Cutting-edge research projects

Research Center for Smart Vehicles

About

Established in 2010
Director : Professor Norimichi Ukita

Research Outline

We are conducting R&D on systems that assist safe, environment-friendly driving for elderly persons or learner drivers. Specifically, we have been developing computer-based technologies to detect various targets (e.g., pedestrians, vehicles, roads, white lines on the roads) and recognize the complex environment around vehicles based on data obtained through video cameras, laser scanners, the global positioning system, and other sensors. Objective of research project is to implement vehicles with functions for giving warnings, accelerating/decelerating/stopping vehicles, avoiding obstacles in hazardous situations, and finding optimal routes automatically.

Members

[Computational Intelligence Laboratory]
Professor Yutaka Sasaki
Associate Professor Makoto Miwa


[Intelligent Information Media Laboratory]
Professor Norimichi Ukita


[Control System Laboratory]
Associate Professor Michihiro Kawanishi


[Electromagnetic Energy System Laboratory]
Professor Keisuke Fujisaki


[Fluid Engineering Laboratory]
Professor Taro Handa


[Solid Mechanics Laboratory]
Professor Masatoshi Shimoda
Associate Professor Yoshinori Shiihara


[Design Engineering Laboratory]
Associate Professor Masakazu Kobayashi


[Innovative Machine Laboratory]
Professor Katsushi Furutani


[Mechanical Systems Engineerings]
Assistant professor Akira Urita


[Research Center for Smart Vehicles]
Senior Researcher Tokihiko Akita
Researcher Haruya Kyutoku

Research Themes

Recognition of the environment around vehicles
Autonomous driving technologies
Structure optimization
Energy optimization

Miscellaneous

[Research Center for Smart Vehicles]

- Integrated environment recognition system using various sensors

- Driving environment recognition applying deep neural network

- Scene understanding with millimeter-wave radar using deep neural network

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[Computational Intelligence Laboratory]

- Driving knowledge base construction

- Automatic solution of driver's license exam questions

- Dialogue control in self-driving cars

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[Intelligent Information Media Laboratory]

- Scene understanding using in-vehicle cameras
- Understanding the behaviors and actions of vehicle passengers

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[Control System Laboratory]

- Vehicle group control with Robust multi-agent control theory

- Traffic flow control

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[Electromagnetic Energy System Laboratory]

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[Fluid Engineering Laboratory]

- Active control of flow around high-speed automobile

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[Solid Mechanics Laboratory]

- Development and application of configuration optimization method for multi-material structures
- Research on multi-scale optimization method for structures composed of periodic microstructure
- Research on application of neural network to structural optimization design

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[Design Engineering Laboratory]

- Haptic based remote control for UAV
- Optimization of shell structures considering buckling

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[Innovative Machine Laboratory]

- 3D-printing by electrical discharge
- Machining of hard and brittle materials

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