Institute of Engineering Division of Advanced Mechanical Systems Engineering
ISHIDA   Hiroshi

Doctor of Engineering,Master of Engineering
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[ Affiliation ]

Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering Department of Bio-Functions and Systems Science
Faculty of Engineering Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering

[ Education and Research Outline ]

Robotic olfactory sensing

Male moths follow sexual pheromone over long distances to find their mates. Aquatic animals, e.g., crabs and crayfish, can track smell of food to survive in the dark ocean or at the bottom of lakes. Olfaction also plays a vital role in our lives for the perception of potential dangers. A burning smell is often the first sign of fire, and toxic chemicals often have distinctive smells. The current research in our group is focused on the development of robotic olfactory sensing systems that can detect odor plumes and track them down to their sources. The potential applications include searches for gas leaks, fire origins and hazardous chemicals. Animals perform a variety of feats by integrating information perceived at various sense organs in an exquisite way with actions to acquire new information. The goal of our research is to reveal mechanisms underlying the animal behaviors, to transfer the findings into engineering technologies, and to make innovative robots that currently considered to be a science fiction into reality.

[ Keyword(s) ]

Robotics, sensor, olfaction

 [ Employment Record ]

1997/04-2000/03 Research Associate, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1998/10-2000/08 Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
2000/04-2004/03 Research Associate, Department of Physical Electronics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2004/04- Associate Professor, Division of Advanced Materials Science and Technology, Institute of Symbiotic Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2007/04-2007/09 Visiting Researcher, Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Orebro University, Sweden

 [ Education ]

1997 Completed Doctor later, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1994 Completed Master course, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

 [ Field of specialization ]

Measurement Engineering
Perception Information Processing/Intelligent Robotics
Electronic Device/Electronic Equipment
Sensitivity Informatics/Soft Computing

[ Research Keywords ]

Sensor system, Robot, Chemical sensor, Olfactory display

 [ Research Topics ]

Gas/odor plume tracking robot 1992- [KEYWORD(S):Gas sensor, Robot]   
Underwater robot for chemical plume tracking 1998- [KEYWORD(S):Chemical sensor, Plume]   
Sensor network for atmospheric environmental monitoring 2001- [KEYWORD(S):Gas sensor, Sensor network, Environmental monitoring]   

 [ Awards ]

Best Poster Award, IEEE Virtual Reality 2012 (2012/03)
Best Short Paper Award Honorary Mention, Joint Virtual Reality Conference EGVE - ICAT - Euro VR (2009/12)

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