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To promote advanced research on safety, security and rescue robotics. The name of the award is connected with Mr. Motohiro Kisoi who was killed in Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake on 17 January 1995. He was a master student of Kobe University, Japan at that time. He had a dream to create a robot that can help people. To memorialize him and Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, the award has established.


Prize: ¥ 100,000 and a certificate



Only members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers are eligible.


Basis for Judging:

Factors that will be considered include identifiable contributions to researches on safety, security and rescue robotics and advancement of the IROS Conference.



Selection of final nominees will be made by the IROS Program Committee and the IROS Awards Committee at the time all conference papers are reviewed. A Selection Committee will be appointed by the IROS Conference Awards Committee with memberships who have appropriate expertise in the field of safety, security and rescue robotics. A representative person nominated by NPO International Rescue System Institute shall be included in the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will select finalists. The Selection Committee will attend the presentations by the finalists, and select the winner.