Faculty Members

LANGUAGE ≫ Japanese

Associate Professor
SONOBE, Motomichi

Dr.Eng, Kyushu university, Japan, 2008

Areas of specialization Mechanical dynamics
Control engineering
Human dynamics
Laboratory/research office Dynamic Design Laboratory
The Dynamic Design Laboratory focuses on dynamics of machines and human. We measure the motion of subject, analyze it based on the mechanical model, and develop control method to improve the defects. There are two targets in our research. First target is assessment of disease from subject’s motion and development of training method. Second target is development of smart vehicle considering passenger dynamics. Our strength is estimation technology of center of gravity from force sensors.
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
  • 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: Tsubasa Mitsutake, Motomichi Sonobe
    Title: Noisy galvanic vestibular stimulation influences head stability in young healthy adults while standing on a moving platform
    Journal: Gait & Posture, Vol. 107, pp. 177-181, Elsevier
    Year: 2024
  2. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 joint strategy in balance control for horizontal sway of the support surface
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Project number: 20K04366
    Project period: 2020-2022
    Total budget amount: 4,160,000 yen
  2. 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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