Special Issue on Selected Papers from ROBOMEC’01
Kazuhito Yokoi* and Tatsuo Arai**
* 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
** Professor, Department of Systems and Human Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
This special issue has been 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 2001 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ROBOMEC’01) was held in Takamatsu, June 8-10, 2001, sponsored by the Robotics and Mechatronics Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Its purpose was to aid establishments of new industries by using advanced technologies of Robotics and Mechatronics. In technical sessions, 82 organized sessions were held and 624 papers presented. More than 800 participants attended the conference. This special issue has been organized by editing papers presented at ROBOMEC’01 to disseminate the significant results of the conference. Papers from the conference were invited and reviewed by journal referees. Sixteen were selected for publication in the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics Special Issue on Selected Papers from ROBOMEC’01 (Vol. 14, No. 2). We thank the authors in this special issue who have contributed their updated papers. We also thank Editor-in-Chief Makoto Kaneko of Hiroshima University, whose work has been indispensable in organizing this special issue. We also thank the Editors for selecting papers.
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