International activities

Research project evaluation

Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France.

INRIA, France.

NWO domain TTW, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Netherlands.

NSERC, Canada.

Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of Munich, Germany.  

★ Affiliations

IEEE senior member
IEEE Robotic and Automation Society
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Education Society

★ IEEE-Robotics and Automation Society

Workshop and tutorial/ICRA expo co-chair IEEE/RAS ICRA conference 2024.
Program chair IEEE/RAS/RSJ/KROS RoMAN 2022.  
Committee Member, IEEE RAS CARES (Committee to Aid Reporting on Misconduct Concerns 2021~now.
Publicity chair IEEE/RAS Humanoids 2020/2021.
Senior Editor IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 2020~
Award committee member, Service robotics, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2020.
Associate editor IEEE Transactions in Robotics 2019~now.
General co-chair IEEE/RAS Humanoids 2019.
Editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE/RAS International conference on Humanoids 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
Guest associate editor IEEE Transactions on Robotics Special Issue on "Movement Science for Humans and Humanoids: Methods and Applications" 2016.
IEEE/RAS Ad Hoc WIE (Women in Engineering) Committee, 2013~2016.
Associate editor & program committee member IEEE/RAS IROS conference 2013~now.
Associate editor & program committee member IEEE/RAS-EMBS Biorob conferences 2010~2018.
Associate editor & program committee member IEEE/RAS Humanoids conferences 2012~2015.
Session chair Humanoids 2012~now.
Session chair IROS 2008~now.
Session chair BIOROB 2010~now.


General Secretary IFToMM World Congress 2023.
IFToMM Nominating committee member 2020-2023.
Program chair ROMANSY 2020.
Co-organizer of the 1st IFToMM Japan International Summer School on Mechanical Science and Robotics 2018.
日本IFToMM General secretary, 2016~now.
IFToMM Technical committee on Robotics and Mechatronics member 2017~now.
IFToMM Technical committee on Biomechanical Engineering member 2017~now.
日本IFToMM Executive Committee member 2010~now.
Executive commitee Asian MMS 2012.
Community editor IFToMM Cafe.
Program commitee member ROMANSY.
Session chair IFToMM World Congress 2019.
Session chair Asian MMS 2012.


Tutorial Co-chair IFAC Workd Congress 2023.
General chair SyRoCo 2021.
Program committee member WROCO 2019.
Program committee member SyRoCo 2018.
Program committee member World congress 2016.
Program committee member SYSID.
Session chair IFAC World Congress 2014.


Workshop and Tutorial chair RSS 2021.
Area chair RSS 2020.
Area chair RSS 2019.
Guest Editor IJRR special issue International Symposium on Experimental Robotics.
Editor 2016 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics
, Kulić, D., Nakamura, Y., Khatib, O., Venture, G. (Eds.), ISBN 978-3-319-50115-4.
Publicity chair
2016 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics
Program committee member 2016 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics
Program commitee member RSS.
Session chair ISRR 2013.

★ Others

Associate editor Interaction Studies 2021~now.
Associate editor Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 2018~now.
Associate editor International Journal of Humanoid robotics 2017~2020
Associate editor Frontiers in Robotics and AI 2015~2020.
Associate editor ICARV conference.
General chair Ecotic 2018.
General chair Ecotic 2020.
Executive committee member ICARV 2012.
Program committee member Meder 2018.
Program committee member DHM 2017.
Program committee member HRI.
Program committee member ICSR.
Program committee member AIM.
Program committee member EMBC.
Program committee member WAFR.
Program committee member ROBIO.

★ Board

Ethic board member of project ERC project EMTHEC Emotional Machines: the technological transformation of intimacy in Japan.

Domestic activities

★ Affiliations

Institut pour l'Etude des Relations Homme-Robots

★ Robotics Society of Japan ロボット学会

Board of Directors, International affairs, 2020~now
Technical commitee on humanoid robotics member 2017~now
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.
Session chair RSJ 2010~2012.
Session organizer RSJ International session 2010~2014.

★ Japanese council of IFToMM 日本IFToMM

General secretary 2016~now.
Executive committee member 2009~now
Organizer of Jc-IFToMM Symposium 2017.
Reviewer for Jc-IFToMM symposium.
Session chair Jc-IFToMM symposium 2012~now.

★ Kansei Engineering 日本感性工学会

Reviewer for 日本感性工学会論文誌.

★ Others

Program co-chair 3rd International Workshop on Cognition: Interdisciplinary Foundations, Models and Applications (CIFMA 2021).
Organizing committee D&D 2018.
Special Lecturer for 日本機械学会「英語力強化合宿 Academic Boot Camp」2013~2017.
Exuctive committee member 関東支部講演会 2014.
Exuctive committee member MOVIC 2013.
Session chair 関東支部講演会2014.
Session chair Robotics Symposia 2013.

★ Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

★ 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, 2017-2018.
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Publicity strategic committee, member 2012-2013, 2019.

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

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

G. Venture, ロボティクスの先生ってなんの仕事?, Mukogaoka Junior high school, March 15th, 2019.

G. Venture, "Being a woman in a robots’ world", European Research Night - Gender Equality in Research & Dual-Careers at the occasion of the 2018 International Women's day, Tokyo, Japan, March 8th 2018.

G. Venture, "Human motion analysis and robotics: 感情認識とロボット工学の試み", 三鷹ネットワーク大学企画講座, Tokyo, Japan, November 10th, 2017.

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

+ Our robot Yokobo was awarded the 2021 Kawaii design award. In partnership with Orange, LS2N and Strate in France.

+ Yue HU, assistant professor, finalist of the Young Investigator Best Paper Award during the IFToMM Japanese Council conference 2020 for her paper "Active Physical Human-Robot Interaction: An Experiment Towards Quantifying Human Interactions".

+ Seiji YAMAGUCHI, master 1st year, finalist of the Young Investigator Best Paper Award during the IFToMM Japanese Council conference 2019 for his paper "Development of expressive intelligence during collaborative tasks with humans".

+ Suraj PATTAR, master 2nd year student, finalist of the Best student paper award for his paper "Intention and Engagement Recognition for Personalized Human-Robot Interaction, an integrated and Deep Learning approach" at the IEEE Int. Conf. on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics 2019.

+ 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