What is RSJ?
The Robotics Society of Japan was founded on January 28, 1983 for the purposes of promoting progress in academic fields and providing specialists with a venue for announcing their research and exchanging technical information. As of December 2016, RSJ had a total of approximately 4,200 regular and student members, and 79 groups had become supporting members . RSJ conducts a wide range of activities : it publishes “the Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan” and RSJ’s official international journal, “Advanced Robotics” , both of which present collections of scientific papers and explanatory articles about the latest advances in robotics. It holds an “Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan” as well as “Robotics Symposia” ; and it plans and holds seminars related to new fields and basic information in robotics. RSJ also promotes study and technology, in fields related to robots, by presenting “the Best Paper Awards”, “Technical Innovation Awards”, “Young Investigation Excellence Awards”, etc., that it has established. It also supports the activities of specialized research committees, such as “robot music”. In cooperation with other academic societies in Japan and overseas, RSJ also supports symposia. These include IROS, ICAR, ISR and other international conferences.
Following material summarizes activities and an organization of the RSJ for your information.
2017 Introduction of the RSJ [PDF][2017, Apr Updata]
Leaflet [PDF][2017, Apr Updata]