Daiki Nakashima

Master Student


Research Statement

I study snake locomotion. Although they have a seemingly very simple body, snakes exhibit very adaptive and versatile behavior under unpredictable real-world constraints. If the mechanisms of snake's locomotion are understood, they could be adapted to various uses in engineering. Particularly, I'm interested in the snake's behavior when they are put in rough terrain. In this case, they actively exploit the irregularities of the environment and move effectively by pushing their body against the scaffolds that they encounter. Clarifying the underlying mechanism will help develop robots that can work well in unstructured environments.

Short Biography

I received bachelor's degree in engineering from Tohoku university. I am currently a master student in department of electrical engineering from 2014.

Other Interests

My outside interests are reading comic books and cooking.