Innovation & Excellence: New Advanced Robotics and Robotic Fish in Marine Biology

Join us on Wednesday 8 February for the second lecture in our Innovation and Excellence series marking the University's fiftieth year. During this public lecture, Prof Ikuo Yamamoto from Nagasaki University, Japan, will give highlights of his research career in Marine Robotics in Japan, including his service with Mitsubishi Engineering.

His highlights include the world record-breaking 2005 at-sea trials of the AUV Urashima, when the underwater vehicle successfully completed a dive of 317km, performing survey operations in the sea. The developments in the design, and implementation of various fin-like biomimetic propulsors, demonstrated the benefits of practical prototyping which have created lifelike robotic versions of several fish and marine mammals, including carp, ray, shark and dolphin. Professor Yamamoto's lecture will show how a robotic space fish operated in the International Space Station in 2009, and he will share his latest work on creating a robotic merman.  Prof Yamamoto will visit the University as part of the Japan Foundation sponsored series which promotes intellectual exchange between Japan and Scotland.


This event is open to all and free to attend but places should be booked in advance online here.

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Venue: Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

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