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Vision sensors and systems for intelligent robotic system
Our research interests include a wide variety of issues on image sensing and vision technology for intelligent robotic systems, such as developping neuromorphic sensors, cameras, vision algorithms, and models of the biological visual computation, application to robot control, measurement of biological information and so on, in interdisciplinary field of electronics, computer science, mechanics, and biological science.
Keywords : Embedded computer vision, sensor fusion, active vision, vision chip, neuromorphic engineering.
Shimonomura Lab
Selected publications
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  • Hannibal Paul, Koji Ono, Robert Ladig, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, "A Multirotor Platform Employing a Three-Axis Vertical Articulated Robotic Arm for Aerial Manipulation Tasks" 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2018), Auckland, New Zealand, 2018.7. AIM-Machines Best Paper Award
  • Kentaro Nozu, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, "Robotic bolt insertion and tightening based on in-hand object localization and force sensing, " 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2018), Auckland, New Zealand, 2018.7.
  • Hannibal Paul, Koji Ono, Robert Ladig, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, "Deployment of a three-axis vertical articulated manipulator using an aerial robot," (Late breaking result abstract), 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2018), Brisbane, Australia, 2018.5.
  • Takeharu Goji Etoh, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Quang A. Nguyen, Kosei Takehara, Yoshinari Kamakura, Paul Goetschalckx, Luc Haspeslagh, Piet De Moor, Vu Truong Son Dao, Dzung H. Nguyen, Naoki Hayashi, Yo Mitsui, Hideo Inumaru, "100 Mfps image sensor for biological applications," SPIE Photonics West 2018, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2018.1.
  • Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Anh Quang Nguyen, Kohsei Takehara, Luc Haspeslagh, Paul Goetschalckx, Piet De Moor, Naoki Hayashi, You Mitsui, Tomohiro Takahashi, Akihiko Iguchi, Tsutomu Mihara, Takeharu Goji Etoh, "Ultra-high-speed CCD image sensors for Imaging TOFMS," 11th International Symposium on Atomic Level Characterizations for New Materials and Devices'17(ALC17), Kauai, HI, USA, 2017.12.
  • Takeharu Goji Etoh, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Katsushige Tsuno, Kazuki Hiraoka, "Simulation-based Feasibility Assessment of an Electron-Beam Array made with Multi-hole Permanent Magnets," 11th International Symposium on Atomic Level Characterizations for New Materials and Devices'17(ALC17), Kauai, HI, USA, 2017.12.
  • Robert Ladig, Suphachart Leewiwatwong, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, "FPGA based fast response image analysis for orientational control in aerial manipulation," Journal of Signal Processing Systems, 2017. (Published online)
  • Takeharu Goji Etoh, Anh Quang Nguyen, Yoshinari Kamakura, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Yen Le Thi and Nobuya Mori, "The Temporal Resolution Limit of the Silicon Image Sensors," 2017 International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW), Hiroshima, Japan, 2017.5.
  • Takeharu Goji Etoh, Anh Quang Nguyen, Yoshinari Kamakura, Thi Yen Le, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Nobuya Mori, "The theoretical highest frame rate of silicon image sensors," Sensors, vol.17, no.3, 2017.3.
  • A.Q.Nguyen, V.T.S.Dao, K.Shimonomura, Y.Kamakura, T.G.Etoh "Crosstalk in multi-collection-gate image sensors and its improvement," The 31st International Congress on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics (ICHSIP31), Osaka, Japan, 2016.11.
  • T.G.Etoh, Q.A.Nguyen, K.Shimonomura, Y.Le Thy, Y.Kamakura, "The Upper-bound Frame Rate of Silicon Image Sensors," The 31st International Congress on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics (ICHSIP31), Osaka, Japan, 2016.11.
  • K.Shimonomura, Q.A.Nguyen, Y.Le Thy, Y.Kamakura, T.G.Etoh, "Simulation analysis of temporal resolution in BSI MCG image sensor," The 31st International Congress on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics (ICHSIP31), Osaka, Japan, 2016.11.
  • Robert Ladig, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, "High precision marker based localization and movement on the ceiling employing an aerial robot with top mounted omni wheel drive system," 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2016), Daejeon, Korea, 2016.10.
  • Syohei Shimahara, Leewiwatwong Suphachart, Robert Ladig, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, "Aerial torsional manipulation employing multirotor flying robot," 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2016), Daejeon, Korea, 2016.10.
  • Anh Quang Nguyen, Vu Truong Son Dao, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Yoshinari Kamakura, Takeharu Goji Etoh, "Crosstalk analysis and a cancellation method for an image sensor operating at 1Gfps," Mechanical Engineering Journal, 2016.7. (advance publication)
  • Suphachart Leewiwatwong, Shouhei Shimahara, Robert Ladig, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, "Vision based autonomous orientational control for aerial manipulation via on-board FPGA," The Twelfth IEEE Embedded Vision Workshop (held in conjunction with IEEE CVPR2016), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2016.7.
  • Anh Quang Nguyen, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Vu Truong Son Dao, Yoshinari Kamakura, Takeharu Goji Etoh, "Crosstalk analysis of an image sensor operating at 1 Gfps," 2016 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Communications and Electronics, Ha Long, Vietnam, 2016.7.
  • Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Hiroto Nakashima, Kentaro Nozu, "Robotic grasp control with high-resolution combined tactile and proximity sensing, " 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2016), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016.5.
  • Natsumi Minamitani, Vu Truong Son Dao, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Takeharu G. Etoh, Yoshinari Kamakura, Nobuya Mori, "Analysis of ultra-high-speed image sensor with Monte Carlo simulation," International Symposium on Advanced Nanodevices and Nanotechnology (ISANN 2015), Waikoloa, Hawaii, 2015.11.
  • Hiroto Nakashima, Keiichiro Kagawa, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, "Combined tactile and proximity sensor employing compound-eye camera," ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications, 2015.10.
  • Vu Truong Son Dao, Anh Quang Nguyen, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Yoshinari Kamakura, Natsumi Minamitani, Chao Zhang, Eduardo Charbon, Luc Haspeslagh, Paul Goetshhalckx, Piet De Moor, T. Goji Etoh, "A Structure of an Image Sensor Operating at 1 Gfps," International Conference on Advanced Technology in Experimental Mechanics (ATEM'15), Toyohashi, Japan, 2015.10.
  • S.Shimahara, R.Ladig, L.Suphachart, S.Hirai, and K.Shimonomura, "Aerial manipulation for the workspace above the airframe," 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2015), Hamburg, Germany, 2015.9.
  • V.T.S.Dao, T.G.Etoh, K.Shimonomura, Q.Nguyen, N.Hayashi, Y.Kamakura, C.Zhang, E.Charbon, P.Goetschalckx, L.Haspeslagh, P.De Moor, "Toward 10 Gfps: Factors limiting the frame rate of the BSI MCG image sensor," 2015 International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW), Vaals, The Netherlands, 2015.6.
  • H.Nakashima, K.Kagawa, K.Shimonomura, "A combined tactile and proximity sensor for adaptive grasping of a robot hand," 2nd Asian Image Sensors and Imaging Systems Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 2014.12.
  • K.Shimonomura, K.Kitagawa, V.T.S.Dao, T.G.Etoh, Y.Kamakura, "Analysis of temporal resolution in a backside-illuminated multi-collection-gate image sensor employing Monte Carlo method," 2nd Asian Image Sensors and Imaging Systems Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 2014.12.
  • T.G.Etoh, V.T.S.Dao, K.Shimonomura, E.Charbon, C.Zhang, Y.Kamakura and T.Matsuoka, "Toward 1Gfps: Evolution of Ultra-high-speed Image Sensors: ISIS, BSI, Multi-Collection Gates, and 3D-stacking," IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM2014), San Francisco, CA, US, 2014.12.
  • K.Shimonomura, H.Nakashima, K.Kagawa, "A miniaturized compound-eye camera for combined position, proximity and tactile sensing," IEEE SENSORS 2014, Valencia, Spain, 2014.11.
  • K.Shimonomura, V.T.S.Dao, T.G.Etoh, Y.Kamakura, "A simulation analysis of backside-illuminated multi-collection-gate image sensor employing Monte Carlo method," 2014 International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD2014), Yokohama, Japan, 2014.9.
  • R.Ladig, K.Shimonomura, "FPGA-based fast response image analysis for autonomous or semi-autonomous indoor flight," 10th IEEE Embedded Vision Workshop (held in conjunction with IEEE CVPR 2014), Columbus, OH, USA, 2014.6.
  • V.T.S.Dao, K.Shimonomura, Y.Kamakura, T.G.Etoh, "Simulation analysis of a backside-illuminated multi-collection-gate image sensor," ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications, vol.2, no.2, pp.114-122, 2014.4.
  • K.Shimonomura, H.Nakashima, "A combined tactile and proximity sensing employing a compound-eye camera," IEEE SENSORS 2013, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2013.11.
  • R.Ladig, K.Shimonomura, "Autonomous indoor navigation of a quadrotor utilizing a FPGA based vision system," The SICE Annual Conference 2013, Nagoya, Japan, 2013.9.
  • M.Ishida, K.Shimonomura, "Marker based camera pose estimation for underwater robots," 2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII2012), Fukuoka, Japan, 2012.12.
  • K.Shimonomura, S.Kameda, A.Iwata, and T.Yagi, "Wide-dynamic range APS-based silicon retina with brightness constancy," IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol.22, no.9, pp.1482-1493, 2011.
  • K.Shimonomura, T.Yagi, "Neuromorphic vergence eye movement control of binocular robot vision," In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2010), Tianjin, China, pp.1774-1779, 2010.
  • K.Shimonomura, T.Yagi, "Computing lightness constancy with an APS-based silicon retina," In Proc. of IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS 2008), Baltimore, MD, USA, pp.201-204, 2008.
  • K.Shimonomura, T.Yagi, "Neuromorphic VLSI vision system for real-time texture segregation," Neural Networks, vol.21, no.8, pp.1197-1204, 2008.
  • K.Shimonomura, T.Kushima, T.Yagi, "Binocular robot vision emulating disparity computation in the primary visual cortex," Neural Networks, vol.21, no.2-3, pp.331-340, 2008.
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Member
Professor Shimonomura, Kazuhiro
Assistant Professor Ladig, Robert Oliver
Assistant Sugahara, Yumiko
Assistant Researcher Ngo, Nguyen Hoai
Graduate students
(Doctoral Program)
Hannibal Paul
Graduate students
(Master's Program)
Jiang, Rui
Kumagai, Kenta
Sakai, Yuta
Miyazaki, Ryo
Unno, Koki
Serizawa, Ken
Terada, Tatsuya
Fujii, Kaho
Morimoto, Kazuhiro
Yamashita, Shohei
Yuki, Shinya
Huang, Yanzhao
Undergraduates Ushiro, Kyosuke
Uda, Ryusuke
Okumura, Koji
Kajino, Shogo
Kominami, Takamasa
Sato, Takao
Shiomi, Ryota
Nishiguchi, Shinya
Hosokawa, Yuya
Makita, Yoshiki
Miyamoto, Kazuma
Murata, Yusuke
Morioka, Naruki
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Contact
Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Ph.D.
Dept. of Robotics, College of Science and Engineering,
Ritsumeikan University
1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577 Japan
E-mail skazufc.ritsumei.ac.jp

Office: EW410 (East Wing 4F)
Lab: Integrated Sensors and Intelligence Lab (East Wing 7F), Graduates Lab E71 (East Wing 7F)

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