Awards

1982
Sawaragi Memorial Research Promotion Prize
Society of Systems, Control and Information Engineers

1983
Best Paper Award
Society of Instruments and Control Engineers
“Analysis of redundancy of Articulated Manipulators and its Application to Tasks
with Priority,” H. Hanafusa, T. Yoshikawa and Y. Nakamura, Trans. Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Vol. 19, pp. 421-426 (in Japanese), 1983.

1991
Finalist of Best Student Award
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
“Principal Base Parameters of Open and Closed Kinematic Chains,” M. Ghodoussi and Y. Nakamura, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sacramento, CA, April, pp.84-89, 1991.

1996
Best Paper Award

Journal of Robotics Society of Japan
“Theoretical Design and Nonlinear Control of Nonholonomic Manipulators,”
Yoshihiko Nakamura, O.J. Sørdalen, and Woojin Chung, Journal of Robotics
Society of Japan (in Japanese), Vol.13, No.5, pp.674-682, 1995.

1997
Academic Contribution Award

Division of Robotics and Mechatronics, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

2000
Best Paper Award
Journal of Robotics Society of Japan
“Dynamics Computation of Structure-Varying Kinematic Chains and Motion Computation of Human Figures,” Yoshihiko Nakamura, Katsu Yamane, and Fumio Nagashima, Journal of Robotics Society of Japan (in Japanese), pp.1152-1159, Vol.16, No.8, 1998.

2001
King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Transactions Paper Award
IEEE Transaction of Robotics and Automation
“Dynamics Computation of Structure-Varying Kinematic Chains and Its
Application to Human Figures,” Y. Nakamura and K. Yamane, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol.16, No.2, pp.124-134, 2000.

2002
King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Transactions Paper Award

IEEE Transaction of Robotics and Automation
“Design and Control of the Nonholonomic Manipulator,” Yoshihiko Nakamura, Woojin Chung and Ole Jacob Sordalen, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol.17, No.1, pp.48-59, February, 2001.

2003
Finalist of the Best Conference Paper Award
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation,
“Polynomial Design of Nonlinear Dynamics for the Brain-Like Information
Processing of the Whole Body Motion”

2003
Society Contribution Award

Division of Robotics and Mechatronics, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

2003
Robomech Award
JSME Annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics
“Choreography of Humanoid Motion with Dynamic Consistency Based on Inverse
Dynamics Computation”

2003
Best Paper Award
Annual Conference of Japan Society of Artificial Intelligence
“United Model of Recognition/Generation of Motion Patterns and Integration of Behavioral Intelligence by Discrete Hierarchy”

2003
International 3D Award, Technical Innovation Special Award

“ANIMANIUM: An Application for Character Animation with Flexible Inverse Kinematics”

2004
Best Paper Award
Journal of Robotics Society of Japan
“Heart-Best Synchronization Using High-Speed Camera and its Application to Robotic Systems that Support Cardiac Surgery,” Yoshihiko Nakamura, Kousuke Kishi, Masafumi Okada, Journal of Robotics Society of Japan (in Japanese), Vol.21, No.4, pp.117-125, May, 2003.

2004
Best Session Talk Award
Annual Conference of System Integration Department
Society of Instruments and Control Engineers
“Relative Calibration of Small-Size Robot Systems that Support Endoscopic
Surgery”

2005
Best Paper Award
The 10th Robotic Symposia, Robotics Society of Japan
“On-Line Walk Planning of Biped Robots Based on Boundary Condition Relaxation” Tomomichi Sugihara, Yoshihiko Nakamura

2005
Fellow
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

2005
Authoring Award
Society of Instruments and Control Engineering
“Robot Motion” Volume 2 Lecture of Robotics, Iwanami Shoten
Co-Authored with Prof. Masaru Uchiyama

2005
Best Paper Award
IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots
Tomomichi Sugihara, Wataru Takano, Katsu Yamane, Kou Yamamoto and Yoshihiko Nakamura: “Online Dynamical Retouch of Motion Patterns Towards Animatronic Humanoid Robots,” pp.117-122, Tsukuba, Dec., 2005

2006
Distinguished Lecturer
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

2006
Best Paper Finalist
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Tomomichi Sugihara, Kou Yamamoto and Yoshihiko Nakamura, Architectural Design of Miniature Anthropomorphic Robots Towards High-Mobility, pp.1083-1088, Edmonton, Aug., 2005.

2006
Funai Award
The 2nd Second Digital Contents Symposium
“Spiderman Capture System: Towards Markerless Motion Measurement”

2007
Best Paper Award
Journal of Robotics Society of Japan
“Whole-body Cooperative Reaction Force Manipulation on Legged Robots with COG Jacobian involving Implicit Relationship of Unactuated Coordinates,” Tomomichi Sugihara and Yoshihiko Nakamura, Journal of Robotics Society of Japan, Vo. 24, No. 2, pp.222-231, 2006.

2007
Most Active Distinguished Lecturer Award
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

2007
Foreign Member
Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia and Montenegro

2007
Fellow
World Academy of Art and Science

2008
Best Conference Paper Finalist
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
“Employing wave variables for coordinated control of robots with distributed control architecture,” C. Ott and Y. Nakamura, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 575 – 582, 2008.

2009
Best Conference Paper Finalist of 14th Robotics Symposia

Ko Ayusawa, Gentiane Venture, Kou Yamamoto, Yoshihiko Nakamura
Contact Force Sensor Based Identification of Humanoid Robot, March 2009.

2009
Best Conference Paper Finalist of 14th Robotics Symposia
Akihiko Murai, Kosuke Kurosaki, Katsu Yamane, Yoshihiko Nakamura: Realtime
Estimation and Visualization of Muscle Tension Based on Motion capture, EMG,
and Dynamic Muscle Model, March 2009.

2009
Fellow
Robotics Society of Japan

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