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We are currently accepting applications for Masters and PhD degree programs for entrans exam. in the next Feb. For further information please contact us.


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Research objectives and interests

In our laboratory, "Tactile sensing" is the keyword which encompasses three areas of broad research: sensors for robots, virtual reality and psychophysics. In recent years our research has focused on developing hardware and software which would allow a person to touch, hold, and feel a virtual object via a mechanical apparatus. The research activities converge in experimental research including the following three examples: mathematical modeling of human tactile sensing recognition mechanism; research on mobile robot cooperative behavior acquisition; and research on humanoid robot environmental data acquisition using tactile sensing.

Tactile sensing is a nonlinear phenomenon because of the contact problem.  Furthermore, the brain's experience of tactile sensation is a complex nonlinear system. Therefore tactile sensing relates closely to complex systems science. We expect that complex systems science will inform tactile sensing and vice versa.  We pursue new discoveries via investigation of the relationship between tactile sensing and complex systems science.

Applicants for Master and PhD degree programs

  • Applicants for Masters and PhD courses at the Graduate School of Information Science, Department of Complex Systems Science are ongoing. Since we want to interview you, interested candidates please contact me using the e-mail address stated at the bottom of this page (please delete all the "#" marks to the left of the "@" mark in this address if you e-mail).
  • We encourage students from any related engineering field to apply, such as information science, mechanical, electronic, etc.
  • Transfer students from other universities are also welcome.

Laboratory location@@Map

Graduate School of Information Science Building (Graduate School of Human Informatics, building number A4-3 on the map)

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5th floor, room number 505 (Prof. Ohka)

5th floor, room number 511 (graduate students room)

6th floor, room number 628 (graduate students room)

2nd floor, room number 208 in Graduate School of Languages & Cultures Building A4-2(Laboratory)

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Pamphlet of our lab. (April, 2007)

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Graduate School of Information Science Building

(6th April, 2007)

Topics

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Awards of International Conference

MIPE2015 Excellent Paper Award

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International PRIDE Competition (2013-2014)

Champion of University/College category 

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TECHNO-FRONTIER 2015

(Makuhari, 20th-22th April, 2015)

We will present our recent result in Techno-Frontier 2016. We will wait to see you.

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Publication of 'Frontier of Actuator Study'

We can learn everything about actuators through this book (in Japanese).

Click here.

 

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Publication of 'Next-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthroughs'

New achievements about actuators are appeared in this book, which is written in English.

Click here.

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Our booth in TECHO-FRONTIER 2015

Left: MIPE2015 Excellent Paper Award

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Right: International PRIDE Competition (2013-2014) Champion of University/College category 

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Address

Prof. Masahiro Ohka

Furo-cho Chikusa-ku Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 464-8601, Japan

Department of Complex Systems Science, Graduate School of Information Science

E-mail: o#h#k#a@is.nagoya-u.ac.jp(Please delete "#" marks if you email)