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SHIMIZU Masahiro


Robotics, Bionics, Autonomous Decentralized System

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Organization 【 display / non-display

  • 2010.10.01 - 2014.06.15, Department of Multimedia Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Associate Professor

  • 2014.06.16 - , Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Associate Professor

Education 【 display / non-display

Nagoya University Graduate School, Division of Engineering Department of Computational Science and Engineering Completed Ph.D. in Engineering 2006.09

Employment Record 【 display / non-display

fellowships from Japan Society for Promotion of Science(DC2) 2005.04 - 2006.09
Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, Research Associate 2006.10 - 2007.03
Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, Assistant Professor 2007.04 - 2010.09

Research topics 【 display / non-display

  • Development of a Muscle Cell Bio-robot Driven by a Photostimulation
    Control and system engineering-related

Academic Society Membership 【 display / non-display

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

  • The Molecular Simulation Society of Japan

  • The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

  • The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers

  • The Robotics Society of Japan


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • A Modular Robot That Exhibits Amoebic Locomotion, A. Ishiguro, M. Shimizu, and T. Kawakatsu, Robotics and Autonomous Systems,Volume 54, Issue 8, 641-650, 2006.08, Papers

  • Real-time Morphology Control of a Modular Robot by Exploiting the Interplay between Control and Mechanical Systems, M. Shimizu, M. Takahashi, T. Kawakatsu and A. Ishiguro, Journal of RSJ,Vol.23, No.6,718-724, 2005.09, Papers(In Japanese)

  • Adaptive Shape Reconfiguration of a Decentralized Motile System Exploiting Molecular Dynamics and Stokesian Dynamics Methods, M. Shimizu, A. Ishiguro, M. Takahashi, T. Kawakatsu, Y. Masubuchi, M. Doi, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,Vol.16, No.3, 271-277, 2004.06, Papers

  • Amoeboid Locomotion Having High Fluidity by a Modular Robot, M. Shimizu, A. Ishiguro, International Journal of Unconventional Computing,Vol.6, No.2, 145-161, 2010.02, Papers

  • Adaptive Modular Robots Through Heterogeneous Inter-Module Connections, Masahiro Shimizu, Takuma Kato, Max Lungarella, and Akio Ishiguro, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,Vol.20, No.3, 386-393, 2008.06, Papers

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Awards 【 display / non-display

  • IROS2009 Best Paper Finalist, Masahiro Shimizu and Akio Ishiguro, IEEE R&A, RSJ, SICE, 2009.10

  • IROS2004 Best Paper Award, Akio Ishiguro, Masahiro Shimizu, Toshihiro Kawakatsu, IEEE R&A, RSJ, SICE, 2004.10

  • Prize for encouragement, The society of instrument and control engineers, Masahiro Shimizu, The society of instrument and control engineers, 2006.03

  • prize for encouragement, the robotics society of Japan, Masahiro Shimizu, The robotics society of Japan, 2005.09

  • 2005 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Japan Chapter Young Award, Masahiro Shimizu, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Japan Chapter, 2005.04

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