Professor, Department of System Design Engineering, Keio University, Japan

Research interests:
motion control systems, medical robots, bilateral robots, humanoid robots

Keynote address:
Haptics for Industry Applications

Haptics for transmitting the real force/tactile sensation will be applied to many fields. In particular, haptics for industry is an interesting area. So-called industry robot is quite stiff and up to now the main applications are limited to positioning such as, material handling, welding, painting and so on. Since the robot is very stiff, teaching has been a problem for long time, and it prevents them from assembling task. Haptics will solve this problem by teaching-less motion. Also communication delay for haptics is picked up and analyzed. A talk will include video demonstrations.

Kouhei OHNISHI received B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo in 1975, 1977 and 1980 respectively. Since 1980, he has been working at Keio University, the oldest existing higher educational institution in Japan. He is currently a professor at Department of System Design Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology of Keio University. Being received prestigious awards including IEEJ paper award (1985), JSPE Award (1996), IEEE fellow (2001), JSME fellow (2003), EPE-BEMC Council Award (2004) and IEEE Dr.-Ing Eugine Mittlemann Achievement Award, he concurrently serves as an IEEE IES vice president and the head of IEEJ Industry Applications Society. His major publications include "Basics of Control Engineering" (Maruzen, in Japanese) and "Recent Advancements in Motion Control" (The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun). His research interest lies in the field of electronics engineering, notably power electronics, motion control, robotics and haptics.
Dr. OHNISHI is IEEE IES vice president and the head of IEEJ Industry Applications Society.

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