2022 Fluid Robotics

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Graduate major in Systems and Control Engineering
Tsukagoshi Hideyuki 
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Course description and aims

This course will introduce the advantages and the problems of fluid power control systems from the point of applying them to robotics, after showing you their basic characteristics and how to design them. Furthermore, the newly proposed topics to solve the conventional problems will be introduced by using videos, which are related to fluid power actuators, pressure power source, and their application such as search & rescue robots and welfare robots.

Student learning outcomes

This course let the students understand the principles and characteristics on fluid powered system and how to apply them to the design of robots.


1. Characteristics and how to design of fluid power control system
2. New topics of fluid power actuator and its control method
3. Pressure power source
4. Search & rescue robots
5. Wearable fluid power

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The lectures will be provided.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Expansion characteristics of compressible fluid Understanding of expansion characteristics of compressible fluid
Class 2 High energy density characteristics of incompressible fluid Understanding of high energy density characteristics of incompressible fluid
Class 3 Soft actuator and its application to wearable robotics Understanding of soft actuator and its application to wearable robotics
Class 4 Fluid powered circuit Understanding of fluid powered circuit
Class 5 Phenomena on fluids Understanding of phenomena on fluids
Class 6 Fluid power source and its installation to robots Understanding of fluid power source and its installation to robots
Class 7 Fluid powered system of next generation Understanding of fluid powered system of next generation

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


The textbook will be given if necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

The materials will be given if necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Judged by repoerts.

Related courses

  • MEC.I211 : Robot Kinematics

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No condition.

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