Center for Monodzukuri Management

Exercise on production line simulator (1)
Exercise on production line simulator (1)
Exercise on production line simulator (2)
Exercise on production line simulator (2)

The Center for Monodzukuri Management (CMM) was established in 2007 in cooperation with the Kansai Productivity Center (KPC). The purposes of the CMM are to (1) research and promote production management technology, (2) promote process innovation, (3) train personnel who can lead innovation processes, and (4) develop effective teaching methods related to process innovation. Through a combination of these endeavors, the CMM looks to the future to train the next generation of innovators in the field of production management.

It's located in Omiya Campus.

Digital Archive Center

DAC is established to archive digital medias translate from the real world.
DAC is established to archive digital medias translate from the real world.
DAC is established to archive digital medias translate from the real world.
High-brightness spherical screen and multi-projector system.

This center is designed for making digital contents and has various Input-output devices to capture the real world. It is possible to archive various contents into the server, including motion data digitized from movement of the human body, digital sound data recorded from actual sound or generated by acoustic synthesis device, and three-dimensional shape data designed by computer graphics software. The motion capture system records the human body motion by tracking spherical mirrors on the motion capture suit and generates body skeleton in real time. We have developed the support system that is intended for the beginners of several kinds of sports such as Japanese traditional archery,"Kyudo". Laser Scanner can digitize real objects with their color textures. We also have developed an application that supports people engaged in the preservation of historic valuable remains. Our system can find combination of pieces of broken remains scanned by the laser scanner and can show their assembling order. In addition, many latest devices and software for content creation are installed.

It's located in Hirakata Campus.

Human Robotics R&D Center

Life support type robot
Life support type robot
Life support type robot
Guide dog robot

In the Human Robotics R&D Center, our research and development is focused on robots of the future, that is, robots that can exist in symbiosis with humans in the truest sense by making their lives safe and comfortable. By mobilizing all the research laboratories of the Faculty of Information Science and Technology, and through collaborative research with other universities and enterprises, we seek to develop robots that can support human activities in a smooth and efficient manner.

It's located in Hirakata Campus.

Monozukuri Center (MONOLAB.)

Engineering Practice (1)
Engineering Practice (1)
Engineering Practice (2)
Engineering Practice (2)

The Monozukuri Center (MONOLAB.) offers broad support to graduate and undergraduate students to help them perfect their engineering skills and embark on innovative projects in the area of “manufacturing technologies.” It also serves as a state-of-the-art center for researching, designing and manufacturing apparatus and equipment intended for use in experiments. At its core, the Center consists of specialized rooms for machining, welding, casting, fabrication, woodworking, circuit production, and CAD/CAE. Each of these specialized rooms is equipped with advanced equipment, including a turn-milling machine tool, 3D printing machines, and a multilayer printed circuit board press machine.

It's located in Omiya Campus.

Nanomaterials Microdevices Research Center

Lab. course for semiconductor device fabrication.
Lab. course for semiconductor device fabrication
Research for semiconductor thin film fabrication by graduate students.
Research for semiconductor thin film fabrication by graduate students.

Nanomaterials Microdevices Research Center (NMRC) was founded in 1987 as New Materials Research Center with state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities dedicated for both research and education in the field of advanced semiconductor materials and devices. The former center was renewed to its current name NMRC in 2006 as a center for nanotechnology by the aid of financial support from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). NMRC has an expanded area of 600 m2 (from 350 m2), and its research activities cover in fields of material science, chemistry, bioengineering, and MEMS/NEMS and continue to expand to the interdisciplinary fields.

It's located in Omiya Campus.

Robotics & Design Center

Workshop by Stanford University Staff
Workshop by Stanford University Staff

The Robotics & Design innovation Center (RDC) is a design driven innovation hub aimed at overcoming the difficulties of an aging society. To spur innovation we are fusing engineering, science and designer's knowledge.

We educate & cultivate people about how to think and act in finding solutions through PBL (Problem Based Learning). We elicit creativity in individuals and promote the importance of team work.

To achieve our aims and deliver results, we are holding special Open Innovation Creation events with community participation. The host venue will be the OIT Umeda Campus which is scheduled to open in 2017. The Campus will provide much more than a place of learning for students. With project tasks suggested by the community and the business sector, event participants will take their own initiative, fully exploiting the Rapid Prototyping Method. The PBL program that will be used is designed to give practical training in seeking solutions while focusing on creating products. The activities that unfold on the Umeda Campus will trigger innovations inspired by everybody who joins the Umeda project. The resulting creative innovations will form the basis of a society where men and women of all ages can live healthy, happy and fulfilling lives.

It's located in Omiya Campus.

Structural Research Center

Loading Test of Prestressed Concrete Girder
Loading Test of Prestressed Concrete Girder
10,000kN Vertical loading equipment
10,000kN Vertical loading equipment

The Structural Research Center (SRC) was founded in 1986. It was established to promote the education of undergraduate and graduate students at OIT, and to broaden the research capabilities of the SRC staff. Also, through its research in structural engineering, the SRC plays an active role in improving infrastructure, such as buildings and bridges. The SRC is involved in many research projects commissioned by public institutions and private enterprises, and carries out joint research programs with other universities mainly in the Kansai area.

It's located in Yawata, Kyoto, near Hirakata Campus.

Virtual Reality Laboratory

Cylindrical screen (1)
Cylindrical screen (1)
Cylindrical screen (2)
Cylindrical screen (2)

This center has a very big 300inches wide curved screen and several projectors. This system can provide three-dimensional videos and computer graphics. This center also a has motion base system and a three-dimensional sound system. Motion base system generates rolling and vibration that is synchronized with the projected video and three-dimensional sound system. A high fidelity sound surrounds the listeners. People can be absorbed in the virtual world created by computers.

It's located in Hirakata Campus.

Visualization Software Developing Center

Several kinds of three-dimensional image analysis software have been developed using image processing technology and computer graphics at the Visualization Software Developing Center. We can now reconstruct the intricate three dimensional structures of organisms using 3D visualization, to extract segmentation of structures and their internal substructures. In most cases, the structures of these microorganisms are very difficult to visualize when high voltage electron-microscope imaging is used to produce the tomography slice images, so we have developed software to do so at this center.

High voltage electron microscope Tomography images Image analysis software
Stereo imaging Extraction of structural details

It's located in Hirakata Campus.