Tour #1 Keio K2 Campus(Advanced Science&Tech Labs)

Optional technical lab visit
Shinkawasaki Keio University Town Campus Tour

Date and time:
Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 16:00 - 18:00 (planned)

Meet at Keio Shinkawasaki K2 Campus at 15:45 (5 min from Shinkawasaki St.)

Mail to the following address with subject "Keio Tour Registration".

Max. participants:
20 peaple (on FIFO Basis)

1-1 Real Haptics-Blossom Technology in 21stCentury
Kouhei Ohnishi, Professor

Out of our five senses, auditory sense and visual sense could be artificially transmitted, and reproduced at a remote place. Telephones enable us to communicate with friends at a remote place, and a television broadcasts live-music at foreign countries. However, the sense of touch obtained by pushing, grasping or rubbing objects, has not become transmittable up until quite recently. Keio University Haptics Research Center has succeeded in transmitting the sense of touch to a remote place for the first time in the world. This novel technology is considered to be applied for tactile communication or tactile broadcasting. In addition, its technology is thought to revolutionize the industrial field or medical welfare field. Keio University Haptics Research Center is conducting research and development in order to make it immensely user-friendly.


1-2 Photonics Polymer Project
Yasuhiro Koike, Professor

Koike Laboratory has proposed and secured basic patents for a variety of innovations: world-leading graded index plastic optical fiber (GI-POF), highly scattered optical-transmission (HSOT) polymers, zero-birefringence polymers, and super-birefringent films. Utilizing these core technologies that are based on the essential principles of light, the Keio Photonics Research Institute (KPRI) is exploring possible applications of polymers in the field of photonics by elucidating their fundamental mechanisms, in an attempt to discover new functions. For example, to optimize the characteristics of ultra high-speed GI-POF (highly flexible, difficult to break, and easy to handle), we are engaged in a series of development processes, ranging from materials design to manufacturing techniques. The Koike Laboratory is not just improving the performance of different kinds of polymer components; it is also working on a "total design" for new and innovative, ultra high-definition (HD) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs).


1-3 Elastic lambda agreegation network
Japanese one of the largest optical network joint project
Member: NTT, KDDI, Hitachi, Oki, Furukawa, Keio Univ

Future optical metro-access integrated network can reallocate physical resources using scalable-elastic and route-selective optical paths. The network can accommodate multiple services and enhance network reliability.