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Doctor (Engineering)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Professor, Shinshu University Faculty of Textile Science and Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Course of Bioengineering
Apr 1994
Mar 1996
Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Apr 1996
Mar 1997
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineeirng Science, Osaka University
Apr 1997
Mar 2005
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineeirng Science, Osaka University
Apr 2005
Mar 2010
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University


Mar 1995
Department of Physical Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Mar 1990
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University

Committee Memberships

The Japan Society of Computer Aided Surgery (JSCAS)  Councilor

Awards & Honors

Jun 2003
Poster Award 3rd Price, The 17th International Congress on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS 2003)
Sep 2004
Best Research Award, Biomedical Engineering Symposium, Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (JSMBE)
Oct 2009
2nd Poster Prize, The 21st International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT 2009)
Oct 2010
2010 Incentive Award of the Sekisui Chemical "Innovations Inspired by Nature''
Jul 2012
Best Conference Paper Award, ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (CME2012)

Published Papers

西川敦, 岩本憲泰
フルードパワーシステム(日本フルードパワーシステム学会誌)   48(5) 247-250   Sep 2017
Compact forceps manipulator with a spherical-coordinate linear and circular telescopic rail mechanism for endoscopic surgery
Toshikazu Kawai, Hiroyuki Hayashi, Yuji Nishizawa, Atsushi Nishikawam, Ryoichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kawahira, Masaaki Ito, Tatsuo Nakamura
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery   12(8) 1345–1353   Aug 2017
A Novel Earphone Type Sensor for Measuring Mealtime: Consideration of the Method to Distinguish between Running and Meals
Kazuhiro Taniguchi, Hikaru Chiaki, Mami Kurosawa, Atsushi Nishikawa
Sensors   17 252 (14 pages)   Feb 2017
Bending forceps manipulator with offset distance for single-port laparoscopy
Toshikazu Kawai, Toshinobu Matsumoto, Atsushi Nishikawa, Yuji Nishizawa, Tatsuo Nakamura
Advanced Biomedical Engineering   5 56-62   Mar 2016
Kawai, T; Shin, M; Nishizawa, Y; Horise, Y; Nishikawa, A; Nakamura, T

Books etc

Chapter2 Concept of Virtual Incision for Minimally Invasive Surgery
InTech   2018   
Chapter10. Bio-inspired control of a multi-fingered robot hand with musculoskeletal system
Elsevier   Dec 2016   
Design and Control of a Compact Laparoscope Manipulator: A Biologically Inspired Approach
SCIYO   Sep 2010   ISBN:ISBN 9789533070995
Classification, design and evaluation of endoscope robots
IN-TECH Education and Publishing   Jan 2010   ISBN:ISBN 9789537619770
Method for objectively evaluating psychological stress resulting when humans interact with robots
IN-TECH Education and Publishing   Dec 2009   ISBN:ISBN 9789533070209

Conference Activities & Talks

MRLink: An ORiN-Based Medical Robot Architecture for Connecting Freely Selected Master/Slave Robotic Devices
Noriyasu Iwamoto, Atsushi Nishikawa, Toshikazu Kawai, Yuki Horise, Ken Masamune
2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2017), Workshop on Shared Platforms for Medical Robotics Research   Sep 2017   
Image Recognition of Triangular Tissue of an Organ Pulled by Forceps in Surgical Working Area for Laparoscope Robot
Hisa Nakasuji, Kazuki Naruki, Toshikazu Kawai, Atsushi Nishikawa, Yuji Nishizawa, Tatsuo Nakamura
39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC2017)   Jul 2017   
Spherical-coordinate Manipulator with Circular Telescopic Rail Driven by Rapson's Slider for Laparoscopic Surgery
SeungSeong Han, Fumiya Mizobuchi, Toshikazu Kawai, Atsushi Nishikawa, Yuji Nishizawa, Tatsuo Nakamura
39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC2017)   Jul 2017   
Locally Operated Master-slave Control System with Mechanically Separable Master Device for Laparoscopic Forceps Manipulator
Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Toshikazu Kawai, Atsushi Nishikawa, Yuki Horise, Ken Masamune
39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC2017)   Jul 2017   
Frequency Domain System Identification of Human Finger Dynamics Using Functional Electrical Stimulation based on an Agonist-Antagonist Concept
Kento Takemura, Mami Kurosawa, Keita Atsuumi, Kazuhiro Matsui, Fumio Miyazaki, Atsushi Nishikawa
REHABWEEK 2017/IFESS 2017, 2017 Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society   Jul 2017   

Research Grants & Projects

Bio-inspired control of multi-fingered robot hand with musculoskeletal system
Project Year: 2010   
Automatic endoscope positioning method imitating a biological fluctuation
Project Year: 2010   
Home use of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
Project Year: 2010   
Human-robot interface for minimally invasive and robotic surgery
Project Year: 2010