Prof. Cheng-Hsin Chuang and his students from Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST) made a visit to our lab on March 6.
We “Team Omni-direction” won the interlaboratory marathon relay race held on Feb. 17th.
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 (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.
Dr. Vladimir Lumelsky who is Professor Emeritus in University of Wisconsin-Madison visited our lab on November 15th. We discussed about the application availability of our robots.
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.