Artificial Intelligence and Mechanical Engineering,
creating technologies for the future


【Award】Professor Toshihide Ibaraki (former professor of the Department of Information Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kwansei Gakuin University) was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure with Ribbon at the Spring 2024 conferment of decorations. The Order of the Sacred Treasure is awarded to those who have been engaged in public service for many years and have accumulated meritorious service.
Professor Ibaraki was instrumental in the establishment and development of the Department of Information Science which became the basis of the current Program of Computer Science and the Course of Artificial Intelligence and Mechanical Engineering.
We would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Ibaraki for receiving the award, and wish him continued health and success in his future endeavors.
[Spring 2024 Decoration Recipients]
【Award】Professor Naoko Kishimoto (Aerospace Structure Engineering Laboratory) was awarded a fellow certificate at the general meeting of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciencesthe held at Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower on April 19th.
The title of Fellow of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences is awarded to members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to aerospace engineering and society, as well as to the development of the Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics. [At the award ceremony] [Fellow certificate]
【Event】Professor Masataka Imura (Virtual Reality Laboratory) participated in the talk session at the "University-launched R&D-based startup creation kick-off event "R&D and startups - Start a business with research results!" held on March 27th. [Poster]
【Award】Ms. Masako Bungo (BioRobotics Laboratory・M2) received the Outstanding Student Award from the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers. [Certificate]
【Award】At the 24th Society of Instrument and Control Engineers System Integration Division Lecture (SI2023) held from December 14th to 16th, 2023, the presentation by the Biorobotics Laboratory received the SI2023 Excellent Presentation Award.
Masako Bungo (M2), Norihiko Saga, Kensuke Nakamura (Researcher, School of Engineering), Junya Nagase (Associate Professor, Ryukoku University), Motoaki Kamon (B3) "Actuator-less standing support using 3D printed CFRP as the main material Machine strength evaluation” [Certificate]
【Award】K.G. Robocon Circle AiMEiBA received the 2023 Kwansei Gakuin Lecture Encouragement Award.
This award was given in recognition of AiMEiBA's activities and results in 2023, including the Rescue Robot Contest. [Encouragement Award commendation shield]
[Activity 1 Micromouse competitionIntroduction]
[Activity 2 Micromouse competitionIntroduction]
[Activity 3 Rescue Robot ContestIntroduction]
【Report】Research by Daisuke Chugo, Professor (Service Robotics Laboratory) was featured in the April issue of Forbes JAPAN, published on February 24, 2024. [article]
The research featured in the article is related to eco-braking wheelchair technology that enables wheelchairs to be used on slopes as if they were on level ground by attaching a small, low-cost driving assist device to a manual wheelchair. In the same issue, the efforts of the Kansai Startup Academia Coalition (KSAC) were introduced, and Professor Chugo's research was featured as one of the volumes. [Kwansei Gakuin University Research Activities]
【Event】Professor Takeshi Okadome (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory), Professor Suguru N. Kudoh (Laboratory for Neurointelligence Engineering ) gave a lecture at 3rd Kwansei Gakuin University/Sophia University Science Faculty Collaboration Symposium “Frontiers of Perception and Interaction Information Science”.
Date and time: February 26, 2024 (Monday)
 Takeshi Okadome “Real world analysis using machine learning”
 Suguru N. Kudoh “A small brain that interacts with the outside world - Neurorobot VITAENOID” [Photos (in order of appearance)]
【Award】Mr. Ryo Yoshimura (Virtual Reality Laboratory, M1) received the Student Outstanding Presentation Award at the 2023 Annual Conference of the Institute of Image Information and Media Science, which was held from August 30th to September 1st, 2023, and the award ceremony was held at the 2023 Winter Conference of the Institute of Image Information and Media Engineers on December 26th, 2023.
Ryo Yoshimura “Estimation of space based on field dominance distribution in soccer” [Photo]
Department of Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Mechanical Engineering Course has opened.

An engineering course to learn from basics to applications of artificial intelligence and mathematical machines

In the Intelligent and Mechanical Engineering course, students can learn various knowledge and techniques for building intelligent mechanical systems from the basics of artificial intelligence and mechanical engineering. In addition, students can acquire design and development technology that integrates different fields between an artificial intelligence system based on machine learning and a mechanical system based on mathematical models and biological mechanisms. You can also experience cutting-edge research that covers both artificial intelligence and mechanical engineering, such as intelligent robotics.

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