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Summer Program

Tohoku University Engineering Summer Program 2016 (TESP 2016)

TESP is designed to inspire graduate level (MSc and PhD) students or young professionals in the field of Engineering. The program provides a series of lectures and hands-on activities on the advanced topics of Robotics and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. All are taught in English. In addition, the program includes various activities that expose the participants to Japanese culture and enrich their academic experience. The program overall promises students that the summer will be a rich academic and cultural experience and gives them an insight for their academic future and their future as a global citizenship.


robotics course

Core Lectures::
11 slots of 1.5 hours lectures on the following topics: Field and Space Robotics, Rescue Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Haptic Interface, Robot Vision, Medical Robotics, Molecular-size Robotics, Biologically Inspired Robotics (students are expected to attend all lectures.)

Hands-on Activities:
Selective from the following topics: Field and Space Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Haptic Interface, Robot Vision, Molecular-size Robotics

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course

Laboratory visit and experience:
Laboratory of Microphotonics
Laboratory of Wireless Information Technology
Laboratory of Electromagnetic Engineering

Hands-on Activities:
Design and make a prototype of a smart wireless power transfer system which can generate the solar electric power and transfer the power wirelessly to the electric devices.


July 25th - August 5th, 2016


Aobayama campus, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Application Deadline:

May 10th, 2016

Registration Fee:

15,000 JPY (tuition, activities, accommodation are free)


Phone & Fax: +81-22-795-7996


International Affairs

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