Overview

Fuchiwaki Laboratory is associated jointly with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Interdisciplinary Research Center(IRC) at Yokohama National University(YNU).

Part of this study was supported by the "Promotion of Environmental Improvement for the Independence of Young Researchers" under the Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.

Some of our publications can be downloaded as PDF files.

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<Keywords>
Precise miniature robot, Piezoelectric actuator, Electromagnetic actuator, Visual Feedback, Motion Compensation, Multi DOF precise positioning, Inchworm, micro manipulation, microscopic operations, Microrobots Factory

<Facilities>
-Fabricating equipment:-
Automatic milling machine (Roland MDX 540S)
Rapid Prototyping (Dimension)
Puller (Glass pipette)
Micro processing device by micro forge (Glass pipette)

-Measurement Instruments:-
Capacitance displacement gauge
Optical linear encoders
Oscilloscopes
Image analyzer(High speed pattern matching device, Keyence CV-5700)
Force Sensor
Magnetic Sensor
Potentio-galvanostat
Electric balance
Force Sensor

-Microscopy:-
Inverted microscope (Olympus IX71)
Stereo microscope(Olympus SZ61)

-Software-
Solid Works (3D-CAD), ANSYS (FEM), MatLab, LabView

-Others-
Amplifier (Voltage, Current), Manipulator for cell processing, Injector, XY linear stage

News

2013.11.13 BEST PAPER AWARD at ASPEN2013

[55]Hiroyuki Aono and Ohmi Fuchiwaki: Design and development of in-liquid micro robot with self-energy harvesting and self-propulsion functions -Study of coupled model of fluid dynamics and electro circuit and design of proof of concept prototype-, Proc. of Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology(ASPEN2013), #1126, Taipai, Nov., 2013

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