Suguru Arimoto received the B.S. degree in mathematics from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1959, and Dr.Eng. degree in control engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1967. From 1959 to 1961, he was with Oki Electric Industry Co.Ltd., Tokyo, as an Engineer in Electric Computer Department. From 1962 to 1967, he was a Research Assistant, and during 1967–1968 he worked as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. In 1968, he joined the Faculty of Engineering Science at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, as Associate Professor, and in 1973 he was promoted as Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 1988, he was invited to join the University of Tokyo as Professor of the Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics. In 1997, he retired from the University of Tokyo and moved to Ritsumeikan University, where he contributed to the establishment of a new department. Since 1997, he has been a Professor in the Department of Robotics. His research interests are in information theory, control theory, robotics, and machine intelligence. In recent years, he has been anxious to unveil secrets of dexterity and development of human movements from the standpoint of geometrical mechanics and robotics. He is an IEEE Fellow (1983) and Life Fellow (2006), IEICE Fellow (2000), RSJ Fellow (2003), SICE Fellow (2004), and JSME Fellow (2005), and was awarded Royal Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Japanese Government in 2000, IEEE 3rd Millennium Memorial Medal in 2000, Pioneer Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in 2006, and the 2007 Rufus Oldenburger Medal from the ASME. During 1995–1997, he was the President of the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ) and in 2008 he was installed an honorary member of the RSJ.
Biography Updated on 23 September 2008