January 2013

The 8th Kisoi Motohiro Award Ceremony


  • “Award for Academic Achievement goes to assistant professor Ito. Rescue system researchers at the Kisoi Motohiro Award Ceremony.” (Mainichi Shimbun)

  • “3 recipients of ‘Kisoi Motohiro Award’. Development of disaster relief robots.” (Yomiuri Shimbun)

  • “The future of my son’s wish. Supporting life-saving researchers.” (Kobe Shimbun)

  • “23 year old’s dying wish comes to bloom in Tohoku. Tomorrow’s ‘Kisoi Motohiro Award’ ceremony named for Kobe University grad student. Introducing a search and rescue robot for disaster struck areas.” (Asahi Shimbun)


  • “18 years after the Great Hanshin Earthquake: I want to make a robot that saves lives. Father and child’s hope, to continue ‘Kisoi Motohiro Award, his epitaph’, a 71 year old’s last request.” (Mainichi Shimbun)

  • “My son’s wish, to the future of ‘Kisoi Motohiro Award’ with Mrs. Emiko.” (Kobe Shimbun, NEXT)

  • “IRS holds a symposium and the Kisoi Motohiro Award themed around disaster robotics on the 22nd.” (Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Robonapuru)

  • “18 years after the Great Hanshin Earthquake: Kisoi Motohiro Award ceremony. For rescue system researchers. Award for academic achievement given to assistant professor Ito.” (Mainichi Shimbun)

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