We held a lab experience for lower-division students on October 29, 2020!
Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the implementation was canceled in the previous semester. However, there were still students who applied, and although it was a little late, we were able to take it in this way to prevent the infection ( in order to reduce the risk of virus, we take measures such as disinfection, ventilation, and the minimum number of people required).
We introduced our laboratory (main research topics, seminars, events, job hunting, etc.), explained the principle and mechanism of the snake-robot’s movement, and implementation of control programming. She asked a lot of questions, so we had a good time.
The followings are the impressions of Ms. Y who came to the laboratory experience.
“First of all, I would like to thank you for this opportunity to meet with you, even though the new coronavirus has prevented us from being able to hold face-to-face classes at the university. I had only a vague idea of what a laboratory was, so I was happy to get to know the atmosphere and characteristics of it. I hadn’t had much opportunity to interact with graduate students before, so I learned a lot from my seniors and it made me reconsider what I am doing now.
I also had an exciting time learning things about the content of the research that I didn’t know or could not understand from the leaflet alone. Throughout my studies and student life, I wanted to understand my own characteristics and use this experience to help me choose a laboratory. I would also like to make a clear choice about whether to go on to graduate school or find a job.”
If you are interested in joining a lab tour for the lower-division students, please see the information updated every year on the homepage of the Department of Robotics, Ritsumeikan University.