Dear female roboticists worldwide:
We are delighted to announce that applications for the Dr. Kanako Miura Award for Humanoids 2022 are now open.
What is the 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. Candidates for the award 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) in 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. In the spring of 2013, she passed away in a tragic accident. The community was deeply saddened by this event. This award program was created to memorialize both her achievements and her friendship to so many in our community.
How to Apply
Any female students attending Humanoids 2022 can apply for this award by filling out this form and emailing it to humanoids2022kmaward(at)googlegroups.com; please use “Kanako Miura award application” in your subject line. Please note that the application deadline has been extended to November 25, 2022.
Decisions will be announced shortly after the deadline. Awardees will receive their awards during the award ceremony at the conference.