Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering

Human-assistive Robotics
Bio-Medical Engineering

Intelligent Mechanical Systems, which implant intelligence into machines, is an interdisciplinary area combining conventional mechanical technology and cutting edge electronic and information technology. The progressive incorporation of increasingly complex information architecture, microchips and software into a wide variety of machines, from computing devices to automobiles, robots and industrial machinery, has led to a proliferation of intelligent machines. Because of the growing proportion of elderly people in the population, which are generally regarded as major contributors in the aging society, and the increasing health care expenditure in the industrialized world, our goal is to implement a human-centered engineering approach and to design machines that benefit humanity. These activities include the study of human reactions to machines, robotic development, and micro-devices for medical and biological fields.