Academic Staff and Fellows

Yoshikazu OHTSUBO
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 (1)Undergraduate-Student Teaching Materials for Mechatronics, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,   Vol.29(6), pp.1005-1013, Dec 2017
(2)Development of Educational Materials for Mechatronics
WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on ADVANCES in ENGINEERING EDUCATION,No.14, Feb 2017
(3)Evaluation of Mold-Polishing Skills Using a New Skill Acquisition Tool, Proc. of ICAST2014, CD-ROM p.7, (2014).
 
Research and Achievements
(1) Competition Task Development for Response Robot Innovation in World Robot Summit, Tetsuya Kimura, Masayuki Okugawa, Katsuji Oogane, Yoshikazu Ohtsubo, Masaru Shimizu, Tomoichi Takahashi, Satoshi Tadokoro, IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 2017
(2)The Task Development Overview of Japan Virtual Robotics Challenge, Tetsuya KIMURA, Katsuji Oogane, Masayuki Okugawa, Soichiro Suzuki, Masaru Shimizu, Yoshikazu Ohtsubo, Tomoichi Takahashi, and Satoshi Tadokoro, IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, 8 Jun 2016
(3)Standard Rescue Tasks Based on the Japan Virtual Robotics Challenge, Masaru SHIMIZU, Masayuki OKUGAWA, Katsuji OOGANE, Yoshikazu OHTSUBO, Tetsuya KIMURA, Tomoichi TAKAHASHI, Satoshi TADOKORO, RoboCup Symposium 2016
(4) Proposal of Inspection and Rescue Tasks for Tunnel Disasters, M. Okugawa, K. Oogane, M. Shimizu, Y. Ohtsubo, T. Kimura, T. Takahashi, and S. Tadokoro, IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics,   18 Oct 2015 
(5)Development of a New Skill Acquisition Tool and Evaluation of Mold-Polishing Skills, Kensuke Kodama, Kiyoshi Ioi,Yoshikazu Ohtsubo, SICE Annual Conference 2015,    28 Jul 2015   
 
Education
(Undergraduate Course)
BE from Kinki University
Education
(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

E-mail ohtsubo(at)mech.kindai.ac.jp
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Academic Staff and Fellows