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Prizes and Awards Received

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Year Received Commendations and Awards Description
2016 Japan Society for Design Engineering 50th Anniversary Award for Meritorious Achievement (Recipient: Shouichi Ishikawa, Honorary Advisor of Harmonic Drive Systems Inc.) For his outstanding design engineering contribution to engineering and industry by achieving practical utilization and improved performance of the HarmonicDrive® reducer
2008 The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, Robotics and Mechatronics Division
For technological contributions to the development of robotics and mechatronics
2007 Robot Awards, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Top robot component selected by Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation (SMRJ)
Ultra-small, high-precision, high-output-torque AC servo actuator
2007 Robot Awards, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Excellence award, robot components and software
Ultra-small, high-precision, high-output-torque AC servo actuator
2006 Toyota Motor Corp.
Technology development prize
Electric active stabilizer system jointly developed with Chuo Spring Co., Ltd. and Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
2005 The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Excellent Product Award
New HarmonicDrive®
SHF Series and SHG Series
2004 Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Good Design Award 2004
Product Design Award, division of machine tools, industrial machinery, transport equipment and vehicles, test equipment
HarmonicPlanetary® HPG Series high-performance gear head for planetary gear reducers and servo motors (Harmonic AD, Inc.)
2003 The Massillon Plaque Company
2003 R&D100 Awards Winners
VGRS Variable Gear ratio Steering System (Mechanical Devises)
Primary Developer: Toyota Motor Co.
Codevelopers: Harmonic Drive Systems Inc., Toyoda Machine Works Ltd.
2001 The Japan Society for Precision Engineering
JSPE Technology Award
Development of a high-performance planetary gear mechanism with minimal backlash