About Us


We are a student-project team founded in Kitakyushu Science and Research Park, Japan. Currently, 24 members belong to our team, from seven laboratories. Our feature is that the team is made up of students from diverse laboratories, so various knowledge and know-how gather together in one place. Our goal is to realise a Home Service Robot that can coexist with humans.

As we aim to accomplish the purpose,

  1. Participate in competitions
  2. Develop a platform for research implementations
  3. Develop exercise materials that can be used in lectures


The RoboCup@Home league aims to develop service and assistive robot technology with high relevance for future personal domestic applications. It is the largest international annual competition for autonomous service robots and is part of the RoboCup initiative [1].

Since 2010,  we have been participating in the RoboCup@Home, World Robot Challenge, and small competitions of research society on the intelligent Home Robotics (iHR), and we check the quality and functionality of the robot system through these competitions.

The main competition results are as follows:

2018.10.17(Wed) – 21(Sun) World Robot Challenge 2018 Service Robotics Category
Partner Robot Challenge Real Space 1st Place
METI Minister’s Award
RSJ Special Award
2018.6.18(Mon) – 22(Fri) RoboCup 2018 Montreal @Home League
DSPL 1st Place
P&G Dishwasher Challenge Award
2018.5.3(Thu) – 5(Sat) RoboCup JAPAN OPEN 2018 OGAKI @Home League
DSPL 2nd Place
OPL 1st Place
JSAI Award
2017.7.25(Tue) – 30(Sun) RoboCup 2017 Nagoya Japan @Home League
DSPL 1st Place
OPL 5th Place
2017.5.3(Wed) – 5(Fri) RoboCup JAPAN OPEN 2017 @Home League
DSPL 2nd Place
OPL 3rd Place
2017.4.5(Wed) Kyutech Presidents Award Technology Award
2017.2.28(Tue) The 2nd HSR User Meeting Poster/Presentation Award
2016.12.10(Sat) – 11(Sun) The 5th research society on the intelligent Home Robotics (iHR), iHR Challenge Overall 1st place
Speech Recognition & Audio Detection Test”  1st place
Manipulation & Object Recognition” 1st place
2016.3.25(Fri) – 27(Sun) RoboCup JAPAN OPEN 2016 AICHI, RoboCup@Home Competition, @Home Open Platform League 2nd place
Finalist Award
2015.5.2(Sat) – 4(Mon) RoboCup JAPAN OPEN 2015 FUKUI,
RoboCup@Home League, Actual Machine League
3rd place

[1] “RoboCup@Home Official Webpage,” http://www.robocupathome.org/about

A Platform for Research Implementations

We also develop robots as a platform to implement research results.

Students from diverse laboratories make use of their knowledge and implement their research results on our robots. Our team aims to develop a new robot that introduces state-of-the-art technologies.

So far we have carried out the following mounting experiments:



[2] (In Japanese): 辻湧弥, 湯澤慶太,夏目季代久, “脳波SSVEPを用いたブレインロボットインターフェースシステムの構築,” 第3回インテリジェントホームロボティクス研究会, 11月, 2015.

[3] Japanese Patent, Application Number 2013-557382, 特願2013-557382号, 「生体情報処理装置、生体情報処理システム、生体情報の圧縮方法、及び、生体情報の圧縮処理プログラム」, 佐藤寧, 2013年8月.

[4] Japanese Patent, Application Number 2016-037660, 特願2016-037660号, 「ハードウェアプラットフォーム及びハードウェアプラットフォームを用いたハードウェアの操作方法」, 田向権, 石田裕太郎, 森江隆, 2016年2月.

[5] M.Tanaka, H.Matsubara, and T.Morie, “Human Detection and Face Recognition Using 3D Structure of Head and Face Surfaces Detected by RGB-D Sensor,” Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. 691-697, Dec. 2015. doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0691.


Joint Graduate School Intelligent Car & Robotics Course

CarRobo Joint Graduate School is a course for human resource development that develops intelligent automobiles / intelligent robots that are expected to develop greatly in the future. This course cooperates with three universities (Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), The University of Kitakyushu (UK), Waseda University (WU) ) that have campuses in Kitakyushu Science and Research Park.

Hibikino-Musashi@Home also carries out teaching materials to be used at the CarRobo Joint Graduate School and lectures using robots. In the lectures, you can acquire a wide range of knowledge from general purpose knowledge on robots to characteristic parts of robots developed by your team.



Hibikino-Musashi@Home has been supported by the following organizations and companies:

Inter-University Collaborative Education; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Joint Graduate School Intelligent Car & Robotics Course (2012-2017)

Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry Science and Technology, Promotion of human resource development, Hibikino High-Teck Challenge (2013-2015)

九州工業大学 創立100周年記念事業学生創造学習支援プロジェクト:学生プロジェクト(2015, 2018), 安川電機プロジェクト(2016, 2017)
Kyutech 100th anniversary commemoration project: Student Project (2015, 2018), YASKAWA Electric Corporation Project (2016, 2017)