underwater tasks, several software functions of the operating device are provided, such as thrust allocation, depth control, and pitch angle control. Experiments in a test tank demonstrated the motion performance of the developed robot and the effectiveness of the operating device.
  • Handling of Hemmed Fabrics by a Single-Armed Robot, Proc. IEEE Conf. on Automation Science and Engineering,   2008
  • Loosely coupled joint driven by SMA coil actuators, Mizuho Shibata, Takahiro Yoshimura, Shinichi Hirai, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION, VOLS 1-10,   2007 , IEEE
    Summary:We introduce a robotic prototype of an arm with a loosely coupled joint, modeled on the human joint. A viscoelastic object functions as cartilage and soft actuators as muscles. First, we show that although viscoelastic object affords smooth movement owing to shift in the center of rotation, the repeat accuracy of the joint is poor under open-loop control. The repeat accuracy was much improved by visual feedback. Under P control, the prototype was shown to be highly robust against mechanical disturbance owing to its good mechanical compliance.
  • Angle control of a loosely coupled mechanism in 3D space using length sensors, Mizuho Shibata, Takahiro Yoshimura, Shinichi Hirai, 2007 IEEE/RSJ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ROBOTS AND SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-9,   2007 , IEEE
    Summary:We describe here a mechanism for controlling angles of a human-like joint using length sensors in three-dimensional (3D) space. This joint mechanism, which is called a loosely coupled mechanism, includes a viscoelastic object and soft actuators in place of the cartilage and muscles of a human arm. To confirm motion of the link using one length sensor, we constructed a prototype of the mechanism in two-dimensional (2D) space. Based on this prototype, we constructed a 3D loosely coupled mechanism with length sensors, and we were able to control two projecting angles of the 3D prototype. In addition, we propose an appropriate method of measurement to reduce errors in measurement due to the length sensors. Using this method, we found that, for each projecting plane, the errors were less than 1.0 deg in our 3D prototype.
  • Angle Control of Loosely Coupled Mechanism in 3D Space Using Length Sensors, Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems,   2007
  • Loosely Coupled Joint Driven by SMA Coil Actuators, Proc. of the 2007 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation,   2007
  • Soft object manipulation by simultaneous control of motion and deformation, Mizuho Shibata, Shinichi Hirai, 2006 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION (ICRA), VOLS 1-10,   2006 , IEEE
    Summary:One of features of soft object manipulation is motion during deformation of the soft body. We analyze the stability of soft object manipulation by simultaneous control of motion and deformation. We model and formulate manipulation by simultaneous control of the motion and deformation of soft object. We then use the symmetric linear mass-damper-spring model for a simple analysis of its dynamical behavior. Second, we analyze the stability of the system. Thus, we show that an adequate feedback gain stabilized the system in PID control. This adequate feedback gain ranges between two positive values. The object cannot be stably controlled at too high a gain; neither can, it be regulated at too low a gain since the object is movable. Furthermore, we unravel the features of soft object manipulation by simultaneous control of motion and deformation.
  • Soft Object Manipulation by Simultaneous Control of Motion and Deformation, Proc. of the 2006 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation,   2006
  • Stability Analysis for Dynamic control on Contact with Soft Interface in Continuous-discrete Time System, Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems,   2005
  • Stability and Graspability Analysis in Grasping Task Taking Fingertip Dynamics into Consideration, Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems,   2004

Misc

  • “Assembly Challenge”, a Robot Competition of the Industrial Robotics Category, World Robot Summit 2018, Yokokohji Yasuyoshi, Yokoi Kazuhito, Kawai Yoshihiro, Shibata Mizuho, Aiyama Yasumichi, Kotosaka Shinya, Uemura Wataru, Noda Akio, Dobashi Hiroki, Sakaguchi Takeshi, Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, 37, 3, 208, 217,   2019 , Refereed, 招待有り, 10.7210/jrsj.37.208, http://id.ndl.go.jp/bib/029686606
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Awards & Honors

  •   2020 08 , The 23rd issue of the International Conference Series on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, Best Technical Paper Award, Polyhedral rolling robot with expanded icosidodecahedron body
  •   2013 12 , 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Finalist, Best Paper in Biomimetics, A Fish-like Underwater Robot with Flexible Plastic Film Body

Research Grants & Projects

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