This paper presents the main problems of the 1980’s as follows:
  1. (1)

    Multi-functionalizing of hand mechanisms;

  2. (2)

    Development of a walking machine;

  3. (3)

    Information processing with multi-micro-processors;

  4. (4)

    Large scale projects.


Particular attention, however, will be paid to trends in Japan.


Explosive Production Line Kato 


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    Kato Mechanical Hand (Kogyo-Chosa-Kai, 1977).Google Scholar
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    F. Honda and H. Takeyama “Conceptual Design of Integrated Production Center” IFAC Information Control Problems in Manufacturing Technology (Preprints) (Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1977).Google Scholar

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© The World Organisation of General Systems and Cybernetics 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Kato
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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