This course focuses on advanced research topics for intelligent mechanical systems in which useful functions are integrated and introduces their research methods and trends in the fields, which provides fundamental knowledge for student's research activities. As the topics, precision motion systems, micromachines, bio-MEMS and surgery robots are introduced.
Such advanced research studies have been conducted on the basis of the knowledge provided in many basic science courses and major courses The contents, the methods and the trends introduced in this course will help the students determine the orientation of their future research activities.
At the end of this course, students will be able to understand basic problems in the introduced research fields and propose some of their solutions.
Precision, motion system, micromachine, nanotechnology bioMEMS, surgery supporting robot, robot hand
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Four instructors introduce advanced research topics in their research fields. Attendance is taken in every class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Precision motion systems (1) (Kaiji Sato) - Precision mechanisms and their control technology||The following research topics are intriduced; (A) The practical controller design method for precision motion, (B) High acceleration and high speed precisionmotion linear motor.|
|Class 2||Precision motion systems (2) (Kaiji Sato) - Simplification and miniaturization||The following research topics are introduced; (C) Thin and simple reluctance motor with a disposable film mover, (D) Wireless Compact Actuators, (E) Self-alignment.|
|Class 3||Surgical robot system (Kotaro Tadano) - Advantages and applications of pneumatics drive -||Understand characteristics and advantages of pneumatic drive|
|Class 4||Surgical robot system (Kotaro Tadano) - Process toward practical use and recent developments -||Understand requirements for practical surgical robots|
|Class 5||Micromachines and fabrication technology (Takeshi Hatsuzawa)||Understand basic knowledge on micromachines and fabrication technology|
|Class 6||Biotechnology applied NEMS (Takeshi Hatsuzawa)||Understand Nano Electromechanical Systems associated with biotechnology.|
|Class 7||From robot hand to medical robot study (Toru Omata) - Technologies for robot hands -||Understand technologies for compact, lightweight, and dexterous/high-performance/versatile robot hands|
|Class 8||From robot hand to medical robot study (Toru Omata) - Technologies for surgical robots and fundamental cancer research -||Understand how robot hand technologies are applied to medical robots. Understand that engineering technologies can also contribute to fundamental cancer research|
Course materials are provided when necessary.
Homework assigned or short comprehension check during class