Research objectives and interests
In our laboratory, "Tactile sensing" is
the keyword which encompasses three areas of broad research: sensors
for robots, virtual reality and psychophysics. In recent years our
research has focused on developing hardware and software which would
allow a person to touch, hold, and feel a virtual object via a
mechanical apparatus. The
research activities converge in experimental research including the
following three examples: mathematical modeling of human tactile sensing
recognition mechanism; research on mobile robot cooperative
acquisition; and research on
environmental data acquisition using tactile sensing.
Tactile sensing is a nonlinear phenomenon because of
the contact problem. Furthermore, the brain's experience of tactile sensation
is a complex nonlinear system. Therefore tactile sensing relates closely
to complex systems science. We expect that complex systems
science will inform tactile sensing and vice versa.
We pursue new discoveries via investigation of the relationship between tactile sensing and complex systems science.
Applicants for Master and PhD
- Applicants for Masters
and PhD courses at the Graduate School of Information Science, Department
of Complex Systems Science are ongoing. Since we want to interview
you, interested candidates please
contact me using the e-mail address stated at the bottom of this page
(please delete all the "#" marks to the left of the "@" mark in this
address if you e-mail).
We encourage students from any related engineering field to apply,
such as information science, mechanical, electronic, etc.
- Transfer students from other universities are also
Graduate School of Information Science Building (Graduate School of
Human Informatics, building number A4-3 on the map)
5th floor, room
number 505 (Prof. Ohka)
5th floor, room number 511 (graduate students room)
6th floor, room number 628 (graduate students
2nd floor, room number 208 in Graduate School
of Languages & Cultures Building A4-2(Laboratory)
Pamphlet of our lab. (April,
Graduate School of
Information Science Building
(6th April, 2007)
Awards of International
MIPE2015 Excellent Paper
(Makuhari, 20th-22th April,
We will present our recent result
in Techno-Frontier 2016. We will wait to see you.
Publication of 'Frontier of
We can learn everything about
actuators through this book (in Japanese).
'Next-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthroughs'
New achievements about actuators
are appeared in this book, which is written in English.
Our booth in TECHO-FRONTIER 2015
Left: MIPE2015 Excellent Paper
Right: International PRIDE
Competition (2013-2014) Champion of University/College category
Prof. Masahiro Ohka
Furo-cho Chikusa-ku Nagoya-shi,
Department of Complex Systems Science, Graduate School of Information
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