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A year of the Lab.

  1. It's good for a new member of the Lab. to decide a short-term project which can be completed in a few weeks, in which he/she can learn the Lab environments, what robots are like, that moving hands makes him/her find things that couldn't be known only by moving the brain, and so on. If you start before April, you can boot your own research earlier. You can start when your participation to our Lab is decided. You will think and decide the direction of your research based on discussions with the adviser. You may also find what you want to do during the start-up project.
  2. Robomech means JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering) Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics. It is annualy held around May or June. All the presentations are by posters, so you can check all the presentations. Questions and discussions are easier than aural presentation style. Some people bring their results and carry out demonstrations. 2009 in Fukuoka. 2010 in Asahikawa. 2011 in Okayama?
  3. RSJ suggests the Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan, which is the largest domestic conference of robotics in Japan. In RSJ2009 in Yokohama, there were 18 parallel sessions in 3 days. More than 500 people participated in the banquet at the 2nd night rooms and all foods ran out in the first 10 minutes. RSJ is the acronym of The Robotics Society of Japan, which means originally an academic society itself. But the annual conferences of the society are called RSJ or RSJ2010. 2008 in Chiba. 2009 in Yokohama. 2010 in Nagoya.
  4. ICRA is IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. IEEE is The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which is the biggest society in the world and covers almost all fields of engineering. IEEE's conferences are known as somewhat authoritative conferences. ICRA is the most statusy conference in the field of robotics. Accept ratio is comparatively low; about 800 papers are accepted from more than 2000 submitted papers. There are 13 to 15 parallel technical sessions in 3 days and workshops and turorials for extra 2 days. Usually there are some papers which persons not attending should also check. 2008 in Pasadena. 2009 in Kobe. 2010 in Anchorage. 2011 in Shanghai.
  5. IROS is IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. This conference is jointly held by IEEE and RSJ. IROS has been known as 2nd statusy conference in robotics. Recently IROS is as statusy as ICRA. ICRA in springs and IROS in autumns are the two beg conference in world robotics research community. 2008 in Nice. 2009 in St.Louis. 2010 in Taipei.
  6. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. IEEE-RAS is the Robotics and Automation Society of IEEE. This conference began in 2000 and we felt a kind of impression that there could be an individual conference only for Humanoid Robots. 2008 in Daejeon. 2009 in Paris. 2010 in Nashville.


Prof. Mizuuchi joined the faculty of this Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2009, and the Lab. is new. The research in the Lab is roughly said as: thinking about how we can build new machines with learning from human beings and animals in various aspects. Building a humanoid is an example. The Lab. covers vast fields and aspects such as mechanics of robot bodies, recognition and decision (intelligence), controlling algorithms, actuators and sensors; it means that our research covers from software to hardware, and from dynamics to biology. You can find detail subjects in Research.

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