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History of Robotics Research and Development of JapanIntegration, Intelligence, etc.

The aim and editorial policy of “History of Robotics Research and Development of Japan”

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Committee of Robotics Research and Development Archive
The Chair: Prof. Atsuo Takanishi

“History of Robotics Research and Development of Japan” is an archive that integrates typical and historical results of Japanese robotics research and development. Items contained in this archive have been selected from prize winning works of RSJ awards or valuable and useful works for our society. You will be able to overlook transition of robotics researches and developments in Japan.

The Uncanny Valley

1970
Masahiro Mori

Intelligent Robot

1972
Masakazu EjiriTakeshi UnoHaruo YodaTatsuo GotoKiyoo Takeyasu

INFORMATION-POWER MACHINE WITH SENSES AND LIMBS

1973
I. KatoS. OhteruH. KobayashiK. shiraiA. Uchiyama

Automatic Bolting Robot

1976
Takeshi UnoMasakazu EjiriTakeshi Tokunaga

Language Directed Master-Slave Manipulation Method

1984
Shigeoki HIRAITomomasa Sato

Hand Eye Coordination in Rope Handling

1987
Masayuki INABAHirochika INOUE

The Robot Musician ‘WABOT-2’ (WAseda roBOT-2)

1987
I. KatoS. OhteruK. ShiraiS. NaritaS. SuganoT. MatsushimaT. KobayashiE. Fujisawa

Development of a High-Speed Coordinate Transformation LSI for Manipulators

1989
Michiataka KameyamaTatsuo HiguchiTakao MatsumotoHideki Egami

A Telerobot System Featuring Man-robot Cooperative Task Execution

1991
Tomomasa SATOToshihiro MATSUIShigeoki HIRAI

Task Model for Assembly Plan from Observation System

1993
Katsushi IKEUCHITakashi SUEHIRO

New 3-DOF Parallel Mechanism and Application to Space-Born Smart End-Effector

1994
Kazuo MachidaYoshitsugu TodaToshiaki IwataShoichi IikuraTadashi Komatsu

Active Understanding of Human Intention by a Robot through Monitoring of Human Behavior

1995
Tomomasa SatoYoshifumi NishidaJunri IchikawaYotaro HatamuraHiroshi Mizoguchi

Purposive Behavior Acquisition for a Real Robot by Vision-Based Reinforcement Learning

1996
Minoru AsadaShoichi NodaSukoya TawaratsumidaKoh Hosoda

Mobile Robot Navigation by a Distributed Vision System

1999
Takushi Sogo Katsumi KimotoHiroshi IshiguroToru Ishida

Precise Task Execution and Tele-Sensing in Space by Sensor-Fused Telerobotics

2000
Kazuo MachidaYoshitsugu TodaTatsuo MikamiSatoru Komada

Optimal Grasping Using Visual and Tactile Feedback

2000
Akio NamikiMasatoshi Ishikawa

Telexistence Cockpit for Humanoid Biped Robot

2000
Susumu TachiKiyoshi KomoriyaKazuya SawadaTakashi NishiyamaToshiyuki ItokoMasami KobayashiKozo Inoue

Robot Audition: Research Issues and Current Status

2000
Kazuhiro NakadaiTino LourensHiroshi G. OkunoHiroaki KitanoKen-ichi Hidai

Internet oriented Robot services and RSi(Robot Service initiative)'s activities

2004
Masahiko NaritaYoshihiko MurakawaRyota HIURADaisuke YAMOTOYuka KATO

TELEsarPhone: Mutual Telexistence Communication System transmitting both presence and existence

2005
Susumu TachiNaoki KawakamiHiroyuki KajimotoKouichi WatanabeKouta Minamizawa

Natural resolution of ill-posedness of inverse kinematics for redundant robots

2005
Suguru ArimotoMasahiro SekimotoHiroe HashiguchiRyuta Ozawa

Reproducing Human Dance Motions by a Biped Humanoid Robot

2005
Shin'ichiro NakaokaAtsushi NakazawaFumio KanehiroKenji KanekoMitsuharu MorisawaHirohisa HirukawaKatsushi Ikeuchi

Robot Town Project

2007
Tsutomu HasegawaRyo KurazumeKouji MurakamiYoshihiko KimuroTakashi IenagaDaisaku AritaYousuke SendaMasaru AdachiKazuhiko Yokoyama

Feeling a Rigid Virtual World through an Impulsive Haptic Display

2007
Emmanuel B. Vander PoortenYasuyoshi Yokokohji

Development and Deployment of Open Source Robot Audition Software HARK (Honda Research Institute Japan Audition for Robots with Kyoto University)

2008
Kazuhiro NakadaiShun'ichi YamamotoHiroshi G. OkunoJean-Marc ValinHirofumi NakajimaRyu TakedaKeisuke NakamuraTakami YoshidaTakeshi MizumotoTakuma Otsuka

Thrwoing & Batting Robot

2009
Masatoshi IshikawaAkio NamikiTaku Senoo

Motion-Copying System

2009
Seiichiro Katsura

Realization of fully autonomous brain-machine hybrid system using an insect brain

2011
Atsushi TakashimaRyo MinegishiDaisuke KurabayashiRyohei Kanzaki

Co-player robot that plays the music with humans in an ensemble

2011
Takeshi MizumotoLim AngelicaTakuma OtsukaTatsuhiko ItoharaKazumasa MurataKazuhiro NakadaiHiroshi G. OkunoGökhan InceJoão Lobato OliveiraKazuyoshi Yoshii

Robots that learn concepts and words through interaction

2012
Takayuki NagaiTomoaki NakamuraTakaya Araki

Real-world Robust Microphone Array Processing for Robot Audition

2013
Keisuke NakamuraHiroki MiuraTakami YoshidaYoshiaki BandoTakeshi MizumotoKazuhiro NakadaiHiroshi G. Okuno

Autonomous guide-less delivery robot with direct teaching function

2014
Tadashi OdashimaHidenori YabushitaTakemitsu MoriAkinobu FujiiMinoru Tanaka