About Us


Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems provides education in the basics of mechanical, electronics, and information engineering and computers to train mechanical engineering engineers and researchers who are able to apply the knowledge they have gained in order to create intelligent machine systems that achieve harmony between the human race and the natural environment. The education in the department encompasses not only basic mechanical engineering and specialized fields but also subjects that apply electronics, computers, and information engineering.

Mechanical Engineering and Science

The group of Mechanical Engineering and Science covers the solid mechanics that discusses the micro- and macroscopic deformations of solids, the strength and fracture mechanics that the design and reliability of materials are based on, the fluid mechanics that deals with the flows around bodies and flow-induced oscillations, the thermal engineering that treats the heat-related phenomena in thermal and biomedical systems, and the computational mechanics that seeks solutions of the deformations and stress distributions in machines.

  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics

Production Systems

The group of Production Systems covers the fields such as the mechanics and process engineering of solid materials like metals and alloys, the life cycle design engineering and intelligent systems including health monitoring of structures, the metal forming technology, and the intelligent machinery systems and production system engineering combining computers and robots for automation, high efficiency, and high accuracy.

  • Materials Science and Technology
  • Design Engineering
  • Processing Technology
  • Intelligent Manufacturing Systems


The group of Robotics is concerned with the development of technologies for robotics, various complex mechanical systems and intelligent systems. Faculty members in this group are broadly interested in the fields of robotics and mechatronics, intelligent sensing and control, human interface, biologically inspired systems, machine elements. Particular applications include control of space stations and robots, wearable human interfaces and robots, precision measurement system for gears, and "Micro Robots Factory" for micro- and nano-scale productions and biocell operation.

  • Control Engineering
  • Robot Element Engineering
  • Intelligent Robots
  • Mechatoronics

Man-Machine Integrated Systems

The group of Man-Machine Integrated Systems covers "Bioengineering" associated with engineering analysis of structure and physiological functions such as human auditory organs, "Biomechanics" which is focusing on the behavior of infant and aged people, "Human-Interface" including virtual reality as well as multi-media communications, "Rescue Robot Systems" working under disastrous situations.

  • Bioengineering
  • Human Interfaces
  • Man-Machine Environmental Engineering
  • Sports Science

Mechanical Engineering in the Extreme Environments

The group of Mechanical Engineering in Extreme Environments investigates via engineering methods the fluid motion and the related heat and mass transfer under the conditions in extreme environments with respect to high temperature, high pressure and strong electro-magnetic fields, that are observed in space, in deep ocean or in the upper atmosphere. The research topic also covers the investigations of granular systems and systems related to statistical mechanics.

  • Group in Graduate Course