Awards & Honors

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  1. Finalist for Young Investigator Fund Best Paper Award of The 7th Jc-IFToMM International Symposium: Daichi Yamamoto, Akira Okuno, Akio Yamamoto, "Proximity Sensing by Integration of Capacitive and Optical Sensors Using a Switching Unscented Kalman Filter", Proceedings of the 7th Jc-IFToMM International Symposium, pp. 25-30, 2024

  2. International Session Best Presentation Award of The 41st Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan: Zhinan Zhang, Shunsuke Yoshimoto, Akio Yamamoto, "Hybrid Flexible Tactile Sensor for Detecting Pressure and Temperature Using Multi-frequency Inductive Excitation", Proc. 41st Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan, 2L2-06, 2023

  3. Silver Best Student Paper Award of the 8th International Workshop on New Trends in Medical and Service Robotics (MESROB 2023): Mayuka Kojima, Shunsuke Yoshimoto, Akio Yamamoto, "Grip-type Pseudo Force Display with Normal and Tangential Skin Stimulation", New Trends in Medical and Service Robotics. MESROB 2023. Mechanisms and Machine Science, Vol 133, pp. 63-70, 2023

  4. Finalist for Young Investigator Fund Best Paper Award of The 6th Jc-IFToMM International Symposium: Naoya Matsutani, Shunsuke Yoshimoto, Akio Yamamoto, "A friction-based passive haptic mouse using 2-stage electro-adhesion", Proceedings of the 6th Jc-IFToMM International Symposium, pp. 40-46, 2023

  5. The 8th Nagamori Award from Nagamori Foundation: Akio Yamamoto, 2022

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 2013 Best Teaching Award: Akio Yamamoto, School of Engineering, Univ. of Tokyo, 2013

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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