Tokyo Institute of Technology
Robotics research began 1972 at Tokyo Institute of Technology when the present director Prof. Shigeo Hirose successfully presented, for the first time, the snake-like robot ACM-3 to the world. Since then, we have constructed and designed many types of robots such as the walking robots, wheeled and crawler robots, etc. We always emphasize the importance of originality and try to develop practical robots for real use. Each major project is explained below, with a short description and appropriate figures and photos.