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Report of the 8th Kisoi Motohiro Award Presenting Ceremony

We, International Rescue System Institute held the 8th Kisoi Motohiro Award Presenting Ceremony on 22th January 2013 in Kobe.

The winner of the academic achievement is Dr. Kazuyuki Ito who is an associate professor of Hosei University. And the winner of the technological achievement is Yuki Iwano who is an associate professor of National Institute of Technology, Akashi College, Japan .
Dr. Ito won the award for his efforts, "Development of Robot to Explore the Survivors Designed for Ease of Use". Dr. Iwano won the award for his efforts, "Proposal and Demonstration of Rescue Support Stretcher System".
And we also honored Dr. Eiji Koyanagi, Deputy General Manager at Future Robotics Technology Center (furo) of Chiba Ins of Tech. with the special award (Technological Contribution) for a great deal to contribute on Disaster response activities using robot technology since the Great East Japan Earthquake.

    
(PHOTO: Winners and Selection Committee Members)

Dr.Ito and Dr. Iwano were given the commendation certificate,extra prize JPY300,000. And they were memorial trophy given by the members of the selection committee. The trophies were produced by the Art Grass Club who have sympathy for this award.
And Dr. Koyanagi was given the commendation certificate, extra prize JPY50,000, and a memorial plate.
And also, three winners of the award for encouragement were introduced.
Winners of academic and technological achievement deliverd lectures about subjects of their study or development.
Winner of special Prize(Technological Contribution) delivered lectures about his subjects of their study or development at the “Symposium on disaster prevention and disaster response robotics” .

    
(PHOTO: Lecuture by Award Winners)

All winners received generous applause from attendance with celebration and expection.

The Program of The Ceremony(J)(PDF)
The Introduction of the Winners(J)(PDF)
The Introduction of Trophy Designer(J)(PDF)

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