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E-JUST supports the 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA 2019) – International Conference Center, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, April 12-15, 2019
AI vs Mechanism in building Intelligent Robots
Dr. (IEEE Fellow, JSME Fellow, SICE Fellow, RSJ Fellow)
Dean at School/Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering
Professor at the Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering
IoT technologies including the concepts of CPS (Cyber Physical System) and AI are indispensable for designing and building future social intelligent robot systems. Human-Robot interaction, Safety mechanism and control, and Soft robotics are also important technologies. A Human-Symbiotic Intelligent Robot is a typical application of those technologies. In this presentation, first, I introduce Society 5.0 plan and its CPS concept proposed by Japanese government. And I show several approaches to realize intelligent Robots based on that concept. In designing those systems, computational intelligence (AI) and mechanical design (Mechanism) are two important key technologies. In the process of integrating both technologies, the advantages and disadvantages of those technologies should be considered. AI realizes universal adaptability, and special mechanism realizes ideal specifications and low cost. Both approaches should be merged together to realize intelligent systems such as Human-Symbiotic robots. I call its approach “Embodiment Informatics”. I will introduce several research topics in Embodiment Informatics.
Shigeki SUGANO received the B.S., M.S., and Dr. of Engineering degrees in Mechanical engineering in 1981, 1983, and 1989 from Waseda University. Since 1990, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Waseda, where he is currently a professor. Since 2007, he is a professor of the department of Modern Mechanical Engineering at the School/Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University. From 1993 to 1994, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University. From 2001 to 2011, he served as a Director of the Waseda WABOT-HOUSE laboratory. Since 2014, he has served as the Dean of the School/Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University. Since 2013, he has served as the Program Coordinator of the MEXT Leading PhD Program: Waseda Embodiment Informatics Program.
His research interests include human-symbiotic anthropomorphic robot design, dexterous and safe manipulator design, and human-robot communication. He received the Technical Innovation Award from the RSJ for the development of the Waseda Piano-Playing Robot: WABOT-2mkII in 1991. He received JSME Medal for Outstanding Paper in 2000, JSME Fellow Award in 2006, IEEE Fellow Award in 2007, IEEE RAS Distinguished Service Award in 2008, RSJ Fellow Award in 2008, SICE Fellow Award in 2011, RSJ Distinguished Service Award in 2012, and IROS Harashima Award in 2016. He received the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2017.
He served as the Secretary of the IEEE RAS in 2006 and 2007, as an AdCom member of the IEEE RAS from 2008 to 2013. He served as a Director of the RSJ in 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000. From 2007 to 2012, he served as the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Advanced Robotics. He served as the Head of the System Integration Division of the SICE in 2006 and 2007, as a Director of the SICE in 2008 and 2009 and served as the President of the SICE in 2017. From 2001 to 2010, he served as the President of the Japan Association for Automation Advancement.
He served as the General Chair of the 2003 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM2003). He served as the General Co-Chairs of the 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2006) and the Program Co-Chairs of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2009). He served as the General Chair of the SICE2011. He served as the General Co-Chair of the ICRA2012, and the Program Chair of the AIM2012. He served as the General Chair of the IROS2013 in Tokyo.
Design of Human Behavior on Vehicle Movements
Dr. (IEEE Member, JSME Member)
Professor at the Department of Modern
The vehicles are important to support our transportation. The automatic driving is our trend of technology. However, a driving contributes to satisfy our fun to drive and the driver’s behavior is important for efficient driving of vehicles. In this study, I will make clear the behavior of the driver during the driving of vehicles and support the design of the seats that is the interface between the vehicles and drivers.
Tomoyuki MIYASHITA is Professor at the Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University. After joining Nippon Steel Co. Ltd. in 1992, He received the doctoral degree from Waseda University in 2001. He was Assistant Professor at Waseda University and Ibaraki University since 2000 and 2002, respectively. He became Associate Professor and Professor at Waseda University in 2005 and 2007, respectively. His research interests are Design Engineering, Dynamics and Control, Strength of Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Space Structure, Mathematical Programming, Optimum Design, Vibration Problem, Identification, Robotics, Satellite, Mobility, Inspection.
Dr. (IEEE Member, JSME Member)
Associate Professor at the Department of Modern
Nature is a good teacher for robotics researchers. Many bio-inspired robots, such as animal robots, insect robots, have been developed in all over the world. In this presentation, an insect robot will be introduced as an example of bio-inspired hardware design. This robot has six legs driven by shape memory array actuators. A behavior generation algorithm for animal like robots will be also introduced as an example of bio-inspired control design. The behavior generation algorithm enables a rat-like robot to make a friendly relationship with a real rat through interactions.
Hiroyuki ISHII Associate Professor at the Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering, School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University. Ishii Laboratory was established in April 2016 with the aim of realizing a richer society utilizing robotics. We are currently conducting research with a focus on mechanical design and system integration with the aim of developing innovative robots and mechanical systems that support human beings in various situations.
Also, by introducing the developed robots and mechanical systems to the actual site, we conduct demonstration experiments and are also working on understanding the process by which the “mono”1 creates the “koto”2. For students in the laboratory, I would like to encourage students to feel the wonderfulness of creating the “mono” through such research and creating the “koto” by “mono”. Ishii Laboratory is focusing not only on academic research but also on social implementation of research results through industry-university collaboration.
- mono: Japanese word, close translation: thing, object, article, stuff, substance.
- koto: Japanese word, closest translations: matter; circumstances; situation; state of affairs.
2016.03, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering, School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University.
2012.04, Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Science and Engineering, Waseda University.
2007.06, Research Associate, Consolidated Research Institute for Advanced Science and Medical Care, Waseda University.
2007.03, Waseda University Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Department of Life Science and Medical Bioscience, Acquired Doctoral Degree (Engineering)
2004.3, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University.
2002.03, Graduated from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University.