Awards & Honors

  1. Young Investigator Fund Best Paper Award of The 5th Jc-IFToMM International Symposium: Haitao Wang, Shunsuke Yoshimoto, Akio Yamamoto, "A Concept of 3D Super Multi DOF Robot Arm based on Electrostatic Layer Jamming", Proceedings of the 5th Jc-IFToMM International Symposium, pp. 52-56, 2022

  2. IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Japan Joint Chapter Young Award: Hiroki Mitsubayashi, Shunsuke Yoshimoto, Akio Yamamoto, "Adaptive Potential Scanning for a Tomographic Tactile Sensor with High Spatio-Temporal Resolution", Proceedings of 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2020), pp. 9827-9832, 2020

  3. Bronze Best Student Paper Award in 6th International Workshop on New Trends in Medical and Service Robotics (MESROB 2018): Lingchao Su, Takeru Nemoto, and Akio Yamamoto, "Performance of a thermal bipedal walker on inclined surfaces", New Trends in Medical and Service Robotics, pp. 17-24, 2018

  4. Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, MDT division, Award of Merit: Akio Yamamoto, 2016

  5. Bronze Paper Award in AsiaHaptics 2016: Taku Nakamura, Shota Nemoto, Takumi Ito, and Akio Yamamoto, "Substituted Force Feedback using Palm Pressurization for a Handheld Controller", Proceedings of AsiaHaptics 2016, 197-199, 2016

  6. People's Choice Award in AsiaHaptics 2016: Taku Nakamura, Shota Nemoto, Takumi Ito, and Akio Yamamoto, "Substituted Force Feedback using Palm Pressurization for a Handheld Controller", Proceedings of AsiaHaptics 2016, 197-199, 2016

  7. FA Foundation Paper Award: Yusuke Kuruma, Akio Yamamoto, and Toshiro Higuchi, "High Speed Non-Contact Handling of a Steel Disk Using Feedforward Tilt Control", Journal of System Design and Dynamics, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 552-567 (2013), 2015

  8. Honorable Mention of Best Demonstration Award in AsiaHaptics 2014: Toshiki Kitazawa and Akio Yamamoto, "Rendering Different Sensations to Multiple Fingers in a Multi-Digit Softness Display: Pulsation and Distributed Softness", Proceedings of Asia Haptics 2014, paper No. B-14, 2014

  9. Honorable Mention of Best Demonstration Award in AsiaHaptics 2014: Taku Nakamura and Akio Yamamoto,"Built-in Capacitive Position Sensing for Multi-user Electrostatic Visuo-haptic Display", Proceedings of Asia Haptics 2014, paper No. B-10, 2014

  10. Best Student Paper Award (poster presentation) in IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013: Fuminobu Kimura and Akio Yamamoto, "Rendering Variable-Sized Lump Sensations on a Softness Tactile Display", Proceedings of IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013, pp. 97-102, 2013

  11. Best Paper Award in International Conference on Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI'13): Takuya Hosobata and Akio Yamamoto, "Mixed Reality System on Flat Panel Display with Real Object Driven by Synchronous Transparent Electrostatic Actuator", Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI'13), pp. 127.1-127.7, 2013

  12. 2013 Best Teaching Award: Akio Yamamoto, School of Engineering, Univ. of Tokyo, 2013

  13. Finalist for IROS2012 Best Paper in 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'12): Ryosuke Saito, Takuya Hosobata, Akio Yamamoto, and Toshiro Higuchi, "A Resonant Electrostatic Induction Motor with Piezoelectric Elements As Inductors Connected to Its Slider Electrodes", Proceedings of 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'12), pp. 622-627, 2012

  14. IEEE R&A Socity Japan Chapter, Young Award: Ryosuke Saito, Takuya Hosobata, Akio Yamamoto, and Toshiro Higuchi, "A Resonant Electrostatic Induction Motor with Piezoelectric Elements As Inductors Connected to Its Slider Electrodes", Proceedings of 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'12), pp. 622-627, 2012

  15. Young Author's Award for Excellent Presentation from 20th MAGDA Conference in Pacific Asia: Fumiaki Kanayama, Takuya Hosobata, Akio Yamamoto, and Toshiro Higuchi "Study on Synchronization between an Electrostatic Motor and a Rotary Transformer", The 20th MAGDA Conference in Pacific Asia Proceedings, pp. 48-51, 2011

  16. IEEE R&A Society Japan Chapter, Young Award: Fuminobu Kimura, Akio Yamamoto, and Toshiro Higuchi, "Development of a 2-DOF Softness Feeling Display for Tactile Tele-Presentation of Deformable Surfaces", Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), pp. 1822-1827, 2010

  17. Mechatronics Journal Best Paper Prize from Elsvier Ltd. and International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC): Ewoud van West, Akio Yamamoto, and Toshiro Higuchi, "The Concept of Haptic Tweezer, a non-contact object handling system using levitation techniques and haptics", Mechatronics, Vol. 17, No. 7, pp. 345-356 (2007), 2008

  18. Finalist for best manupulation paper in 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2008): Ewoud van West, Akio Yamamoto, and Toshiro Higuchi, "Transportation of Hard Disk Media Using Electrostatic Levitation and Tilt Control", Proc. IEEE ICRA2008, pp. 755-760, 2008

  19. Best Paper Award in 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS2007): Akio YAMAMOTO, Takumi NAKASHIMA, and Toshiro HIGUCHI, "Wall Climbing Mechanisms Using Electrostatic Attraction Generated by Flexible Electrodes", Proc. IEEE MHS2007, pp. 389-394, 2007

  20. IEEE R&A Society Japan Chapter, Young Award: Norio Yamashita, Akio Yamamoto, Masahiko Gondo, and Toshiro Higuchi, "Evaluation of an Electrostatic Film Motor Driven by Two-Four-Phase AC Voltage and Electrostatic Induction", Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA07), pp. 1572-1577, 2007

  21. Best Automation Paper in 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2006): Akio Yamamoto, Hisatomo Yoshioka, and Toshiro Higuchi, "A 2-DOF Electrostatic Sheet Conveyer Using Wire Mesh for Desktop Automation", Proc. IEEE ICRA2006, pp. 2208-2213, 2006

  22. Eurohaptics 2006, Best Student Paper Award: Ewoud van West, Akio Yamamoto, and Toshiro Higuchi, "Development of 'Haptic Tweezer', a non-contact object handling system using magnetic levitation and haptic device", Proceedigs of the Eurohaptics International Conference 2006, pp. 87-92, 2006

  23. Best Paper of the Oral Session in The Second International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industy Applications (LDIA '98): Akio YAMAMOTO, Toshiki NIINO, and Toshro HIGUCHI, "A High-Power Electrostatic Linear Servo Motor", Proc. LDIA '98, pp. 212-215, 1998


(c) Ambient Mechatronics Laboratory,
The University of Tokyo