A Visit to Harbin Institute of Technology

Prof. Ma, Yang Yang (D2), Atsushi Kakogawa (D1), Taiki Nishimura (M1), and Takahiro Matsuno (M1) made a visit to Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in  Heilongjiang province, China on December 26th-29th.
We met Dr. Qiquan Quan (Lecturer in HIT) who is an alumnus of Malab and organized a seminar to exchange our researches.


ROBIO2012 in Guangzhou, China

ROBIO2012 (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics) was held in Guangzhou, China from Dec. 11 to Dec. 14.

Mr. Ren (D2), Ms. Norzalilah (D2), and Mr. Nishimura (M1) made presentations about their researches.

  • Chao Ren, An Omnidirectional Mobile Robot: Concept and Analysis
  • Mohamad Nor Norzalilah, A Simplified CPGs Network with Phase Oscillator Model for Locomotion Control of Snake-like Robot
  • Hiroyuki Nishimura, Development of an Underactuated Robot Gripper Capable of Retracting Motion


Our research entitled “Experimental Study on Oscillating Paddling Gait of an Eccentric Paddle Mechanism” was nominated as The Best Conference Paper Finalist Award.

A Visit to Qingdao Technical College

Prof. Ma, Yi Sun (D4), and Atsushi Kakogawa (D1) made a visit to Qingdao Technical College in Shandong province, China on October 30th. We got a meeting with Dr. Pengzhao Liu (Secretary of CPC Committee, QTC), Associate Prof. Wei Liu (Secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee), and Mr. Mingyao Zhang (Haier Electrical institute Secretary of the party).
We introduced our research and discuss about possibility of the research cooperation.