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Kyushu Institute of Technology

Physical Experience of Comprehensive General Robot Technology

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering

Professor

Takashi Morie

Lecture: Introduction to Robotics
Comprehensive Practicum: @Home Service Robot Manufacturing

The first half of the class “Introduction to Robotics” provides students with the opportunity to learn mainly practical and general knowledge about robotics. We help students acquire a broader knowledge related to robotics by inviting instructors from companies such as Yaskawa Electric Corporation and TOTO Co., Ltd. In the second half of this class, students obtain basic knowledge about mechanics, control, and electronics fields needed for robot developments along with a practicum. Also, students can take a machine processing practicum as an additional optional class.
Director of this Joint Graduate School
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Building Minicars & Minirobots From the 'Ground' Up

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering

Associate Professor

Hiroaki Wagatsuma

Lecture: Brain-Inspired Robotics and Neural Dynamics, Introduction to Robotics
Comprehensive Practicum: Minicar/Minirobot Design & Manufacturing

The brain-inspired lecture provides students with the opportunity to learn basic theories necessary for intelligent robots and to understand its physical and mathematical essence. This encourage students to learn a specific implementation methodology in robot body design, control, and information representation by knowing a relationship between the brain and the body and formulations embedding intelligence into morphology and mechanism.
In the general practicum, students may construct a small vehicle or a multi-legged robot, start designing the parts and cutout by CAD/CAM, build a mechanism, consider a control method on a rough road, and experience an essence of brain-inspired robot design development.
Director, Intelligent Robots Education and Research Center at Joint Graduate School
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Learn Automatic Control of Mobile Robots

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering

Professor

Kazuo Ishii

Lecture: Robot Kinematics, Introduction to Robotics
Comprehensive Practicum: Moving Robot Control

This practicum provides students with the opportunity to learn moving robot automatic control based on robot development for the RoboCup middle-size league.
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Experience Machining Technology

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Graduate School of Engineering

Professor

Yoshio Mizugaki

Lecture: Introduction to Robotics, Advanced Production Information Processing Technology

The machine processing practicum as an additional optional class of "Introduction to Robotics" provides students with the opportunity to learn practical machining technology by using CAD/CAM.
Assigned to Tobata campus
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Gentle Support of a Safe and Reliable Society by Image Processing Technology

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Graduate School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering

Associate Professor

Shuichi Enokida

Lecture: Video Image Processing
Comprehensive Practicum: Recognition Programming

This lecture provides students with the opportunity to know what kind of information can be extracted when receiving images in chronological order using the keywords, “motion sensing, object tracking, and motion recovery”. In the recognition programming practicum, students can create data distribution systems to integrate traffic situation recognition results from image processing car-by-car (e.g. traffic jam situation or traffic accident situation) with server by communications between a camera-equipped in-vehicle tablet device and a server.
Assigned to Iizuka campus
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Analyze Facial Image by Image Processing Technology

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Graduate School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering

Associate Professor

Takeshi Saitoh

Lecture: Advanced Topics in Image Processing
Comprehensive Practicum: Recognition Programming

This lecture provides students with the opportunity to learn advanced or major research and algorithms including object extraction and face image processing.
In the recognition programming comprehensive practicum, students can create a monitoring system of a driver's face using Microsoft Kinect. Especially students can learn programming of practical face image processing.
Assigned to Iizuka campus
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Development of Intelligent and Practical Robotic Systems for Social Contribution

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering 

Associate Professor

Amir Ali Forough Nassiraei

Lecture: Introduction to Robotics
Comprehensive Practicum: Moving Robot Control

It seems difficult for most of the students of today to find out the relation between their obtained academic knowledge and design of the current advanced practical products. Therefore, trying to understand these relationships is crucially important for the students who are going to be researchers or technical experts. In this course we introduce a step by step practical education system includes simulation, design, assembly, control and programming of a group of autonomous robots which can play soccer.
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Development of "Partner Robots" to assist in human activities

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering

Associate Professor

Hakaru Tamukoh

Lecture: Introduction to Robotics
Comprehensive Practicum: @Home Service Robot Manufacturing

A lecture "Electronic Circuits for Robotics", which is offered as a part of the class "Introduction to Robotics", provides basic knowledge about various electronic circuits through an actual brain-inspired intelligent robot. The practicum "@Home Service Robot Manufacturing" aims to develop partner robots to assist in human activities such as housework and nursing care. In this practicum, students may choose a responsible task from image recognition, voice synthesis/recognition, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), arm/wheel control and exterior design. After completion of the selected task, students cooperate with team members and assemble the developed components into the @home-robot, then demonstrate it through actual tasks of RoboCup @Home League.
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