Ambient Mechatronics

To create innovative human-environment interaction technologies

To create novel mechatronic environments that naturally surround human to realize novel human-environment interactions, we are studying natural actuators and sensors, and human-environmental interaction.

Faculty Members

Our research group is working on novel actuators and sensors for future robotics and CHI (computer-human interaction) systems. In the area of actuators, a wide range of research topics are covered, with a particular emphasis on electrostatic actuation. For sensors, we are working on built-in sensing for integration with actuators and human-related sensing targeting CHI applications.
We are also working on the development of new robotic systems using our expertise on novel actuators and sensors, such like the thermal walking mechanisms that are actuated by a thermal actuation principle. Development of novel CHI systems is another aspect of our research activities. Especially, we have been working on haptic and tactile systems to realize intuitive CHI.
We welcome new students who are interested in these research fields with a solid background on mechatronics.