Three Principles on Research Themes and the concrete research topics


Now, our research themes are roughly divided as follows.

These three principles are overlapping on research contents and fields. The reason for this division is to avoid the common pitfall of robotics research that is “to have an unclear objective”.

At the present time, the concrete research topics we are interested in and are under progress in our laboratory are as follows.

1. Robotic system by task-oriented approach and system integration

2. Development of the fundamental technologies for autonomous mobile robots

(a) Architecture and controller for autonomous robots

(b) Mechanism of wheeled mobile robot

(c) Control

(d) Sensors and Environmental recognition

(e) Localization of mobile robots

(f) Cooperation of multiple robots

(g) Mobile manipulator technologies

(h) Human interface for mobile robots

3. Development of the autonomous mobile robot “YAMABICO” as our research platform

(a) Wheeled mobile robots with standard functions

(b) Mobile manipulator