Academic Staff and Fellows

OHTSUBO Yoshikazu
Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering
Department/Mechanical Engineering  Graduate school/Mechanical Engineering

We have developed rescue robots to search for victims in underground shopping centers in the event of a disaster. We integrate a number of conventional robots having various features in order to develop a group robot system that can be remotely manipulated.

Mobile robot for search and rescue

Research Area Mechatronics, Robotics, Rescue Engineering
Research Interests Development of search and rescue tools/robots
Development of swarm robot
Development of instrumentation system based on biomimetics
Development of mobile robot with special mechanism
Selected Publications (1The World Robot Summit disaster robotics category -achivements of the 2018 preliminary competition, Adcanced Robotics, Vol.33(17), pp.854-875, Jun 2019
(2) Group Control of Mobile Robots for More Efficient Searches -Verification of Semi-Autonomous Trajectory Tracking Motions in Irregular Ground Environment-, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol.30(6),pp.980-990, Dec 2018
(3) Undergraduate-Student Teaching Materials for Mechatronics, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,   Vol.29(6), pp.1005-1013, Dec 2017
Research and Achievements
Affiliated Academic Societies IEEE
(Undergraduate Course)
BE from Kinki University
(Master's/Doctral Course)
ME from Kobe University、
Doctorate by way of dissertation from Kobe Univeristy
Awards 2) Best Late Braking Report Award, IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (2017)

Mechatronics Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows