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Dynamics in Aeronautics and Astronautics

The research areas are as follows:

  1. Modeling and simulation of complicated aerospace dynamical systems
  2. Motion control of nonlinear dynamical systems
  3. Intelligent control with recognition and learning
  4. Control, intelligence, and system design utilizing dynamics and motion intelligence of animals

The recent research topics are:

  • To analyze and design the motion intelligence in butterfly flapping flight by experimental observation and numerical simulation
  • Intelligent control of space robots and rovers
  • To obtain intelligence and skills by autonomous learning
  • Dynamics and system design of future aerospace systems including solar power satellites (SPS), large space structures (LSS), etc.

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Academic Staff

Kei SENDA

Kei SENDAProfessor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

We do the research for the intelligent control and system design for future aerospace systems by understanding their dynamics and applying the knowledge of animals' motion intelligence. They include the following research topics: the dynamics and control of aerospace systems, the control, intelligence, and system design by understanding their dynamics and the knowledge of animals' motion intelligence, to understand motion intelligence by observation and numerical simulation of flapping-of-wings behavior of butterflies, the intelligent control and autonomous skill learning for space robots and space exploration rovers, the dynamics and systems design for future spacecraft, e.g. solar power satellites, inflatable structures, etc.

Contact/Office

Room b3S13, Bldg C3, Kyotodaigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8540
TEL: +81-75-383-3761
E-mail: senda (at) kuaero.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Aerospace Dynamics Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering
TEL: +81-774-38-3960
FAX: +81-774-38-3962

Shinya AOI

Junior Associate Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

Animals generate adaptive motions in diverse environments by cooperatively manipulating complicated and redundant musculoskeletal systems. Research themes include the investigation of the mechanism of such intelligent adaptive behaviors. Based on the findings, autonomous rovers are developed that establish high traverse ability, mobility, and robustness.

Contact/Office

Room c3S00, Bldg C3, Kyotodaigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8540
TEL: +81-75-383-3763
E-mail: shinya_aoi (at) kuaero.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Aerospace Dynamics Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering
TEL: +81-774-38-3961
FAX: +81-774-38-3962

Naoto YOKOYAMA

Assistant Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

Living organisms need to move efficiently by adopting the appropriate strategy to the environment when they fly in air or when they swim under water. Flapping flight of butterflies, which is qualitatively different from favorable stable flight, is being investigated both numerically and experimentally from the viewpoint of fluid physics.

Contact/Office

Room b3S14, Bldg C3, Kyotodaigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8540
TEL: +81-75-383-3762
E-mail: yokoyama (at) kuaero.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Aerospace Dynamics Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering
TEL: +81-774-38-3961
FAX: +81-774-38-3962