Lab Trial Program for lower grades

We had a lab trial program for lower grades on Aug 7th, 2021. We held it in a small group due to the current situation with COVID19. We introduced our lab mainly about research themes, seminars and activities we have and  the current information on job hunting. Then we explained the theory of the movement and structure  of robots and experienced control programming.

Below are comments from two students who participated in the program.

It was my first time to actually see a snake robot. To my surprise, the control system was simpler than I imagined and tuning was difficult even for a robot with less parameters. I understood the importance of studying theory  and that I should study harder in my course now. I was a little bit relieved to know that I won’t have a full schedule after entering the lab. Information on job hunting was also very helpful. Another surprise was that every student had his or her own theme instead of the whole lab working on one big theme. I learned that it’s important to be interested in something particular so I will investigate what will be useful and valuable in the future.  Thank you.

I am not sure what sort of robot I want to build yet but in MaLab  you can study different types of robots  which is good for a student like me. I noticed that even if you could built a robot it is difficult to write the program to manipulate it properly. They explained to us not only about the research but the procedure to enter the lab and graduate school which was very helpul. Thank you.pic1pic2

If you’re interested in our lab please check our homepage for more updates.

“PIPE-KUN” appears in Asahi Newspaper

An article about “PIPE-KUN”, a pipe exploring robot was published in Asahi Newspaper. Bioinspired Intelligent Mechatronics Laboratory, Department of Robotics, Ritsumeikan University  provided technical support to KOEI Dream Works Co. Ltd. that developed “PIPE-KUN”.

https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASP216VPTP1LUZHB00F.html

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Takumi Ito received Kiyukai Award !!

Hello everyone. My name is Takumi Ito. I am in my first year of graduate school. On March 22, commencement ceremony was held in Ritsumeikan University. I am glad it was held under the current situation of COVID19. Sometimes I had difficulty doing research without having face to face communication. I would like to thank Professor Ma, Assistant Professor Tian and members in my lab for supporting me with my graduation research and receive this honorable award. The situation will continue but let’s all do our best !

Lin YuehFeng received Kato Asao International Scholarship !!

I am very happy to receive Kato Asao International Scholarship as an international student from Asia.  I would like to thank Professor Ma, Assistant Professor Tian and all other members in my lab for the support.  I am young and inexperienced but I will keep up the hard work on my research. Now that we are in the middle of COVID19, it is difficult to study face to face but I hope that we can help and encourage each other and do the best we can. WeChat-Image_20210427174426-1