[robotics-worldwide] Call for Nominations -- IROS Harashima Award, for Innovative Technologies

Shigeki Sugano sugano at paradise.mech.waseda.ac.jp
Mon Jun 27 03:52:38 PDT 2011


Call for Nominations

IROS Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies

The IROS Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies is established by
the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the IEEE Industrial
Electronics Society, the Robotics Society of Japan, and the Society of
Instrument and Control Engineers to honor Professor Fumio Harashima, 
the founding chair of the IROS conferences. 
The Harashima Award will recognize outstanding contributions of an individual 
of the IROS community who has pioneered activities in robotics and intelligent 
systems. 
This is an annual award starting from 2008.

To propose a candidate, please submit a letter of recommendation, which
should summarize the candidate's qualifications for the award, to the nomination 
committee chair,

Shigeki Sugano
Professor
Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering
School of Creative Science and Engineering
Waseda University
sugano at waseda.jp

by email before July 15th, 2011.

The following is the detailed description of the award.

Purpose:
To honor Professor Fumio Harashima, the founding chair of the IROS conferences, 
by recognizing outstanding contributions of an individual of the IROS community 
who has pioneered activities in robotics and intelligent systems.

Prize:
$ 2000 and a plaque

Eligibility:
The recipient must have created a new research area and/or technology
for intelligent robots and systems. The recipient must have presented
his or her contribution in one or more past IROS conferences.

Basis for Judging:
Factors that will be considered are: a created area and/or technology
for intelligent robots and systems, achievements for the advancement of
the field of intelligent robots and systems, and activities in robotics
and intelligent systems.

Selection:
The Section Committee (separate from the Nominations Committee) of 
the Harashima Award for innovative technologies will evaluate 
the nominations and make the selection.

Presentation: Up to one award will be given annually at the IEEE/RSJ
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.
This year, IROS2011 will be held in San Francisco, USA, from Sept. 25 to 30. 
http://www.iros2011.org/


---Shigeki Sugano
IROS Steering/Advisory Committee, Awards Chair
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Shigeki SUGANO, Dr.
IEEE Fellow, JSME Fellow, RSJ Fellow

Associate Dean
School/Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering
Professor
Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering
School of Creative Science and Engineering
Waseda University
3-4-1 Ookubo Shinjuku Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5286-3264
Fax: +81-3-5272-0948
Email: sugano at waseda.jp
URL: http://www.sugano.mech.waseda.ac.jp
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