Human Machine System Laboratory

Building safe and secure mechanical systems

Building mechanical systems that are safe and reassuring requires addressing the properties of humans and machines in combination rather than separately, a concept called “human-machine systems.” Our laboratory uses this concept in research on futuristic automobiles that are both safe and comfortable. In our experiments, we use a driving simulator developed using virtual reality.
Engineering Science and Mechanics
Faculty Name
HIROSE, Toshiya
Academic Society
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Japan Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc.
Man-machine interface, Traffic safety, Automobiles, Peace of mind and safety, Simulations, Vehicle-to-vehicle communication, Human engineering, Virtual reality, Human factors

Study Fields

Mechanical engineering, Systems engineering

For Society

Although the number of traffic deaths is on the decline, many people still lose their life on the road. We aim to save as many lives as possible by making automobiles more sophisticated using the concept of human-machine systems.

Research Themes