Research Introduction by Category

Multi-agent Robots/Robot Systems

We have been studying multiple mobile robot systems from 1991. We have propose the architecture named Dwarf Intelligence consisting of
(1) multiple robots or intelligent machines (multiple agents),
(2) human-beings who operate or cooperate with multiple agents, and
(3) working environments. Dwarf Intelligence has the following three characteristics: the architecture consists “multiple agents,” “human-beings” and “working environments.”
We consider not only the agents themselves but also the human beings who utilize them and the working environments that contain the agents and humans. The working environments can be design object in some case, each agent has planning ability by utilizing its own intelligence and geometrical information around it. We do not stand on the concept of “swarm intelligence”, in which agents have very limited abilities and the tasks are realized with huge numbers of agents, and We deal with three kinds of tasks. First is a transporting task. Second is a sweeping task. And the third one is an exploring task. We have made the following research topics seeking for establishing Dwarf Intelligence:

Embodied-Brain Systems Science & Mobiligence

Transportation Systems/Production Systems

Human Analysis and Human Assist

Mobile Robot Navigation

  • Grasping of an unknown object
    Abst: [2012], [2011]
    Movie: [2012], [2011]
  • Rearrangement by a mobile robot
    Abst: [2006]
    Movie: [2006], [2004]
  • Acquisition of the intermediate goals for an agent executing multiple tasks
    Movie: [2004]
  • Object transportation in unknown enviroments
    Movie: [2003]
  • Mobile robot navigation by using two cameras and landmarks
    Movie: [2002a], [2002b]
  • Remote monitoring of intelligent machines
    Abst: [2000], [1999]
  • Hybrid-type energy supply system for a mobile robot
    Abst: [1998], [1997]

Working Enviroment Design

Robot Learning

  • Acquisition of general rules under partially observable markov decision process(POMDP)
    Abst: [2001], [2000], [1999]
  • State Space construction of a robot with multi-dimensional sensor information
    Abst: [1999]

Yearly Lab Introduction

2019 Abst:[2019] Movie:[2019]
2018 Abst:[2018] Movie:[2018]
2017 Abst:[2017spring], [2017autumn] Movie:[2017]
2016 Abst:[2016] Movie:[2016]
2015 Abst:[2015] Movie:[2015]
2014 Abst:[2014] Movie:[2014]
2013 Abst:[2013] Movie:[2013]
2012 Abst:[2012] Movie:[2012]
2011 Abst:[2011] Movie:[2011]
2010 Abst:[2010] Movie:[2010]
2009 Abst:[2009spring], [2009autumn] Movie:[2009]
2008 Abst:[2008] Movie:[2008]
2007 Abst:[2007] Movie:[2007]
2006 Abst:[2006] Movie:[2006]
2005 Abst:[2005] Movie:[2005]
2004 Abst:[2004] Movie:[2004]
2003 Abst:[2003] Movie:[2003]
2002 Abst:[2002] Movie:[2002]
2001 Abst:[2001]
2000 Abst:[2000]
1999 Abst:[1999]
1998 Abst:[1998a], [1998b], [1998c]
1997 Abst:[1997]

Past international symposium:
The 9th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Systems (DARS2008)