Seminar on autonomous robots
Mobile Robotics and Autonomous Navigation in Real World, and Unmanned Construction Technology for Disaster Response
Shin’ichi YUTA, Guest Professor, Shibaura Institute of Technology
Venue: B1-803, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, 1 Dai Co Viet, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi.
Date/Time: 10 AM March 6th, 2019.
The speaker has been researching on the autonomous navigation of the mobile robots, based on the experimental and task-oriented approach, and recently, he is working on the field robotics for infrastructure maintenance and disaster response.
In this lecture, speaker’s own idea on the definition of the robot and special properties of the mobile robots are given, at first. Then his experimental mobile robot platforms and the technologies, and several experiences of autonomous navigation especially in out-door environments are shown. Also, the “Tsukuba Challenge”, that is an open experiment of autonomous travelling of 1 km+ in the city pedestrian by the mobile robots is introduced.
Finally, the Unmanned Construction Technology for the disaster response by remote controlled construction machines, will be presented.
Biography of speaker
Shin’ichi Yuta completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Keio University in 1975. In 1978-2012, he was at University of Tsukuba, where he served as vice-president for research in 2004-2006, and the director of Tsukuba Industrial Liaison and Cooperative Research Center in 2006-2010. In 2012 March, he retired from University of Tsukuba, and worked as Adjunct Professor at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo in 2012-2017. He is now a Guest Professor of SIT laboratories at Shibaura Institute of Technology.
He has served as a Project Leader of “Robot and Sensor System Development Project for Infrastructure Maintenance” at NEDO, and Committee member of “Practical Test and Evaluation of the Robot System for Infrastructure” at MLIT, as well, a Director of New Unmanned Construction Technology Research Association.
While in University of Tsukuba, he conducted an autonomous mobile robot project and published more than 500 technical papers in this field. And recently, his interest has been shifted to the field robotics technology for the natural disaster response and the maintenance of the infrastructures.
He has been keeping a close relationship and collaboration with many industries. The typical achievement includes a development of small scanning laser range sensors for mobile robots, which is produced by Hokuyo Ltd.
He is a fellow of RSJ and IEEE.