Robotics Research and Development in JSK Lab at the University of Tokyo 每 Talk by Prof Masayuki Inaba
Edited byㄩzx Date:2016-04-05 10:10
Prof Masayuki Inaba from the University of Tokyo visited EE College on the morning of April 1 last Friday. He delivered to EE students a talk with the topic of Robotics Research and Development in JSK Lab at the University of Tokyo. His talk attracted the participation of students from College of Control Science and Engineering, and College of Computer Science and Technology as well.
Prof Masayuki Inaba was delivering the talk:Robotics Research and Development in JSK Lab at the University of Tokyo.
He focused his talk on historic and ongoing activities of the research and development at the JSK Robotics Lab, the University of Tokyo, including hand-eye coordination, tracking vision, vision-based robotics, remote-brained approach, whole-body behaviors on humanoids, devices for robot sensor suit, series of musculoskeletal spined humanoids, powered systems for human-performance humanoid, learning and assistive activities on HRP2 and PR2, and the development of the infrastructure such as common software architecture for all robots in JSK. According to Prof Inaba, the recent high powered system for humanoid was transferred to a company SCHAFT, now in Google from 2013, who achieved first place in DRCTrials at DARPA Robotics Challenge. And after 2012, newly growing stream of drones with new capabilities has been started.
Masayuki Inaba is currently a Professor at the Department of Creative Informatics in the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo. He graduated from the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 1981, and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the graduate school of Information Engineering at The University of Tokyo in 1983 and 1986respectively. He was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Tokyo in 1986, an associate professor in 1989, and a professor in the Department of Mechano-Informatics in 2000, and also a professor in new Department of Creative Informatics from 2005.He is directing the JSK Robotics Lab at The University of Tokyo. His research interests include key technologies of robotic systems and software architectures to advance robotics research. His research projects have included hand-eye coordination in rope handling, vision-based robotic server system, remote-brained robot approach, whole-body behaviors in humanoids, robot sensor suit with electrically conductive fabric, flexible spined humanoid and developmental JSK mother projects with the remote-brained system environment, life-size assistive humanoids, musculoskeletal spined humanoid series, whole-body soft sensor tissues, IRT home assistance with personal mobility, open-source robotics middleware, high speed-and-powered legs for the next generation humanoid.