- Omiya Campus
- Umdea Campus
- Hirakata Campus
- Yawata Engineering Laboratory
Center for Monodzukuri Management
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.
Monodzukuri Center (MONOLAB.)
The Monodzukuri 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 five-axis machining center, 3D printing machines, and a multilayer printed circuit board press machine.
Nanomaterials Microdevices Research Center
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 the 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 the fields of material science, chemistry, bioengineering, and MEMS/NEMS and continue to expand to the interdisciplinary fields. Currently, these researches are promoted in two divisions, the Materials & Devices Development Division and the Materials Analysis Division.
Robotics & Design Center
The Robotics & Design 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 has been the OIT Umeda Campus since 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.
"Xport" is an open innovation hub located in the heart of the city of Osaka, established in 2018, with the collaboration between Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT) and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was the first time in Japan that an open innovation hub was built through the cooperation of a university and the Chamber of Commerce. This open innovation hub "Xport", making the best use of a city-center campus, aims at enabling Osaka to produce new businesses and many startups like the Silicon Valley in the United States of America, where companies, professors and students interact with each other every day.
Various activities have been conducted to produce new services and products since the establishment, keeping the diversity with participators including large companies, startups, students, professors, business persons, and global partners.
For now, more than 100 of member companies have joined the Xport, and it has attracted attention from many people as a completely new industrial academia joint hub, which fully utilizes the merits of a city-center campus, plays a main role of solving problems at large companies, and gives entrepreneurs maximum support in their capacity development and intellectual property management.
Digital Archives Center
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.
Human Robotics R&D Center
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.
Virtual Reality Laboratory
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 has a 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.
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.
Yawata Engineering Laboratory
Structural Research Center
The Structural Research Center (SRC) was founded in 1986 in the Yawata Engineering Laboratory located in Yawata, Kyoto, near the Hirakata Campus.
It was established to promote the education of undergraduate and graduate course 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 Kansai area.