Toshio Fukuda
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Program Director (PD), The Moonshot Research and Development Program

2020 IEEE President

2019 IEEE President-Elect

Dear all IEEE Members, Graduate Students, My Friends, Colleagues and Amigos

Thank you very much for your great support.
I am glad to inform you that I was elected as 2019 IEEE President-Elect.
IEEE Annual Election

I will do my best and advocate that all IEEE Members can enjoy services not only in global but also in local region.

I greatly appreciate your strong support!

Toshio Fukuda
Professor, Meijo University
Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University

17 November, 2019
Japanese TV show "Cutting Edge"


03 May, 2019
Chunichi Cultural Award


February, 2019
IEEE Board of Directors



Region 10 Meeting Part I

Region 10 Meeting Part II


Home, Value and Connection in IEEE:

I would like make efforts to increase IEEE membership in the world and make the IEEE more comfortable “Home” for everybody to stay in IEEE. Thus I would like to focus on the following:
1. Improve financial transparency,      2. Revise membership fee,
3. Join at least one technical society,   4. Introduce corporate membership for industry, and
5. Create IEEE-University making use of the MOOC.

We need the sound financial balance of IEEE to enjoy more activities in IEEE. All members can find a technical society as their technical home, as well as geographical location as their geo-home. Everybody will share their interests and “Value” of IEEE technically and geographically, and so will collaborate with growing and changing today’s technology in a worldwide manner, globally and locally. 

Needs and expectations for IEEE have been changing for technology professionals, in particular, for industry practitioners, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering, entrepreneurs and also students to seek “Connected”, higher quality interactions and opportunities, with IEEE and its communities. We need to attract more members by the corporate membership for industry. The Concept of the IEEE-University making use of MOOCs from IEEE and its alliance can be the “Home” for them and everybody to update emerging technology and careers, since we create the IEEE “Value” of the high quality. IEEE should adapt itself swiftly to the agile and emerging technological demands.

Thus IEEE can grow and advance technology for humanity.


Received B.E. from Waseda University
Received M.S. from The University of Tokyo
Received D.Sc from The University of Tokyo
Studied at Yale University
Research Scientist at National Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, AIST
Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Stuttgart
Associate Professor at Science University of Tokyo
Professor at Nagoya University
Professor at Meijo University
Professor emeritus at Nagoya University
Visiting Professor at Nagoya University

Research Interests

Intelligent robotic system, self-organizing system, micro-nano robotics, bio-robotic system, neuromorphic intelligent control, fuzzy control, control of mechanical systems and technical diagnosis


  • Director, Division X (2001-2002)
  • Director, Region 10 (2013-2014)
  • Director, Division X (2017-2018)
  • RAB/TAB Transnational Committee, 1998
  • TAB Periodicals Committee, 1998
  • Meetings & Services Committee, 1999
  • Nominations and Appointments Committee, 1999
  • IEEE Fellows Committee, 1997-99
  • Committee on Nano-Technology, Chair, 1999-2000
  • Proceedings Editorial Board, 2000
  • Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Steering Committee, 1993-2000
  • Transactions on Robotics and Automation Editorial Board, 1989-91
  • IEEE Nomination and Appointments Committee, 2003-04
  • IEEE-SA Standards Board, 2002-03
  • TAB Management Committee, 2006-09
  • TAB Nomination and Appointments Committee, 2006
  • Admission and Advancement Committee, 2006-07
  • Environment & Safety Medal Award Committee, Chair, 2007-10


  • Region 10: Director 2013-2014, Director-Elect, 2011-2012
  • Region 10: Technical Activities Coordinator, 2009-2010
  • Region 10: Nomination Committee Chair, 2015-16
  • Region 10: Advisor, 2015-2017
  • Japan Council, Member at large
  • Japan Council, Member, Industry Promotion committee


  • Robotics and Automation Society (RAS): President, 1998-1999; AdCom, 2004-2015, 1990-1995
  • Industrial Electronics Society (IES): Vice-President, 1990-1999; AdCom, 1988-2000
  • Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMCS): AdCom, 1994-1996
  • Computational Intelligent Society (CIS), AdCom, 2006-2008
  • Neural Networks Council: Secretary, 1992-93; AdCom, 1999-2000, 1994-1996, 1990-1991
  • Intelligent Transportation Council, AdCom, 2000-2001
  • Nanotechnology Council, President, 2004-2005, 2002-2003


  • Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS): Founding Chair, 1988; Advisory Committee Chair, 1989-2000
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA): General Chair, 2004, 1995
  • International Conference on Evolutionary Computation General Chair, 1996
  • International Joint Conference on Neural Networks Program Chair, 1991; Steering Committee Chair, 1993
  • Workshop on Robot and Human Communication: General Chair, 1994
  • IEEE Conference on Fuzzy Systems Program Co-Chair, 1995
  • IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS): General Chair, 2000
  • IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics: General Chair, 2000
  • IEEE Conference on Advanced Robotics and Social Impacts (ARSO): General Chair, 2005
  • IEEE/SICE System Integration International (SII): General Chair, 2008
  • International Symposium on Micro-Nano Mechatronics (MHS): General Chair, 1990-2012
  • IEEE Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems (CBS): General Chair, 2017
  • IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics (ISR): General Chair, 2018


  • IEEE ICRA Best Service Robot Manipulation Paper Award, 2017
  • Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon, Government of Japan, 2015
  • IEEE/RSJ IROS Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies, 2011
  • IEEE ICRA Best Manipulation Paper Award, 2011
  • IEEE Technical Field Award on Robotics and Automation, 2010
  • IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation, 2009
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Googol Best Paper Award, 2007
  • IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Pioneer Award, 2004
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000
  • Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award, 1997