International Workshop on Robotics in Aachen: Research cooperation between Tokyo Institute of Technology and RWTH Aa-chen University on the future of robotics.

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Tokyo/Aachen. From December 12 to December 14, 2022, researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology and RWTH Aachen University met for a hybrid workshop to expand research collaborations in the field of robotics, with a focus on applications in health, manufacturing, construction, rescue, automation, and service.


Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and RWTH Aachen University working in the fields of robotics, medicine and automation technology met for a face-to-face workshop in Aachen from December 12 to December 14, 2022, as part of an existing research collaboration those that will be established in the future. In addition, researchers also participated online. The workshop was organized by Prof. Yukio Takeda from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Prof. Burkhard Corves from RWTH Aachen University and the Institute of Mechanics Design, Machine Dynamics and Robotics.

The goal of the workshop was to identify future collaboration opportunities in the field of robotics between the Tokyo Institute of Technology and RWTH Aachen University in almost all areas of robotics. The focus was on the use of robots in the fields of health and medicine, production and work environments, construction, services and everyday assistance, rescue and disaster control, as well as automation and control. It also addressed collaboration between humans and robots in diverse areas of life, such as support robots in work environments in the context of inclusion, as well as robotic deployment scenarios in situations that are dangerous for humans. The use of robots in medicine and to support the everyday life of people in need of care were also topics of the workshop.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and RWTH Aachen University for their consistently excellent cooperation, organization,and innovative impulses.

About the Tokyo Institute of Technology

The Tokyo Institute of Technology "is the leading national university for science and technology in Japan and looks back on a history of more than 130 years. In the 21st century, the role of science and technology universities has become increasingly important. Tokyo Tech continues to develop world leaders in science and technology and contribute to the betterment of society through its research, focusing on solutions to global problems."
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About RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University draws on the strong research networks and intellectual curiosity of its staff to generate knowledge on challenging scientific issues, transfer leading-edge knowledge, and develop solutions that impact current and future challenges.
RWTH Aachen University has set itself a clear goal: to become one of the best technical universities in Europe. This will be measured by the quality of its graduates, its research networks, the effectiveness of its research, and the university's ability to attract world-leading talent and obtain the necessary funding to achieve its scientific goals.
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About the Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics at RWTH Aachen University

At IGMR, we believe that developing new technologies and sharing knowledge solves societal, environmental and economic challenges. By combining

  • Mechanism Theory and Kinematics
  • Machine Dynamics and Vibration Control
  • Robotics and Mechatronics

we contribute significantly to this!

Part of our research and teaching is the innovative application of methods of motion engineering, the dynamic design and optimization of mechatronic systems as well as the further development and optimization of robotics and automation systems. We offer a wide range of cooperation opportunities in our research fields and cross-sectional groups with an extensive spectrum of services.

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