INTRODUCTION OF ROBOTIC RESEARCH IN JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
HO Anh-Van, Associate Professor
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Time: 9:00 – 12:00 AM
Date: 24/08/2018 (Friday)
Venue: Meeting Room B11
Research on robotics has been emerging as a main pillar in the Industry 4.0. JAIST, as a leading research university in Japan, is now calling for intense collaborative research on robotics, including mechatronics, novel materials, and artificial intelligence. In this seminar, I will briefly introduce about current research trends in JAIST, especially on our laboratory’s research on Soft Robotics. I will also mention about collaboration opportunities designed by JAIST, and information on scholarships for excellent students to pursue their graduate studies in JAIST.
HO obtained the PhD degree on Robotics at Ritsumeikan University, Japan in 2012. He had completed the JSPS Postdoctoral fellow in 2013 before joining Advanced Research Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. in Japan. From 2015 to 2017, he worked as Assistant Professor at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, where he led a laboratory on soft haptics. From 2017, he joined JAIST for setting up a laboratory on Soft Robotics. His research interests are soft robotics, soft haptics, grasping and manipulation, bioinspired robots.