Research project evaluation

Reviewing committee member for Agence Nationale de la Recherche research projects

Reviewing committee member for INRIA research projects

★ General secretary

日本IFToMM General secretary, 2016~now

★ Committee and board member

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, International strategic committee, co-chair 2014

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, International strategic committee, member 2010-2011, 2014-2015, 2017~

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Publicity strategic committee, member 2012-2013

日本IFToMM Executive Committee, 2010~now

IEEE/RAS Ad Hoc WIE (Women in Engineering) Committee, 2013~2016

IFToMM Technical committee on Robotics and Mechatronics 2017~now

IFToMM Technical committee on Biomechanical Engineering 2017~now

Robotics Society of Japan Technical commitee on humanoid robotics (ロボット学会のヒューマノイド・ロボティクスTC) 2017~now

★ Editor ・ Associate Editor ・ Chair

Biomechanics of Anthropomorphic Systems (to be published);
Proceedings of the IEEE/RAS International conference on Humanoids 2017 (to be published)
2016 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, Kulić, D., Nakamura, Y., Khatib, O., Venture, G. (Eds.), ISBN 978-3-319-50115-4
Proceedings of the IEEE/RAS International conference on Humanoids 2016, ISBN 978-1-509-04719-2

Associate Editor:
International Journal of Humanoid robotics; Frontiers in Robotics and AI; IEEE/RAS IROS conference; IEEE/RAS Humanoids conferences since 2012; IEEE/EMBS Biorob Conference; ICARV conference

Program chair ROMANSY 2020; General co-chair Program chair Humanoids 2019; Publicity chair ISER 2016

Guest Associate Editor:
IEEE Transactions on Robotics Special Issue on "Movement Science for Humans and Humanoids: Methods and Applications"

Community editor:

★ Service activities

Peer-Reviewed Journals and Magazines:
+ IEEE Transactions on Robotics
+ IEEE/EMBS Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
+ IEEE/EMBS Engineering in Medecine and Biology Magazine
+ ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control
+ Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
+ Computed Aided Design
+ RSJ Advanced Robotics
+ J. of Social Robotics
+ J. of Neural Engineering
+ Biological Cybernetics
+ Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
+ IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
+ IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
+ Transportation Research
+ Robotics and Autonomous Systems
+ Frontiers in Humanoid Robotics
+ 日本感性工学会論文誌

Executive Committee:
Romansy 2020 (Program Chair); D&D 2018; Humanoids 2017 (Editor); Humanoids 2016 (Editor); IROS 2016 (Associate Editor); ISER 2016 (Publicity Chair); Humanoids2015 (Associate Editor); IROS 2015 (Associate Editor), IROS 2014 (Associate Editor), 関東支部講演会 2014, Humanoids 2013 (Associate Editor), IROS 2013 (Associate Editor), MOVIC 2013, Humanoids 2012 (Associate Editor), Asian MMS 2012, ICARV 2012, BioRob 2010 (Associate Editor)

Program Committee:

Workshop, Symposium tutorial organizer:
ICSR 2017 workshop on "Modes of Interaction for Social Robots: Postures, Gestures and Micro-interactions (Part I. Small robots)",ICMI 2016 1 day workshop; ICRA 2015, 1/2 day workshop; ICRA 2014, one day workshop; 1st Symposium on Human Movement Understanding and Neuromechanics, 2014; IROS 2013, one day Tutorial; MOVIC 2013; Asian MMS2012; IROS 2011, one day Workshop;

Session organizer:
ESB 2016, Special session; RSJ 2014, International session; RSJ 2013, International session; RSJ 2012, International session; RSJ 2011, International session; RSJ 2010, International session

Session Chair:
IFAC World Congress 2014, 関東支部講演会2014, ISRR 2013, IROS 2013, Robotics Symposia 2013, Humanoids 2012, Asian MMS 2012, RSJ 2012,
Jc-IFToMM symposium 2012, RSJ 2011, RSJ 2010, BIOROB 2010, IROS 2008

Special Lecturer:

RSJ Summer School in Humanoid robotics - ロボット学会ヒューマノイド・ロボティクス2017夏の学校 2017; 日本機械学会「英語力強化合宿 Academic Boot Camp」2017; 日本機械学会「英語力強化合宿 Academic Boot Camp」2016; 日本機械学会「英語力強化合宿 Academic Boot Camp」2015;日本機械学会「英語力強化合宿 Academic Boot Camp」2014; 日本機械学会「英語力強化合宿 Academic Boot Camp」2013

★ Affiliations

IEEE Robotic and Automation Society

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

IEEE Computer Society

International Society for Posture and Gait Research


Robotics Society of Japan

★ Outreach, Social Programs, public events & Promotion of Women in Science and Engineering

Lecture on Dynamics identification for humanoid robots at the RSJ Summer school in humanoid robotics, September 15th 2017.

Reading live Mandala 2017: As part of our project "What does it mean to live with robots?" together with philosopher Prof. D. Lestel, L. Rincon, L-E. Coronado and Y. Yamagami we will join the reading live event at Mandala Minami Aoyama with some of our robots, August 28th 2017.

Science talk as part of the exhibition "Human & robot - Shaping the future" at the Nature and Science museum, August 26th 2017.

Panelist at "Signature of Life: Arts and Robotics", Tokyo, Japan, March 20th 2017.

Sakura science lecture, Tokyo, Japan, January 2017 and July 14th 2017.

Plenary talk at "U18 Symposium: Robot, AI and Human", Tokyo, Japan, October 2016.

Redaction of articles for IEEE-RAS-WIE column of RAS Magazine.

Plenary talk at the "Lectures for Women in Science", Tokyo, Japan, November 2012.

Lectures at Johoku Saitama Prefecture high school, Japan, March 2012.

Mechworld 2017 (2 programs); Mechworld 2016 (2 programs); Mechworld 2015 (1 program)

2013 "Summer program" for high school female students, 2012 "Summer program" for high school female students

"2015 Science for female high school students" summer school, "2014 Science for female highschool students" summer school, "2013 Science for female highschool students" summer school, "2012 Science for female highschool students" summer school, "2011 Science for female highschool students" summer school, "2010 Science for female highschool students" summer school

★ Awards

+ Sumire FUTAMURE, master 2nd year received the IEEE/RAS Humanoids 2016 Kanako Miura award.

+ Saki KATO, undergraduate 4th year, received the IEEE TOWER 2016 Outstanding presentation award for our work on “Development Handover Robot System considering recipient's posture judgement”.

+ Misato BABA, undergraduate 4th year, received the IEEE TOWER 2016 WIE presentation award for our work on “Developing assistive grasping power device with MR fluid”.

+ Our paper in collaboration with the JRL CNRS-AIST on "Parameter Identification of Humanoid Robot - Systematic Exciting Motion Generation and Optimization" presented at SI 2014 by E. Yoshida has received the "excellent presentation award".

+ " ベースリンクの運動方程式を用いた脚ロボットの力学パラメータの可同定性 - Inertial Parameters Identifiability of Legged Robots Using Base-link Dynamics" finalist of Best Paper Award Robot Symposia 2009

+ Our PhD student Ko Ayusawa received the 2008 SI部門賞 若手奨励賞 for our paper 「床反力計測に基づくヒューマノイドの全身力学パラメータの同定」 presented at Robot Symposia 2008.

+ IEEE/RAS Best performance design award in the Hands on Robot Contest of the IEEE/RAS and ISRS International School of Robotics Science 2005

+ "Passive Stiffness Estimation of Human Joints and its Medical Applications Based on Musculoskeletal Dynamics Model and Motion-Capturing - 筋骨格モデルとモシオンカプチャーを用いた人間の関節受動的スティフネス推定とその医療応用", finalist for the Young Investigator Best Paper Award during the IFToMM Japanese Council conference 2006