Kanako Miura Award

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What is "Kanako Miura Award"?

This is a travel support award to the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots established by the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on Humanoid Robotics in recognition of Dr. Kanako Miura’s contributions to the field. The candidates of awardees are doctoral and master course female students entering the field of robotics research.

Dr. Miura (1976-2013) worked at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. Her expertise was in biomechanics, tele-communication, and human-like motion synthesis on humanoid robots. She continued her research in advanced biped locomotion at MIT. On 2013´s spring, she passed away in a tragic accident. The community was deeply saddened by this event. This award program was created to memorize both her achievements and friendships.


Awardees this year are

  • Nathalia Cespedes

  • Kawinna Nipatphonsakun

  • Irene Frizza

  • Carlotta Sartore

  • Liana Bertoni


How to apply

Closed on Nov. 18, 2022.

Any female students coming to Humanoids2022 can apply for this award by filling the form and sending it to humanoids2022kmaward(at)googlegroups.com by e-mail with the title “Kanako Miura award application”. The deadline of the application is November 18, 2022.

Decision will be announced shortly after the deadline. Awardees will receive their award during the award ceremony at the conference.