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Research and Development of Space Exploration Robots

Features and Uniqueness
  • We study and develop mobile robotics technology for lunar and planetary exploration. Our technology is featured by rich experience in locomotion mechanisms for highly rough terrain and advanced slippage control in loose soil environment. Also by 3D map building technology using a laser scanner for autonomous collision avoidance and for operator assistance in remote control/tele-operation. We also contributed to the design and development of Hayabusa and Hayabusa-2, which are sample-return probes developed and operated by Japanese space agency JAXA.
Practical Application

These technologies are also applied to terrestrial robots for such as surveillance or disaster response.



Graduate School of Engineering

Kazuya Yoshida, Professor
Doctor of Engineering