Faculty Members

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Associate Professor
SONOBE, Motomichi

Dr.Eng, Kyushu university, Japan, 2008

  • Year of birth: 1978
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation:
    - School of Systems Engineering
    - Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
    - Advanced Robotics Research Center, Research Institute
  • researchmap: https://researchmap.jp/sonobe
Areas of specialization Mechanical dynamics
Control engineering
Human dynamics
Laboratory/research office Dynamic Design Laboratory
This laboratory studies dynamic design, identification, and control of the mechanical system based on the knowledge of mechanical dynamics and control engineering. The main subjects are vehicle and human dynamics: We aim to improve safety and ride comfort assuming society of the self-driving machine, and to development rehabilitation methods and establish the evaluation method to increase efficiency of diagnosis and medical treatment in the medical field. We focus on the dynamic modeling of human and soft sensing. Appropriate human dynamics modeling enables us to make evaluation and control of human dynamics easily. Based on the model, it is possible to estimate critical information from limited sensing data using the soft sensing technic. In education, we train engineers who have not only a mechanical dynamics skill, but also electronics and communication engineering skills to adapt the IoT technology.
Current research topics Development of simplified measurement system of center of gravity during standing and its balance evaluation Evaluation of stability and efficiency in gait Development of mobility systems considering dynamic load on human body
Educational background 2003: Master, Kyushu university
2001: Bachelor, Kyushu university
Professional background 2009-2016: Assistant professor, Tokusihma university
2007-2009: Assistant professor, National Institute of Technology, Yuge college
2003-2005: Omron corporation
Academic societies The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers

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* Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

Undergraduate school
  • Machinery Dynamics 2
  • Motion and Vibration
  • Graduation Thesis
  • Dynamics
Graduate school
  • Advanced Mechanical Dynamics
  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 3
  • Individual Work for Graduate

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: Motomichi Sonobe, Yoshio Inoue
    Title: Center of mass estimation using a force platform and inertial sensors for balance evaluation in quiet standing
    Journal: Sensors, Vol. 23, No. 10
    Year: 2023
    Title: Effectiveness of Delayed Feedback Control Applied to a Small-size Helicopter with a Suspended Load System
    Journal: Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 28, No. 3
    Year: 2016
  3. Authors: SONOBE MOTOMICHI, Zhiao Chen, Masafumi Miwa, Junichi Hino
    Title: Cable angle feedback control for helicopter slung load system using delayed feedback
    Journal: Journal of Unmanned System Technology, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 100-105
    Year: 2013
  4. Authors: SONOBE MOTOMICHI, Takahiro Kondou, Nobuyuki Sowa, Kenichiro Matsuzaki
    Title: Study on Subspace Control Based on Modal Analysis (1st Report, Application to Swing-Up Control of an Inverted Pendulum System)
    Journal: Journal of System Design and Dynamics, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 344-355
    Year: 2009
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government
  1. Project title: Evaluation of sensory weighting and balance control based on modal analysis during standing
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Project number: 23K03731
    Project period: 2023-2025
    Total budget amount: 4,680,000 yen

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Social activities

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