About the Author
Dr. Dragomir N. Nenchev is a Professor at Tokyo City University, Japan. He is a leading robotics expert with 35 years of experience in robotics, focusing on modeling and motion control of redundant robots, parallel-link robots, free-floating space robots, flexible-base robots, humanoid robots, and home robots. Dr. Atsushi Konno is a Professor at Hokkaido University, Japan. He is a leading robotics expert with 26 years of experience in design, modeling, and control of humanoid robots. His team presented the famous drum beating and martial arts performing humanoid robot at the 2005 Aichi Japan Expo. He has publishedmore than 60 journal papers and 100 reviewed international conference papers. Dr. Teppei Tsujita is an Associate Professor at National Defense Academy, Japan. He has been active in robotics research for 9 years, with research interests in humanoid robots, design of haptic devices, magnetorheological fluid, surgery simulators, and their applications. He has published numerous articles in archival journals and given lectures at worldwide conferences such as Advanced Robotics, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, and International Journal of Humanoid Robotics.