Name

ISHII, Hiroyuki

Official Title

Associate Professor(tenure-track)

AffiliationFaculty of Science and Engineering

(School of Creative Science and Engineering)

Contact Information

Mail Address

Mail Address
hiroyuki@aoni.waseda.jp

URL

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Researcher Number
10398927

Sub-affiliation

Sub-affiliation

Faculty of Science and Engineering(Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering)

Faculty of Science and Engineering(Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering)

Research Council (Research Organization)/Affiliated organization(Global Education Center)

Affiliated Institutes

医療レギュラトリ―サイエンス研究所

研究所員 2015-

ライフサポートイノベーション研究所

研究所員 2014-2014

ヒューマノイド研究所

研究所員 2015-

ライフサポートイノベーション研究所

研究所員 2015-

次世代ロボット研究機構

研究所員 2015-

ヘルスケアロボティクス研究所

研究所員 2018-

学際融合脳科学研究所

研究所員 2018-

理工学術院総合研究所(理工学研究所)

兼任研究員 2018-

Educational background・Degree

Educational background

2004/04 -2007/03 Waseda University

Degree

Ph. D Coursework Waseda Uiversity Intelligent mechanics/Mechanical systems

Career

2007/06-2009/03Waseda University
2009/04-2012/03Waseda University
2012/04-2016/02Waseda University
2016/03-Waseda UniversitySchool of Creative Science and EngineeringAssociate Professor

OfficerCareer(Outside the campus)

2015/04-2015/12ICAM2015Social Event Chair
2013/02-2013/11IROS2013Associate Editor

Award

Advanced Robotics Best Paper Award

2015/09Conferment Institution:The Robotics Society of Japan

Title:A novel method to develop an animal model of depression using a small mobile robot

Award Winner(Group):Hiroyuki Ishii, Qing Shi, Shogo Fumino, Shinichiro Konno, Shinichi Kinoshita, Satoshi Okabayashi, Naritoshi Iida, Hiroshi Kimura, Yu Tahara, Shigenobu Shibata, Atsuo Takanishi

ICRA2014, Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award, Finalist

2014/06Conferment Institution:IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Title:Control of posture and trajectory for a rat-like robot interacting with multiple real rats

Award Winner(Group):Qing Shi, Hiroyuki Ishii, Yusuke Sugahara, Shinichi Kinoshita, Atsuo Takanishi, Satoshi Okabayashi, Qiang Huang, Toshio Fukuda

Best research abstracts

2013/06Conferment Institution:Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine

Title:Novel airway management simulator providing quantitative feedback to trainees

Award Winner(Group):Ishii H., Noh Y., Shoji S., Matsuoka N., Nakae Y., Katayama T., Takanishi A.

CME2012, Best Conference Paper Award

2012/07Conferment Institution:ICME

Title:Development of Airway Management training system WKA-4: Provide useful feedback of trainee performance to trainee during Airway Management

Award Winner(Group):Yohan Noh, Chunbao Wang, Mitsuhiro Tokumoto, Solis Jorge, Hiroyuki Ishii, Atsuo Takanishi, Hatake Kazuyuki, Satoru Shoji

RoBio2007, Best Paper Award

2007/12Conferment Institution:IEEE

Title:Biomechatronic Design and Development of a Legged Rat Robot

Award Winner(Group):F. Patane, V. Mattoli, C. Laschi, B. Mazzolai, P. Dario, H. Ishii, S. Kurisu, A. Koumura, A. Takanishi

Research Field

Keywords

Robotics

Technology Seeds

Seeds Field:Manufacturing Technology

Seeds Field:Life sciences

Paper

Design of four-arm four-crawler disaster response robot OCTOPUS

Mitsuhiro Kamezaki; Hiroyuki Ishii; Tatsuzo Ishida; Masatoshi Seki; Ken Ichiryu; Yo Kobayashi; Kenji Hashimoto; Shigeki Sugano; Atsuo Takanishi; Masakatsu G. Fujie; Shuji Hashimoto; Hiroshi Yamakawa

Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Peer Review Yes p.2840 - 28452016-

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A Novel Approach to Increase the Locomotion Performance of Mobile Robots in Fields With Tall Grasses

Tanaka, Katsuaki; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Kuroiwa, Daisuke; Okamoto, Yuya; Mossor, Eric; Sugita, Hikaru; Shi, Qing; Okabayashi, Satoshi; Sugahara, Yusuke; Takanishi, Atsuo; Takanishi, Atsuo

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Peer Review Yes 1(1) p.122 - 1292016/01-2016/01

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Outline:© 2015 IEEE. One of the main problems faced by land-based mobile robots is their locomotion performance on rough outdoor terrain. We focused on the navigation of grassy areas such as riversides and forests. These have many types of obstacles, which make robot locomotion difficult. Several studies have been conducted on locomotive mechanisms for rough terrains that have performed well. However, most of these mechanisms cannot pass through grass taller than their own height while using a small number of actuators. We designed a novel mechanism that uses only two motors to ensure a high locomotive ability over a field with tall grasses. We also designed "Grassbreaker" by attaching an outer covering to a tiny mobile robot shaped like an icebreaker. We found that the robot's shape greatly influences its mobility in a tall grass field and that the robot continued to move forward while bending tall grasses such as reeds. The significant difference (p < 0.05) between the average speeds of Grassbreaker and the robot without the outer covering was confirmed in an experiment. The robot's new shape is significant not only because it fills a gap in previous research work but also because this method does not require any additional actuators such as conventional cutting and bending methods.

Novel method of estimating surface condition for tiny mobile robot to improve locomotion performance

Tanaka, Katsuaki; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Okamoto, Yuya; Kuroiwa, Daisuke; Miura, Yusaku; Endo, Daiki; Mitsuzuka, Junko; Shi, Qing; Okabayashi, Satoshi; Sugahara, Yusuke; Takanishi, Atsuo; Takanishi, Atsuo

IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Peer Review Yes 2015-Decemberp.6515 - 65202015/12-2015/12

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ISSN:21530858

Outline:© 2015 IEEE. Environment recognition is an effective way for a mobile robot to move across rough terrain. In particular, this makes it possible to prevent a tiny mobile robot from getting stuck or turning over. Several studies have been conducted on environment recognition using a laser range finder or camera. However, almost all of these studies focused on obstacle detection or shape recognition, which cannot be used to recognize the surface condition such as slipperiness. The purpose of this work is to design a model for estimating the surface condition using a tiny mobile robot. We set slipperiness as one of the parameters for recognizing the surface condition, which is already used by terramechanics, along with two additional parameters, the hardness and unevenness. We find that a robot can roughly estimate the ground hardness by measuring the current peak of a motor and the unevenness from measuring the robot posture. By recognizing the surface condition, the robot can change the parameters of the controlling motor based on the ground characteristics. This new method for recognizing the surface condition is significant, not only because it fills gaps in the previous research, but also because it does not require any special sensors such as a laser range finder and does not consume a large quantity of energy. Therefore, it achieves a core objective of our environmental monitoring system using multiple mobile robot.

Angular sway propagation in One Leg Stance and quiet stance with Inertial Measurement Units for older adults

W. Kong; S. Sessa; D. Zhang; M. Zecca; S. Cosentino; H. Ishii; D. Magistro; H. Takeuchi; R. Kawashima; A. Takanishi

Proceedings of 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC2015) Peer Review Yes p.6955 - 69582015/08-2015/08

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Design and Control of a Biomimetic Robotic Rat for Interaction With Laboratory Rats

Shi, Qing;Ishii, Hiroyuki;Sugahara, Yusuke;Takanishi, Atsuo;Huang, Qiang;Fukuda, Toshio

IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS Peer Review Yes 20(4) p.1832 - 18422015-2015

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ISSN:1083-4435

Designing a receptionist robot: Effect of voice and appearance on anthropomorphism

Trovato, G.; Ramos, J. G.; Azevedo, H.; Moroni, A.; Magossi, S.; Ishii, H.; Simmons, R.; Takanishi, A.

Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication Peer Review Yes 2015-Novemberp.235 - 2402015/11-2015/11

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Outline:© 2015 IEEE. Robots are possible candidates for performing tasks as helpers in activities of daily living in the future: working as a receptionist is one possible employment. However, the way the receptionist robot should appear, sound and behave needs to be investigated carefully, in order to design a robot which is accepted and perceived in a positive way by common users. This paper describes a study on anthropomorphism of a receptionist robot made for Brazilian people depending on the appearance and on the voice of the receptionist. This experiment was preceded by a preliminary survey about expectation of people regarding receptionists. The main experiment consisted in having Brazilian people interacting with a conversational agent and with a humanoid robot through a video conference. The two receptionists are not only different in physical appearance, but in the sound of the voice, too, which can be either human-like or robotic sound. The two receptionists gave indications to the participants to reach rooms where they could evaluate the receptionists through questionnaires concerning anthropomorphism and uncanniness among other concepts. The results gathered from both experiments provide useful hints to design a receptionist robot.

"Olá, my name is Ana": A study on Brazilians interacting with a receptionist robot

Trovato, Gabriele; Ramos, Josué G.; Azevedo, Helio; Moroni, Artemis; Magossi, Silvia; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Simmons, Reid; Takanishi, Atsuo

Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2015 Peer Review Yes p.66 - 712015/10-2015/10

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Outline:© 2015 IEEE. In the near future, robots are expected to perform assistive tasks and do different kind of jobs. In particular, humanoid robots are possible candidates for being used as helpers in activities of daily living. One possible employment is working as a receptionist, providing useful indications to visitors in a public office. The design of how robots could look like is a matter of growing importance, as it is important to create a look that poses no uncanny valley effects on the human user and that is appropriate to potentially serve in different job areas in human society. In this paper we want to describe the study on anthropomorphism of a receptionist robot. We invited Brazilian people with different education levels to interact with two variations of a receptionist robot, different in physical appearance as well as in the sound of the voice. In one case, the appearance was a conversational agent made with computer graphics, in the other, a real humanoid robot. Results gathered from surveys and comments of the participants provide useful directions to design a receptionist robot and insights on the effect of digital divide on anthropomorphism.

Behavior modulation of rats to a robotic rat in multi-rat interaction

Shi, Qing; Shi, Qing; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Tanaka, Katsuaki; Sugahara, Yusuke; Takanishi, Atsuo; Okabayashi, Satoshi; Huang, Qiang; Fukuda, Toshio

Bioinspiration and Biomimetics Peer Review Yes 10(5) 2015/09-2015/09

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ISSN:17483182

Outline:© 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd. In this paper, we study the behavioral response of rats to a robotic rat during multi-rat interaction. Experiments are conducted in an open-field where a robotic rat called WR-5 is put together with three laboratory rats. WR-5 is following one rat (target), while avoiding the other two rats (outside observers) during interaction. The behavioral characteristics of each target rat is evaluated by scoring its locomotor activity and frequencies of performing rearing, body grooming and mounting actions. Additionally, the frequency of being mounted by other rats is also measured. Experimental results show that the target becomes more active after interaction. The rat species, with more active behavioral characteristics, is more susceptible to being adjusted by the robot. The increased time spent by the outside observers in the vicinity of the robot indicates that a biomimetic robot has the promise for modulating rat behavior even without direct interaction. Thus, this study provide a novel approach to shaping the sociality of animals living in groups.

Development of subliminal persuasion system to improve the upper limb posture in laparoscopic training: a preliminary study.

Zhang Di;Sessa Salvatore;Kong Weisheng;Cosentino Sarah;Magistro Daniele;Ishii Hiroyuki;Zecca Massimiliano;Takanishi Atsuo

International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery Peer Review Yes 10(11) 2015-2015

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ISSN:1861-6429

Outline:PURPOSE:Current training for laparoscopy focuses only on the enhancement of manual skill and does not give advice on improving trainees' posture. However, a poor posture can result in increased static muscle loading, faster fatigue, and impaired psychomotor task performance. In this paper, the authors propose a method, named subliminal persuasion, which gives the trainee real-time advice for correcting the upper limb posture during laparoscopic training like the expert but leads to a lower increment in the workload.;METHODS:A 9-axis inertial measurement unit was used to compute the upper limb posture, and a Detection Reaction Time device was developed and used to measure the workload. A monitor displayed not only images from laparoscope, but also a visual stimulus, a transparent red cross superimposed to the laparoscopic images, when the trainee had incorrect upper limb posture. One group was exposed, when their posture was not correct during training, to a short (about 33 ms) subliminal visual stimulus. The control group instead was exposed to longer (about 660 ms) supraliminal visual stimuli.;RESULTS:We found that subliminal visual stimulation is a valid method to improve trainees' upper limb posture during laparoscopic training. Moreover, the additional workload required for subconscious processing of subliminal visual stimuli is less than the one required for supraliminal visual stimuli, which is processed instead at the conscious level.;CONCLUSIONS:We propose subliminal persuasion as a method to give subconscious real-time stimuli to improve upper limb posture during laparoscopic training. Its effectiveness and efficiency were confirmed against supraliminal stimuli transmitted at the conscious level: Subliminal persuasion improved upper limb posture of trainees, with a smaller increase on the overall workload.

Design of operating software and electrical system of mobile robot for environmental monitoring

Katsuaki Tanaka; Hiroyuki Ishii; Shinichi Kinoshita; Qing Shi; Hikaru Sugita; Satoshi Okabayashi; Yusuke Sugahara; Atsuo Takanishi

Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2014) Peer Review Yes p.1763 - 17682014/12-2014/12

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Objective skill evaluation of endotracheal intubation using muscle contraction sensor

A. Niibori; Y. Matsuoka; L. Bartolomeo; S. Cosentino; W. Kong; U. Imtiaz; D. Zhang; Y. Kasuya; M. Nagai; M. Ozaki; S. Sessa; H. Ishii; M. Zecca; A. Takanishi

Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2014) Peer Review Yes p.1862 - 18672014/12-2014/12

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Development of state transition model and speech recognition module for training of neurological examination

Y. Sugamiya; K. Matsunaga; C. Wang; S. Tokunaga; S. Kawasaki; H. Ishii; Y. Nakae; T. Katayama; A. Takanishi

Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2014) Peer Review Yes p.1124 - 11292014-2014

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Application of wireless inertial measurement units and EMG sensors for studying deglutition — Preliminary results

U. Imtiaz; K. Yamamura; W. Kong; S. Sessa; Z. Lin; L. Bartolomeo; H. Ishii; M. Zecca; Y. Yamada; A. Takanishi

Proceedings of 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC2014) Peer Review Yes p.5381 - 53842014-

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Development of new muscle contraction sensor to replace sEMG for using in muscles analysis fields

D. Zhang; Y. Matsuoka; W. Kong; U. Imtiaz; L. Bartolomeo; S. Cosentino; M. Zecca; S. Sessa; H. Ishii; A. Takanishi

Proceedings of 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC2014) Peer Review Yes p.6945 - 69482014-2014

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A comparison of the effects of different equipment used for venipuncture to aid in promoting more effective simulation education

C.Fujii, H.Ishii, A.Takanishi,

Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion Peer Review Yes 5(8) 2014-

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Control of posture and trajectory for a rat-like robot interacting with multiple real rats

Qing Shi; Hiroyuki Ishii; Yusuke Sugahara; Shinichi Kinoshita; Atsuo Takanishi; Satoshi Okabayashi; Qiang Huang; Toshio Fukuda

Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2014) Peer Review Yes p.975 - 9802014/06-2014/06

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Objective Skill Evaluation for Laparoscopic Training Based on Motion Analysis

Lin, Zhuohua;Uemura, Munenori;Zecca, Massimiliano;Sessa, Salvatore;Ishii, Hiroyuki;Tomikawa, Morimasa;Hashizume, Makoto;Takanishi, Atsuo

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Peer Review Yes 60(4) p.977 - 9852013-2013

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ISSN:0018-9294

A Methodology for the Performance Evaluation of Inertial Measurement Units

Sessa, Salvatore;Zecca, Massimiliano;Lin, Zhuohua;Bartolomeo, Luca;Ishii, Hiroyuki;Takanishi, Atsuo

JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS Peer Review Yes 71(2) p.143 - 1572013-2013

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ISSN:0921-0296

A novel method to develop an animal model of depression using a small mobile robot

Ishii, Hiroyuki;Shi, Qing;Fumino, Shogo;Konno, Shinichiro;Kinoshita, Shinichi;Okabayashi, Satoshi;Iida, Naritoshi;Kimura, Hiroshi;Tahara, Yu;Shibata, Shigenobu;Takanishi, Atsuo

ADVANCED ROBOTICS Peer Review Yes 27(1) p.61 - 692013-2013

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ISSN:0169-1864

Development of an objective endoscopic surgical skill assessment system for pediatric surgeons: suture ligature model of the crura of the diaphragm in infant fundoplication

Ieiri, Satoshi;Ishii, Hiroyuki;Souzaki, Ryota;Uemura, Munenori;Tomikawa, Morimasa;Matsuoka, Noriyuki;Takanishi, Atsuo;Hashizume, Makoto;Taguchi, Tomoaki

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL Peer Review Yes 29(5) p.501 - 5042013-2013

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ISSN:0179-0358

Safe venepuncture techniques using a vacuum tube system

Fujii, Chieko;Ishii, Hiroyuki;Takanishi, Atsuo

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING PRACTICE Peer Review Yes 19p.11 - 192013-2013

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ISSN:1322-7114

A rat-like robot for interacting with real rats

Shi, Qing;Ishii, Hiroyuki;Kinoshita, Shinichi;Konno, Shinichiro;Takanishi, Atsuo;Okabayashi, Satoshi;Iida, Naritoshi;Kimura, Hiroshi

ROBOTICA Peer Review Yes 31p.1337 - 13502013-2013

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ISSN:0263-5747

Modulation of rat behaviour by using a rat-like robot

Shi, Qing;Ishii, Hiroyuki;Kinoshita, Shinichi;Takanishi, Atsuo;Okabayashi, Satoshi;Iida, Naritoshi;Kimura, Hiroshi;Shibata, Shigenobu

BIOINSPIRATION & BIOMIMETICS Peer Review Yes 8(4) 2013-2013

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ISSN:1748-3182

Stress exposure using small mobile robot both in immature and mature period induces mental disorder in rat

Ishii, Hiroyuki; Shi, Qing; Miyagishima, Syunsuke; Fumino, Shogo; Konno, Shinichiro; Okabayashi, Satoshi; Iida, Naritoshi; Kimura, Hiroshi; Tahara, Yu; Shibata, Shigenobu; Takanishi, Atsuo

Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics Peer Review Yes p.587 - 5922012/10-2012/10

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ISSN:21551774

Outline:The number of patients with mental disorders is increasing in advanced countries, hence more effective psychotropic drugs are recently desired. In process of development of psychotropic drugs, animal experiments have been playing a very important role. Mental disorder model animals which exhibit behavior disorder like patients with mental disorders are used in these experiments. These animals are normally developed by genetic manipulation, surgical operation in their brain or drug administration. A candidate for a new drug is administrated in these animals to evaluate its effect. However, we have some doubts about conventional mental disorder model animals because they are induced these disorders by using methods which are quite different from causes of mental disorder of human beings. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to develop an novel methodology to create mental disorder model animals. We then developed a small mobile robot and a control system for it. Using them, we have performed some experiments to create a mental disorder model rat. We had then succeeded in developing a mental disorder model rat by exposing stress using the robot during immature period. This rat exhibits low activity in some behavior tests during mature period. For better understanding of how stress exposure induces mental disorder in a rat, we conducted another experiment based on stress vulnerability hypothesis. In this experiment, stress was exposed during both immature and mature period while that had been exposed only during immature period. We prepared several conditions of stress exposure by changing robot behavior pattern to find the one to induce much stress in a rat. From a result of experiment, we found that a rat which received gentle chase by the robot during immature period was induced much stress when it received robot attack during mature period. Thus, we consider that this rat is more appropriate to the mental disorder model than that was developed in our past experiment. © 2012 IEEE.

Image processing and behavior planning for robot-rat interaction

Shi, Q., Ishii, H., Konno, S., Kinoshita, S., Takanishi, A.

Proceedings of the 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2012) p.967 - 9732012-2012

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Online magnetic calibration of a cutting edge 9-axis wireless Inertial Measurement Unit

Bartolomeo, Luca;Lin, Zhuohua;Sessa, Salvatore;Zecca, Massimiliano;Ishii, Hiroyuki;Takanishi, Atsuo

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED ELECTROMAGNETICS AND MECHANICS Peer Review Yes 39(1-4) p.779 - 7852012-2012

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ISSN:1383-5416

Development of Humanoid for Airway Management Training ; WKA-4 : Design of Mechanism to Reproduce Difficult Airway

ISHII Hiroyuki;EBIHARA Kazuki;SEGAWA Masanao;NOH Yohan;SATO Kei;TAKANISHI Atsuo;SHOJI Satoru;HATAKE Kazuyuki

JRSJ Peer Review Yes 30(1) p.91 - 982012/01-2012/01

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ISSN:02891824

Outline:The purpose of this study is to develop novel training system for medical skills using robot technology. We have developed Waseda Kyotokagaku Airway No.4 (WKA-4) as a novel training simulator for airway management. This robot reproduces several different patients with actuators. For instance, this robot has a unique mechanism in its temporomandibular joint that consists of a set of warm gears and force sensors, hence reproduces a patient with TMJ disorder. This robot also has the tongue that is able to change its shape using air pressure, hence reproduces the difficulty of airway management. We then asked the medical doctors to evaluate the robot using a questionnaire and confirmed that WKA-4 had enough property to use in the training of anesthesiologists.

Synthesis of a New [6]-Gingerol Analogue and Its Protective Effect with Respect to the Development of Metabolic Syndrome in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet

Okamoto, Mayumi;Irii, Hiroyuki;Tahara, Yu;Ishii, Hiroyuki;Hirao, Akiko;Udagawa, Haruhide;Hiramoto, Masaki;Yasuda, Kazuki;Takanishi, Atsuo;Shibata, Shigenobu;Shimizu, Isao

JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY Peer Review Yes 54(18) p.6295 - 63042011-2011

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ISSN:0022-2623

A robot-rat interaction experimental system based on the rat-inspired mobile robot WR-4

Shi, Qing; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Fumino, Shogo; Konno, Shinichiro; Kinoshita, Shinichi; Takanishi, Atsuo; Okabayashi, Satoshi; Iida, Naritoshi; Kimura, Hiroshi

2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 Peer Review Yes p.402 - 4072011/12-2011/12

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Outline:This research proposes to design and develop a novel robot involved in the general and famous animal experimental method called Social Interaction Test (SIT). Aiming at increased movement range of the waist and improved interoperability, we have developed a novel small animaroid robot WR-4 (Waseda Rat No.4). The waist of WR-4 endowed with a multi-bendable 6-bar linkage mechanism makes the robot able to rotate around ±130° horizontally, meeting required movement range. Integrating with a 4-bar linkage mechanism in the neck, this 6-bar linkage mechanism achieves the bending posture as living rats, allowing the imitation of behavior such as rotating. Furthermore, ultrasonic motors (USM) used to drive forelegs greatly reduce the weight of upper body, resulting in quicker acting of rearing behavior. WR-4 consists of 10 active DOFs (two 1-DOF wheels for locomotion, two 2-DOF forelegs for interaction, one 1-DOF neck for swing, one 2-DOF waist for rearing and body grooming and one 1-DOF reserved for tail) and 2 passive DOFs in the paws. The evaluation tests on motion performance show that WR-4 could act both rearing (reaching 60°) and rotating (reaching ±100° respectively) behaviors approximately 0.1s quicker than mature rats. Preliminary SIT between WR-4 and mature rats have been conducted strictly following psychological rules. Experimental results reveal that the frequencies of rearing behavior in rats were increased significantly when WR-4 reared periodically, and the activities of rats were decreased after WR-4 reared. © 2011 IEEE.

Development of a robot which can simulate swallowing of food boluses with various properties for the study of rehabilitation of swallowing disorders

Noh, Y., Segawa, M., Sato, K., Wang, C., Ishii, H., Solis, J., Takanishi, A., Katsumata, A., Iida, Y.

Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011) Peer Review Yes p.4676 - 46812011-2011

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Surface EMG and heartbeat analysis preliminary results in surgical training: dry boxes and live tissue.

Bartolomeo Luca;Lin Zhuohua;Zecca Massimiliano;Sessa Salvatore;Ishii Hiroyuki;Xu Hao;Uemura Munenori;Tomikawa Morimasa;Hashizume Makoto;Takanishi Atsuo

Surface EMG and heartbeat analysis preliminary results in surgical training: dry boxes and live tissue. Peer Review Yes 20112011-2011

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ISSN:1557-170X

Outline::The training in the surgical practice is of paramount importance to prepare the residents in performing surgical procedures on human subject and to provide exercise on new techniques for experienced surgeons. Usually, these trainings are carried out on live animals or in virtual environments and dry boxes; the complexity of the exercises is identical in both of the case, but the pressure in operating with a living subject could change the attitude and the movements of the trainee. Until now, it has not been possible to analyze this stress in details together in the surgical animal training and dry boxes. In this work we propose an innovative portable system that can measure two physiological parameters, the heartbeat and the surface electromyography, during a session of training in both of the environment. The preliminary results, for one subject, show a bigger average power in the shoulder muscles during the living operation together with a higher but stable heartbeat rate.

Development of a 3D simulation which can provide better understanding of trainee's performance of the task using airway management training system WKA-1RII

Wang, C., Noh, Y., Ishii, H., Kikuta, G., Ebihara, K., Tokumoto, M., Okuyama, I., Yusuke, M., Terunaga, C., Takanishi, A., Hatake, K.

Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics(ROBIO 2011) Peer Review Yes p.2635 - 26402011-2011

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Development of a Hybrid Wheel-Legged Mobile Robot WR-3 Designed for the Behavior Analysis of Rats

Shi, Qing;Ishii, Hiroyuki;Miyagishima, Shunsuke;Konno, Shinichiro;Fumino, Shogo;Takanishi, Atsuo;Okabayashi, Satoshi;Iida, Naritoshi;Kimura, Hiroshi

ADVANCED ROBOTICS Peer Review Yes 25(18) p.2255 - 22722011-2011

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ISSN:0169-1864

Development of the wireless ultra-miniaturized inertial measurement unit WB-4: preliminary performance evaluation.

Lin Zhuohua;Zecca Massimiliano;Sessa Salvatore;Bartolomeo Luca;Ishii Hiroyuki;Takanishi Atsuo

33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS Peer Review Yes 20112011-2011

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ISSN:1557-170X

Outline::This paper presents the preliminary performance evaluation of our new wireless ultra-miniaturized inertial measurement unit (IMU) WB-4 by compared with the Vicon motion capture system. The WB-4 IMU primarily contains a mother board for motion sensing, a Bluetooth module for wireless data transmission with PC, and a Li-Polymer battery for power supply. The mother board is provided with a microcontroller and 9-axis inertial sensors (miniaturized MEMS accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer) to measure orientation. A quaternion-based extended Kalman filter (EKF) integrated with an R-Adaptive algorithm for automatic estimation of the measurement covariance matrix is implemented for the sensor fusion to retrieve the attitude. The experimental results showed that the wireless ultra-miniaturized WB-4 IMU could provide high accuracy performance at the angles of roll and pitch. The yaw angle which has reasonable performance needs to be further evaluated.

Development of a novel quadruped mobile robot for behavior analysis of rats

Shi, Qing; Miyagishima, Shunsyuke; Fumino, Shogo; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo; Laschi, Cecilia; Mazzolai, Barbara; Mattoli, Virgilio; Dario, Paolo

IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings Peer Review Yes p.3073 - 30782010/12-2010/12

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Outline:In the domain of psychology and medical science, many experiments have been conducted referring to research on animal behaviors, to study the mechanism of mental disorders and to develop psychotropic drugs to treat them. Rodents such as rats are often chosen as experimental subjects in these experiments. However, according to some researchers, the experiments on social interactions using animals are poorly- reproducible. Therefore, we consider that the reproducibility of these experiments can be improved by using a robotic agent that interacts with an animal subject. We have developed a novel quadruped rat-inspired robot, the WR-2 (Waseda Rat No.2), based on the dimension and body structure of a mature rat. It is capable of reproducing the behaviors such as walking, mounting, rearing and grooming of the rat. ©2010 IEEE.

Development of the hybrid wheel-legged mobile robot WR-3 designed to interact with rats

Shi, Qing; Miyagishima, Shunsyuke; Konno, Shinichiro; Fumino, Shogo; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo; Laschi, Cecilia; Mazzolai, Barbara; Mattoli, Virgilio; Dario, Paolo

2010 3rd IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2010 p.887 - 8922010/12-2010/12

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Outline:This paper presents the design and development of a bio-inspired mobile robot called WR-3 (Waseda Rat No.3), as an experimental tool to study social interaction between rats and robots. According to the motion analysis of rats, their motion can be divided into two phases: moving and interaction. Therefore, a novel hybrid mechanism in which wheels are used for moving and legs are used for interaction has been designed to actuate the WR-3. Consequently, the robot can move at a high speed using its wheels and reproduce the rats' interaction using its legs and other parts. Based on the dimension and body structure of a mature rat, WR-3 has been designed with dimensions of 240×70×90[mm] and is the same shape as a rat. It consists of 18 DOFs in total: two 1-DOF wheels, four 3-DOF legs (including passive DOFs), a 2-DOF waist, and a 2-DOF neck. Preliminary interaction experiments with rats demonstrate that WR-3 is capable of reproducing interactions such as following, rearing, grooming, mounting, etc. similar to a real rat. © 2010 IEEE.

Development of a cognition system for analyzing rat's behaviors

Shi, Qing; Miyagishima, Shunsyuke; Fumino, Shogo; Konno, Shinichiro; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo

2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010 Peer Review Yes p.1399 - 14042010/12-2010/12

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Outline:The interaction experiment, between a robot and a rat, will benefit significantly when the rat's actions can be recognized automatically in real time. Regarding quantitative behavior analysis, the number and duration of a rat's actions should be measured efficiently and accurately. Therefore, aiming at the above-mentioned objectives, a novel cognition system capable of detecting rats' actions has been proposed in this paper. The main function of this cognition system lies on the real-time recognition and offline analysis of rats' behaviors. Basic image processing algorithm as Labeling and Contour Finding were employed to extract feature parameters (body length, body area, body radius, rotational angle, and ellipticity) of rat's actions. These parameters are integrated as the input feature vector of NN (Neural Network) and SVM (Support Vector Machine) training system respectively. Preliminary experiments reveal that the grooming, rotating and rearing actions could be recognized with extremely high rate (more than 90%) by both NN and SVM. Compared to NN, SVM provides better recognition rate and less computational cost. © 2010 IEEE.

Path generator control system and virtual compliance calculator for maxillofacial massage robots

Ishii, Hiroyuki;Koga, Hiroki;Obokawa, Yuichi;Solis, Jorge;Takanishi, Atsuo;Katsumata, Akitoshi

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED RADIOLOGY AND SURGERY Peer Review Yes 5(1) p.77 - 842010-2010

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Development of the miniaturized wireless inertial measurement unit WB-4: Pilot test for mastication analysis

Lin, Z., Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Bartolomeo, L., Ishii, H., Itoh, K., Takanishi, A.

Proceedings of 2010 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration Peer Review Yes p.420 - 4252010-2010

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Development of an ultra-miniaturized inertial measurement unit WB-3 for human body motion tracking

Lin, Z., Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Bartolomeo, L., Ishii, H., Itoh, K., Takanishi, A.

Proceedings of 2010 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration Peer Review Yes p.414 - 4192010-2010

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Development of an Ultra-Miniaturized Inertial Measurement Unit for Jaw Movement Analysis during Free Chewing

Z.Lin, M.Zecca, S.Sessa, H.Ishii, A.Takanishi

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Development of a colon endoscope robot that adjusts its locomotion through the use of reinforcement learning

G.Trovato, M.Shikanai, G.Ukawa, J.Kinoshita, N.Murai, J.W. Lee, H.Ishii, A.Takanishi, K. Tanoue, S.Ieiri, K.Konishi, M.Hashizume

International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Peer Review Yes 5(4) p.317 - 3252010-

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Development of experimental setup to create novel mental disorder model rats using small mobile robot

Hiroyuki Ishii; Qing Shi; Yuichi Masuda; Syunsuke Miyagishima; Syogo Fumino; Atsuo Takanishi; Satoshi Okabayashi; Naritoshi Iida; Hiroshi Kimura; Yu Tahara; Akiko Hirao; Shigenobu Shibata

Proceedings of 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2010) Peer Review Yes p.3905 - 39102010-2010

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Development and Experimental Evaluation of Oral Rehabilitation Robot that Provides Maxillofacial Massage to Patients with Oral Disorders

H.Ishii, H.Koga, Y.Obokawa, J.Solis, A.Takanishi, A.Katsumata

International Journal of Robotics Research Peer Review Yes 28(9) p.1228 - 12392009-

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An oral rehabilitation robot for massaging the masseter and temporal muscles: a preliminary report

Ariji Y., Katsumata A., Ogi An., Izumi M., Sakuma S., Iida Y., Hiraiwa Y., Kurita K., Igarashi C., Kobayashi K., Ishii H., Takanishi A., Ariji E.,

Oral Radiology Peer Review Yes 25p.53 - 592009-2009

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Design and development of biomimetic quadruped robot for behavior studies of rats and mice

Ishii, H., Masuda, Y., Miyagishima, S., Fumino, S., Takanishi, A., Laschi, C., Mazzolai, B., Mattoli, V., Dario, P.

Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine(EMBC 2009) Peer Review Yes p.7192 - 71952009-2009

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Development of the evaluation system for the airway management training system WKA-1R

Noh, Y., Segawa, M., Shimomura, A., Ishii, H., Solis, J., Hatake, K., Takanishi, A.

Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics(BioRob 2008) Peer Review Yes p.574 - 5792008-

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WKA-1R Robot assisted quantitative assessment of airway management

Noh Y., Segawa M., Shimomura A., Ishii H., Solis J., Hatake K., Takanishi A.

International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Peer Review Yes 3(6) p.543 - 5502008-2008

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Towards understanding the suture/ligature skills during the training process using WKS-2RII

Solis J., Oshima N., Ishii H., Matsuoka N., Hatake K., Takanishi A.

International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Peer Review Yes 3(3-4) p.231 - 2392008-2008

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Development of autonomous experimental setup for behavior analysis of rats

Hiroyuki Ishii; Motonori Ogura; Shunji Kurisu; Atsushi Komura; Atsuo Takanishi; Naritoshi Iida; Hiroshi Kimura

Proceedings of 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2007) Peer Review Yes p.4152 - 41572007-2007

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Experimental study on task teaching to real rats through interaction with a robotic rat

Ishii, H., Ogura, M., Kurisu, S., Komura, A.,Takanishi, A., Iida, N., Kimura, H.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science Peer Review Yes 4095p.643 - 6542006-2006

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Objective Evaluation of Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Using Waseda Bioinstrumentation System WB-3

SUZUKI Y.;MUKAEDA Y.;LIN Z.;BARTOLOMEO L.;ITOH K.;ISHII H.;SESSA S.;ZECCA M.;UEMURA M.;TOMIKAWA M.;ODAIRA T.;TANOUE K.;IEIRI S.;KONISHI K.;HASHIZUME M.;TAKANISHI A.

12(3) p.226 - 2272010/11-2010/11

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Study on skill assessment of suturing in laparoscopic surgery using physical simulator

ISHII H.;UEMURA M.;TOMIKAWA M.;HASHIZUME M.;TAKANISHI A.

12(3) p.292 - 2932010/11-2010/11

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Clinical Considerations for Occlusal Contact Examinations Using Polyaddition Silicone Impression Material for Maxillomandibular Registration

SAKUMA SHIGEMITSU;MORI TAKASHI;ISHII HIROYUKI;ANDO KIYOFUMI;ASANO JUNTA;ISHIGURO TOMOKO;OZEKI MARINA;OTSUKA FUMIYO;IKEDA HIROE;HATTORI HIROYUKI;TAKANISHI ATSUO;ITO YUTAKA

48(4) p.383 - 3882010/12-2010/12

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Importance of metacognitive skills and development of suturing simulator in effective laparoscopic surgery training

TOMIKAWA M.;UEMURA M.;ISHII H.;MATSUOKA N.;NAGAO Y.;OHUCHIDA K.;AKAHOSHI T.;IEIRI S.;OHDAIRA T.;TAKANISHI A.;HASHIZUME M.

13(3) p.214 - 2152011/11-2011/11

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Development of an objective endoscopic surgical skill assessment system for pediatric surgeons : Suture ligature model of the crura of the diaphragm in infant fundoplication

IEIRI S;ISHII H;SOUZAKI R;TOMIKAWA M;MATSUOKA N;TAKANISHI A;HASHIZUME M;TAGUCHI T

13(3) p.216 - 2172011/11-2011/11

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Reproduction and Verification of Airway Difficulties using Airway Management Training System WKA-5

OKUYAMA I.;NOH Y.;WANG C.;EBIHARA K.;TOKUMOTO M.;CHIHARA T.;MATSUOKA Y.;ISHII H.;TAKANISHI A.;SHOJI S.;MAKAE Y.;MATSUOKA N.;HATAKE K.

13(3) p.224 - 2252011/11-2011/11

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Availability of 3D dome-shaped display system in single incision laparoscopic surgery

NAGAO Yoshihiro;UEMURA Munenori;KENMOTSU Hajime;YOSHIDA Masaki;HORI Junich;ISHII Hiroyuki;IEIRI Satoshi;OHUCHIDA Kenoki;TOMIKAWA Morimasa;HASHIZUME Makoto

13(3) p.244 - 2452011/11-2011/11

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Development of Intelligent Training System for Laparoscopic Surgery : 1st report : Design Manipulator to Exhibit Organ Motion

ISHII H.;UEMURA M.;MATSUOKA Y.;CHIHARA T.;KINOSHITA S.;TOKUMOTO M.;OISHIO T.;TOMIKAWA M.;HASHIZUME M.;TAKANISHI A.

13(3) p.376 - 3772011/11-2011/11

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Development of Intelligent Training System for Laparoscopic Surgery : 2nd report : Effects of organ's motion on difficulty level of training tasks

ISHII H.;KINOSHITA S.;IEIRI S.;UEMURA M.;TOMIKAWA M.;HASHIZUME M.;TAKANISHI A.

14(3) p.200 - 2012012/10-2012/10

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Development of an objective endoscopic surgical skill assessment system for pediatric surgeons : Suture ligature model under respiratory displacement of infant fundoplication

IEIRI S;ISHII H;SOUZAKI R;TOMIKAWA M;MATSUOKA N;TAKANISHI A;HASHIZUME M;TAGUCHI T

14(3) p.274 - 2752012/10-2012/10

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Skill assessment of colonoscopy using training simulator

ISHII H.;UEMURA M.;NAGAO Y.;AKAHOSHI T.;KUMASHIRO R.;TOMIKAWA M.;HASHIZUME M.;TAKANISHI A.

14(3) p.334 - 3352012/10-2012/10

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P2-43 Study on Feedback of Quantitative Assessment in Medical Skifi Training : Suture and Ligature Training Using a Simulator

ISHII Hiroyuki;TAKANISHI Atsuo;OKABAYASHI Satoshi;IIDA Naritoshi;KIMURA Hiroshi

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Shape visualization method of flexible colonoscopy using non visual sensor network for monitoring of operation

Lee, Jaewoo; Ishii, Hyroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo

Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS p.524 - 5272011/12-2011/12

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Outline:3D Visualization method of shape of flexible colonoscopy in simulated computing environment is proposed. Signals from sensor network are used to calculate the orientation of the body of each sensor. Position of each sensor is estimated from the orientation using assumption of forward kinematics in robotics. This data are then interpolated with curve fitting method to give natural impression of shape to surgeon who are watching monitor. The resulting simulated curve shows that motion of shape of colonoscopy can be simulated at it is. © 2011 IEEE.

Non visual sensor based shape perception method for gait control of flexible colonoscopy robot

Lee, Jaewoo; Ukawa, Genya; Doho, Shuna; Lin, Zhuohua; Ishii, Hyroyuki; Zecca, Massimiliano; Takanishi, Atsuo; Takanishi, Atsuo

2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 p.577 - 5822011/12-2011/12

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Outline:In this paper, the shape of the medical robot which can move in the colon is suggested for its gate control. In this system, the current shape information plays a sensing role in order to control the gate of robot in the colon. In order to find current shape of robot, we construct sensor network system which composed of several electronic compass units. This unit makes use of chip which includes pair of 3 axis accelerometer and 3 axis magnetometer. From this signals, orientation is evaluated after filtering noise. Then, based on the kinematic chain model, the shape of the flexible robot is calculated using orientation information. The resulting trajectory shows that this method cans percept shape of flexible robot well. © 2011 IEEE.

Analysis of the colon by the biodynamic model and application to the colonoscope robot design

Lee, Jaewoo; Kenya, Ukawa; Doho, Shuno; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo; Takanishi, Atsuo

2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 p.1844 - 18492011/12-2011/12

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Outline:The general characteristics of the colon are proposed in the mechanical point of view. This is prerequisite information when we want to develop endoscopic robot which can move well in the human colon. Friction property which comprise static and dynamic friction coefficient is investigated. The elastic property of colon is also investigated: the radial tensile force is measured in the elastic range. The effect on the robot is revealed by using experimental method. The design parameters of the robot are then investigated: one is for the moving mechanism which has to be selected in view of mobility compared to the above knowledge. The other is for selection problem on the fin type and size in the inverse screw type. Several apparatus for friction property measurements were made and carefully made experiments. The resulting data were analyzed. Final results show that inverse screw type of robot has more mobility compared to the rotational inertia type. © 2011 IEEE.

Simulation model which can visualize the shape of the colonoscope using orientation sensor network

Lee, Jaewoo; Ukawa, Genya; Doho, Shuna; Lin, Zuohua; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo

Proceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Biomechanics, BioMech 2011 p.29 - 362011/12-2011/12

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Outline:The Simulation Model which can visualize the shape of commercial colonoscope is proposed. This model uses kinematic chain which approximates the shape of colonoscope by serially connected multiple joint-link pairs. As the input to the model, orientation information is used. Orientation information is extracted from the Sensor Network. The sensor network consists of connecting a number of sensor units with CAN bus. Each sensor unit also has two kinds of sensor: triad of accelerometer and triad of magnetometer. Roll and pitch angle are estimated based on the accelerometer signals. Yaw angle is estimated based on the magnetometer signals. By using kinematic chain model and orientation as input, we estimate the key points which are positions of sensor units on the colonoscope. Then, we implement spline interpolation to find the intermediate points which constitutes the shape of colonoscope. We made experiment in order to check whether model has enough accuracy. Firstly, we compared estimated curve with sine curve which is used as a ground truth. Secondly, we investigated the effect of number of sensor on the accuracy. Final result says that it has enough estimation ability.

Motion evaluation of a modified multi-link robotic rat

Li, Chang; Li, Chang; Shi, Qing; Shi, Qing; Li, Kang; Li, Kang; Zou, Mingjie; Zou, Mingjie; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo; Huang, Qiang; Huang, Qiang; Fukuda, Toshio; Fukuda, Toshio

IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2017-Septemberp.2397 - 24022017/12-2017/12

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Outline:© 2017 IEEE. The interaction test between a robotic rat and living rat is considered as a possible way to quantitatively characterize the rat sociality. In such robot-rat interactions, the robot should be designed to fully replicate a real rat in terms of morphological and behavioral characteristics. To address this problem, a multi-jointed robot prototype has been modified based on our previous work. We optimally update the forelimb of the robot and redesign the control board to make it more dexterous and increase its behavioral capability. Then, we systematically and kinematically analyze the rotational range of joint variables and the workspace of the robot by using traversal method. To evaluate the motion capability of the modified robot, we propose two quantitative parameters: maximum reachable height (MRH) and minimum bendable distance (MBD). Additionally, we achieve to quantitatively evaluate the behavioral similarity between the robot and rat with the calculated accumulative distance (AD) by using dynamic time warping (DTW). These evaluated methods show high promise to improve the robot-rat interaction to be more similar to rat-rat interaction.

Development of a Self-Propelled Actively Bendable Colonoscope Robot with a "Party Horn" Propulsion Mechanism

Nomura Koki;Takeuchi Hiromi;Sato Mamoru;Ishii Hiroyuki;Uemura Munenori;Akaboshi Tomohiko;Tomikawa Morimasa;Hashizume Makoto;Takanishi Atsuo

The ... international conference on advanced mechatronics : toward evolutionary fusion of IT and mechatronics : ICAM : abstracts 2015(6) p.68 - 692015/12-2015/12

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Outline:Drawbacks of conventional colonoscopy include the risk of accidental injury and a dependence on the operator's skill. This study presents a novel minimally invasive self-propelled colonoscope robot. We developed an active-bending module, made with pneumatic parallel links with three degrees of freedom, and assembled in a robot (WQE-5) propelled by a "party horn" mechanism with a thrust generator. We confirm the increase in the passing speed in the curved section of a colon model, achieved by the winding of WQE-5.

Development of Battery Charging System Using Wireless Power Transmission for Outdoor Mobile Robots

Okamoto Yuya;Ishii Hiroyuki;Tanaka Katsuaki;Kuroiwa Daisuke;Shi Qing;Sugita Hikaru;Mossor Eric;Okabayashi Satoshi;Sugahara Yusuke;Takanishi Atsuo

The ... international conference on advanced mechatronics : toward evolutionary fusion of IT and mechatronics : ICAM : abstracts 2015(6) p.110 - 1112015/12-2015/12

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Outline:In recent years, demands for outdoor mobile robots, such as those for agriculture or environmental monitoring, are increasing. Power supply is one of the most important considerations for these robots, and autonomous battery charging system can be one solution. The objective of this study is to develop a prototype battery charging system for outdoor mobile robots, using wireless power transmission technology. We developed a battery charging station and a power receiver for a mobile robot. The receiver coil was implemented in WAMOT-2, which had been developed for the monitoring. Operation of the system was verified through an experiment.

A Study on Effects of Outer Shape of Mobile Robot on Locomotive Performance in Grass Field

Kuroiwa Daisuke;Ishii Hiroyuki;Tanaka Katsuaki;Okamoto Yuya;Shi Qing;Sugita Hikaru;Mossor Eric;Okabayashi Satoshi;Sugahara Yusuke;Takanishi Atsuo

The ... international conference on advanced mechatronics : toward evolutionary fusion of IT and mechatronics : ICAM : abstracts 2015(6) p.161 - 1622015/12-2015/12

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Outline:Locomotive performance is one of the most important issues for land-based mobile robots, which is designed to be used in natural environment, such as grass fields or forests. We propose a novel method to change outer shape of the robot to increase locomotive performance in natural environment. The robots, which are designed using this method, does not require additional actuators, while conventional mobile robots obtain higher locomotive performance in natural environment using multiple actuators. The objective of this study is to propose a novel design method of outer shape of mobile robots, which is inspired from "icebreakers". Through experiments, we confirmed that locomotive performance is greatly affected by outer shape of mobile robots.

Development of a 5-DoF Arm Robot for Neurological Examination Training

Sakaeda Gen;Kawasaki Shintaro;Ishii Hiroyuki;Shibusawa Ryota;Matsuoka Noriyuki;Nakae Yusuke;Katayama Tamotsu;Takanishi Atsuo

The ... international conference on advanced mechatronics : toward evolutionary fusion of IT and mechatronics : ICAM : abstracts 2015(6) p.219 - 2202015/12-2015/12

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Outline:Neurological examination takes an important role in the clinical examination, and requires both deep medical knowledge and high clinical skills. Until now, several education methods for neurological examination have been proposed, such as lectures using videos, and skill trainings with manikins or simulated patients (SPs). However, complex physical skills, such as examination of the upper limbs, are difficult to obtain for inexperienced physicians both in lectures and in skill trainings. In this paper, we propose an arm robot named WKE-3(Waseda Kyotokagaku Elbow Robot No.3) for skill trainings of neurological examination, as a part of the whole body patient robot named WKP (Waseda Kyotokagaku Patient). A novel mechanism, which can simulate both active and passive movement, is implemented in the elbow joint to simulate various symptoms.

Development of experimental setup to create novel mental disorder model rats using small mobile robot

Ishii, Hiroyuki; Shi, Qing; Masuda, Yuichi; Miyagishima, Syunsuke; Fumino, Syogo; Takanishi, Atsuo; Okabayashi, Satoshi; Iida, Naritoshi; Kimura, Hiroshi; Tahara, Yu; Hirao, Akiko; Shibata, Shigenobu

IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings p.3905 - 39102010/12-2010/12

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Outline:The number of patients with mental disorders is increasing in advanced countries. Many researchers are working to develop mental disorder model animals that contribute to development of new psychotropic drugs. However, we have some doubts about conventional mental disorder models. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to develop an experimental setup to create novel mental disorder model animals. We then developed a small mobile robot and a control system for the robot. Using them, we performed an experiment to develop a mental disorder model rat. In the experiment, we succeeded in developing a new depression model rat and also high activity model rat. These disorder models must be useful in the screening of new psychotropic drugs. In addition, the methodology we developed in this research will contribute to clarifying mechanisms of mental disorders. ©2010 IEEE.

Design of four-arm four-crawler disaster response robot OCTOPUS

Kamezaki, Mitsuhiro; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Ishida, Tatsuzo; Seki, Masatoshi; Ichiryu, Ken; Kobayashi, Yo; Hashimoto, Kenji; Sugano, Shigeki; Takanishi, Atsuo; Fujie, Masakatsu G.; Hashimoto, Shuji; Yamakawa, Hiroshi

Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2016-Junep.2840 - 28452016/06-2016/06

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Outline:© 2016 IEEE. We developed a four-arm four-crawler advanced disaster response robot called OCTOPUS. Disaster response robots are expected to be capable of both mobility, e.g., entering narrow spaces over very rough unstable ground, and workability, e.g., conducting complex debris-demolition work. However, conventional disaster response robots are specialized in either mobility or workability. Moreover, strategies to independently enhance the capability of crawlers for mobility and arms for workability will increase the robot size and weight. To balance environmental applicability with the mobility and workability, OCTOPUS is equipped with a mutual complementary strategy between its arms and crawlers. The four arms conduct complex tasks while ensuring stabilization when climbing steps. The four crawlers translate rough terrain while avoiding toppling over when conducting demolition work. OCTOPUS is hydraulic driven and teleoperated by two operators. To evaluate the performance of OCTOPUS, we conducted preliminary experiments involving climbing high steps and removing attached objects by using the four arms. The results showed that OCTOPUS completed the two tasks by adequately coordinating its four arms and four crawlers and improvement in operability needs.

A Novel Approach to Increase the Locomotion Performance of Mobile Robots in Fields With Tall Grasses

Tanaka, Katsuaki; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Kuroiwa, Daisuke; Okamoto, Yuya; Mossor, Eric; Sugita, Hikaru; Shi, Qing; Okabayashi, Satoshi; Sugahara, Yusuke; Takanishi, Atsuo; Takanishi, Atsuo

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 1(1) p.122 - 1292016/01-2016/01

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Outline:© 2015 IEEE.One of the main problems faced by land-based mobile robots is their locomotion performance on rough outdoor terrain. We focused on the navigation of grassy areas such as riversides and forests. These have many types of obstacles, which make robot locomotion difficult. Several studies have been conducted on locomotive mechanisms for rough terrains that have performed well. However, most of these mechanisms cannot pass through grass taller than their own height while using a small number of actuators. We designed a novel mechanism that uses only two motors to ensure a high locomotive ability over a field with tall grasses. We also designed "Grassbreaker" by attaching an outer covering to a tiny mobile robot shaped like an icebreaker. We found that the robot's shape greatly influences its mobility in a tall grass field and that the robot continued to move forward while bending tall grasses such as reeds. The significant difference (p < 0.05) between the average speeds of Grassbreaker and the robot without the outer covering was confirmed in an experiment. The robot's new shape is significant not only because it fills a gap in previous research work but also because this method does not require any additional actuators such as conventional cutting and bending methods.

Is hugging a robot weird? Investigating the influence of robot appearance on users' perception of hugging

Trovato, Gabriele; Do, Martin; Terlemez, Ömer; Mandery, Christian; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Bianchi-Berthouze, Nadia; Asfour, Tamim; Takanishi, Atsuo

IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots p.318 - 3232016/12-2016/12

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Outline:© 2016 IEEE.Humanoid robots are expected to be able to communicate with humans using physical interaction, including hug, which is a common gesture of affection. In order to achieve that, their physical embodiment has to be carefully planned, as a user-friendly design will facilitate interaction and minimise repulsion. In this paper, we investigate the effect of manipulating the visual/tactile appearance of a robot, covering wires and metallic parts with clothes, and the auditory effect by enabling or disabling the connector of the hand. The experiment consists in a hugging interaction between the participants and the humanoid robot ARMAR-IIIb. Results after participation of 24 subjects confirm the positive effect from using clothes to modify the appearance and the negative effect of noise and vibration.

Novel extendable arm structure using convex tapes for improving strength of pipe on tiny mobile robots

Tanaka, K.; Yokoyama, H.; Ishii, H.; Inoue, S.; Shi, Q.; Okabayashi, S.; Sugahara, Y.; Takanishi, A.

2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016 p.637 - 6422017/02-2017/02

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Outline:© 2016 IEEE.The demand for monitoring from high points is increasing to support remote control and accurate monitoring. Unmanned ground vehicles with long arms are used to achieve long-term and accurate monitoring. The use of convex steel tapes is effective for achieving both high strength and lightness of the arm, which prevents the robot from collapsing or the arm from falling off. However, the previously proposed methods could not be used under tough environmental conditions such as strong winds as well as when the posture of the robot is changed. The objective of the present study is to design a novel extendable arm structure using convex tapes for outdoor usage. We designed an arm with a novel combination of convex tapes that can endure outdoor interferences. We manufactured the arm using a new method such that there is no need to separate the convex tapes. Our results indicated that the robot could extend its arm up to 4 m at a wind speed of 10 m/s and its posture can be changed to 15° in all directions without the use of additional supports such as an outrigger. This novel arm is useful for supporting remote-controlled aerial work platform outdoors such as in a disaster struck area where only tiny mobile robots can enter. This novel combination method is significant not only because it fills the gap in previous sutures but also because it does not require complex mechanisms such as the outrigger method.

A receptionist robot for Brazilian people: Study on interaction involving illiterates

Trovato, Gabriele; Ramos, Josue G.; Azevedo, Helio; Moroni, Artemis; Magossi, Silvia; Simmons, Reid; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo

Paladyn 8(1) p.1 - 172017/04-2017/04

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Outline:© 2017 Gabriele Trovato et al. The receptionist job, consisting in providing useful indications to visitors in a public office, is one possible employment of social robots. The design and the behaviour of robots expected to be integrated in human societies are crucial issues, and they are dependent on the culture and society in which the robot should be deployed. We study the factors that could be used in the design of a receptionist robot in Brazil, a country with a mix of races and considerable gaps in economic and educational level. This inequality results in the presence of functional illiterate people, unable to use reading, writing and numeracy skills. We invited Brazilian people, including a group of functionally illiterate subjects, to interact with two types of receptionists differing in physical appearance (agent v mechanical robot) and in the sound of the voice (human like v mechanical). Results gathered during the interactions point out a preference for the agent, for the human-like voice and a more intense reaction to stimuli by illiterates. These results provide useful indications that should be considered when designing a receptionist robot, as well as insights on the effect of illiteracy in the interaction.

Hardware and control design considerations for a monitoring system of autonomous mobile robots in extreme environment

Tanaka, Katsuaki; Okamoto, Yuya; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Kuroiwa, Daisuke; Mitsuzuka, Junko; Yokoyama, Hiroya; Inoue, Sho; Shi, Qing; Okabayashi, Satoshi; Sugahara, Yusuke; Takanishi, Atsuo

IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM p.1412 - 14172017/08-2017/08

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Outline:© 2017 IEEE. We are designing an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for use in a large-scale and long-Term environmental monitoring system. Existing high-performance UGVs cannot cope with unexpected events because their design concept, like that of almost all previous mobile robots, is based on the development of a single high-performance robot capable of performing every task. To overcome this limitation, we propose using multiple inexpensive robots and operating them such that each compensates for the shortcomings of the others. The objective of this study is to design a robot that could be used to realize a multiple autonomous mobile robot system for long-Term outdoor operation. These robots use only two motors for movement and rely on internal sensors for the control of the robot, thus minimizing the cost. The developed robot is capable of handling unexpected events such that could traverse extreme environments such as forests. The design concept will contribute to the configuration of a multiple robot system and also to increasing the robustness of the overall system. In addition to proposing a robotic system for long-Term operation, this study also proposes a novel idea whereby parts of a robot may be sacrificed to attain the overall objective. In this paper, we describe the details of the wheel and the control design of the robot, and also present the results of some experiments using the developed robot.

A design of a small mobile robot with a hybrid locomotion mechanism of wheels and multi-rotors

Tanaka, Katsuaki; Zhang, Di; Inoue, Sho; Kasai, Ritaro; Yokoyama, Hiroya; Shindo, Koki; Matsuhiro, Ko; Marumoto, Shigeaki; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo

2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 p.1503 - 15082017/08-2017/08

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Outline:© 2017 IEEE. We developed a small mobile robot in response to the demands in the disaster area. A hybrid locomotion mechanism of wheels and multi-rotors are proposed to realize both high locomotion performance and long-term operation. The wheels allow to highly maneuverable move in a narrow space, and the multi-rotors allow to move to a higher position. The objective of this study is to design the locomotion mechanism and develop a platform for confirming the basic locomotion performance. We attached a wheel mechanism into the assembled hobby drone and embedded an electrical system to operate the robot. The wheels also contribute to protect the multi-rotors from obs tacles such as rubble. A stabilizer was proposed to stabilize the robot during running with wheels and designed to allow recover from flipping state. The significant of this work is not only improving the locomotion performance of the drone, but also increase the operating time, this leads various uses at disaster sites. In this paper, the details of the locomotion mechanism and some experimental results using the developed platform are shown.

Development of automatic teeth cleaning robot driven by cam mechanism

Sakaeda, Gen; Matsubara, Takanobu; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo

2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 p.536 - 5402017/08-2017/08

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Outline:© 2017 IEEE. Tooth brushing plays an important role in one's health, and particularly, in the prevention of oral diseases. It is a fundamental oral care technique in daily life; however, many elderly or handicapped people cannot brush their teeth without assistance from helpers. The purpose of this study is to develop an automatic teeth cleaning mouthpiece robot. One of the most common methods of brushing teeth is to move the toothbrush along the row of teeth. Hence, a mechanism to wipe teeth using sponges is designed and it consists of an eccentric cam, a wiper with sponges, and a rounded guide rail. This mechanism generates rounded wiper motions along the row of teeth. Furthermore, a safety system is designed to prevent aspiration. Brushing stops automatically when the user lifts his/her jaw up from the jaw supporter.

Development of in-pipe robot with extension hose and balloons

Nomura, Koki; Sato, Mamoru; Takeuchi, Hiromi; Minoru, Konno; Ryoichi, Toriumi; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo

2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 p.1481 - 14862017/08-2017/08

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Outline:© 2017 IEEE. In recent years, the importance of inspection technologies for old gas pipes has been advocated. In this study, we developed a robot that moves in gas pipes and acquires pictures of interior of pipes in order to easily identify problems, such as cracks in the walls or water leakages. The robot consists of two balloons and an extension hose, which can be extended or shrunk by means of changing the internal pressure. This mechanism allows the robot to move like an inchworm in gas pipes. The robot also has an active-bending module, driven by air pressure that allows it to pass curved pipe sections. Therefore, the robot can move horizontally and vertically in pipes having an inner diameter of both 28 mm and 53 mm.

A novel one-dimensional electronic state at IrTe2Surface

Ootsuki, Daiki; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Kudo, Kazutaka; Nohara, Minoru; Takahashi, Masaya; Horio, Masafumi; Fujimori, Atsushi; Yoshida, Teppei; Arita, Masashi; Anzai, Hiroaki; Namatame, Hirofumi; Taniguchi, Masaki; Taniguchi, Masaki; Saini, Naurang L.; Mizokawa, Takashi

Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 86(12) 2017/12-2017/12

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ISSN:00319015

Outline:© 2017 The Physical Society of Japan. Highly one-dimensional (1D) Fermi sheets are realized at the surface of a layered Ir telluride IrTe 2 which exhibits a stripe-type charge and orbital order below ∼280 K. The 1D Fermi sheets appear in the low temperature range where the stripe order is well established. The 1D Fermi sheets are truncated by the bulk Fermi surfaces, and the spectral weight suppression at the Fermi level deviates from the typical Tomonaga–Luttinger behavior. The 1D band runs along the stripe and is accompanied by several branches which can be derived from the quantization in the perpendicular direction.

Lecture And Oral

Innovation in Skills Evaluation and Development: "physical" simulators with quantitative evaluation

Hiroyuki Ishii

Annual Meeting of SESAM 2014(Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine)Invitation Yes2014/06

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International conferenceSymposium workshop panel(nominated)Venue:Poznan

Challenge to Sensor Technology: Can Sensors Verify Trainee's Skill?

Hiroyuki Ishii

2014 Annual Meeting of Society of Simulation in Healthcare(Society of Simulation in Healthcare)Invitation Yes2014/01

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International conferenceSymposium workshop panel(nominated)Venue:San Francisco

Airway Management Simulator with Quantitative Feedback

Hiroyuki Ishii

Annual Meeting of SESAM 2013(Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine)Invitation Yes2013/06

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International conferenceSymposium workshop panel(nominated)Venue:Paris

Patent

Reference Number:768

歩行パターン作成装置、2足歩行ロボット装置、歩行パターン作成方法、2足歩行ロボット装置の制御方法、プログラムおよび記録媒体(日本)

高西 淳夫, 石井 裕之, 小柳津 研一, 菅原 雄介, 小鹿 健一郎, 川北 泉, 田中 智明

2004-267599、2006- 82155

Reference Number:812

気管挿管訓練装置(日本, PCT, ヨ-ロッパ, アメリカ)

高西 淳夫, ノヨハン, ソリス ホルヘ, 石井 裕之, 小椋 優, 長弘 考司, 瀬川 正尚, 下村 彰宏

2008- 61956、2009-217082、4932768

Reference Number:813

光学式力センサ(日本)

高西 淳夫, ノヨハン, ソリス ホルヘ, 石井 裕之, 瀬川 正尚, 下村 彰宏

2008- 85233、2009-236799

Reference Number:835

マッサージロボット及びその制御プログラム(日本, PCT)

高西 淳夫, 勝又 明敏, 古賀 裕樹, 石井 裕之, ソリス ホルヘ, 小保川 祐一

2008- 87291、2009-240353、5119473

Reference Number:894

位置検出装置、そのプログラム、モニタリングシステム、及び気管挿管訓練装置(日本)

高西 淳夫, 菊田 剛, ノヨハン, ソリス ホルヘ, 石井 裕之, 下村 彰宏, 瀬川 正尚, 佐藤 圭

2008-254328、2010- 85687、5038276

Reference Number:895

体部位自動判別システム(日本)

高西 淳夫, 勝又 明敏, 古賀 裕樹, 石井 裕之, ソリス ホルヘ, 小保川 祐一, 江口 晃一

2008-249374、2010- 75571、5234458

Reference Number:954

力センサ及び力センシングシステム(日本)

高西 淳夫, ノヨハン, 石井 裕之, ソリス ホルヘ

2009- 54311、2010-210294、5212944

Reference Number:1257

流体検出装置(日本)

高西 淳夫, 石井 裕之, ノヨハン, 石 青, 王 春宝

2011-265348、2013-117452、5923813

Reference Number:1353

形状記憶合金を用いたアクチュエータ及びアクチュエータユニット(日本)

高西 淳夫, 石井 裕之, 山北 高之, 追塩 拓也, 松永 健太朗

2012-202088、2014- 55575

Reference Number:1358

軟素材の弾性変形機構(日本)

高西 淳夫, 石井 裕之, 王 春宝, 海老原 一樹, 松岡 優典, 千原 照永

2012-195915、2014- 52480

Reference Number:1592

対話型問診訓練システム、対話型処理装置及びそのプログラム(日本)

高西 淳夫, 石井 裕之, 松永 健太朗

2014-178642、2016- 53606

Reference Number:127-JP

医療用手技評価システム、手技評価装置及び手技評価プログラム(日本)

高西 淳夫, ムハマド アイズディン, 大島 信希, 翠川 龍, ソリス ホルヘ, 小椋 優, 石井 裕之

2008-537441、5083776

Reference Number:130-JP

マッサージロボット及びその制御プログラム並びに体部位特定用ロボット(日本)

高西 淳夫, 勝又 明敏, 臼田 雄一, 古賀 裕樹, 松野 昌生, 小椋 優, 石井 裕之, ソリス ホルヘ

2008-537442、5097907

Research Grants & Projects

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Research Adoption Situation

Research Classification:

Building the new system that manage to control of cuff pressure in a tracheal tube

2011-2012

Allocation Class:¥3900000

Research Classification:

Development of experimental system to produce mental disorder model animal using RT

2009-2010

Allocation Class:¥4420000

Research Classification:

Development of RT-based screening system for new psychic drags

2012-2013

Allocation Class:¥4420000

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

自律移動型ロボットを用いたログデータ回収システムの開発

2017Collaborator:高西淳夫

Research Results Outline:本研究では,野生動物の体内やその生息環境に埋め込まれた計測デバイスからデータを回収するための自律移動型ロボット・システムの開発に取り組んだ.具体的には本研究では,野生動物の体内やその生息環境に埋め込まれた計測デバイスからデータを回収するための自律移動型ロボット・システムの開発に取り組んだ.具体的には,湖沼や泥濘地など従来型の移動ロボットでは移動が難しかった環境下でも移動が可能な小型移動ロボットの...本研究では,野生動物の体内やその生息環境に埋め込まれた計測デバイスからデータを回収するための自律移動型ロボット・システムの開発に取り組んだ.具体的には,湖沼や泥濘地など従来型の移動ロボットでは移動が難しかった環境下でも移動が可能な小型移動ロボットの設計と製作を行った.このロボットは,独自に開発された駆動機構によって湖沼や泥濘地でも推力を得ることが可能で,野生動物が生息する深部領域へ進入することが可能となっている.製作されたロボットの実験室における評価実験の結果,想定された移動能力を有することが確認された.今後は,行政組織などと連携の上,実証実験に取り組む.

『ラットと小型ロボットによるインスタラクション実験を通した人間-機械協調系の基礎モデルの構築』

2016

Research Results Outline:小型移動ロボットとラットの遊びに注目して研究を行った.まず,ラットとロボットによる遊びの新たな形態として,壁のぼり行動に注目し,新たに壁のぼりが可能な小型移動ロボットとラットの遊びに注目して研究を行った.まず,ラットとロボットによる遊びの新たな形態として,壁のぼり行動に注目し,新たに壁のぼりが可能な小型移動ロボットを開発した.つづいてラット同士のインタラクションの観察にもとづき,ラットとの間に遊...小型移動ロボットとラットの遊びに注目して研究を行った.まず,ラットとロボットによる遊びの新たな形態として,壁のぼり行動に注目し,新たに壁のぼりが可能な小型移動ロボットを開発した.つづいてラット同士のインタラクションの観察にもとづき,ラットとの間に遊びを生起させるためのロボットの行動アリゴリズムの構築を行った.そして,このアルゴリズムによって制御されるロボットとラットによるインタラクション実験を行った.実験には,有色ラットの一種で,社会性が高くインタラクション実験に適したLong Evansを用いた.この実験では,ロボットがラットに対して遊び行動を働きかけ,その際のラットの行動の変化を観察した.

ボール形ロボットの開発を通したインタラクション指向型人工物の身体デザインの研究

2017Collaborator:水村優治郎, 石橋啓太郎, 山田壮一

Research Results Outline:本研究では,発達障害児などとインタラクションを行うボール形ロボットの設計と製作を行った.具体的には,跳躍する機能を備え,弾性体で構成される外殻に覆われ本研究では,発達障害児などとインタラクションを行うボール形ロボットの設計と製作を行った.具体的には,跳躍する機能を備え,弾性体で構成される外殻に覆われたボール形ロボットを製作した.跳躍機構は,ばね,円筒カム,ラチェット,DCモータによって構成されて...本研究では,発達障害児などとインタラクションを行うボール形ロボットの設計と製作を行った.具体的には,跳躍する機能を備え,弾性体で構成される外殻に覆われたボール形ロボットを製作した.跳躍機構は,ばね,円筒カム,ラチェット,DCモータによって構成されており,DCモータが発生する力をばねに蓄え,それを一気に解放することで跳躍動作を生成する.またロボットには,マイクロコントローラ,無線通信モジュール,バッテリーが実装されており,外部から給電ケーブルなどによる拘束を受けることなく運動を行うことが可能となっている.実験の結果,ボール形ロボットは想定された程度の跳躍力を発揮できる事が確認された.

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
Engineering MechanicsSchool of Creative Science and Engineering2018spring semester
Engineering Mechanics [S Grade]School of Creative Science and Engineering2018spring semester
Project Based Learning Fund.School of Creative Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Project Based Learning Fund. [S Grade]School of Creative Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Fundamentals (Japanese)School of Creative Science and Engineering2018spring semester
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Fund.School of Creative Science and Engineering2018spring semester
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Fund. [S Grade]School of Creative Science and Engineering2018spring semester
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Advanced (Japanese)School of Creative Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Adv.School of Creative Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Adv. [S Grade]School of Creative Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Mechatronics Laboratory Adv.School of Creative Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Master's Thesis (Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering)Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering2018full year
Research on BioroboticsGraduate School of Creative Science and Engineering2018full year
Research on BioroboticsGraduate School of Creative Science and Engineering2018full year
Research on BioroboticsGraduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering2018full year
Research on BioroboticsGraduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering2018full year
Seminar on Biorobotics AGraduate School of Creative Science and Engineering2018spring semester
Seminar on Biorobotics AGraduate School of Creative Science and Engineering2018spring semester
Seminar on Biorobotics AGraduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering2018spring semester
Seminar on Biorobotics AGraduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering2018spring semester
Seminar on Biorobotics BGraduate School of Creative Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Seminar on Biorobotics BGraduate School of Creative Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Seminar on Biorobotics BGraduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Seminar on Biorobotics BGraduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Master's Thesis (Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering)Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering2018full year
Master's Thesis (Department of Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering)Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering2018full year
Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering BGraduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering BGraduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering2018fall semester
Master's Thesis (Department of Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering)Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering2018full year
Advanced Medical Engineering of Radiation and Electromagnetic and life ScienceGlobal Education Center2018summer