Introduction to Courses

@home service robot manufacturing

Style

Comprehensive Practicum

Period

Intensive course of two-week period (from latter half of August to former half of September)

Lecturer(s)

Prof. Tamukoh, Prof. Morie, and Dr. Inohira (Kyutech)

Abstract

Using plural-service robots for housekeeping at home (@home robots), students learn different techniques that are required for making autonomous service robots, such as machining CAD techniques using a 3D printer, sensing techniques using RGB-D sensors and laser range sensors, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) techniques, arm/hand control, autonomous robot moving control, and image/voice recognition techniques. Team projects are also part of this practicum, in which the students are responsible for mastering and developing required techniques. On the final day, a competition to evaluate the students’ achievements is held in which the developed @home robots are made to perform several designed tasks.