Special Issue on ROBOMEC’99
Senior Researcher, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 1-2 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564, Japan
This special issue is proposed in honor of the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics authorized as the International Journal of the Robotics and Mechatronics Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers from 1999. The 1999 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ROBOMEC’99) was held in Tokyo, on June 11-13, 1999, sponsored by the Robotics and Mechatronics Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. The purpose of the conference was to aid establishment of new industries using advanced Robotics and Mechatronics technologies. In the technical sessions, 81 sessions were held and a total of 579 papers presented to 946 participants. This special issue has been organized by editing papers presented at ROBOMEC’99 to distribute the significant results of the conference. I thank the authors who have contributed their papers to this special issue and thank Editor in Chief Prof. Makoto Kaneko (Hiroshima University), who has been indispensable in organizing this special issue. I also thank the Editors for the selection of papers.
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