Professor: Kazuhiro Kosuge
Kazuhiro Kosuge is a Professor in the Department of Robotics. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1978, 1980, and 1988 respectively. From 1980 through 1982, he was a Research Staff in the Production Engineering Department, Nippon Denso Co., Ltd. (DENSO Co., Ltd.). From 1982 through 1990, he was a Research Associate in the Department of Control Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 1989 to 1990, he was a visiting scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1990 to 1995, he was an Associate Professor at Nagoya University. From 1995, he has been at Tohoku University. For more than 30 years, he has been doing research on robotics and various robot control problems. He has over 280 technical publications in the area of robotics and its applications to the real world.
He is currently serving as Junior Past President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for 2012-2013. He served as President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2010-2011), as Vice President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (1998-2001) etc. He also served many academic meetings, which include the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2009) as General Chair, the 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2004) as the General Chair.
He received the JSME Awards for the Best Papers from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2002 and 2005, the RSJ Award for the best papers from the Robotics Society of Japan in 2005, the Original Paper Award, FANUC FA and Robot Foundation in 2004 and 2006, the Best Paper Award of IROS’97, and the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from the Robotics and Mechatronics Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1999.
He is an IEEE Fellow, a SICE Fellow, a JSME Fellow, and a RSJ Fellow.