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PUBLICATION (until 2018)

Journal

Kenji Nagaoka, Ryota Kameoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Repeated Impact-based Capture of a Spinning Object by a Dual-Arm Space Robot", Vol. 5, #115 (DOI:10.3389/frobt.2018.00115), Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2018.

Kenji Nagaoka, Hayato Minote, Kyohei Maruya, Yuki Shirai, Kazuya Yoshida, Takeshi Hakamada, Hirotaka Sawada, and Takashi Kubota, "Passive Spine Gripper for Free-Climbing Robot in Extreme Terrain", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 1765-1770, 2018. [video]

Yudai Yuguchi, Warley F. R. Ribeiro, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Analysis on Motion Control Based on Reaction Null Space for Ground Grip Robot on an Asteroid", Transactions of The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology Japan, Vol. 14, No. ists30, pp. Pk_125-Pk_130, 2016.

Shoya Higa, Kenji Nagaoka, Keiji Nagatani, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Measurement and Modeling for Two-Dimensional Normal Stress Distribution of Wheel on Loose Soil", Journal of Terramechanics, Vol. 62, pp. 63-73, 2015.

Masataku Sutoh, Kenji Nagaoka, Keiji Nagatani, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Design of Wheels with Grousers for Planetary Rovers Traveling over Loose Soil", Journal of Terramechanics, Vol. 50, No. 5-6, pp. 345-353, 2013.

Hiroaki Inotsume, Masataku Sutoh, Kenji Nagaoka, Keiji Nagatani, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Actively Reconfigurable Planetary Rover for Traversing Slopes Covered with Loose Soil", Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 875-896, 2013.

Kenji Nagaoka, Noriaki Mizukami, and Takashi Kubota, "Prediction of Tractive Limitations of a Rigid Wheel on Loose Soil", Journal of Asian Electric Vehicles, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1583-1590, 2012. (doi:10.4130/jaev.10.1583)

Kenji Nagaoka, Takashi Kubota, Masatsugu Otsuki, and Satoshi Tanaka, "Experimental Analysis of a Screw Drilling Mechanism for Lunar Robotic Subsurface Exploration", Advanced Robotics, vol. 24, no. 8-9, pp. 1127-1147, 2010.


International Conference: Proceedings and Oral Presentation

Yuto Suebe, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Terrain Classification with an Omni-Directional Camera Based on Convolutional Neural Network", Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #3c-2, 2018.

Kentaro Uno, Masafumi Endo, Louis-Jerome Burtz, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Quality of the 3D Point Cloud of a Time-of-Flight Camera Under Lunar Surface Illumination Conditions: Impact and Improvement Techniques", Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #10a-2, 2018.

Naoki Hase, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Parametric Analysis on Repeated Impact-based Capture of a Free-Floating Cylindrical Object by a Dual-Arm Space Robot", Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #3b-3, 2018.

Yuki Shirai, Hayato Minote, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Gait Analysis of a Free-Climbing Robot on Sloped Terrain for Lunar and Planetary Exploration", Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #2a-2, 2018.

Keita Kobashi, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Destination Accessibility of a Hopping Robot on Small Bodies in Microgravity", The 14th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #P-5, 2018.

Kenji Nagaoka, Kazumasa Sawada, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Shape Effects of Wheel Grousers on Traction Performance on Sandy Terrain", Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference of ISTVS, #36, 2018. [Accepted as a Special Issue Paper on Journal of Terramechanics]

Yosuke Yamano, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "PIV Analysis of Soil Deformation Beneath a Grouser Wheel", Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference of ISTVS, #39, 2018.

Kenji Nagaoka, Hayato Minote, Kyohei Maruya, Yuki Shirai, Kazuya Yoshida, Takeshi Hakamada, Hirotaka Sawada, and Takashi Kubota, "Passive Spine Gripper for Free-Climbing Robot in Extreme Terrain", The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. [video]

Shoya Higa, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Reaction Force/Torque Sensing Wheel System for In-Situ Monitoring on Loose Soil", Proceedings of the 19th International & 14th European-African Regional Conference of the ISTVS, 2017.

Shoya Higa, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Online Estimation of Wheel Sinkage and Silippage Using a ToF Camera on Loose Soil", Proceedings of the 8th ISTVS Americas Regional Conference, #64, 2016.

Kyohei Maruya, Yudai Yuguchi, Wudong, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Extended Gripping Conditions Including Asymmetric Configuration of Gripper and Ground in Microgravity", Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #S-9a-2, 2016.

Yudai Yuguchi, Wudong, Kyohei Maruya, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Microgravity Experiment of Rock Climbing Locomotion for Exploration Robot in Minor Body", Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #S-3a-2, 2016.

Shoya Higa, Kazumasa Sawada, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Three-Dimensional Stress Distribution of a Rigid Wheel on Lunar Regolith Simulant", Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #S-9a-3, 2016.

Kenji Nagaoka, Kei Nakata, Shoya Higa, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Mobility Characteristics and Control of a Skid-Steering Micro-Rover for Planetary Exploration on Loose Soil", Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #S-9a-4, 2016.

Kenji Nagaoka, Kazuki Watanabe, Toshiyasu Kaneko, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Mobility Performances of Ciliary Locomotion for an Asteroid Exploration Robot under Various Environmental Conditions", Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #S-5a-2, 2016.

Yudai Yuguchi, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida " Verification of Gait Control Based on Reaction Null-Space for Ground-Gripping Robot in Microgravity", Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2822-2827, 2016.

Shoya Higa, Kazumasa Sawada, Kenji Nagaoka, Keiji Nagatani, and Kazuya Yoshida "Measurement of Stress Distributions of a Wheel with Grousers Traveling on Loose Soil", Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2828-2833, 2016.

Shoya Higa, Kazumasa Sawada, Kenji Nagaoka, Keiji Nagatani, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Three-Dimensional Stress Distribution on a Rigid Wheel Surface for a Lightweight Vehicle", Proceedings of the ISTVS 13th European Conference, pp. 383-391, 2015. Best Paper Silver Award

Yudai Yuguchi, Warley F. R. Ribeiro, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Analysis on Motion Control Based on Reaction Null Space for Ground Grip Robot on an Asteroid", Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, 2015-k-73, 2015.

Kenji Nagaoka, Kazuya Yoshida, Masamitsu Kurisu, Koichi Osaka, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Yuichi Tsumaki, Takashi Mineta, Shinichi Kimura, Tomohiro Narumi, Takashi Kubota, and Tetsuo Yoshimitsu, "Development of MINERVA-II2, a Micro-Robot for Asteroid Surface Exploration with Innovative Mobility", The 11th Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, 2015.

Yudai Yuguchi, Warley F. R. Ribeiro, Kenji Nagaoka,and Kazuya Yoshida, "Experimental Evaluation of Gripping Characteristics Based on Frictional Theory for Ground Grip Locomotive Robot on an Asteroid", Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2822-2827, 2015.

Shoya Higa, Kenji Nagaoka, Keiji Nagatani, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Measurement Method for Two-Dimensional Normal Stress Distribution of Wheels on Lateral Loose Soil Slopes", Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, pp. 603-608, 2014.

Ryosuke Sugano, Tomohiro Narumi, Naohiro Uyama, Shinichi Kimura, Koji Wada, Kenji Nagaoka,and Kazuya Yoshida, "Development of a Very Small High-Performance Image Acquisition System for Asteroid Exploration Rover MINERVA-II2", The 65th International Astronautical Congress, 2014.

Ryo Yoshimitsu, Yudai Yuguchi, Akinori Kobayashi, Riku Takano, Kenji Nagaoka, Kazuya Yoshida, Satoko Abiko, Hiroki Nakanishi, Mitsushige Oda, and Hiroshi Ueno, "Dynamic Simulator for HTV Capture with Space Station Remote Manipulator System", Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, 2014.

Kenji Nagaoka, Hiroyuki Yatsunami, Kazuya Yoshida, Tadashi Adachi, Masamitsu Kurisu, Yoji Kuroda, Tetsuo Yoshimitsu, Takashi Kubota, and Hajime Yano, "Analysis and Evaluation of Deployment Mechanism of a Tiny Rover in a Microgravity by Drop Tower Experiments", The 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 2014.

Daichi Hirano, Yusuke Fujii, Satoko Abiko, Roberto Lampariello, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Simultaneous Control for End-Point Motion and Vibration Suppression of a Space Robot Based on Simple Dynamic Model", Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 6631-6637, 2014.

Daichi Hirano, Akinori Kobayashi, Kenji Nagaoka, Satoko Abiko, Kazuya Yoshida, Atsushi Ueta, Hiroki Nakanishi, Satoshi Suzuki, Keisuke Watanabe, Hiroki Kato, Masahiro Yoshii, Mitsushige Oda, and Shin-ichiro Nishida, "Modeling and Analysis of a Tether-Based Mobile Robot Based on Flight Experiments", Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014.

Daichi Hirano, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Design of Underactuated Hand for Caging-Based Grasping of Free-Flying Object", Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, pp. 436-442, 2013.

Daichi Hirano, Yusuke Fujii, Satoko Abiko, Roberto Lampariello, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Vibration Suppression Control of Space Robot with Flexible Appendage Based on Simple Dynamics Model", Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 789-794, 2013.

Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Modeling and Analysis of Ciliary Micro-Hopping Locomotion Actuated by an Eccentric Motor in a Microgravity", Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 763-768, 2013

Naohiro Uyama, Hiroki Nakanishi, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Impedance-Based Contact Control of a Free-Flying Space Robot with a Compliant Wrist for Non-Cooperative Satellite Capture", Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 4477-4482 , 2012.

Hiroaki Inotsume, Masataku Sutoh, Kenji Nagaoka, Keiji Nagatani, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Slope Traversability Analysis of Reconfigurable Planetary Rovers", Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 4470-4476, 2012.

Satoko Abiko, Naohiro Uyama, Tetsuya Ikuta, Kenji Nagaoka, Kazuya Yoshida, Hiroki Nakanishi, and Mitsushige Oda, "Contact Dynamics Simulation for Capture Operation by Snare Wire Type of End Effector", Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #3B-2, 2012.

Masataku Sutoh, Hiroaki Inotsume, Kenji Nagaoka, Keiji Nagatani, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Evaluation of Wheel Shape Influence on Traveling Performance of Wheeled Rover over Various Loose Soils", Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #7C-3, 2012.

Naohiro Uyama, Yusuke Fujii, Takayuki Izumo, Kenji Nagaoka, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Experimental Analysis on Contact/Impact Mechanics with a Free-flying Object", Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #3B-4, 2012.

Kenji Nagaoka, Riku Takano, Takayuki Izumo, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Ciliary Locomotion of an Asteroid Exploration Rover with an Eccentric Motor", Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #6A-4, 2012.

Hiroaki Inotsume, Masataku Sutoh, Kenji Nagaoka, Keiji Nagatani, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Evaluation of the Reconfiguration Effects of Planetary Rovers on their Lateral Traversing of Sandy Slopes", Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3413-3418, 2012.

Masataku Sutoh, Kenji Nagaoka, Keiji Nagatani, and Kazuya Yoshida, "Evaluation of Influence of Surface Shape of Locomotion Mechanism on Traveling Performance of Planetary Rovers", Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3419-3424, 2012.

Naohiro Uyama, Daichi Hirano, Hiroki Nakanishi, Kenji Nagaoka and Kazuya Yoshida, "Impedance-Based Contact Control of a Free-Flying Space Robot with Respect to Coefficient of Restitution", Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, pp. 1196-1201, 2011.

Kenji Nagaoka, Masatsugu Otsuki, Takashi Kubota, and Satoshi Tanaka, "Terramechanics-based Propulsive Characteristics of Mobile Robot Driven by Archimedean Screw Mechanism on Soft Soil", Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 4946-4951, 2010.

Kenji Nagaoka and Takashi Kubota, "Maneuverability of Mobile Robot Driven by Archimedean Screw Units on Sand", Proceedings of the Joint 9th Asia-Pacific ISTVS Conference, and Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Terramechanics, #086-0042, 2010.

Kenji Nagaoka and Takashi Kubota, "Modeling and Analysis on Exploration Rover with Screw Drive Mechanism over Loose Soil", Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, pp. 162-169, 2010.

Takashi Kubota, Kenji Nagaoka, and Edmond Wai Yan So, "Robotics Technology for Planetary Surface Exploration", Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Workshop on Planetary Rover, #W14-10, 2010.

Takashi Kubota, Kenji Nagaoka, and Yasuharu Kunii, "Intelligent Explorer with Smart Manipulator, and Drilling Mechanism for Lunar or Planetary Exploration", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth, and Space 2010), pp. 1162-1172, 2010.

Kenji Nagaoka and Takashi Kubota, "Analytic Study on Screw Drilling Mechanism", Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, pp. 1579-1584, 2009.

Kenji Nagaoka, Takashi Kubota, Masatsugu Otsuki, and Satoshi Tanaka, "Robotic Screw Explorer for Lunar Subsurface Investigation: Dynamics Modelling and Experimental Validation", Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, #28, 2009.

Takashi Kubota, Kenji Nagaoka, Masatsugu Otsuki, and Satoshi Tanaka, "Autonomous Burrowing Robot for Lunar Subsurface Exploration", Proceedings of the 59th International Astronautical Congress, #IAC-08-A3.2.INT9, 2008.

Kenji Nagaoka, Takashi Kubota, and Satoshi Tanaka, "Experimental Study on Autonomous Burrowing Screw Robot for Subsurface Exploration on the Moon", Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems, pp. 4104-4109, 2008.

Kenji Nagaoka, Takashi Kubota, Ichiro Nakatani, and Satoshi Tanaka, "Drilling Mechanism of Autonomous Burrowing Robot for Lunar Subsurface Exploration", Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, #m063, 2008.

Takashi Kubota, Kenji Nagaoka, Satoshi Tanaka, and Taro Nakamura, "Earth-worm Typed Drilling Robot for Subsurface Planetary Exploration", Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, and Biomimetics, pp. 1394-1399, 2007.

Space Robotics Lab. (Nagaoka Lab.)

Space Robotics Lab. (Nagaoka Lab.)