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Tomonari Furukawa

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Office location and address
675 Old Reservoir Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Collaborative Research: NRI: Ocean-Powered Robots for Autonomous Offshore Aquaculture
Source: U.S. Department Of Agriculture
September 01, 2021 – August 31, 2024
Collaborative Modular Robot Teammates for Shipboard Inspection and Maintenance
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
May 01, 2020 – April 30, 2022
Legged Autonomous Multi-Rotor Helicopter
Source: THK Japan HQ
January 01, 2020 – March 31, 2022
Collaborative Modular Robot Teammates for Shipboard Inspection and Maintenance
Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
March 20, 2020 – December 01, 2021
Toe Board Deformation Measurement in Crash Tests
Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
January 01, 2020 – November 30, 2021
Robotic Technologies for Complex Package Pick-and-Place Operations with Improved Efficiency
Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
December 09, 2019 – June 30, 2020
MBZIRC2020 Mohammed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge
Source: Khalifa University
October 01, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Road Condition Monitoring
Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
August 25, 2019 – December 31, 2019
MAE 4501: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3
Applies basic engineering science, design methods, and systems analysis to developing areas and current problems in mechanical engineering. Topics vary based on student and faculty interest. Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year standing.
MAE 4502: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3
Applies basic engineering science, design methods, and systems analysis to developing areas and current problems in mechanical engineering. Topics vary based on student and faculty interest. Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing.
MAE 4610: Mechanical Engineering Design I
Credits: 3
Coverage of the design process including project management, specifications, budgeting and case histories, Conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases. Technical proposal and report preparation and technical presentations. Organization of design teams to work on specific semester long mechanical design projects selected to illustrate the design process. Engineering 4th Year Standing or instructor permission.
MAE 4620: Mechanical Engineering Design II
Credits: 3
A continuation of MAE 4610 that applies the design process to projects. Organization of design teams to work on specific semester-long design projects, including oral presentations and written reports. Pre- or Co-Requisite MAE 4610
CS 4980: Capstone Research
Credits: 1–3
This course is one option in the CS fourth-year thesis track. Students will seek out a faculty member as an advisor, and do an independent project with said advisor. Instructors can give the 3 credits across multiple semesters, if desired. This course is designed for students who are doing research, and want to use that research for their senior thesis. Note that this track could also be an implementation project, including a group-based project. Prerequisite: CS 2150 or CS 2501 topic DSA2 with a grade of C- or higher, and BSCS major
MAE 6592: Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level
Credits: 1–3
Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form. Specific topics and prerequisites are listed in the Course Offering Directory.
MAE 6993: Independent Study in Mechanical or Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level
Credits: 3
Independent study of first-year graduate level material under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Students must petition the department Graduate Studies Committee before enrolling.
MAE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
MAE 8999: Master's Thesis Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of thesis research. Each full-time, resident Master of Science student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 7510 seminar) and 12.
MAE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
ECE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
MAE 9999: Dissertation Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of dissertation research. Each full-time resident doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 8591 seminar) and 12.