Special Issue on Selected Papers from ROBOMEC’04 (Part 1)
Kiyoshi Komoriya*, and Akihito Sano**
*Co-editor, Dr. Eng., ISRI, AIST, AIST Tsukuba East, 1-2-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-8564, Japan
**Program Chair of ROBOMEC'04 and Co-editor, Professor, Dr. Eng., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 466-8555, Japan
The 2004 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ROBOMEC’04) was held at Meijo University in Nagoya, Japan, on June 18-20, 2004, sponsored by the Robotics and Mechatronics Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Prof. Takeo Oomichi of Meijo University served as general chair and Prof. Sano of the Nagoya Institute of Technology as program chair. The conference, whose theme was “Super Fabrication for a Safe, Secure Environment,” was to help establish new industries using advanced robotics and mechatronics technologies. Organized sessions numbered 67 and papers 813 – a record for the conference. The program committee selected 91 outstanding presentations – some 10% of the total – for the special issues. Out of submitted 43 papers Part 1 (Vol.17, No.2) presents 15 papers through the regular review process. Two papers have already been published in Vol.17, No.1. We thank the authors for their invaluable contributions to this issue and the reviewers for their time and effort. We also thank Editor-in-Chief Makoto Kaneko of Hiroshima University for organizing this special issue.
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