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Welcome to the webpage of the Robotic Manipulation Group at the Systems Control Laboratory, Wakayama University. We are doing research on robotic manipulation towards practical application in the industry, especially for the next-generation robotic manufacturing systems which could contribute to agile manufacturing. Mainly, we are developing versatile robotic hands and manipulation strategy for the hands to realize robotic assembly tasks.

Specific topics of our research can be seen here.


News & Topics
Sep. 18, 2019 The co-authored paper of Lecturer Dobashi, "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.
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 by the member, Mr. Yamaguchi.
Apr. 26, 2019 The co-applied patent of Lecturer Dobashi, "Productivity Evaluation System and Method of Mechanical Systems," was granted.
Apr. 25, 2019 The co-authored book of Lecturer Dobashi, "Robot Mechanics," was reprinted with slight modifications.
Apr. 15, 2019 The co-authored paper of Lecturer Dobashi, ""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" presented by the member, Mr. Yamamoto.
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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 by Lecturer Dobashi.
Jan. 6, 2019 Our developed versatile robotic hand was introduced in the TV program on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) Television, "Origin of the Future".