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Machinery and Control Systems

Machinery and Control Systems

About Machinery and Control Systems

Studies of the basics for conducting analysis, development, design, and manufacturing of mechanical control systems for highperformance robots, nextgeneration vehicles, clean energy power sources, and other things that sustain modern society and will be indispensable to nationbuilding from here on are go hand in hand with systems engineering principles and theories related to optimization of the whole from broad perspectives that include people, the environment, and society.

Research Domain

Vehicles, robots, next-generation energy sources, fuel cells, bio-energy, universal design, remote control, human interaction, lifestyle support, support for creative thinking, digital engineering, systems development, CAD, CMA, CAE, quantum engineering, agricultural engineering

Lab. Detail Head of Lab. Keyword
Mechano-Informatics Lab. Detail Yoshitaka Adachi Robotics, Mechatronics, Virtual Reality, Medical Engineering, ROV
SciVal Profile Koujiro Iizuka  
Environment and System Control Lab. Detail Kazuhisa Ito Nonlinear system control, Robust adaptive Control, Model predictive control, Fluid power system (Water hydraulics), Energy saving system, Agriculture system
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Lab. Detail Toshio Ito Automotive Engineering, Image Processing, Driving Simulation, Driving Simulator, System Control, Navigation, Machine learning, Cognitive Science, CAN
Fluid Power System Lab. Detail Yukio Kawakami Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Functional Fluid, Control Engineering
Power and Energy Systems Lab. Detail Shinji Kimijima Energy conversion, Power generation, Thermodynamics, Heat transfer
Quantum Information Lab. Detail Gen Kimura Foundations of Quantum Theory, Quantum Information Theory, General Probabilistic Theories, Entanglement, Hidden Variable Theory
SciVal Profile Minami Tanaka  
Optimal System Design Lab. Detail Hiroshi Hasegawa Optimal Design, Conceptual Design, System thinking, Computational Engineering and Science, Emergent and Intelligent Systems
Language Processing Lab. Detail Nobuyo Fukaya Language acquisition, Optimality Theory, Corpus-linguistics, Psycho-linguistics
Machinery Materials and Environmentally Friend Materials Lab. Detail Akira Fujiki Machinery Materials, Environmentally Friend Materials, powder metallurgy,tribology
Social Interaction Systems Lab. Detail Masayoshi Muto Game Theory, Network Analysis, Social Simulation, Complex Systems, Social Statistics, Social Survey, Sociological Theory, Social Theory
Laboratory of Mechanoregulation in Biological Systems Detail Kenjiro Yoshimura Chlamydomonas, E. coli, mechanosensitive channel, cilia and flagella
SciVal Profile Dai Watanabe  

The Department of Machinery and Control Systems comprise of the following three educational goals to prepare engineering professionals who can serve towards a sustainable development of society:

  1. Master the fundamentals of machine engineering necessary to develop machinery systems.
  2. By combining a variety of elements, acquire and apply the methodologies necessary to exploit the interplay between machinery and control systems.
  3. Implement skilled “manufacturing” which will lead to a newly integrated value from products, mankind, and the environment.

The Department of Machinery and Control Systems considers the following five items to form its image of the ideal candidate, in order to ensure the fruits of the above approaches to education and training.

  • People who have a strong interest and desire to bring out a bountiful society that is kind to people and the earth, and aim to become researchers or technicians with an international perspective.
  • People who actively take on the challenge of a new “manufacturing things” idea that combines a range of cutting-edge fields in mechanical engineering, with a foundation of traditional core sciences.
  • People who have a sincere humanity, sense of ethics, and appropriate communication skills, and who can act in good conscience as people in the fields of science and technology.
  • People who can make full use of the educational and research environment of the Department of Machinery and Control Systems to independent work on more advanced studies.
  • People who have mastered the basic academic abilities required for learning core subjects such as mathematics, physics, and information processing, and specialist subjects in mechanical engineering, or possess a strong desire to learn these.

While based on mechanical science, the Department of Machinery and Control Systems is not simply limited to learning about individual areas of engineering. It is important to merge and reconstruct existing technologies using your own abilities, and designing and creating new values, with an ability to solve problems based on systems engineering. The curriculum is also structured to train engineers with a broad perspective, ranging from fundamental subjects in mechanical engineering to experiments where students use actual machinery, 3D CAD and computer simulation technology subjects, and industrial design subjects. By having students learn both this merger of individual subjects and having them seek for ever deeper understanding of their specialist topics, we can create the abilities to discover and solve problems, and to generate new added values. This is where we differ from other departments of mechanical engineering.

Many graduates have professions in careers such as automobiles, heavy industries, electric, precision equipment, and energy industries. Since mechanical engineering is an essential of “manufacturing practices”, the employment opportunities come from an array of industries including materials manufacturers such as steel and paper, foods, chemistry, and plant constructions. The numbers of employment sectors are expanding.

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