Welcome to Kiyoshi Hoshino Lab., University of Tsukuba
He received two doctor's degrees; one in
Medical Science in 1993, and the other in Engineering in 1996, from
the University of Tokyo respectively. From 1993 to 1995, he was an assistant
professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University School of
Medicine. From 1995 to 2002, he was an associate professor at
University of the Ryukyus. From 2002, he was an associate
professor at the Biological Cybernetics Lab of University of
Tsukuba. He is now a professor.
From 1998 to 2001, he was jointly appointed as a senior
researcher of the PRESTO "Information and Human Activity" project of
the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). From 2002 to 2005,
he was a project leader of a SORST project of JST.
Dexterity is manifested most in hand motions. Our goal is to understand
the dexterity of the human hand and imitate that with robot hands.
Our lab is now developing and implementing a robot hand system that can
imitate the dexterous motions of humans by watching or mimicking them.
As concrete research topics, for example, we are designing dexterous
robot hands and arms, and carrying out control experiments; developing
a high-speed estimation system of the human hand posture with high
accuracy; and prototyping matrix pressure sensors which are as thin and
soft as human skin.
(updated in Sept. 2010.)
Copyright (C) 2008 Kiyoshi HOSHINO. University of Tsukuba Biological Cybernetics Lab. All Rights Reserved.