Master Course Graduates
2016

Kousuke Kadoma Toyo Kensetsu Kohki Co., Ltd. Estimation of Elastic Properties of Biological Tissue based on Hertz Contact Theory
Suzuki Higuchi Nidec Corp. Pneumatic Unconstrained Poppet Valves using Bimorph Piezoelectric Elements
Daisuke Mochizuki Object Grasping using Robotic Hand with Passive Joints
Kazuhiro Watanabe FANUC Corp. Operation Assist System for Aerial Robots Working on Walls
Tatsuya Nozaki Panasonic Corp. Aerial Robots Moving along Walls with Mechanical Contact

2015

Hisashi Iwamasa Mitsubishi Electric Corp. Handling Based on Binding and Scooping

2014

Fumiya Kawai NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. Rolling Locomotion of Strut-driven Tensegrity Robots
Kazuhiro Kato Toyota Boshoku Corp. Flow Control of Unconstrained Poppet Pneumatic Valves
Syo Imai Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. Slip Detection using Pile Structure Fabric

2013

Damith Suresh Chathuranga Ph.D candidate Use of a Biomimetic Fingertip with Force and Vibration Modalities to Discriminate Textures
Yuuki Aboshi Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. Actuators for Tensegrity Robot Jumping
Junichi Ishikawa Kubota Corp. Grasping and Rolling of an Object via Robot Hand with Three Prismatic Fingers
Ryo Imuta Makita Corp. Dynamic Modeling of Tensegrity Robot Rolling
Kenta Kouzai Ishida Co., Ltd. Cylindrial Three-way Pneumatic Poppet Valves
Yoshiki Sakiguchi Nidec Corp. Measurement of Deformation Properties of Biological Tissues
Yuusuke Takagaki Mitsubishi Electric Corp. Dynamic Parameter Identification of Flexible Cables using Optimization
Masataka Tamiya Tada Electric Co., Ltd. Three-dimensional Shape Measurement of Flat Cables by Stereo Vision

2012

Kazuhiro Izusawa Rohm Co., Ltd. Pressure Control of Unconstrained Poppet Valves
Tatsuya Okura Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Model Parameter Identification of Deformable Belt Objects through Optimization
Yuusuke Onoda Central Japan Railway Company Measurement of Incipient Slippage of Soft Fingertips by Vision
Masayoshi Kinoshita Okura Yusoki Co., Ltd. Simulation of Object Deformation using GPGPU
Yuusuke Koizumi Kubota Corp. Deformation Control in Rolling of Tensegrity Robots
Toukou Takubo Aile Engineering Inc. SIFT-based Target Tracking with Template Update
Muhammad Hisyam B Rosle Ph.D candidate (Sheffield University) Three-Dimensional Particle-based Modeling of Flexible Cable
Yuusuke Taniguchi Daihen Corp. Pick-and-Place of Rheological Objects via Robotic Hand

2011

Yoshiaki Kato Toyota Motor Corporation Robust Measurement of Object Location under Water using Voting and Region Extraction
Masayuki Tatsumi Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd. Robot Finger Driven by Vibrational Unconstrained Poppet Valves
Kazuma Terashi Recognition of Contacting Face of Tensegrity Robot via Strut Orientation Measurement
Yasutaka Nakatani Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. Object Manipulation through Prismatic Joints
Atsuo Mori Okuma Corp. Measuring Needle Insertion Trajectory in MRI-guided Surgery

2010

Yoshiyuki Abe Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Measurement and Simulation of Inner Deformation of Human Fingertips
Takaaki Inden Kubota Corp. Sheet Object Manipulation by Wiping Operation
Hiroaki Uemoto DAIFUKU Co., Ltd. Posture Control of Object Grasped by Three Soft Fingertips
Yuuki Kataoka Toyota Motor Corporation Dynamic Insertion of Flat Cables using Static Deformed Shapes
Yoshiyuki Kishi Seiko Epson Corp. Detection of Rolling Angle and Position of Cylindrical Object by Phase-Only Correlation

2009

Tsuyoshi Ohta Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Dynamic Unfolding of Fabric using Pinching Slide Motion
Yoichiro Ogawa Roland DG Corp. Experimental Evaluation of Unconstrained Poppet Value for Liquid Injection
Kazuki Namima IDEC Corp. Human Finger Modeling using FEM for Grasping Simulation
Hiroyuki Muranaka West Japan Railway Control of 2-link Flexible Arm using High-speed Vision System
Yujiro Yamazaki Canon Inc. Object Manipulation via Non-spherical Soft Fingertips

2008

Noburu Tsukamoto Panasonic Corporation Tracking of Deforming Moving Object using CMOS+FPGA Vision System
Kenji Matsubara Denso Corporation Identification of Viscoelasticity of Linear Objects considering Air Resistance
Yasuaki Matsumoto NEC Aerospace Systems, Ltd. Rolling Locomotion of Circular Soft Robots with Built-in Power
Masayuki Miyazaki Sony Corporation Stretching Jumping of Spherical Soft Robots
Takahiro Yoshimura Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd. Stochastic Static Analysis of Actuator Bundle with Property Variance
Toshiatsu Yoshimura Japan Patent Office (METI) Analysis of Rotation of Micro Parts driven by Saw-tooth Surface

2007

Rie Aino Toyota Industries Corporation Realtime Stereo Vision using CMOS+FPGA Vision
Kazumi Endo Toyota Motor Corporation Identification of FE Parameters of Non-uniform Elastic Object via Interior Measurement
Hisashi Nakanishi Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Locomotion Principle in Soft Robot Rolling
Yoshinari Matsuyama Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Mechanics of Jumping via Body Deformation
Yasuo Minamitani Denso Corporation Position and Orientation Control of Object Grasped by Soft Fingertips

2006

Takashi Ikuta Sony Corporation Display of Softness using Air Compression and Deformable Film
Ayumi Shiotsu Sony Corporation Crawling of Soft Robot Driven by IPMC Actuators
Kazuhiro Shimizu Photron Ltd. CMOS+FPGA Vision
Ikuo Fujii Ricoh Co., Ltd. Soft Fingertip with Micro Force/Moment Sensor
Junji Muramatsu Takara Standard Co., Ltd. Measurement of Inner Deformation of Soft Object using Ultrasonic Imaging
Masafumi Yamanaka Genesis Technology Inc. Tip Position Control of a Flexible Arm using High-speed Visual Feedback

2005

Shouta Uehara Aisin Seiki Miniaturized Pneumatic Valve driven by Impulsive Force
Kouhei Kitagawa Alps Electric Control of All-in-Focus Image Capturing via Varifocal Mirror
Naoto Sugano Matsushita Electric Industrial Micro-parts Feeding by Saw-teeth Surface
Toshinori Tamai Omron Implementing Shape-from-Focus Algorithm on CMOS+FPGA Vision System
Shinichiro Hayami Sakura Information Systems Validation of Rheological FE Models using MR Imaging
Daisuke Hino Loosely Coupled Joint driven by Mckibben Pneumatic Actuators
Tetsuya Yamamoto Software Industrial Extraction and Tracking Object Contour

2004

Miwako Usui Makita Thermally Expanded Pneumatic Actuators
Yuuta Sugiyama Olympus Crawling and Jumping of Deformable Soft Robots
Kousaku Takahashi Honda Tip Position Control of 1-DOF Flexible Arm using High-speed Visual Feedback
Seiji Tomokuni Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport Modeling of Rheological Objects considering Realtime Computation
Shuuichi Maeda Ishida Separation and Orientation Control of Cards using Vacuum Hole Array
Hiroyuki Morihara Sanyo Implementing Phase-only Matching Algorithm on FPGA
Kohsuke Yamamoto Panasonic Implementing Matched Filter Algorithm on FPGA

2003

Takahiro Inoue Ph.D candidate Contact Models of Hemispherical Soft Fingertip for Object Manipulation Using Tactile Sensing
Hiroaki Yosioka NS Solutions Robust Detection of Planar Translation of Images Using Modular Matching
Nobuyoshi Koike TIS Soft Object Manipulation Using Visual and Tactile Sensing

2002

Masakazu Zakouji Seiko Epson Implementing Hough-Fourier Transformation Method on FPGA Realtime Vision System
Mizuho Shibata Ph.D candidate Object Handling by Soft-fingered Hand with Tactile Sensing
Kiyoto Shimizu Kyocera 3D Motion Control of Pneumatic Group Actuator using Stereo Vision
Haruki Yamada NTN Vibration Feeding of Sub-milimeter Parts using Piezoelectric Devices
Masafumi Kimura Takara Belmont Realtime Computation of Virtual Rheological Deformation using FPGA

2001

Masamitsu Ukai Brother Separation of Stacked Cards using Vacuum Hole Array
Akihiro Masubuchi Sony Implementation of One-sided Radon Transform Method on FPGA-based Vision System

2000

Takuya Saito Sumitomo Wiring Systems Vision-based Automatic Forming of Rheological Objects
Satoru Natsume Asmo Handling of Planar Motion Objects using Visual Feedback based on One-sided Radon Transform Method
Tomohiro Masui SMC Prototyping Pneumatic Group Actuators Composed of Multiple Elastic Tubes
Hiroshige Mori Minolta Manipulation of Extensible Objects based on Coarse Model using Visual and Force Sensing

1999

Takeshi Sakamoto Japan Research Institute Model-based Trajectory Control of 6 DOF Open-Loop Manipulator
Hiroki Tanigawa Toshiba FE Analysis of Deformable Pneumatic Actuator with Linear Constraints
Takafumi Tuchie Seiko Epson Modeling of Human Upper Limbs based on Motion Measurement
Tatsuhiko Tsuboi Ph.D candidate Realtime Vision System for the Handling of Deformable Objects
Masaaki Niwa Sharp Prototyping Impulsive Object Sorter with Air Floating
Yoshiaki Fujita JT Deformation Transition Graph for the Deformation Control of Rheological Objects

1998

Gaku Higashiguchi Yanmar Transfer of Human Motion to Mechanical Manipulator in Insertion of Deformable Tubes
Noriyuki Morotomi Daihen Identification of Dynamic Model of 6 DOF Open-Loop Manipulator
Kouzo Yano Komatsu 3D Dynamic Modeling of Deformable Clothes