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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.

Pattern Recognition by the Artificial-Tactile Sense

1971
Gen-ichiro KinoshitaKunikatsu TakaseMasahiro Mori


Research on Desk Scene Analysis

1976
Yoshiaki Shirai

Optical Proximity Sensor by Using Phase Information

1981
Ryosuke MASUDAShuichi SASAKensuke HASEGAWA





Development of Window Control LSI Chip for Multi Window Robot Vision System

1987
Hirochika InoueHiroshi MizoguchiMasayuki InabaShigeki IkebataFumihiko Isogai

Evaluation of the Robot Force Sensor Structure Using Singular Value Decomposition

1987
Masaru UchiyamaYoshihiro NakamuraKyojiro Hakomori





Real-time Binocular Tracking Based on Virtual Horopter

1995
Nobuyuki KitaS. RougeauxYasuo KuniyoshiSigeyuki Sakane

Real-time Omnidirectional Image Sensors

1995
Yasushi YagiMasahiko Yachida

Development of a Video-Rate Stereo Machine

1997
Takeo KanadeHiroshi KanoShigeru KimuraEiji KawamuraAtsushi YoshidaKazuo Oda

Tensor Cell Tactile Sensor Utilizing Multimode Acoustic Resonance

1997
Natsuki TERADAHiroyuki SHINODAShigeru ANDO

1 ms Target Tracking System Using Massively Parallel Processing Vision

1997
Yoshihiro NakaboIdaku IshiiMasatoshi Ishikawa

A full-Body Tactile Sensor Suit Using Electrically Conductive Fabric

1999
Masayuki InabaYukiko HoshinoHirochika Inoue

Curved elastic finger for grasp force control

2001
Takashi MaenoShinichi HiromitsuTakashi Kawai


Non-contact Stiffness Imager

2006
Tomohiro KawaharaSatoshi MatsunagaShinji TanakaMakoto Kaneko


Development of high-speed optical components for robot vision

2008
Hiromasa OkuKohei OkumuraMasatoshi Ishikawa


3D shape measurement unit MotoEye-3D

2012
Toshimitsu IrieHuminori KutsukakeYuya YasudaToshiki ItoYuji Ichimaru


Video shooting technology based on Saccade Mirror with background substraction

2014
Kohei OkumuraKeiko YokoyamaHiromasa OkuMasatoshi Ishikawa