Masaru Kojima

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Masaru Kojima
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Osaka University
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School of Engineering Science Direct Affiliates

Published Papers

 
Kenichi Ohara, Takeshi Toda, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai, Tatsuo Arai
ROBOMECH Journal   5    Dec 2018   [Refereed]
© 2018, The Author(s). In this paper, we propose two gait strategies for a limb mechanism robot, called ASTERISK, to move on narrow spaces. Specifically, we describe two types of locomotion, namely, vertical-body climbing gait and horizontal-body ...
Xiaoming Liu, Qing Shi, Yuqing Lin, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Qiang Huang, Toshio Fukuda, Tatsuo Arai
Sensors (Switzerland)   18    Jul 2018   [Refereed]
© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. The demand for a harmless noncontact trapping and transportation method in manipulation and measurement of biological micro objects waits to be met. In this paper, a novel micromanipulation...
Xiaoming Liu, Qing Shi, Yuqing Lin, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Qiang Huang, Toshio Fukuda, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology   17 688-691   Jul 2018   [Refereed]
© 2018 IEEE. The noninvasive rotary motion of bio-objects for three-dimensional (3-D) observation and posture adjustment has been a great challenge in microrobotics. This letter reports a harmless noncontact 360° rotation method with a controllabl...
Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Kazuto Kamiyama, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
World Journal of Engineering and Technology   6(1) 81-103   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Kenichi Ohara, Shota Takagi, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai, Tatsuo Arai
International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation   6 183-189   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Copyright © 2018 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Construction of an activated three-dimensional (3D) tissue outside the human body is highly desirable, and it is expected that micro-manipulation should be used to construct 3D organisations. In micro...
Xiaoming Liu, Qing Shi, Yuqing Lin, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Toshio Fukuda, Qiang Huang, Tatsuo Arai
Small      Dec 2018   [Refereed]
© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim A noncontact method that can achieve immobilization, transportation, and rotation in the microscale is desired in biological micromanipulation. A multifunctional noncontact micromanipulation meth...
Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Liu Xiaoming, Takayuki Hattori, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
ROBOMECH Journal   4    Dec 2017   [Refereed]
© 2017, The Author(s). This paper presents a non-contact manipulation method using rotational flow generated by high speed motion of a glass needle. In order to generate an applicable motion that can precisely control the speed and position of a t...
Masaru Kojima, Zhiqin Wang, Masahiro Nakajima, Tatsuo Arai, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical   245 695-701   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
© 2017 Elsevier B.V. In this study, we developed a novel microchip device system that enables the analysis of a large amount of bacterial chemotaxis data, which is one of the most fundamental behaviors of bacteria. Chemotaxis involves sensing of c...
Mitsuhiro Horade, Masaru Kojima, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
Mechanical Engineering Research   6(1) 66-74   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Pakpoom Kriengkomol, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics   28 185-193   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016, Fuji Technology Press. All rights reserved. Since the industrial age began, increasing numbers of manufacturing plants have been set up to serve economic growth demand. More bridges were built simultaneously to connect cities and to make t...
Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Hirochika Takai, Kenichi Ohara, Tamio Tanikawa, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation   5 180-189   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Toroidal-like sheroids are important in the field of tissue engineering. However, the formation processes of toroidal-like spheroids may not be considered efficient, as most of them are manual. In this paper, w...
Masaru Kojima, Tatsuya Miyamoto, Masahiro Nakajima, Michio Homma, Tatsuo Arai, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical   222 1220-1225   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Recently, there have been numerous reports of the use of microbes as bio-actuators. In particular, bacteria are one of the promising candidates for bioactuator development, because of which they have garnered a lot of interest...
Mayu Tadaki, Mayu Tadaki, Takahisa Anada, Yukari Shiwaku, Yukari Shiwaku, Takashi Nakamura, Masanori Nakamura, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai, Satoshi Fukumoto, Osamu Suzuki
RSC Advances   6 62109-62118   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. The present study was designed to investigate whether a three dimensional (3D) culture of the rat incisor-derived dental epithelial cell line SF2 enhances its differentiation into ameloblast-like cells. SF2 c...
Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Kazuto Kamiyama, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation   5 171-179   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. In micro-manipulation, releasing of micro-objects is a challenging work due to the difficulty of controlling adhesion forces. To overcome the adhesion force and place micro-objects with high position accuracy, ...
Photchara Ratsamee, Yasushi Mae, Kazuto Kamiyama, Mitsuhiro Horade, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai
ROBOMECH Journal   2    Dec 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015, Ratsamee et al. Robot navigation in a human environment is challenging because human moves according to many factors such as social rules and the way other moves. By introducing a robot to a human environment, many situations are expected ...
Photchara Ratsamee, Yasushi Mae, Amornched Jinda-Apiraksa, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai
International Journal of Social Robotics   7 859-874   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Keyframe selection is the process of finding a set of representative frames from an image sequence. We aim to achieve an automatic keyframe selection. The main problem is that the accuracy of keyf...
Ebubekir Avci, Takayuki Hattori, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
Biomedical Microdevices   17    Oct 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York. In this paper, a dynamic releasing approach is proposed for high-speed biological cell manipulation. A compact parallel mechanism for grasping and releasing microobjects is used to generate control...
M. Horade, M. Kojima, K. Kamiyama, T. Kurata, Y. Mae, T. Arai
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering   25    Sep 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd. In order to realize effective micro-manipulation using a micro-manipulator system, an optimum end-effector is proposed. Cell-manipulation experiments using mouse fibroblast cells are conducted, and the usability of the p...
Ebubekir Avci, Kenichi Ohara, Chanh Nghiem Nguyen, Chayooth Theeravithayangkura, Masaru Kojima, Tamio Tanikawa, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics   62 1070-1079   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
© 2014 IEEE. In this paper, we present a high-speed pick-and-place method for cell-assembly applications. In addition to the range of motion and accuracy, the agility of a manipulation system is an important parameter, but it has been so far under...
Christian I. Penaloza, Yasushi Mae, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai
Advanced Robotics   29 1234-1242   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015 © 2015 Taylor & Francis and The Robotics Society of Japan. In this paper, we present our approach for using EEG signals to activate safety measures of a robot when an error or unexpected event is perceived by the human operator. In partic...
Puwanan Chumtong, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kenichi Ohara, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, Tatsuo Arai
ROBOMECH Journal   1    Dec 2014   [Refereed]
© 2014, Chumtong et al.; licensee Springer. This paper presents a flexible microscaffold to facilitate the fabrication of different cellular constructs which could be used as the building units for the construction of a larger tissue with a comple...
Christian I. Penaloza, Yasushi Mae, Francisco F. Cuellar, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering   11 1275-1281   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
© 2014 IEEE. This paper addresses the problem of mental fatigue caused by prolonged use of Brain Machine Interface (BMI) Systems. We propose a system that gradually becomes autonomous by learning user preferences and by considering error perceptio...
Masaru Kojima, Zhenhai Zhang, Masahiro Nakajima, Katsutoshi Ooe, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical   183 395-400   May 2013   [Refereed]
Many people proposed living things as actuators, for example microbes, cell and protein molecules. To address these problems for biomedical application, especially drug delivery system, a novel, miniature, and energy-efficient propulsion concept i...
Masaru Takeuchi, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Journal of Micro-Nano Mechatronics   8 53-64   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
In this paper, we achieve a handling of micro objects using a phase transition of thermoresponsive polymer solution. The phase transition was controlled by a microheater which is embedded in a tip of probe device. In general, probe devices are one...
Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Akira Fukushima, Shun Onozaki, Mitsuhiro Horade, Masumi Yamada, Minoru Seki, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics   25 665-672   Jan 2013   [Refereed]
The construction of 3D tissue is an important issue in regenerative medicine. While small 3D tissue has been realized in vitro, large functional 3D tissue has not been achieved due to difficulties in supplying oxygen and nutrients to the tissue. I...
Puwanan Chumtong, Masaru Kojima, Kenichi Ohara, Yasushi Mae, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, Tatsuo Arai
Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics   25 657-664   Jan 2013   [Refereed]
Although the fabrication of engineered organs as replacements for damaged organs has been widely studied over the past decade, practical fabrication is very difficult because the engineered organ usually has a very complex structure and cannot be ...
Jaehoon Jung, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Katsutoshi Ooe, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Journal of Micro-Nano Mechatronics   7 3-11   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
We propose a micro fluidic device to analyze Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) as a bioindicator. In this device, we assessed the body volume of C. elegans using a microchip with a capacitance sensor. This device is composed of two key parts. On...
Masaru Kojima, Masaru Kojima, Zhenhai Zhang, Zhenhai Zhang, Masahiro Nakajima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Biomedical Microdevices   14 1027-1032   Oct 2012   [Refereed]
From the viewpoint of energy efficiency and size reduction, many people have proposed the use of microbes as actuators. Some bacteria can swim in an aqueous environment. Therefore, flagellated chemotactic bacteria have been utilized as actuators f...
Mohd Ridzuan Ahmad, Mohd Ridzuan Ahmad, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Seiji Kojima, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology   11 298-306   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
We performed single pulses current measurement on single cells using dual nanoprobe through environmental scanning electron microscope nanomanipulator system. The ability to characterize the electrical property of single cells can be used as a nov...
Mohd Ridzuan Ahmad, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Seiji Kojima, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience   11 70-78   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
In this paper, single cells adhesion force was measured using a nanofork. The nanofork was used to pick up a single cell on a line array substrate inside an environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM). The line array substrate was used to pr...
NOGAWA Kousuke, KOJIMA Masaru, NAKAJIMA Masahiro, HOMMA Michio, FUKUDA Toshio
Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan   29(5) 463-469   Jun 2011   [Refereed]
Micro/nano robots are actively studied to realize novel techniques, such as micro/nano surgery inside the body. Recently, microorganisms, especially flagellated bacteria, have been used as the driving forces for the microobjects. To achieve the pr...
Makiko Negishi, Masatoshi Ichikawa, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda, Kenichi Yoshikawa
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics   83    Jun 2011   [Refereed]
We studied the phase behavior of a mixture of two semiflexible negatively charged polyelectrolytes, giant DNA and alginate, under crowded condition in a cell-sized sphere (5-40 μm in diameter), where the persistence length of giant DNA is 50 nm an...
Masaru Kojima, Noriko Nishioka, Akiko Kusumoto, Akiko Kusumoto, Jin Yagasaki, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda, Michio Homma
Microbiology and Immunology   55 76-83   Feb 2011   [Refereed]
Precise regulation of the number and positioning of flagella are critical in order for the mono-polar-flagellated bacterium Vibrio alginolyticus to swim efficiently. It has been shown that, in V. alginolyticus cells, the putative GTPase FlhF deter...
Yajing Shen, Masahiro Nakajima, Seiji Kojima, Michio Homma, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Measurement Science and Technology   22    Jan 2011   [Refereed]
Fast and sensitive cell viability identification is a key point for single cell analysis. To address this issue, this paper reports a novel single cell viability identification method based on the measurement of single cell shear adhesion force us...
Masahiro Nakajima, Yuta Matsuno, Yohko Tanaka-Takiguchi, Kousuke Nogawa, Kingo Takiguchi, Masaru Kojima, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda
Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C   76 1547-1552   Jan 2010   [Refereed]
This paper presents the evaluation of ultra-minimal spout amount from micro-nano pipettes into phospholipid-coated micro-droplets. The micro-nano pipettes can be used for various biological applications, such as single cell analysis. Conventional ...
Masahiro Nakajima,Yuta Matsuno,Masaru Kojima,Yohko Takiguchi,Kingo Takiguchi,Kousuke Nogawa,Michio Homma,Toshio Fukuda
J. Robotics and Mechatronics   22(5) 651-658   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
Masaru Takeuchi,Masahiro Nakajima,Masaru Kojima,Toshio Fukuda
J. Robotics and Mechatronics   22(5) 644-650   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
Yuki Sudo, Yuki Sudo, Yuya Kitade, Yuji Furutani, Masaru Kojima, Seiji Kojima, Michio Homma, Hideki Kandori
Biochemistry   48 11699-11705   Dec 2009   [Refereed]
Bacterial flagellar motors are molecular machines powered by the electrochemical potential gradient of specific ions across the membrane. The PomA-PomB stator complex of Vibrio alginolyticus couples Na+ influx to torque generation in this supramol...
Kousuke Nogawa, Kousuke Nogawa, Masaru Kojima, Masahiro Nakajima, Seiji Kojima, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience   8 341-348   Dec 2009   [Refereed]
Single cell analysis has attracted much attention to reveal the detailed and localized biological information. Local environmental control technique is desired to analyze the detailed and localized properties of single cells. In this paper, we pro...
Masaru Kojima, Rumi Kubo, Toshiharu Yakushi, Toshiharu Yakushi, Michio Homma, Ikuro Kawagishi, Ikuro Kawagishi
Molecular Microbiology   64 57-67   Apr 2007   [Refereed]
The bacterial flagellar motor is an elaborate molecular machine that converts ion-motive force into mechanical force (rotation). One of its remarkable features is its swift switching of the rotational direction or speed upon binding of the respons...
Toshiharu Yakushi, Masaru Kojima, Michio Homma
Microbiology   150 911-920   Jan 2004   [Refereed]
The polar flagella of Vibrio alginolyticus have sodium-driven motors, and four membrane proteins, PomA, PomB, MotX and MotY, are essential for torque generation of the motor. PomA and PomB are believed to form a sodium-conducting channel. This pap...
Tomohiro Yorimitsu, Tomohiro Yorimitsu, Masaru Kojima, Toshiharu Yakushi, Michio Homma
Journal of Biochemistry   135 43-51   Jan 2004   [Refereed]
It is known that PomA and PomB form a complex that functions as a Na+channel and generates the torque of the Na+-driven flagellar motor of Vibrio alginolyticus. It has been suggested that PomA works as a dimer and that the PomA/PomB complex is com...
Mayuko Okabe, Toshiharu Yakushi, Masaru Kojima, Michio Homma
Molecular Microbiology   46 125-134   Nov 2002   [Refereed]
Rotation of the sodium-driven polar flagella of Vibrio alginolyticus requires four motor proteins: PomA, PomB, MotX and MotY. MotX and MotY, which are unique components of the sodium-driven motor of Vibrio, have been believed to be localized in th...

Misc

 
Shengnan Dong, Xiaoming Liu, Yuqing Lin, Tatsuo Aral, Masaru Kojima
Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2018   504-509   Oct 2018
© 2018 IEEE. Model organisms are widely used in biological system investigations. There is a great demand for automatic observation and manipulation of model organisms. In this paper, a tracking system for time-lapse observation of C. elegans is p...
Junnan Chen, Xiaoming Liu, Yuqing Lin, Pengyun Li, Masaru Kojima, Xiaoqing Tang, Tatsuo Arai
Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2018   498-503   Oct 2018
© 2018 IEEE In microscale, the adhesion force between the object and the end-effector becomes one of the main forces affecting the micromanipuiation. During operating the micro objects, adhesion force enabies us pick up with oniy one end-effector,...
Yasushi Mae, Toshihiko Inoue, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Tatsuo Arai, Tatsuo Arai
2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2017   2018-January 1-4   Mar 2018
© 2017 IEEE. The paper describes a direct teleoperation system for multi-limbed robots to move on complicated environment. We construct an experimental system. In the system, we use a mini-robot as a teaching device, whose configuration is similar...
Masahiro Totani, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Toshihiko Ogura, Makoto Kaneko, Tatsuo Arai
MHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science   2018-January 1-2   Feb 2018
© 2017 IEEE. This paper reports on development and improvement of a microfluidic device applying the mechanical stimulus to numerous cellular nuclei. Many researches have reported that the mechanical stimulus is important factor of cellular differ...
Yuma Takeuchi, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai, Tatsuo Arai
MHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science   2018-January 1-2   Feb 2018
© 2017 IEEE. The goal of this research is to construct a high resolution 3D image in all directions of XYZ with the small micro hand system with 4 degrees of freedom including rotation.
Tanoshi Kihara, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai, Tatsuo Arai
2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2017   2018-January 60-63   Jan 2018
© 2017 IEEE. There are various tubular structures in vivo: blood vessels, intestine, trachea, etc. They have complicated internal structure such as pleats. This paper reports a novel method of generating tubular structures by using a 3D-printed co...
Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Suguru Takata, Sota Nakadai, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai, Tatsuo Arai
2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2017   2018-January 68-72   Jan 2018
© 2017 IEEE. This paper reports on the novel three-dimensional micromanipulation method by simple micro-heater array with thermoresponsive gel. Furthermore, control method for a 4×4 micro-heater array device was reported. These devices can be appl...
Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Shota Takagi, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai, Tatsuo Arai
2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017   2022-2027   Aug 2017
© 2017 IEEE. Construction of an activated three-dimensional (3D) tissue at outside of the human body is desired, and expectations about the micro-manipulation to construct a 3D organization is growing. Although an object is usually observed using ...
Xiaoming Liu, Masaru Kojima, Qing Shi, Huaping Wang, Tao Sun, Yasushi Mae, Qiang Huang, Tatsuo Arai, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   5996-6001   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
© 2017 IEEE. In micromanipulation, lots of methods have been developed to manipulate objects in microscale. However, few of them can be applied in both the transportation and the rotation of the micro objects. In this paper, we present a novel met...
Xiaoming Liu, Xiaoming Liu, Masaru Kojima, Qing Shi, Yasushi Mae, Qiang Huang, Tatsuo Arai, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
2016 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2016      Jan 2017
© 2016 IEEE. In micromanipulation, a few of methods can be applied in the rotation of micro objects, which is very important for single cell injection, observation of micro objects and assembly of complex structures. In this paper, we present a no...
Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2016 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2016      Jan 2017
© 2016 IEEE. In order to assemble biological cells for tissue engineering, fast and reliable manipulation is necessary. In this paper, we present a high-speed and precise manipulation system using two-fingered microhand. This system is a fully aut...
Takahisa Anada, Mayu Tadaki, Mayu Tadaki, Yukari Shiwaku, Yukari Shiwaku, Takashi Nakamura, Masanori Nakamura, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai, Satoshi Fukumoto, Osamu Suzuki
2016 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2016      Jan 2017
© 2016 IEEE. We have developed three-dimensional (3D) cell culture devices. The present study investigated that the effect of 3D culture of rat incisor-derived dental epithelial cells on their differentiation into ameloblast-like cells.
Masahiro Totani, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Toshihiko Ogura, Makoto Kaneko, Tatsuo Arai
2016 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2016      Jan 2017
© 2016 IEEE. Many researches have reported that the mechanical stimulus is important factor of the histogenesis and cellular differentiation. However, it is not clearly understood for cellular nucleus how to respond to the mechanical stimulus. Our...
Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Kazuto Kamiyama, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   2016-November 2572-2577   Nov 2016
© 2016 IEEE. The reliable manipulation of micro-objects has been a still difficult work in scientific and technical field due to scale effects. This paper presents two types of release methods, using local stream and inertia force generated by 3D ...
Takeyuki Kawata, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   2016-November 3381-3386   Nov 2016
© 2016 IEEE. The paper describes a method of fault-tolerant adaptive gait generation based on CPG controller with interlimb coordination for multi-limbed working robot. Multi-limbed robot is expected to work in dangerous, complicated narrow spaces...
Masaru Kojima, Akira Fukushima, Suguru Takata, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kenichi Ohara, Shinji Sakai, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2016 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2016   920-925   Sep 2016
© 2016 IEEE. Cell tissue construction is one of the important issues for tissue engineering, which is a key-technology in regenerative medicine. Recently, several studies have reported, the in vitro fabrication of simple cell tissues. However, org...
Pakpoom Kriengkomol, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2016 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2016   1078-1083   Sep 2016
© 2016 IEEE. Since the beginning of industrial age, more plants were founded in order to serve the demand of the economic growth. Along with more bridges were built to connect different cities together in order for a more convenient transportation...
Kotaro Yamamoto, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   2016-June 1893-1898   Jun 2016
© 2016 IEEE. Recently, manipulation and observation of the cells are actively conducted in order to analyze the biological phenomena. Since the micro hand is usually fixed to the work environment, grasping target point of the cell on the opposite ...
Yu Hirano, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2015 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2015      Mar 2016
© 2015 IEEE. Cell-scaffold interaction is important for characterizing cell's mechanism such as differentiation or migration of cells. Therefore analyzing technique of the force exerted by a cell is required. In this research, we aim to realize hi...
Kotaro Yamamoto, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2015 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2015      Mar 2016
© 2015 IEEE. Recently, observation and manipulation of cells and cell groups have been carried out by using micro hand. However, the common micro hand is fixed to the working environment. Therefore we cannot manipulate the object from various dire...
Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Akira Fukushima, Kenichi Ohara, Sinji Sakai, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2015 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2015      Mar 2016
© 2015 IEEE. Cell tissue construction is one of the important issues for tissue engineering, which is a key-technology in regenerative medicine. Recently, several studies have reported, the in vitro fabrication of simple cell tissues. However, org...
Ryo Akiyama, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2015 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2015      Mar 2016
© 2015 IEEE. In this paper, we design a robot hand for visual inspection equipped with 3D force sensing. The designed hand is attached to the tip of legs of multi-legged robot ASTERISK. The reason for the robot hand to be equipped to the tip of AS...
Toshihiko Inoue, Yasushi Mae, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai
2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016   1882-1887   Jan 2016
© 2016 IEEE. The paper proposes a direct motion tele-teaching system for tele-operation of multi-limbed working robots. In this system, we use a small homothetic robot which is easily handled by operator's hands, whose configuration is similar to ...
Ryo Akiyama, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016   220-225   Jan 2016
© 2016 IEEE. In recent years, various robots have been researched and developed. As a part of them, robots working in dangerous place for human beings are attracted attention. The dangerous places include the outdoor irregular ground or the narrow...
Xiaoming Liu, Qing Shi, Masaru Kojima, Huaping Wang, Tao Sun, Yasushi Mae, Qiang Huang, Tatsuo Arai, Toshio Fukuda
2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016   1564-1569   Jan 2016
© 2016 IEEE. Micromanipulation provides researchers a new way to fabricate complex structures through assembling small components, and it is also a useful tool for single cell manipulation. Many micromanipulation methods have been proposed, but on...
Takayuki Hattori, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   2015-December 772-777   Dec 2015
© 2015 IEEE. Recently micro manipulation techniques for cell or microorganism has attracted attention in life sciences. In this paper, non-contact manipulation method using water stream is proposed. Water stream is generated by a glass needle vibr...
Hideaki Saijo, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   2015-December 189-194   Dec 2015
© 2015 IEEE. In the field of medicine and biology, many studies to be related to regenerative medicine are accomplished. In particular, the purpose of helping the operation of the cells under a microscope, many research related to micro manipulati...
Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Kazuto Kamiyama, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   2015-December 2006-2011   Dec 2015
© 2015 IEEE. This paper presents an active release method of microobject for the improvement of the position accuracy after releasing by using 3D high speed motions of an end effector. In the micro manipulation, the release task is the challenge w...
Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Kazuto Kamiyama, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2015   1036-1041   Sep 2015
© 2015 IEEE. This paper presents a contactless release method of microobject using local stream generaged by high speed motions of an end effector. In the micro manipulation, the release task is a challenge work due to adhesion forces. To overcome...
Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Hirochika Takai, Kenichi Ohara, Tamio Tanikawa, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2015   1042-1047   Sep 2015
© 2015 IEEE. Spheroid is important in the field of tissue engineering because it has a hole enabling efficient supply of oxygen and growth factors, and a vessel-like geometry is made by piling up it. But it is difficult to say that formation proce...
Takeshi Toda, Kenichi Ohara, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2014 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2014      Jan 2015
© 2014 IEEE. In this paper, two new types of gait for moving in narrow space for the limb mechanism robot ASTERISK are proposed. The proposed 'vertical wave gait' and 'vertical cross gait' are generated on a simulator and achieved with an actual r...
Takahiro Motoyoshi, Masaru Kojima, Kenichi Ohara, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2014 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2014      Jan 2015
© 2014 IEEE. Single cell analysis has attracted much attention for revealing detailed and localized biological information. A local environmental control technique is desired when analyzing the detailed and localized properties of single cells. In...
Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Hirochika Takai, Kenichi Ohara, Tamio Tanikawa, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2014 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2014      Jan 2015
© 2014 IEEE. Spheroid is formed by making it agitate and circle in cell suspension. However, the injection of the cells used as pieces of spheroids, the recovery at the time of tissue formation, exchange of a culture medium, etc. are performed man...
Akira Fukushima, Masaru Kojima, Kenichi Ohara, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2014 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2014      Jan 2015
© 2014 IEEE. Recently, several studies have reported, the in vitro fabrication of small scale 3D tissues. However, in large cell structures, oxygen and nutrients are not supplied to the inside of the tissue. In this case, cells at the center will ...
Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2014 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2014      Jan 2015
© 2014 IEEE. Intuitive operating of the two-finger micro-manipulator used for handling cells requires a feasible interface. We developed a new haptic interface that has an easier operation method than a conventional one.
Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Kenichi Ohara, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Tatsuo Arai
Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular Systems   93-128   Jan 2015
© Springer Japan 2015. Bio Assembler integrates the state-of-the-art micro robotics and tissue engineering to create 3D tissues in vitro. In Bio Assembler we have different key technologies in different complex structure for creating 3D cellular s...
Pakpoom Kriengkomol, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015   887-892   Jan 2015
© 2015 IEEE. Since the beginning of industrial age, more plants were founded in order to serve the demand of the growing economic. Along with more bridges were built to connect different cities together in order for a more convenience transportati...
Suguru Takata, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
MicroTAS 2015 - 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences   1290-1292   Jan 2015
© 15CBMS-0001. This paper reports on the novel three-dimensional micro-manipulation method. The precise and automated system for the three-dimensional tissue construction is important for regenerative medicine. Large size functional three-dimensio...
Photchara Ratsamee, Yasushi Mae, Kazuto Kamiyama, Mitsuhiro Horade, Masaru Kojima, Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Tomohiro Mashita, Yoshihiro Kuroda, Haruo Takemura, Tatsuo Arai
2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015   1997-2002   Jan 2015
© 2015 IEEE. In this research, we present an object search framework using robot-gaze interaction that support patients with motor paralysis conditions. A patient can give commands by gazing to the target object and a robot starts to search autono...
Tatsuo Arai, Kazuto Kamiyama, Pakpoom Kriengkomol, Yasushi Mae, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade
32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining: Connected to the Future, Proceedings      Jan 2015
Half century ago, Japan started to increase her national wealth and to invest social infrastructures. Those activities could have accelerated its economy and brought further national wealth. Now spending many years almost all those facilities get ...
Mitsuhiro Horade, Masaru Kojima, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
MicroTAS 2015 - 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences   1268-1270   Jan 2015
© 15CBMS-0001. This paper reports the development of novel micro fluidic system for trapping and releasing of micro-objects such as cells and micro-beads. A key advantage of this system, micro-fluidic devices consist of micro-flow channels and mic...
Mitsuhiro Horade, Tomoyuki Kurata, Masaru Kojima, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
MicroTAS 2015 - 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences   416-418   Jan 2015
© 15CBMS-0001. This paper reports the cell manipulation method with high-accuracy positioning. In cell manipulation using a micro-manipulator, glass needle is often used as the gripper. However, on the micro-scale, the adhesion force between the g...
Mitsuhiro Horade, Tomoyuki Kurata, Masaru Kojima, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
MicroTAS 2015 - 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences   1484-1486   Jan 2015
© 15CBMS-0001. This paper reports development of the functionalized gripper for micro-manipulator. We have already developed the gripper that increased gripping efficiency without an operation support system To not only manipulate with normal phys...
Krishneel Chaudhary, Yasushi Mae, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   2015-June 2436-2441   Jan 2015
© 2015 IEEE. Visual tracking of objects subjected to non-linear motion and appearance changes has shown to be a difficult task in computer vision. While research in visual object tracking has progressed significantly in terms of robust tracking of...
Takahiro Motoyoshi, Masaru Kojima, Kenichi Ohara, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   2015-June 4036-4041   Jan 2015
© 2015 IEEE. Single cell analysis has attracted much attention for revealing detailed and localized biological information. A local environmental control technique is desired when analyzing the detailed and localized properties of single cells. In...
Krishneel Chaudhary, Yasushi Mae, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   4953-4958   Jan 2014
© 2014 IEEE. Robots operating in human environments must have the ability to autonomously acquire object representations in order to perform object search and recognition tasks without human intervention. However, autonomous acquisition of object ...
Masaru Kojima, Takahiro Motoyoshi, Kenichi Ohara, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   4699-4704   Jan 2014
© 2014 IEEE. Single cell analysis has attracted much attention to reveal the localized biological information in detail. Local environmental control technique is developed to analyze the localized detail properties of single cells. In this paper, ...
Ebubekir Avci, Ebubekir Avci, Hiroyuki Yabugaki, Takayuki Hattori, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   3789-3794   Jan 2014
© 2014 IEEE. In this paper, a dynamic releasing method for high-speed biological cell manipulation is proposed. A compact parallel mechanism, used for grasping and releasing microob-jects, was utilized for generating controllable vibration to over...
Nyamdorj Khangai, Masara Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Shinji Sakai, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2014 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence, URAI 2014   517-521   Jan 2014
© 2014 IEEE. In the field of life science which includes, for example tissue engineering and cloning, the manipulation and analysis of cells is important. However, manipulating micro objects by hand without the help of equipment is a difficult tas...
Photchara Ratsamee, Yasushi Mae, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Tatsuo Arai
VISAPP 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications   1 618-624   Jan 2014
Lifelog image clustering is the process of grouping images into events based on image similarities. Until now, groups of images with low variance can be easily clustered, but clustering images with high variance is still a problem. In this paper, ...
Hiroyuki Yabugaki, Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Shinji Sakai, Takanori Kihara, Yasushi Mae, Tamio Tanikawa, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM   384-389   Jan 2014
Recently, with the development of life sciences, measurement of cell characteristics have been carried out to evaluate cells. As one example of these characteristics, cell stiffness has attracted attention. It is known that cell stiffness changes ...
Puwanan Chumtong, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kenichi Ohara, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   4692-4697   Jan 2014
© 2014 IEEE. This paper presents a chip containing a flexible scaffold which facilitates the construction of tissues with different shapes. The chip, entirely made of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), has 2 main components including actuator and channe...
Masaru Kojima, Hiroyuki Yabugaki, Ebubekir Avci, Kenichi Ohara, Shinji Sakai, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2014 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2014   43-48   Jan 2014
Single cell analysis has attracted much attention to reveal the detailed and localized biological information, which is not obtained by the conventional group cell analysis due to the statistical assay on individual cells. In addition, new study f...
Takahiro Motoyoshi, Masaru Kojima, Kenichi Ohara, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   840-845   Jan 2014
© 2014 IEEE. Single cell analysis has attracted much attention for revealing detailed and localized biological information. A local environmental control technique is desired when analyzing the detailed and localized properties of single cells. In...
Puwanan Chumtong, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kenichi Ohara, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, Tatsuo Arai
2014 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2014   37-42   Jan 2014
The unique geometry of toroidal cellular aggregate has caught much attention during last few years due to its variety of applications in tissue engineering. For example, the micro lumen of connected toroidal aggregates enables a communication chan...
Christian I. Penaloza, Yasushi Mae, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   6040-6046   Jan 2014
© 2014 IEEE. Brain Machine Interface systems provide ways of communication and control of a variety of devices That range from domestic appliances To humanoid robots. Most BMI systems are designed exclusively To control devices using low-level com...
M. Horade, M. Kojima, K. Kamiyama, Y. Mae, T. Arai
18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014   2526-2527   Jan 2014
© 14CBMS. This paper reports the development of the micro-heater array device to expand the versatility of biochemical applications by using micro-heater, and the applicability of the thermo-responsive gel by using this micro-heater array device. ...
Puwanan Chumtong, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kenichi Ohara, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, Tatsuo Arai
9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE-NEMS 2014   411-416   Jan 2014
© 2014 IEEE. This paper presents a flexible microscaffold driven by a thermal latch valve, which helps meet the necessity of engineered tissues with different structures for engineered organ assembly. Unlike the conventional approach, which normal...
M. Kojima, M. Horade, K. Kamiyama, Y. Mae, T. Fukuda, T. Arai
18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014   376-378   Jan 2014
© 14CBMS. Recently, micro-nano robots and bio-MEMS are developed for application to various fields. However, motors which are robot's power are not yet practical. To realize the micro robot's power source, we try to establish bio-hybrid motor by u...
T. Kurata, M. Horade, M. Kojima, K. Kamiyama, Y. Mae, T. Arai
18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014   1119-1121   Jan 2014
© 14CBMS. This paper reports the development of an optimum end-effector with an uneven surface for a two-fingered micro-hand, and the efficiency of cell manipulation with this end-effector. A two-fingered micro-hand system has been developed by ou...
Toru Ejima, Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Tamio Tanikawa, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   1525-1530   Dec 2013
In the fields of medicine and biology, it is essential to realize fine manipulation. Therefore, micromanipulation techniques and micromanipulators such as microgrippers and optical tweezers have been developed. We have developed a two-fingered mic...
Photchara Ratsamee, Yasushi Mae, Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   1682-1687   Dec 2013
We propose a social navigation model that allows a robot to navigate in a human environment according to human intentions, in particular during a situation where the human encounters a robot and he/she wants to avoid, unavoid (maintain his/her cou...
Photchara Ratsamee, Yasushi Mae, Amornched Jinda-Apiraksa, Jana Machajdik, Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Robert Sablatnig, Tatsuo Arai
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   5215-5220   Dec 2013
Keyframe selection is the process of finding a representative frame in an image sequence. Although mostly known from video processing, keyframe selection faces new challenges in the lifelog domain. To obtain a keyframe that is close to a user-sele...
Akira Fukushima, Masaru Kojima, Kenichi Ohara, Shun Onozaki, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013   267-272   Nov 2013
The 3D tissue construction is one of the important issues for regenerative medicine. Recently, several studies have been reported, related to realize small size of 3D tissue like cells based structure in vitro. However, large size functional 3D ti...
Shota Takagi, Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013   249-254   Nov 2013
Construction of an activated three-dimensional (3D) tissue at outside of the living body is desired, and expectations about the micro-manipulation to construct a 3D organization is growing. Although an object is usually observed using an optical m...
Hiroyuki Yabugaki, Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Tamio Tanikawa, Tatsuo Arai
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   2771-2776   Nov 2013
Recently, with the development of life science field, micromanipulation technology has attracted attention. A two-fingered microhand system, that has been developed as a micro manipulator, can perform dexterous cell manipulation such as grasping, ...
Ebubekir Avci, Chanh Nghiem Nguyen, Chanh Nghiem Nguyen, Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   1718-1723   Nov 2013
In this work, we present a high-speed pick-andplace method for cell-assembly applications. Besides range of motion and accuracy, rapidness of a manipulation system is an important parameter, which is so far underrated in related studies. To achiev...
Hirochika Takai, Masaru Kojima, Kenichi Ohara, Mitsuhiro Horade, Tamio Tanikawa, Yasushi Mae, Masayuki Yamato, Tatsuo Arai
2013 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence, URAI 2013   140-143   Jan 2013
In the field of tissue engineering, it is called for to automate generation of various-shaped spheroids. We propose a micro fluidic device that generates rotational flow for producing toroidal-like spheroid. This paper reports the concept of const...
Masaru Kojima, Motoyoshi Takahiro, Hirochika Takai, Kenichi Ohara, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013      Jan 2013
The single cell analysis has attracted much attention to reveal the detailed and localized biological information, which is not obtained by the conventional group cell analysis due to the statistical assay, on individual cells. To analyze the deta...
Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda, Kousuke Nogawa, Kousuke Nogawa, Masaru Kojima, Masahiro Nakajima, Michio Homma
Nanorobotics: Current Approaches and Techniques   411-423   Jan 2013
© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013. Micro/nanorobots have attracted scientific attention to develop novel technologies such as drug delivery systems. Recently, microorganisms, especially flagellated bacteria, have been used as propuls...
Puwanan Chumtong, Masaru Kojima, Kenichi Ohara, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, Tatsuo Arai
2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013      Jan 2013
Assembling engineered tissues at the mesoscale into an engineered organ has specially attracted our attention since engineered organ usually has a very complex structure and cannot be fabricated simply by using a fixed scaffold. The fabrication of...
Junya Koseki, Kenichi Ohara, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Hirofumi Matsui
2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013      Jan 2013
Generally, the operation of an endoscope requires a skillful operator, due to the difficulty of focusing on the target region. To support such a task, a vision system that can produce clear endoscopic images to easily understand the target region,...
Masahiro Nakajima, Takahiro Hirano, Masaru Kojima, Naoki Hisamoto, Naoya Nakanishi, Hirotaka Tajima, Michio Homma, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   3241-3246   Dec 2012
This paper presents a novel selective nano-injection method using fluorescent nanobeads based on nanomanipulation for in-vivo single cell analysis. © 2012 IEEE.
Masaru Kojima, Ebubekir Avci, Kenichi Ohara, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2012 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2012   399-401   Dec 2012
Single cell analysis has attracted much attention to reveal the detailed and localized biological information, which is not obtained by the conventional group cell analysis due to the statistical assay on individual cells. In addition, new study f...
Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Shun Onozaki, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2012 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2012   439-441   Dec 2012
The 3D tissue construction is one of the important issues for retentive medicine. Current studies have tried to realize small size of 3D tissue in vitro. However, large size of 3D tissue, which has functionality, has not been realized due to the d...
Jaehoon Jung, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Hirotaka Tajima, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   932-937   Dec 2012
We proposed a micro fluidic device to control the position of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) and to analyze the condition of C. elegans as a bioindicator during its lifespan. In this device, we can filter C. elegans depending on size and cont...
Masaru Kojima, Tatsuya Miyamoto, Masahiro Nakajima, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   2547-2552   Dec 2012
Micro-nano robots intended for application to various fields are developed. However, motors, which are robot's power, are not yet practical. In this paper, to realize the motor, which can be applied to micro-nano robot's power source, we establish...
Tao Yue, Masahiro Nakajima, Hirotaka Tajima, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   938-943   Dec 2012
For tissue engineering, it is very important to construct cell patterns and immobilize patterned cells inside certain structures. In this paper, we present methods of forming cell pattern by dielectrophoresis (DEP) and immobilizing cells by photo-...
Masahiro Nakajima, Hirotaka Hida, Yajing Shen, Masaru Kojima, Kazuo Sato, Toshio Fukuda
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology      Nov 2012
This paper presents a novel multi-slicing of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) tissue using micro-nanocutting probe based on nanomanipulation. We have developed the nanorobotic manipulation system inside an Environmental-Scanning Electron Micros...
Kousuke Nogawa, Kousuke Nogawa, Masaru Kojima, Masahiro Nakajima, Michio Homma, Fumihito Arai, Fumihito Arai, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
2011 Int. Symp. on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, Symp. on "COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics", Symposium on "Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular System Innovation"   482-485   Jul 2012
Micro/nano robots have been actively studied to lead the developments of the novel technologies, such as drug delivery systems (DDS) and micro/nano surgery inside human body. Recently, the micro living organisms, especially flagellated bacteria, h...
Yajing Shen, Masahiro Nakajima, Zoran Najdovski, Zhan Yang, Masaru Kojima, Seiji Kojima, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda
2011 Int. Symp. on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, Symp. on "COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics", Symposium on "Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular System Innovation"   210-215   Jul 2012
The cell adhesion force to the substrate is important for the cell manipulation. In our previous work, the maximum cell adhesion force during the manipulation has been studied. However, the relation ship of the force virus time was still not clear...
Masaru Kojima, Zhiqin Wang, Tatsuya Miyamoto, Masahiro Nakajima, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
2011 Int. Symp. on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, Symp. on "COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics", Symposium on "Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular System Innovation"   445-450   Jul 2012
Toward to realizing establishment of new micro robot for micro-nano surgery, drag delivery etc., many people proposed microbe as actuator. So, evaluation of microbe property for these application arias is important. From this viewpoint, we try to ...
Tao Yue, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda
2011 Int. Symp. on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, Symp. on "COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics", Symposium on "Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular System Innovation"   198-203   Jul 2012
Constructing different patterns of cells and immobilizing these cells inside certain structures are very important issues for artificial tissue engineering. In this paper, we present methods of forming line pattern of yeast cells by dielectrophore...
Jaehoon Jung, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
2011 Int. Symp. on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, Symp. on "COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics", Symposium on "Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular System Innovation"   204-209   Jul 2012
We propose a microfluidic device to analyze the feature of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) from an electric property. In this device, we assessed the body volume of C. elegans using the microchip which has a capacitance sensor. This device is ...
Masahiro Nakajima, Takuya Kawamoto, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
2011 Int. Symp. on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, Symp. on "COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics", Symposium on "Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular System Innovation"   69-74   Jul 2012
This paper proposes a new nanotool exchanger system using low-melting metal under Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (E-SEM). We developed an E-SEM nanorobotic manipulation system for biological specimen analysis in nano-meter scale. The n...
Tatsuya Miyamoto, Masaru Kojima, Masahiro Nakajima, Toshio Fukuda
2011 Int. Symp. on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, Symp. on "COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics", Symposium on "Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular System Innovation"   192-197   Jul 2012
In this paper, we established the driving systems for micro structures by using surface swarming of Vibrio alginolyticus. First, we succeeded in causing rotational movement using ratchet shape micro channel. Next, To rectify rotational movement, w...
Takahiro Hirano, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Naoki Hisamoto, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
2011 Int. Symp. on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, Symp. on "COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics", Symposium on "Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular System Innovation"   216-221   Jul 2012
This paper presents a novel selective nano-injection method by fluorescent nanoprobe insertion based on Nanomanipulation under hybrid microscope. The hybrid microscope is designed to combine the optical microscope (OM) and environmental-scanning e...
Jingjing Bao, Masahiro Nakajima, Zhan Yang, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
2012 7th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2012   368-371   Jun 2012
In this paper, we develop the Catalytic Nano-mobile Robot (CNMR) with finely designed geometry swimming in hydrogen peroxide solution as a novel type of nano machine. First we use Focus Ion Beam (FIB) etching to fabricate the nano- mobile robot in...
Tatsuya Miyamoto, Masaru Kojima, Masahiro Nakajima, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   4080-4085   Jan 2012
Recently, micro-nano robots intended for application to various fields are developed. However, motors which are robot's power are not yet practical. In this paper, to realize the motor which can be applied to micro-nano robot's power source, we es...
Tao Yue, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   4582-4587   Jan 2012
Constructing different patterns of cells and immobilizing these cells inside certain structures are very important issues for artificial tissue engineering. In this paper, we present methods of forming line pattern of yeast cells by dielectrophore...
Masaru Kojima, Masahiro Nakajima, Kingo Takiguchi, Michio Homma, Takao Kondo, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   2196-2201   Jan 2012
In this paper, we try to establish new technique that the components of the biological clock are reconstituted into the liposome. In other words, we try to produce a nano size clock, capsulated into the liposome, made by protein molecules. The cir...
Masahiro Nakajima, Takuya Kawamoto, Takanori Hirano, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   2773-2778   Jan 2012
A novel nanotool exchanger system is proposed based on Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (E-SEM) nanorobotic manipulation system. We proposed to use the E-SEM nanomanipulation system for the analysis of biological specimen using various "...
Masaru Takeuchi, Masaru Takeuchi, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   457-462   Dec 2011
This paper proposes a method to evaluate Thermoresponsive Gel probe (GeT probe) which was newly developed and also a method of manipulating microobjects in liquid. The proposed GeT probe realizes the pick and place of microobjects using adhesion t...
Tao Yue, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaki Ito, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   433-438   Dec 2011
The on-chip fabrication and manipulation of microstructures are expected to be applied for single cell analysis system such as cell manipulation and measurement tools. In this paper, we previously present a methodology for fabricating and assembli...
Kousuke Nogawa, Kousuke Nogawa, Masaru Kojima, Masahiro Nakajima, Michio Homma, Fumihito Arai, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   1693-1698   Dec 2011
Micro/Nano robots have attracted scientific attention to develop novel technologies such as drug delivery systems. Recently, flagellated bacteria have been used as the driving force of microobjects to develop bacteria-driven microrobots. In this p...
Masaru Kojima, Masahiro Nakajima, Kingo Takiguchi, Michio Homma, Takao Kondo, Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems   1-6   Dec 2011
In this paper, we try to establish newly technique that the components of the biological clock are reconstituted into the liposome. In other words, we try to produce a nano size clock, capsulated into the liposome, made by protein molecules. The c...
Seiichi Ikeda, Seiichi Ikeda, Zhenhai Zhang, Zhenhai Zhang, Masaru Kojima, Masahiro Nakajima, Toshio Fukuda
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation      Dec 2011
Toward to realizing a novel drug delivery system, a simulation system is considered to be important for a future analysis of it. In this paper, a novel, miniature, and energy-efficient bio-mimetic propulsion concept was proposed. The antibody bind...
Toshio Fukuda, Toshio Fukuda, Pei Di, Fei Chen, Kousuke Sekiyama, Jian Huang, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima
ICACSIS 2011 - 2011 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems, Proceedings   25-30   Dec 2011
There are growing demands on robotics and automation in the service sector for many years due to the age quake, silver society and man power shortage. Now that robotics is so advanced with sensor, actuator and computational intelligence along with...
Masaru Takeuchi, Masahiro Nakajima, Masaru Kojima, Toshio Fukuda
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation   3163-3168   Dec 2011
In this paper, we propose new probe device which can realize soft handling of single cells using thermal gel. In general, probe devices are one of the important devices for single cell manipulation. However, conventional probe devices have some pr...
Kousuke Nogawa, Masaru Kojima, Masahiro Nakajima, Michio Homma, Fumihito Arai, Toshio Fukuda
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology   1052-1055   Dec 2011
Micro/nano robots have been actively studied to lead the developments of the novel technologies, such as drug delivery systems (DDS) and micro/nano surgery inside human body. Recently, the micro living organisms, especially flagellated bacteria, h...