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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
Aug. 4, 2020 At the webpage of the Virtual Open Campus of Wakayama University (in Japanese), the introductionary video of our research on the versatile robotic hand with robust grasping strategy for assembly tasks was released.
May 31, 2020 At the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020), our research, "Strategy for Roller Chain Assembly with Parallel Jaw Gripper," was presented by the member, Mr. Tatemura.
May 22, 2020 At SCI'20, our research, "Form Measurement of Timing Belt toward Automatic Assembly Independent of Individual Differences with Parallel Gripper," was presented by the member, Mr. Nishimura, and he won the SCI Student Presentation Award of the 64th Annual Conference of ISCIE (SCI'20). Also, the collaborative research with Kobe University, AIST, Kindai University, etc., "Overview of "Assembly Challenge", a Robot Competition of Industrial Robotics Category, World Robot Summit 2020" and "Development of a Task Board for Assembling a Belt Drive Unit," were presented.
Apr. 16, 2020 Lecturer Dobashi won 2019 JSME Young Engineers Award.
Mar. 25, 2020 Mr. Tatemura won the 1st Excellent Student Award of the Robotics Society of Japan.
Mar. 17, 2020 Our research on an assembly strategy of a roller chain by a parallel jaw gripper was introduced in an article of the newspaper, the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
Jan. 22, 2020 Our paper "Strategy for Roller Chain Assembly with Parallel Jaw Gripper" was accepted for the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020).
Jan. 19, 2020 Our paper "Strategy for Roller Chain Assembly with Parallel Jaw Gripper" was accepted for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
Dec. 27, 2019 Mr. Yamaguchi won the Best Session Presentation Award of the SI2019 for our research, "Development of Versatile Robotic Hand to Realize Picking, Reorientation and Alignment of Shaft-shaped Part without Utilizing Environment." [article (in Japanese)]
Dec. 14, 2019 At SI2019, our research, "Mechanical Analysis on Manipulation Strategy for Grasping Parts Supplied in the Corner of a Tray by Versatile Robotic Hand with Parallel Stick Fingers," "Assembly Strategy of Timing Belt with Parallel Gripper," "Experimental Study for Reducing Damage to Jaw in Roller Chain Assembly with Parallel Gripper," and "Development of Versatile Robotic Hand to Realize Picking, Reorientation and Alignment of Shaft-shaped Part without Utilizing Environment" were presented by the members, Mr. Tanimukai, Mr. Nishimura, Mr. Tatemura and Mr. Yamaguchi, respectively.
Nov. 4, 2019 At the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019) Workshop, our research, "Analysis and Consideration of Side Bow for Roller Chain Assembly," was presented by the member, Mr. Tatemura.
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".