Graduate School of Engineering > Division of Mechanical Engineering > Control and Intelligence
Associate Professor MINAMI Yuki
Assistant Professor MASUDA Yoichi

Walk, Swim, Rock and Roll —. We exploit every aspect of “motion”, with full aid of deepest understanding in classical mechanics, dynamical system theory, nonlinear control, robotics, mechatronics, or even in zoology, linguistics, etc. Our recent interest is centered at the principle of locomotion, induced by contact constraint between the body and its environment. We equally put importance on unbiased observation, mathematical thinking and rapid manufacturing.

Professor OSUKA Koichi
Associate Professor SUGIMOTO Yasuhiro
Associate Professor ISHIHARA Hisashi
Assistant Professor SUEOKA Yuichiro
Specially Appointed Associate Professor WADA Teruyo
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor TSUNODA Yusuke

We are trying to understand the secret and essence of control principle of motion intelligence of wide variety of dynamical systems including living things. To do so, we understand the dynamical systems from a view point of Control Methodology. Then, we construct a new design principle of control system for artificial or natural controlled object.

Focusing on interaction between machine and object, we try to create novel mechanical systems with considering intelligent informatics. We develop new technologies on robotics and mechatronics for mainly manipulation, and construct basic theory, numerical simulation method, and real machine. In addition, we tackle interdisciplinary researches between engineering and the other scientific fields to understand human behaviors and artificially reproduce them by mechanical systems.

We have demonstrated an environmentally robust biotic-abiotic robotic system that uses living components, called “Cellular Build Up Wet Nano Robotics”. To utilize robust biological components as a functional systems and self assembly process and their emergent functionality, and to build up such a soft and wet machines will lead us an innovative fundamental change and produce a new principle and design to future man-made systems.

Professor SATOH Satoshi

We are making research on the stability and control of spacecraft based on the spacecraft orbital and attitude dynamics and nonlinear control theory. We are developing an efficient orbital control and an agile attitude control of spacecraft using thrusters or control moment gyros.