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The main research area of Mitsuharu Matsumoto Laboratory is perceptual information processing and intelligent robotics. However, our interests are not only perceptual information processing and intelligent robotics but also many other areas. Not only Kansei information, information technology, information science, machine engineering, physics and chemistry, but also psychology and economics are examples of our interests. We will welcome the students, who are intellectually-curious, and can suggest their intersting things.

Dr. Matsumoto would like to set a theme per a student, and would like all the students to act as responsible adults. He also would like all the students to study their research actively. This is because " Think by themselves, and act responsibly." is the basic difference between a class and a research, and is also a hard point but an intersting point. He, therefore, would like the students to search interesting things actively and continue thier research until it becomes interesting. Throughout the research works, he would like the students to know the difficulty and excitement of the research.

Although Dr. Matsumoto would like to set the proper themes for the students, it will sometimes be difficult to set the same theme as the students considered before entering our laboratory because the themes are sometimes not adequate for research. It is also sometimes difficult for Dr. Matsumoto to instruct the students.

Equipments of Mitsuharu Matsumoto Laboratory

Mitsuharu Matsumoto Laboratory has some equipments to study perceptual information processing and intelligent rotobics as follows:

Robovie-Ⅱ Human-size humanoid robot: Robovie-Ⅱ
NC-5 CAD/CAM system: NC-5
Pioneer-III Autonomous mobile: Pioneer-III
M3-Synchy Communication robot: M3-Synchy
Nuvo Small humanoid robot: Nuvo
Omni wheel Small omni-kits
BeautoRover BeautoRover
Software Software tools for researches: Vectorworks, GibbsCAM, SolidWorks, MATLAB, Max/MSP, Visual Studio, Adobe Master Collection, Microsoft Office and so on

Experience and skills acquired in Mitsuharu Matsumoto Laboratory

In this section, we describe the experience and skills acquired in Mitsuharu Matsumoto Laboratory because they are important for the students to consider future directions after graduation. The students in Mitsuharu Matsumoto Laboratory will be able to touch the following techniques and obtain the following skills. Dr. Matsumoto would like the students to obtain them by themselves using books and internets or talking with senior and junior students and classmates because it is difficult for Dr. Matsumoto to teach them one by one.

- Programming skills: Visual Studio, MATLAB, Max/MSP, Network programming

Programming skills are necessary skills to start the research on image processing, acoustical signal processing, pattern recognition and robotics. Mitsuharu Matsumoto Laboratory prepared some develop environments as follows:

Visual studio: It is a well-known develop environment for Windows and you can touch Visual C++, Visual C# and so on.

MATLAB: It is a well-known software for numerical calculation used in many industrial fields and universities.

Max/MSP: It is a develop environment focusing on acoustical signal processing and musical information processing.

OpenCV: It is a standard library for image processing.

Network programming: Network programming between Windows and Linux is sometimes necessary to connect the mobile PC and humanoid robots.

- Hardware skills: CAD/CAM techniques by NC-5, Humanoid robot Robovie-II, Autonomous mobile robot Pioneer-III

CAD/CAM techniques: Vectorworks, Solidworks and GibbsCAM are prepared for computer aided design (CAD). You can manufacture many things by using NC-5.

Humanoid robot Robovie-II: Robovie-II is a human-size humanoid robot operated by Linux. You can touch Linux programming and network programming.

Pioneer-III: Pioneer-III is an autonomous mobile, which can be controlled by Visual C++ and Visual C#.

IO Control by Gainer:It is possile to realize physical computing by using Gainer, which is a useful IO device for physical computing.

- Presentation skills: Presentation in seminar, conferences and for graduation

Presentation skills are absolutely necessary skills regardless of the road after graduation. Mitsuharu Matsumoto Laboratory holds seminars regularly and provides the students to present the papers in the worlds and their research in their own words. We also encourage the students to present their works in domestic and international conferences and to submit international journals and transactions.

Dr. Matsumoto would like the students to graduate from our laboratory with the self-confidence due to their achievements in our labratory. The research results in our laboratory strongly help you as the evidences of your activities in the university of electro-communications (UEC) when you select the next step after graduation.

   
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