The 1st IFToMM Japan International Summer School on Mechanical Science and Robotics

Actuator, Mechanism and Control for Robotics

July 23-27, 2018
Tokyo / Yamanashi, Japan



Day 1 (TokyoTech)
Day 1 (TokyoTech)

Day 4 (U-Tokyo)
Day 4 (U-Tokyo)

Day 5 (FANUC corp.)
Day 5 (FANUC corp.)

Day 5 (Kawaguchi-ko lake)
Day 5 (Kawaguchi-ko lake)
  • Mechanism design and applications
  • Humanoid robotics and applications
  • Actuators and applications
  • Control and applications

  • Every day the lectures will be held at a different university in Tokyo + factory tour of FANUC, near Mount Fuji

Prospective participants
  • Students and young researchers

Registration fee
  • The fee is 40,200 JP Yen (approximately 300 Euro).
  • Round trip to FANUC factory is included.
  • Other costs (in particular transport, accommodation, food, etc.) are not included.

Important date
  • Application deadline: May 31, 2018
    Since the number of applicants has reached to our maximum capacity, applicants from now on will be put in the waiting list. If you are not registered but are strongly willing to attend the event, please E-mail to directory for further discussion.


  1. Register with your personal information via online form (Deadline: 31st May, closed).
  2. After 31st May, you will receive an e-mail from the summer school secretariat. Please pay the expence according to the instruction given in this e-mail by using your credit card.

[PDF is here (including access map for each venue)]
July 23rd "Mechanisms and applications"
Room 304, Ishikawadai 3rd bldg, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552
(10 min. by walk from Ookayama Station, Tokyu Meguro-line and Ohimachi-line)
9:00 - 9:15Opening Ceremony
9:15 -10:45Tips of Creative Mechanical Design for Practical Robots
Dr. Shigeo Hirose, Representative Director CEO, CTO, HiBot Corporation, Japan
Professor Emeritus Tokyo Institute of Technology
11:00-12:30Tolerance Management for linkages
Prof. Mathias Huesing, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
14:00-15:00Gravity Compensation for Robotics
Prof. Chin-Hsing Kuo, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
15:15-16:15Kinematic Design of Parallel Robots
Prof. Yukio Takeda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
16:15-17:30Lab Tour
18:00-20:00Welcome Party
July 24th "Humanoids and applications"
Room 121, Bldg. No. 120-5, Waseda Campus, Waseda Univ.
530 Wasedatsurumaki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0041
(6 min. by walk from Waseda Station, Tokyo Metro Tozai-line)
9:30-10:30Introduction to Humanoid Robotics
Prof. Atsuo Takanishi, Waseda University, Japan
10:45-11:45Medical Humanoid Robotics -Patient Simulators for Medical Education/Training-
Prof. Hiroyuki Ishii, Waseda University, Japan
13:00-14:00Biologically-Inspired Design of Musical Humanoid Robots and Its Applications to Human-Robot Interaction
Prof. Jorge Solis, Karlstad University, Sweden
14:15-15:15Application of Humanoid Robotics to Disaster Response
Prof. Kenji Hashimoto, Meiji University, Japan
15:30-18:00Lab Tour
July 25th "Actuators and applications"
Koganei Campus Building 6 room 501
Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo,
(10 min. by walk from east gate of JR station Higashi Koganei)
10:00-11:30Electro-conjugate Fluid Actuators for Soft Robot Applications
Prof. Kenjiro Takemura, Keio University, Japan
13:00-14:30Film-based Large Electrostatic Actuators for New Mechatronic Applications
Prof. Akio Yamamoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
14:45-16:15Mechatronics for controlling mobile robots and automobiles
Prof. Masayoshi Wada, TUAT, Japan
16:30-18:00Lab Tour (Wada - Venture - Toyama)
July 26th "Control and applications"
Nakajima Hall, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
9:00-10:00Kinematics and Dynamics (theory and algorithm)
Prof. Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo, and Dr. Ko Ayusawa, AIST, Japan
10:15-11:15Modelling (interpretations of block diagrams)
Prof. Ken Sasaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
11:30-13:00Model and Identification (identification theory and practice)
Prof. Gentiane Venture, TUAT, Japan
14:00-15:30Feedback Control (nonlinear control and locomotion)
Dr. Christian Ott, DLR, Germany
15:45-17:15Computation (software, simulation and realtime)
Prof. Tomomichi Sugihara, Osaka University, Japan
17:15-18:30Lab Tour
July 27th Factory tour of FANUC Corp., Yamanashi
7:20Departure from Shinjuku, Tokyo, Using a chartered bus
** Meeting place can be found in the last page of the pdf program! **
10:00-10:25Welcome Talk and Introduction of FANUC
10:30-12:00Academic Lecture
Recent Robotic Research Activities at IGMR, RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Burkhard Corves, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
12:45-13:30Industrial Lecture from FANUC
13:30-16:15Factory Tour in FANUC
16:15-16:45Closing Ceremony
16:45Departure from FANUC
19:20 (approx.)Arrival at Shinjuku Station

Confirmed lecturers
  • Prof. Burkhard Corves, RWTH Aachen
  • Prof. Shigeo Hirose, HiBot Corp.
  • Prof. Mathias Huesing, RWTH Aachen
  • Prof. Chin-Hsing Kuo, Taiwan Tech
  • Prof. Yoshihiko Nakamura, U. Tokyo
  • Prof. Ken Sasaki, U. Tokyo
  • Prof. Atsuo Takanishi, Waseda Univ.
  • Prof. Yukio Takeda, Tokyo Tech
  • Prof. Kenjiro Takemura, Keio Univ.
  • Prof. Masayoshi Wada, TUAT
  • Prof. Kenji Hashimoto, Meiji Univ.
  • Prof. Jorge Solis, Karlstads Univ.
Organized by: Japanese Council of IFToMM

Co-Sponsored by:
IFToMM TC for Linkages and Mechanical Controls
IFToMM TC for Robotics and Mechatronics