Degree: Doctor of Engineering (thesis on biped robot), received from Tohoku university (Mar. 2000)
Mar.1974: Born in Sendai
Apr.1992: Enrolled in Tohoku university(undergraduate)
Mar.1995: Left Tohoku university(undergraduate) to enter graduate school
Apr.1995: Enrolled in Graduate School of Tohoku university
Mar.2000: Received doctor of engineering.
Apr.2000-Mar.2003: Research assistant at Tohoku university
Apr.2003-Mar.2006: Fulltime lecturer at Tohoku Gakuin university
Apr.2006-Mar.2013: Associate professor at Tohoku Gakuin university
Apr.2013-(current): Professor at Tohoku Gakuin university
Apr.2008-Jul.2009, Oct.2010-Mar.2011, July.2011-(concurrently): Regional Corraboration Fellow (Sendai city, academic-industrial alliance position)
Sep.2009-Aug.2010(concurrently): Visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon university, the Robotics Institute
Lectures for graduated school students on robotics and signal processing.
Computer programming, control (previously)
Technical/Cultural lectures for outside the campus
Linux hardware control, Linux device drivers (several times)
Visiting lecture for senior high schools (over 20 times)
Basis of robots, classification, fundamental technology and theory, including how study if want to be a robotic engineer.
Visiting lecture for kindergarten (4 times)
Watch and touch the robot. Univ-Kindergarten joint project.
Lectures for citizens
Lectures for Tohoku Electric Power, career course
"Micro computer control"
Lectures and practical training of 16bit micro controllers for embedded systems.
Lectrues for engineers
"Sensing system for Robots"
"Developing Robots - intersection of Mechanism, Electronics, and Computer"
"Application of accelerometers and angular velocity sensors for attitude control of robot"
How to develop robots that students want, see below.
Developing / Research theme of Bachelor / Master students
Development of machines(Asada 2003, Tamada 2004)
Walk on slopes, up to 15[deg](Mori 2005)
Roller skate using passive wheels(Tamada 2006)
Realtime walking command control(Goto 2006)
Walk on eneven ground(Itabashi 2007)
Walk on stairs(Onodera 2007)
Development of human-size legged robot with rollers(Itabashi 2009)
Development of machine(Arikawa 2006)
Development of quad with active wheels(Okada 2008)
Development of quad for cribming step(Ujiie 2008)
Inverted pendulum based robots
Pipe riding balancing robot(Ito 2004)
Conveyance robot with two wheel(Tsuchiya 2005)
Ball riding balancing robot(Ochiai 2007,2009)
Elemental development of one legged robot(Konno 2007)
Development of two-wheel-driven robot(Kubota 2003,Imazu 2004)
Navigation of two wheeled robot using laser range finder(Sugawara 2005)
Development of Trailer type robot(Abe 2006)
Cooperation of twin robot for maze(Tanaka 2006)
Transport assist robot for agriculture(Kon 2008)
Touch panel navigation of trailer(Onodera 2008)
Docking mechanism for trailer(Adachi 2008)
System for drive by wire of EV(Niiho 2008)
Development of machine(Matsuno 2007)
Application of motion capture(Iwadate and Tagusari 2003)
Development of obstacle sensor using ultrasound(Ogata 2004)
Improvement of motion capture using magnetic field(Akamatsu 2004)
3D depth map sensing using stripe light source(Yoshida 2005)
Scan matching using laser range finder(Mori 2005)
Expansion of Motion capture(Akamatsu 2006)
Remote operation of manipulator using motion capture(Mizuma 2006)
Generation of all-around image for robotic research(Nogami 2003)
Matching recognition of parm pattern(Ito 2004)
Security system using network attached camera(Koduka 2005)
Position detection using markers(Sato 2006)
Image based navigation for Trailer(Sugawara 2007)
Recognition of speed limit sign on road(Ishikawa 2008)
Extraction of musical notes from sounds(Atsumi 2007)