Kyushu University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering System Engineering Lab

Kazuo Kiguchi

Professor, PhD Kazuo Kiguchi
Professor, PhD
Department of Mechanical engineering Faculty of Engineering Kyushu University
Email kiguchi [at] mech.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Research

My research interests are Biorobotics, Human assist robots, Rehabilitation robots, and Application of robotics in medicine.


Short Biography

Kazuo Kiguchi received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Niigata University, Japan in 1986, the Master of Applied Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada in 1993, and the Doctor of Engineering degree in Mechano-Informatics from Nagoya University, Japan in 1997.
He was a Research Engineer with Mazda Motor Co. between 1986-1989, and with MHI Aerospace Systems Co. between 1989-1991. He worked for the Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Niigata College of Technology, Japan between 1994-1999 and for Dept. of Advanced Technology Fusion, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saga University, Japan between 1999-2012. He is currently a professor in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan.

Recent Activities in Societies

2017

  • Executive Board Member (JSME)
  • Editor-in-Chief of Transaction of JSME (in Japanese)
  • Editor of SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration
  • Committee of RSJ International Journal
  • Chairman of IEEE EMBS West Japan Chapter

2016

  • Editor-in-Chief of Transaction of JSME (in Japanese)
  • Associate Editor of SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration
  • Committee of RSJ International Journal
  • Vice-Chairman of IEEE EMBS West Japan Chapter
  • Program Chair of 15th International Symposium on Robotics and Applications at WAC 2016
  • Program Chair of ICIRA 2016
  • Associate Editor of IEEE/ASME AIM 2016

2015

  • Vice Editor-in-Chief of Transaction of JSME (in Japanese)
  • Associate Editor of SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration
  • Committee of RSJ International Journal
  • Chair of Robotics and Mechatronics Division of JSME
  • Vice-Chairman of IEEE EMBS West Japan Chapter
  • Program Chair of JSME-IIP/ASME-ISPS Joint Conference on Micromechatronics for Information and Precision Equipment (MIPE 2015)

2014

  • 2014: Category-Chief Editor of Transaction of JSME (in Japanese)
  • Committee of RSJ International Journal
  • Vice-Chair of Robotics and Mechatronics Division of JSME
  • Vice-Chairman of IEEE EMBS West Japan Chapter
  • Program Chair of 14th International Symposium on Robotics and Applications at WAC 2014

Academic Society Memberships

Fellow

  • the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)

Member

  • IEEE (R&A, SMC, EMB, and Computer Societies)
  • Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ)
  • Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
  • Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Society of Biomechanisms Japan
  • Japan Society of Computer Aided Surgery

Award

  • JSME Medal for Distinguished Engineers, JSME (the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) (2017)
  • JSME Medal for Outstanding Paper, JSME (2017)
  • Division Academic Achievement Award, Robotics and Mechatronics Division, JSME (2016)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award at WAC2014 (2014)
  • Best Paper Award at 14th Symposium on Construction Robotics in Japan (2014)
  • Information, Intelligence, and Precision Equipment Division Award, IIP Division, JSME (2012)
  • JSME Funai Award, JSME(2010)
  • Toshio Fukuda Award at IEEE ICAM2008 (2008)
  • J.F.Engelberger Best Paper Award at WAC2000 (2000)
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