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Department of Environmental Robotics

Admission Policy - What we look for in students -

The Department of Environmental Robotics offers programs to provide a better living and natural environment by teaching how to design and develop robots and control equipment. We aim at nurturing engineers who can create a futuristic life style. Currently Japan is facing major social problems such as environmental destruction, a lack of energy, and an aging society. To remedy and improve this situation, it is necessary to place importance in developing robots and equipment that can be used in factories, workplaces in the agricultural forestry and fishery industries, and at home. The students we look for have:

  1. a basic academic knowledge in mathematics, science and English and have excellent communication skills;
  2. cross-disciplinary and practical knowledge and skills in mechanical, electric and electronic engineering as well as computer science, and must be motivated to further their education in the advanced technologies;
  3. an interested in designing and developing robots, nursing and welfare equipment, and environmental control equipment. They must be motivated to improve our living and natural environment.

Overview of our Curriculum

To nurture engineers who can create the futuristic living environment, we offer cross-disciplinary programs on mechanical, electric and electronic, and chemical engineering as well as computer science. Also to provide practical experience, the programs involve a number of experiments and seminars.

  1. have the basic academic competence in natural sciences including mathematics and have excellent communication skills. They can study on their own, solve problems, and have an understanding on engineering ethics.
  2. have the basic knowledge in civil and environmental engineering.
  3. can understand social demands and can take on appropriate steps.

Introducing our Research

  • Rehabilitation machine and robot (Figure 1)
  • Measurement control system (Figures 2 and 5)
  • Plant factory system (Figure 3)
  • computer vision (Figures 4 and 6)
  • Production and evaluation of fuel cells (Figure 7)
  • Development of a robot that avoids crowds and moves
  • Renewable energy generation system
  • Rescue robot
  • Plant control
  • Terrestrial farming systems

Figure 1:Hands-free wheelchair that
operates by facial expressions
Figure 2:Articulated robots with visual function

Figure 3:Automatic plant
farming system
Figure 4:Three-dimensional image
processing by computers

Figure 5:Control experiments
with robotic arms
Figure 6:Sewerage measuring
robots that operates in the conduit pipes

Figure 7:Creating and evaluating
battery cells

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