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Kazuo Kiguchi Last modified date:2017.09.12

Graduate School
Undergraduate School
Other Organization

System Engineering Laboratory HP .
Academic Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Field of Specialization
Robotics, Biorobotics
Research Interests
  • Medical and Human-Assist Robot, Power-Assist Robot, Human Prosthetic System, Human Motion Simulator
    keyword : Medical and Human-Assist Robot
Academic Activities
1. Kazuo Kiguchi, Upper-Limb Exoskeletons for Physically Weak Persons, Advanced Robotic Systems International, Rehabilitation Robotics, Chapter 16,pp.287-302, 2007.08.
2. Kazuo Kiguchi, K.Watanabe, T.Fukuda, Neural Network and Fuzzy Control Techniques in Robotic Systems, CRC Press, Intelligence Systems Techniques and Applications, Volume II, Chapter 4, pp.73-95, 2003.04.
3. Kazuo Kiguchi, T.Fukuda, Fuzzy Theory Systems: Techniques and Applications, Academic Press, Volume 3, Chapter 47, pp.1323-1339, 1998.03.
4. Kazuo Kiguchi, Toshio Fukuda, Robot Force/Position Control with an Unknown Environment - Application of Soft Computing, World Scientific, Recent Advances in Circuits and Systems, Part III: Robotics, pp.275-280, 1998.03.
1. Kazuo Kiguchi, Keigo Watanabe, Kiyotaka Izumi, Toshio Fukuda, Position/force control of robot manipulators for a geometrically unknown environment using fuzzy vectors, Advanced Robotics, vol.14, no.5, pp.389-392, 2000, 2000.06.
1. Kazuo Kiguchi, Evolution of motion-assist and rehabilitation systems for better human life, MIPE2015, 2015.06.
2. Kazuo Kiguchi, Yoshiaki Hayashi, A Study on Effect of Muscle Tension on Artificial Hip Joint Dislocation, The 15th IUMRS-International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA 2014), 2014.08.
3. Kazuo Kiguchi, Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Estimation of Forearm Supination/Pronation Motion Based on EEG signals to Control an Artificial Arm, Journal of Advanced Design, Systems, and Manufacturing, vol.7, no.1, pp.74-81, 2013.02.
4. Kazuo Kiguchi, Yoshiaki Hayashi, An EMG-Based Control for an Upper-Limb Power-Assist Exoskeleton Robot, IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B, vol.42, no.4, pp.1064-1071, 2012, 2012.08.
5. Kazuo Kiguchi, Control of a Redundant 7DOF Upper-Limb Power-Assist Exoskeleton Robot, Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing Research, vol.1, no.3, pp,207-214, 2011.08.
6. Kazuo Kiguchi, Manoj Liyanage, Yasunori Kose, Perception Assist with an Active Stereo Camera for an Upper-Limb Power-Assist Exoskeleton, International Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, vol. 21, no. 5, pp.614-620, 2009.08.
7. Kazuo Kiguchi, Mohammad Habibur Rahman, Makoto Sasaki, Kenbu Teramoto, Development of a 3DOF Mobile Exoskeleton Robot for Human Upper Limb Motion Assist, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol.56, no.8, pp.678-691, 2008.08.
8. Kazuo Kiguchi, Hui He, Kenbu Teramoto, A Study on Multi-Dimensional Fuzzy Q-Learning for Intelligent Robots, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, vol.9, no.2, pp.92-104, 2007.06.
9. Kazuo Kiguchi, Active Exoskeletons for Upper-Limb Motion Assist, Journal of Humanoid Robotics, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 607-624, 2007.03.
10. Kazuo Kiguchi, Yoshihiko Sakamoto, Kenbu Teramoto, Jiro Uozumi, Keiji Nakashima, A Study on Bladder Compression Systems for Urination Assist, International Journal of Human-friendly Welfare Robotic Systems, vol.6, no.2, pp.62-66, 2005.07.
11. Kazuo Kiguchi, Ryo Esaki, Toshio Fukuda, Development of a Wearable Exoskeleton for Daily Forearm Motion Assist, Advanced Robotics, vol.19, no.7, pp.751-771, 2005.03.
12. Kazuo Kiguchi, Takakazu Tanaka, Toshio Fukuda, Neuro-Fuzzy Control of a Robotic Exoskeleton with EMG Signals, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol.12, no.4, pp.481-490, 2004.08.
13. Kazuo Kiguchi, K.Iwami, K.Watanabe, T.Fukuda, Controller Adjustment of an Exoskeleton Robot for Shoulder Motion Assist, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, vol.16, no.3, pp.245-255, 2004.03.
14. Kazuo Kiguchi, Keigo Watanabe, Toshio Fukuda, Trajectory Planning of Mobile Robots with DNA Computing, Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, vol.8, no.3, pp.295-301, 2004.03.
15. Kazuo Kiguchi, Koya Iwami, Keigo Watanabe, Toshio Fukuda, An Assist Level Adjustment Method of an Active Shoulder Orthosis, International Journal of Human-friendly Welfare Robotic Systems, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.8-12, 2003.06.
16. Kazuo Kiguchi, Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Keigo Watanabe, Toshio Fukuda, Multi-Dimensional Reinforcement Learning Using a Vector Q-Net - Application to Mobile Robots, Internal Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, vol.1, no.1, pp.142-148, 2003.03.
17. Kazuo Kiguchi, Koya Iwami, Makoto Yasuda, Keigo Watanabe, Toshio Fukuda, An Exoskeletal Robot for Human Shoulder Joint Motion Assist, IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, vol.8, no.1, pp.125-135, 2003.03.
18. K.Kiguchi, S.Kariya, T.Tanaka, K.Watanabe, T.Fukuda, An Interface between an Exoskeletal Elbow Motion Assist Robot and a Human Upper-Arm, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, vol.14, no.5, pp.439-452, 2002.10.
19. Kazuo Kiguchi, Yukihiro Kusumoto, Keigo Watanabe, Kiyotaka Izumi, Toshio Fukuda, Energy Optimal Gait Analysis of Quadruped Robots, Artificial Life and Robotics – An International Journal, vol.6, pp.120-125, 2002.09.
20. K.Kiguchi, K.Watanabe, T.Fukuda, Generation of Efficient Adjustment Strategies for a Fuzzy-Neuro Force Controller using Genetic Algorithms – Application to Robot Force Control in an Unknown Environment, The International Journal of Information Sciences, vol.145, no.1-2, pp.113-126, 2002.08.
21. Kazuo Kiguchi, Shingo Kariya, Keigo Watanabe, Toshio Fukuda, Application of Multiple Fuzzy-Neuro Controllers of an Exoskeletal Robot for Human Elbow Motion Support, Transactions on Control, Automation and Systems Engineers (CASE), vol.4, no.1, pp.49-55, 2002.03.
22. K.Kiguchi, K.Watanabe, T.Fukuda, Design of A Human-Like Desired Grasping Force Planner for Object Manipulation by Robot Manipulators, Machine Intelligence and Robotic Control, vol.3, no.4, pp.167-173, 2001.12.
23. K.Kiguchi, T.Fukuda, Object Manipulation Under Disturbance Using Fuzzy-Neural Network, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Trans. of IMACS), vol.41, no.3-4, pp.235-244, 1996.07.
24. K.Kiguchi, T.Fukuda, Hybrid Control for an Unknown Environment Using Fuzzy Neural Network, Electrical Engineering in Japan. (in press).
25. K.Kiguchi, T.Fukuda, Fuzzy Neural Hybrid Position/Force Control for Robot Manipulators, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, vol.6, no.3, pp.101-121.
26. K.Kiguchi, T.Fukuda, Intelligent Position/Force Controller for Industrial Robot Manipulators Application of Fuzzy Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.44, no.6, pp.753-761.
27. K.Kiguchi, T.Fukuda, Neural Network Controllers for Robot Manipulators Application of Damping Neurons, Advanced Robotics, vol.12, no.3, pp.191-208.
28. K.Kiguchi, T.Fukuda, Y.Koga, T.Watanabe, K.Terajima, T.Hayashi, M.Sakamoto, M.Matsueda, Y.Suzuki, H.Segawa, Development of A Physiological Knee Motion Simulator, Advanced Robotics, vol.13, no.2, pp.171-188.
29. K.Kiguchi, T.Fukuda, Position/Force Control of Robot Manipulators for Geometrically Unknown Objects Using Fuzzy Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.47, no.3, pp.641-649.
30. K.Kiguchi, K.Watanabe, K.Izumi, T.Fukuda, Two-Stage Adaptive Robot Position/Force Control Using Fuzzy Reasoning and Neural Networks, Advanced Robotics, vol.14, no.3, pp.153-168.
31. K.Kiguchi, H.Miyaji, K.Watanabe, K.Izumi, T.Fukuda, Generation of an Optimal Architecture of Neuro Force Controllers for Robot Manipulators in Unknown Environments Using Genetic Programming with Fuzzy Fitness Evaluation, Soft Computing, vol.5, no.3, pp.237-242.
32. Kazuo Kiguchi, Koya Iwami, Keigo Watanabe, Toshio Fukuda, A Study of an EMG-Based Exoskeletal Robot for Human Shoulder Motion Support, JSME International Journal, Series C, vol.44, no.4, pp.1133-1141.
1. Kazuo Kiguchi, Fusaomi Nagata, Shingo Yoshimoto, Keigo Watanabe, Maki Habib, Design of 3D Printer-Like Data Interface for a Robotic Removable Machining, ICIRA 2016 , 2016.08.22.
2. Kazuo Kiguchi, Tremor Suppression with an Upper-Limb Power-Assist Robot (I), The 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’16), 2016.08.19.
3. Kazuo Kiguchi, Atsushi Komori, Taiki Kouno, A Study on Motion Modification Force in
Perception-Assist for a Lower-Limb Power-Assist
, SCIS & ISIS 2014, 2014.12.05.
4. Kazuo Kiguchi, Yutaka Yokomine, Walking Assist for a Stroke Survivor with a Power-Assist
Exoskeleton, SMC2014, 2014.10.07.
5. Kazuo Kiguchi, Human Assist Robot Systems, The Seventh Kyushu University-KAIST Joint Workshop on Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, 2014.09.26.
6. Kazuo Kiguchi, Yoshiaki Hayashi, A Study on Effect of Muscle Tension on Artificial Hip Joint Dislocation, The 15th IUMRS-International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA 2014), 2014.08.28.
7. Kazuo Kiguchi, Kaori Tamura, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Estimation of User's Hand Motion based on EMG and EEG Signals, WAC2014, 2014.08.05.
8. Kazuo Kiguchi, Design and Control of Human Assist Robots, WAC2014, 2014.08.05.
9. Kazuo Kiguchi, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Task Estimation of Upper-Limb Using EEG and EMG Signals, AIM2014, 2014.07.08.
10. Kazuo Kiguchi, Yutaka Yokomine, Nobuhiro Okada, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Control of Foot Trajectory in Perception‐Assist with a Power‐Assist Robot, Second International Conference on Robot, Vision and Signal Processing (RVSP-2013), 2013.12.10.
11. Kazuo Kiguchi, Design and Control of Human Assistive Robots, 招待講演, 2013.11.15.
12. Kazuo Kiguchi, Control of Human Assist Robots Based On User’s Motion Intention, 14th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems (ISIS2013), 2013.11.14.
13. Kazuo Kiguchi, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Upper-Limb Tremor Suppression with a 7DOF Exoskeleton Power-Assist Robot, Proceedings of 35th Annual International Conference on the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC2013), 2013.07.
14. Kazuo Kiguchi, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Estimation of User’s Motion Intention of Hand based on both EMG and EEG Signals
, ICINCO2013, 2013.07.
15. Kazuo Kiguchi, Kaori Tamura, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Estimation of Joint Force/Torque Based on EMG signals, Proceedings of the SSCI 2013 (Proc. of 2013 IEEE Workshop on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space (RiiSS 2013), 2013.04.
16. Kazuo Kiguchi, Kodai Yoshino, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Munenori Uemura, Morimasa Tomikawa, Makoto Hashizume, Difference Between Experienced Surgeons and Beginners in Suturing Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery, Proceedings of the 10th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2013),, 2013.02.
17. Kazuo Kiguchi, Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Control of Lower-Limb Power-Assist Robot Based on EEG signals, Proceedings of The 2nd IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science (Asian-MMS2012).
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Council of IFToMM (Jc-IFToMM)
  • Society of Biomechanisms Japan
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Robotics Society of Japan
  • The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers
  • Japan Society of Computer Aided Surgery
  • Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Japanese Society for Clinical Biomechanics
  • JSME Education Award,
    The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2012 Information, Intelligence and Precision Equipment Division Award2012,
    The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • JSME Robotics and Mechatronics Division Contribution Award,
    JSME Robotics and Mechatronics Division
  • JSME Funai Award, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers