JRM Vol.32 No.3 pp. 640-642
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2020.p0640

Institute Overview:

Hiroshima University: KOBELCO Construction Machinery Dream-Driven Co-Creation Research Center

Toru Yamamoto* and Kiyokazu Tanaka**

*Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University
1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527 Japan

**Business Planning Group, Business Development Department, Corporate Planning Division, KOBELCO Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
1-10-5 Tranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan

May 3, 2020
June 20, 2020
advanced control technology, data-driven smart systems, human-centric interface, hydraulic excavator, industry-academia collaboration

On April 1, 2018, Hiroshima University instituted the “Joint Research with External Organizations (Private Sector, etc.).” The first project was the “KOBELCO Construction Machinery Dream-Driven Co-Creation Research Center (DDCC Research Center).” This research center has three collaborative research laboratories, and eight joint-research studies are in progress. With the aim of developing a hydraulic excavator that is human-friendly and human-nurturing, the research and development focuses on controls that (i) work as the operator expects and (ii) create value that facilitates growth of the operator. This article gives an overview of how the research center was established and what the research center studies and develops.

Remote-controlled cockpit

Remote-controlled cockpit

Cite this article as:
T. Yamamoto and K. Tanaka, “Hiroshima University: KOBELCO Construction Machinery Dream-Driven Co-Creation Research Center,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.32 No.3, pp. 640-642, 2020.
Data files:
  1. [1] K. Tanaka, “Proposal of Industry-Academia Collaboration in the Case of “KOBELCO Construction Machinery Dream-Driven Co-Creation Research Center”,” J. of Japan Society for Intellectual Production, Vol.15, No.2, pp. 5-15, 2019 (in Japanese).
  2. [2] K. Koiwai, Y. Liao, T. Yamamoto, T. Nanjo, Y. Yamazaki, and Y. Fujimoto, “Feature Extraction for Excavator Operation Skill Using CMAC,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.28, No.5, pp. 715-721, 2016.
  3. [3] M. Ito, Y. Funahara, S. Saiki, Y. Yamazaki, and Y. Kurita, “Development of a Cross-Platform Cockpit for Simulated and Tele-Operated Excavators,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.31, No.2, pp. 231-239, 2019.

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