Mechatronics and robotics for agriculture, forestry and construction automation

Time: 9:30~12:30, July 8th, 2019

Room: Conference Hall 06, Level 2, Building 10W, Phase 2

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Today, many labor-intensive industries for outdoor work (e.g. forestry, agriculture, construction, etc.) still require a large amount of labor to produce their goods or services, not only in the number of workers but also in the power of every worker. However, in many countries with declining birthrate and aging population, the labor force has been decreasing and aging. In order to reduce the burden of aging workers and recruit more young workers, many labor-saving technologies have been proposed. On the other hand, even with the development of automation and robotics technology, the human is still a central player. The research field of robotics and automation for workers in outdoor environments includes both sensing the human movement and behavior, as well as human assistance for safety and productivity. This workshop will focus on human-centered mechatronics and robotics technologies for such industries, including human motion measurement, wearable assistive devices, intelligent actuators, teleoperation & telemonitoring systems, etc.

Topics of Interest

  • Outdoor human motion measurement/estimation
  • Power assist device
  • Design and control of intelligent artificial actuator
  • Teleoperation/telemonitoring
  • Autonomous mobile robot
  • Physical human-machine interface/interaction

Invited Speakers

  • Takashi Tsurumaru, ATOUN Inc., Japan
  • Hiroshi Kobayashi, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • Satoki Tsuichihara, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • Minghui Sun, Jilin University, China
  • Ming Ding, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Changan Jiang, Ritsumeikan University, Japan


  • Ming Ding, Nara Institute of Science and Technology <ding[at]>
  • Hirokazu Yamaguchi, Forest Research and Management Organization <hiroy[at]>