Ambient Mechatronics

Staffs

  • YAMAMOTO Akio
    Professor
    YAMAMOTO Akio

    1994: B. Eng., Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    1999: Dr. Eng., Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    1999-2000: Research Associate, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    2000-2005: Lecturer, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    2005-2017: Associate Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    2017-2020: Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    2020-present: Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

  • YOSHIMOTO Shunsuke
    Lecturer
    YOSHIMOTO Shunsuke

    2009: B. Eng., School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
    2010: M. Eng., Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
    2012: Dr. Eng., Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
    2012-2019: Assistant professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
    2019-2020: Lecturer, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    2020-present: Lecturer, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

To create innovative human-environment interaction technologies

Our laboratory in Ambient Mechatronics field is working on new mechatronic technologies and their applications in robotics, interactions, and human support. Specifically, we are developing innovative actuators and sensors, and investigating characteristics of human-environment interaction for developing novel mechatronic environments. Some of our current projects include novel ultra-thin actuators for robotics and interactions, ubiquitous sensors for imaging human body motions and interactions by using electromagnetic control and inverse analysis, smart mechanisms driven by environmental energy, and high-fidelity haptic displays based on human perception.

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Flexible and high power electrostatic film actuator
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Various imaging technologies by electromagnetic tomography