Guest Lecture by Professor Ikuo Yamamoto

We are delighted to invite you to attend a  Guest Lecture entitled “Research on Robotic Fish and New Advanced Robotics” by Professor Ikuo Yamamoto, preceded by networking and refreshments.

Professor Yamamoto is from the Graduate School of Engineering at Nagasaki University in Japan. His areas of work include the development of an autonomous underwater vehicle (Leader of  AUV “Urashima”, which established the world record of 317km autonomous cruising in February 2005), Remotely Operated Vehicle (Champion in  underwater vehicle competition of Techno ocean world convention in 2012;  Kaiko, a 10000m deep cruising ROV in 1995), Robotic fish (the first life-like sea bream robotic fish was created in 1995, followed by dolphin, shark, ray and carp).

Professor Yamamoto held the post of Research Manager at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries where he was involved in projects which included the manufacture of the wings for the Boeing 787, multi -rotor aviation and real time monitoring and sensing system. His robotic space fish operated in the International Space Station in 2009 and he has worked on medical robots and instruments used for surgery and rehabilitation based on biological engineering technologies. Professor Yamamoto has published a number of papers and books and has won several awards at international conferences.

Time:    Refreshments and Networking from 1.30pm (EM Crush Area), Lecture at 2pm (EM183)

Friday, 9 January, 2015 - 13:30 to 15:00
Room EM183, Earl Mountbatten Bldg, Heriot Watt University