Institut des Systèmes Intelligents
et de Robotique





Tremplin CARNOT Interfaces




Some topics on Haptic Virtual Reality Technology and its Application


Ce séminaire aura lieu :

Vendredi 10 septembre 2010 à 14h00
Campus Jussieu, 4 place Jussieu, Paris
Pyramide ISIR (55/56), 1er étage, salle de réunion H20



Some research results on haptic virtual reality technology and its applications obtained in our laboratory at Ritsumeikan University will be presented. The talk will include haptic display of dynamic virtual objects, development of touch/non-touch display devices, quantitative evaluation of handedness, and development of virtual tactual map for visually impaired which is our most recent research topic.
Short bio:
Tsuneo Yoshikawa was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1941. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Precision Engineering, and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics in 1969, all from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. From 1969 to 1986, he was with the Automation Research Laboratory, Kyoto University. He was also an NRC Resident Research Associate at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, USA, from 1973 to 1975. From 1986 to 2005, he was a Professor of robotics and control engineering at Kyoto University. From 2005 he has been a Professor of intelligent robotics at Ritsumeikan University. His current research interests include grasping and manipulation of robotic hands, intelligent operation of humanoid robots, haptic virtual reality technology, and intelligent control of mobile manipulators. He received several outstanding paper awards from three academic societies in Japan, and the Fanuc FA Robot Foundation Best Paper Award in 2005. He also received The 1995 JDSMC Best Paper Award from the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (USA), and the 1997 ICRA Best Conference Paper Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (USA). He was a Technical Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation from 1991 to 1994. He was the President of the Robotics Society of Japan from 2003 to 2005. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Robotics Society of Japan, and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Intelligent Robotics Lab, Department of Human and Computer
Intelligence, College of Information Science and Engineering,
Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan)