Yoshihiko Nakamura received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1977, 1979, and 1985 respectively. He was Assistant Professor at Automation Research Laboratory, Kyoto University for 1982-1987, and Assistant and Associate Professor at Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara for 1987-1991. Dr. Nakamura joined Department of Mechano-Informatics, University of Tokyo, Japan in 1991, and is currently Professor. Dr. Nakamura’s robotics research started on the basis of kinematics, dynamics, and control. Humanoid robotics, cognitive robotics, neuro-musculoskeletal human modeling, biomedical systems, and their computational algorithms are the current fields of his research. His book publication includes “Advanced Robotics: Redundancy and Optimization” (1991 Addison-Wesley), “Building the Robot Brain” (2003 Iwanami), and “Robot Motion” (coauthored with M. Uchiyama, 2004 Iwanami) for which Publication Award was presented by Society of Instrument and Control Engineers in 2005. Dr. Nakamura was a recipient of King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Transactions Paper Award, IEEE Transaction of Robotics and Automation in 2001 and 2002. He was appointed as Distinguished Lecture for 2006-2008 of Robotics and Automation Society of IEEE and received the Most Active Distinguished Lecture Award in 2007. He was President of International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (2012-2015). He is a founding member and a co-chair of IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities (2012-2015). Dr. Nakamura is Foreign Member of Academy of Engineering Science of Serbia, and TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor of Technische Universität München. Dr. Nakamura is Fellow of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of Robotics Society of Japan, Fellow of IEEE, and Fellow of World Academy of Arts and Science.