Last updated: December 7, 2018

Prof. Hajime Asama

( The University of Tokyo )
System Intelligence for Service Robot Technology
Prof. Hajime Asama received his B. S., M. S., and Dr. Eng in Engineering from the University of Tokyo, in 1982, 1984 and 1989, respectively. He worked at RIKEN (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) in Japan from 1986 to 2002 as a research scientist, etc. He became a professor of RACE (Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering) of the University of Tokyo in 2002, and a professor of School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo since 2009. He received SICE (The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers) System Integration Division System Integration Award for Academic Achievement in 2010, RSJ (Robotics Society of Japan) Distinguished Service Award in 2013, JSME Award (Technical Achievement) in 2018, etc.

He was the vice-president of RSJ in 2011-2012, an AdCom member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in 2007-2009. Currently, he is the president-elect of IFAC since 2017, the president of International Society for Intelligent Autonomous Systems since 2014, and an associate editor of Control Engineering Practice, Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and Journal of Field Robotics, etc. He is a member of Science Council of Japan from 2014 to 2017, and a council member since 2017. He is a Fellow of IEEE, JSME and RSJ.