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Welcome to Hiroki Dobashi's webpage. He is now a Lecturer in the Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University. His current research interests are robotics for manufacturing, logistics and rehabilitation. His major research topic is planning of efficient manipulation strategy of robotic hands in the manufacturing domain. He can be contacted at the following address:

Hiroki Dobashi, Lecturer,
Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University.
Sakaedani 930, Wakayama-city, #640-8510 JAPAN
Phone: +81-73-457-8176
E-mail: dobashi[at]sys.wakayama-u.ac.jp
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News & Topics
Sep. 18, 2019 The co-authored paper, "Assembly Challenge: A Robot Competition of the Industrial Robotics Category, World Robot Summit -Summary of the Pre-Competition in 2018-," was published in Advanced Robotics.
Jul. 10, 2019 The official webpage of our research group was released.
Jun. 7, 2019 At ROBOMECH2019, our research, "Method to Realize Picking, Reorientation and Alignment of Shaft-shaped Part with Single Robotic Hand without Utilizing Environment," was presented.
Apr. 26, 2019 The co-applied patent, "Productivity Evaluation System and Method of Mechanical Systems," was granted.
Apr. 25, 2019 The co-authored book, "Robot Mechanics," was reprinted with slight modifications.
Apr. 15, 2019 The co-authored paper, ""Assembly Challenge", a Robot Competition of the Industrial Robotics Category, World Robot Summit 2018," was published in the Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan.
Mar. 5, 2019 The Best Session Presentation Award of the SI2018 was given to our research, "Wobble Judgment of 3-D Part in Pushing Operation by Stick Finger Considering Admissible Motion." [article (in Japanese)]
Jan. 15, 2019 At the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integrations (SII 2019), our research, "Geometrical Solution of Finger Arrangement Problem onto Target Part toward Design of Chuck-type Hand with Three Parallel Stick Fingers," was presented.
Jan. 6, 2019 Our developed versatile robotic hand was introduced in the TV program on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) Television, "Origin of the Future".
Dec. 13, 2018 At SI2018, our research, "Wobble Judgment of 3-D Part in Pushing Operation by Stick Finger Considering Admissible Motion," was presented.
Oct. 29, 2018 Our paper "Geometrical Solution of Finger Arrangement Problem onto Target Part toward Design of Chuck-type Hand with Three Parallel Stick Fingers" was accepted for the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integrations (SII 2019).
Oct. 21, 2018 The Assembly Challenge Day 5 in the Industrial Robotics Category of the World Robot Summit 2018 (WRS 2018), in a part of which Lecturer Dobashi was a commentator, was streamed live on YouTube (the video is only in Japanese).
Sep. 5, 2018 Our collaborative research with Kobe University on a versatile robotic hand was introduced in an article of the newspaper, the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Also, at RSJ2018, our research, "Problem of Finger Arrangement on Target Part's Surface and Geometrical Solution for Mechanism Design of Chuck-type Hand with Three Parallel Stick Fingers," and collaborative research with Kobe University, "Jig-less Assembly of Gear Unit by Single Arm with Versatile Robotic Hand with Four Parallel Stick Fingers," were presented.
Aug. 17, 2018 Our developed versatile robotic hand was introduced in an article of the newspaper, the Nikkei Business Daily.
Jul. 31, 2018 At JST New Technology Presentation Meetings, a presentation on realization of assembly tasks with the versatile robotic hand and robust grasping strategy was given.
Jul. 15, 2018 At Wakayama Univ. Open Campus 2018, demonstraton of an assembly task with our versatile robotic hand was performed. [picture]
Jan. 31, 2018 A presentation on robotics and our research was given to elementary school students at Hirano Elementary School attached to Osaka Kyoiku University.
Nov. 11, 2017 At the 60th Japan Joint Automatic Control Conference, the collaborative research, "On a Study of Power Generation Rate of DEGs with Self-priming Circuits," was presented.
Nov. 10, 2017 At the 26th Wakayama Techno Business Fair and the 25th WAKASA Intec Messe, the component technology of our proposed universal robotic hand for assembly tasks was presented. Also, at the 60th Japan Joint Automatic Control Conference, the collaborative research, "Seamless Manipulation of Multi- ngered Robot Hands Using Quaternion Representation," was presented.
Nov. 4, 2017 Parents of students in our faculty visited our laboratory. [article]
Oct. 17, 2017 High school students from Osaka Prefectural Senyo Senior High School visited our laboratory. [article]
Sep. 8, 2017 The two research topics, "Macro-micro Robotic System Realizing Human Skill for Assembly Tasks," and "EEG Driven Robotic System for Efficient Stroke Rehabilitation" were added to the research page.
Jul. 19, 2017 At the 15th IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2017), the collaborative research, "Utilization of Kinematical Redundancy of a Rehabilitation Robot to Produce Compliant Motions under Limitation on Actuator Performance," was presented.
May 12, 2017 At ROBOMECH2017, the collaborative research, "Study on Corticomuscular Coherence Analysis for the Evaluation of Effects in Stroke Rehabilitation," was presented.
Apr. 21, 2017 The co-authored paper, "Utilization of Kinematical Redundancy of a Rehabilitation Robot to Produce Compliant Motions under Limitation on Actuator Performance," was accepted for the 15th IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2017).
Apr. 1, 2017 Hiroki Dobashi transferred from Ritsumeikan University to Wakayama University as a lecturer.