Takuma Shirai

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To design a robot with humanlike body structure, this paper presents a design methodology for a humanoid upper limb by tendon driven system. We newly designed an upper limb and rib cage like thorax for a musculoskeletal humanoid robot, based on the knowledge of anatomy. The robot consists of muscle, bone, and joint structure based on human and is expected(More)
In order to realize more natural and various motions like humans, humanlike musculoskeletal tendon-driven humanoids have been studied. Especially, it is very challenging to design musculoskeletal body structure which consists of complicated bones, redundant powerful and flexible muscles, and large number of distributed sensors. In addition, it is very(More)
A tendon-driven multijoint robot is a humanlike robot which is driven by a tendon-driven actuator. One of the problems is that the complexity of the tendon-driven multijoint robot body structure. The complexity makes it difficult to control body by commonly used methods which are based on a dynamics computation of a physical robot model. We proposed a(More)
The importance of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in cancer biology has been recently highlighted owing to their critical roles in cancer growth, progression, metastasis, and therapeutic resistance. We have previously established a primary culture of breast cancer cells, which showed epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stem cell-like(More)
We propose a sensor-driver integrated muscle module by integrating necessarily components for tendon-driven robot which is likely to complicate. The module has abilities of high-tension measurability and flexible tension control. In order to achieve flexible tension control, we developed the new tension measurement mechanism with high-tension measurability(More)
This paper presents a design methodology for humanoid upper limb based on human anatomy. Kenshiro is a full body tendon driven humanoid robot and is designed from the data of average 14 year old Japanese boy. The design of his upper limb is realizing detail features of muscles, bones and the adhesive relation of the two. Human mimetic design is realized by(More)