The Robotics Society of Japan was established on January 28, 1983 for the purpose of giving researchers opportunities to exchange information and to present their papers on robotics.
There are approximately 4,100 individual members and 87 groups of supporting members (Japanese Only) as of December 2018.
The major activities of the Society include publication of "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; and hosting of an "Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan" as well as "Robotics Symposia" ; and promotion of robotics-related studies and technologies through the establishment of "the Best Paper Awards", "Technical Innovation Awards", "Young Investigation Excellence Awards", etc..