Service Robotics and Mechatronics

Selected Papers of the International Conference on Machine Automation ICMA2008

  • Keiichi Shirase
  • Seiji Aoyagi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. ICMA Lectures

  3. Medical applications

    1. Makoto Yagihashi, Hirohisa Narita, Hideo Fujimoto
      Pages 15-20
    2. Hirohisa Narita, Kakeru Harusawa, Makoto Yagihashi, Hideo Fujimoto
      Pages 21-26
    3. Noriko Masuta, Makoto Yagihashi, Hirohisa Narita, Hideo Fujimoto
      Pages 27-32
  4. Assembly

    1. Masaya Sanji, Tomonori Nakamura, Masato Suzuki, Seiji Aoyagi
      Pages 33-36
    2. Hidefumi Wakamatsu, Minoru Matsuishi, Eiji Morinaga, Eiji Arai
      Pages 37-42
    3. Tomomi Yamaguchi, Naomichi Furushiro, Masahiro Higuchi
      Pages 49-54
  5. Hydraulic and pneumatic control

    1. Y. Liu, H. Handroos, O. Alkkiomäki, V. Kyrki, H. Kälviäinen
      Pages 61-67
    2. Huapeng Wu, Pekka Pessi, Yongbo Wang, Heikki Handroos
      Pages 69-74
  6. Rehabilitation and Orthosis systems

    1. Takehito Kikuchi, Sousuke Tanida, Kikuko Otsuki, Taigo Kakehashi, Junji Furusho
      Pages 75-80
    2. Kunihiko Oda, Yuuki Ohyama, Junji Furusho, Takehito Kikuchi, Shiro Isozumi
      Pages 91-94
    3. Shahrol Mohamaddan, Mohd Shahril Osman
      Pages 95-100
  7. Legged robots

    1. Satoshi Tsuda, Kuniya Shinozaki, Ryohei Nakatsu
      Pages 101-105
    2. Jining Liu, Yoshitsugu Kamiya, Hiroaki Seki, Masatoshi Hikizu
      Pages 107-112

About these proceedings


In a world suffering from an ageing population and declining birth rate, service robotics and mechatronics have an increasingly vital role to play in maintaining a safe and sustainable environment for everyone. Service Robotics and Mechatronics discusses the increasingly sophisticated technologies that are able to take human psychology and movement into account in order to support mankind both at work and at home. Mechatronics can also be used in the reconstruction or restoration of various environments which we rely upon to survive; for example the reconstruction of a city after an earthquake, or the restoration of polluted waters

This collection of papers was originally presented at the 7th International Conference on Machine Automation, 2008, in Awaji, Japan, and covers a variety of new trends in service robotics and mechatronics.

Service Robotics and Mechatronics showcases the latest research in the area to provide researchers and scientists with an up-to-date source of knowledge and basis for further study, as well as offering graduate students valuable reference material.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Keiichi Shirase
    • 1
  • Seiji Aoyagi
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  2. 2.Kansai UniversitySuitaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-693-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-694-6
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