The real physical world essentially has parallel and real-time computing architectures,
including sensors and robots, as well as social and psychological phenomena.
Realizing an equivalent architecture based on engineering technology will help us to understand the real world,
bring various advantages to applications, allow us to achieve performance levels far exceeding conventional systems,
and eventually make it possible to build genuinely new information systems. Our laboratory, in particular,
conducts research on exploring parallel, high-speed, and real-time operations for sensory information processing,
some of which are listed below. Also,
we are focusing on finding new industrial markets and strongly promoting technology transfer of our research outcomes in diverse ways,
including collaborative research and commercialization.
Sensor Fusion theory,
construction of system architectures,
and applications to high-speed intelligent robots aimed at the engineered re-formation of the five senses.
In particular, applications include the development of high-speed intelligent robots based on sensor feedback using visual sensors
and tactile sensors and the development of new tasks.
Dynamic Image Control
for realizing high-speed imaging control using high-speed image processing
and new active optical devices and systems. In particular, applications include high-speed control technology
for focusing and pan/tilt, and the development of high-speed imaging control systems for high-speed moving targets.
Research on Vision Architecture
for designing high-speed image processing technology (theory, algorithms, and devices) and the realization of application systems.
In particular, the development of application-oriented high-speed image processing systems
and innovative applications creating new value by driving at speeds that far exceed the capabilities of the human eye.
Research on Meta Perception
for creating a new style of interaction by using sensation-enhancing technology and its applications, in particular,
the construction of a modality that is meaningful for humans and the realization of futuristic information environments
and human interfaces based on various high-speed technologies.
SAILING: Smart Architecture and Integration Lead Intelligence to the Next Generation
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The name of our laboratory was changed from "Ishikawa Oku Laboratory" to "Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory" on April 1st, 2014.
The names of "Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory", "Ishikawa Namiki Komuro Laboratory", "Ishikawa Namiki Laboratory",
"Ishikawa Hashimoto Laboratory", and "Ishikawa Laboratory" are past names of our laboratory.