Human Mechanical Systems and Design

Human Mechanical Systems and Design (HMSD) 

Against today’s background of evolution toward an advanced human-centric society, this division provides forward-looking education on man-machine systems that: 1) promote safe, reliable social environments; 2) provide multi-dimensional support for people’s activities, life and health; and 3) maximize the degree of freedom that humans enjoy. Teaching also covers the biorobotics and micro system engineering considerations necessary for such systems. In this way, the division supports the development of experts with communication skills and leadership qualities that will allow them to thrive on the global stage.

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Division's laboratories are grouped into 2 research groups.

Research Group of Biomechanics and Robotics

Biomechanical Design

Academic Staff
  • TODOH Masahiro, Prof.
  • YAMADA Satoshi, Assist. Prof.
Precision Metrology and Robotics

Academic Staff
  • SHIMIZU Yuki, Prof.
  • EMARU Takanori, Assoc. Prof.
Smart Structures and Systems

Academic Staff
  • KAJIWARA Itsuro, Prof.
  • HARADA Hiroyuki, Assoc. Prof.
  • YONEZAWA Heisei, Assist. Prof.

Research Group of Micromechanical Systems

Microenergy System
Academic Staff
  • TOTANI Tsuyoshi, Prof.
  • KURODA Akiyoshi, Assoc. Prof.
  • YAMADA Masahiko, Assoc. Prof. (specially appointed)

Academic Staff
  • OHASHI Toshiro, Prof.
Deformation Control

Academic Staff
  • HONDA Shinya, Assoc. Prof.
  • TAKEDA Ryo, Assist. Prof.
  • SASAKI Katsuhiko, Prof. (specially appointed)

Research Group of Biomedical Simulation


Applied Physics
Mechanical and Space Engineering
Human Mechanical Systems and Design
Materials Science and Engineering
Energy and Environmental Systems
Quantum Science and Engineering
Architectural and Structural Design
Field Engineering for the Environment
Engineering and Policy for Sustainable Environment
Human Environmental Systems
Environmental Engineering
Sustainable Resources Engineering
Cooperative Program for Resources Engineering