Wireless charging for daily life application
Smart charging targetedtowards Internet of Things(IoT) native living space
In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has attracted a lot of attention. The “IoT” is a methodology to connect objects in people’s living spaces with the internet by adding sensors and actuators to enable mutual data interaction. Separate to this, the cooperative operation of the distributed sensors and actuators for realizing certain purposes is called ‘Intelligent Space’. The IoT could be implemented by applying the concept of Intelligent Space to the objects in our living spaces. A dog might claim that “the temperature of the room is too high”, an umbrella stand might assert that “it’s going to rain”, the human body might start appealing that “the body is in poor condition or there is the risk of disease”. In IoT, connecting with artificial objects is termed IoT-I, connecting both human beings and living organisms is called IoT-II. In our laboratory to improve the AH field, we concentrate our studies on the theory of human-to-computer interaction based on the methodology of Intelligent Space.
However, as it has started to become popular to attach sensors and communicating devices all over objects, computing devices, digital machines, and animals or people, as well, power control of these mobile devices becomes a problem. Therefore, we believe that a breakthrough mechanism that can automatically charge our mobile devices (without being noticed by us) would change the current critical power management situation.
To take this into practical use, we are researching wireless power transmission, mainly to charge our mobile devices automatically, which could make everything smart.
In addition, we anticipate applying this technology to machines that have large electrical power capacity, such as automated guided vehicles (AGV), robots, and electric vehicles and taking this technology into account, we are also involved in cooperative research with manufacturing companies.
Invited presentation at Techno-Frontier 2016
An experiment of wireless power transmission