Activites

1990 -1993
The Robotics Review (MIT Press) Editorial Board Member

1993
Tutorial on “Force and Contact Control in Robotic Systems,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Co-Organizer with Prof. M. Vukobratobic

1994 – 1995
IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Associate Editor

1995
Program Chair, JSME Annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics

1995 – 1997
Editorial Board Member, Journal of The Franklin Institute

1996 – 1997
Associate Editor, International Journal of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

1998
Editor in Chief, Journal of Robotics Society of Japan

2002 –
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Robotics Research

2003
Organizer, Workshop on “Bilateral Paradigms of Human and Humanoid,” IEEE/RAS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

2005
Program Co-Chair, IEEE-RAS International Conference of Humanoid Robots, Tsukuba, Japan

2005
Program Co-Chair, International Conference on Advanced Robotics

2005
Co-Organizer, IEEE-RAS/IFRR International Summer School of Robotics Science, Tokyo, Japan

2005 –
Chairman, Japan Council of IFToMM

2006
Co-Organizer, IEEE ICRA2006 Workshop: Understanding Humanoid Robots, Orlando, Florida, USA

2007
Program Chair, International Symposium of Robotics Research, Hiroshima, Japan

2008
Co-Organizer, IEEE/RSJ IROS Workshop on Robot Services in Aging Society, Nice, France.

2008
Program Chair, 17th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics, and Control (Romansy), Tokyo, Japan

2008
Organizer, ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Conference on Robotics, Shonan, Kanagawa, Japan

2008 – 2011
Vice President, International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM)

2008 –
Editor, Cognitive Systems Monographs Series, Springer

2009 –
Associate Editor, Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents Series, MIT Press

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