Special Issue on Selected Papers from ROBOMEC’00
Kazuhito Yokoi* and Tsutomu Hasegawa**
* Senior Research Scientist Humanoid Research Group, Intelligent Systems Institute, National' Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)AIST Tsukuba Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, 305-8568, Japan
** Intelligent Robots & Vision Systems Laboratory, Department of Intelligent Systems,Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8581, Japan
This special issue has been proposed in honor of the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics that has been authorized to be the International Journal of the Robotics and Mechatronics Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers since 1999. The 2000 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ROBOMEC’00) was held in Kumamoto, May 11-13, 2000, sponsored by the Robotics and Mechatronics Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. The purpose of the conference was to aid future establishments of new industries by using advanced technologies of Robotics and Mechatronics. In the technical sessions, 82 organized sessions were held and a total of 653 papers were presented. 969 participants attended the conference. This special issue has been organized by editing the papers presented at ROBOMEC’00 to widely distribute the significant results of the conference. High quality papers of the conference were invited to this journal and were reviewed again by the referees of this journal. Finally, 14 papers were selected for publication in the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics Special Issue on Selected Papers from ROBOMEC’00 (Vol. 13, No. 2). We would like to thank the authors in this special issue who have contributed their updated papers. Also, we would express our gratitude to contributed their updated papers. Also, we would express our gratitude to Editor in Chief, Prof. Makoto Kaneko (Hiroshima University) whose work has been indispensable in organizing this special issue and the Editors for providing the selection of the papers.
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