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  1. "Mechatronics Journal Best Paper Prize" from Elsevier ltd. and International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for the paper entitled "The Concept of Haptic Tweezer, a non-contact object handling system using levitation techniques and haptics"

  2. Finalist for best manupulation paper in 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2008) for the paper entitled "Transportation of Hard Disk Media Using Electrostatic Levitation and Tilt Control"

  3. Best Paper Award in 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS2007) for the paper entitled "Wall Climbing Mechanisms Using Electrostatic Attraction Generated by Flexible Electrodes"

  4. "Best Book Award" from the Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics for the book entitled "Actuator Engineering"

  5. "Kayamori Best Automation Paper" in 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2006) for the paper entitled "A 2-DOF Electrostatic Sheet Conveyer Using Wire Mesh for Desktop Automation"

  6. "Young Researcher Award" from the Virtual Reality Society of Japan for the paper entitled "Development of Haptic Tweezer, a non-contact object handling system using magnetic levitation and haptic device – Evaluation on a macro-model –"

  7. "Award for Excellence in Journal Planning" from Japan Society of Precision Engineering

  8. "Young Researcher Award" from the Division of System Integration of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers for the paper entitled "Tactile Interface Using Ultra-Thin Electrostatic Actuator"

  9. "Kirishima Conference Award" in 2000 Annual Conference of the Society of Agricultural Structures for the paper entitled "Study on three dimensional bio-imaging"

  10. Prize winner of the Sixth Computer Visualization Contest

  11. "Best Paper of the Oral Session" in the Second International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industy Applications (LDIA '98) for the paper entitled "A High-Power Electrostatic Linear Servo Motor"

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  1. IEEE R&A Society Japan Chapter Young Award for Norio Yamashita in IEEE ICRA 07 for the paper entitled "Evaluation of an Electrostatic Film Motor Driven by Two-Four-Phase AC Voltage and Electrostatic Induction"

  2. "Best Student Paper Award" for Ewoud van West in Eurohaptics 2006 for the paper entitled "Development of 'Haptic Tweezer', a non-contact object handling system using magnetic levitation and haptic device"

  3. "Best Presentation Award" for Hiroaki KATSURAI in 2006 Spring Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Precision Engineering for the paper entitled "Driving Characteristics of DC Electrostatic Impact Drive"

  4. "Young Researcher Award" for Hiroaki YAMAMOTO in the 9th Conference of Japan Virutual Reality Society for the paper entitled "Tactile tele-presentation system using Electrostatic Tactile Display"

  5. "Outstanding Paper Award" for Keigo ICHIYANAGI in the Student session of 2004 spring annual conference of Japan Society of Precision Engineering for the paper entitled "Development and Evaluation of Stacked-type Electrostatic Film Actuator Encapsulated with Dielectric Liquid"

  6. "Outstanding Paper Award" for Shuichi NAGASAWA in the Student session of 2004 spring annual conference of Japan Society of Precision Engineering for the paper entitled "Development of Tactile Tele-Presentation System using Electrostatic Tactile Display"

  7. "Best Presentation Award" for Hidehiko YASUI in 2002 Spring Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Precision Engineering for the paper entitled "Development of an Electrostatic Linear Motor for Vacuum Environment"