Prof. Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo is TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor

11/09/2011 : 09:12

Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann (left), President TUM, Prof. Yoshihiko Nakamura, Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Prof. Markus C. Amann.

The Technische Universität München (TUM) awarded the honorary title "TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor" to Prof. Yoshihiko Nakamura, Department of Mechano-Informatics, University of Tokyo.

The  prestigious award was handed to Prof. Nakamura by the President of TUM, Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, in a celebration on 2 November 2011. In his laudation, Prof. Herrmann argued that Prof. Nakamura is one of the leading experts in the world’s robotics community. His early works on redundancy, optimization, and control are widely recognized as significant contributions to the foundations of robotics. His recent contributions on humanoid robotics, cognitive robotics, and neuro-musculoskeletal human modeling clearly have shown his holistic viewpoint on the broad area of robotics. 

Prof. Nakamura will be the President Elect of International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM) from 2012 on.

He is a highly valuable partner of the TUM, especially to the Institute of Automatic Control Engineering and the Cluster of Excellence CoTeSys, with which he has carried out several research collaborations including exchange of students and postdocs. Prof. Nakamura is also valuable advisor for the strategic research planning in CoTeSys.

The TU München awards the honorary title "TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professorship" to scientists, who have set international standards in their field of research.