Withdraw from SXSW 2020 over coronavirus concerns

We are regret to inform that we decided to cancel the SXSW 2020 due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Students’ safety is the top priority for us. The planned demonstrations of our pipeline inspection robots have been all canceled.


Demonstration of pipeline robot at SXSW 2020 exhibition in Austin, Texas

A demonstration of the latest pipeline robot will be held at the South by Southwest (SXSW 2020) exhibition in Austin, Texas, March 15-18, 2020.
In collaboration with the Food Management Department, we will propose new possibilities not only for infrastructure inspection but also as a transport robot.



In-pipe robot introduction at the iXs demonstration spoon in the International Robot Exhibition(2019.12.18-2019.12.21)

AIRo-2.4, a 3 inch in-pipe inspection robot developed by the compnay iXs based on the technology from our laboratory, will be introduced at the International Robot Exhibition.

Date December 18 (Wednesday) – December 21 (Saturday), 2019, 10:00 to 17:00
Venue  Tokyo Big Sight  Aomi / West / South Hall (1-2-33 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Exhibition booth West Hall 3.4,W4-41







EcoPro 2019 in Tokyo

EcoPro 2019 was held at Big Sight in Tokyo from December 5 to 7, 2019!

This event was held so that many people could know that companies, universities and local organizations are working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the UN Summit.

At this exhibition, 100 studies from Ritsumeikan University were chosen as SDGs initiatives, and 11 special exhibitions were introduced and demonstrated at the booth.

Lecturer Kakogawa (currently at Kawamura Lab), Oka (D1), Kushiya (M1), Sera (M1) and Ota (B4) from our lab participated in this exhibition, and exhibited an in-pipe inspection robot.

In addition, a workshop for elementary and junior high school students was also held, and lecturer Kakogawa explained the snake-type robots to the children who came.