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Types of Members & Benefits

Types of Members

Based on its articles of incorporation, RSJ has five types of members, as listed in the table below: regular members, student members, honorary members, life members, and supporting members. When joining RSJ, regular members, student members, and supporting members do not require an introducer. RSJ’s current membership is composed of people from a wide range of fields, including researchers, educators, production technology managers, technical consultants, and people involved in publishing.

Type of member Qualifications Benefits Registration
Individual members Regular members Individuals having the special academic knowledge or equivalent experience within the scope of the purpose and business of the Society. Click here for Individual members
Student members Individuals taking a course related to the scope of the purpose and business of the Society in a university department, a graduate school course, or a school corresponding thereto.
Honorary members Individuals achieving special performance within the scope of the purpose and business of this Society and recommended by a resolution of the General Meeting. (A regular member who becomes an honorary member may retain his/her status as a regular member.)
Life members Individuals who meet the requirements stipulated in the Regulations on the Certification of Life Members. The application method can be confirmed in Introduction of life membership system.
Supporting members Organizations or individuals supporting and assisting the purpose and business of the Society. Click here for Supporting members

Benefits of Individual members;
Regular members, Student members, Honorary members, and Life members

  1. As individual members of RSJ the special robotics association, you can indicate status and activities of specialist in robotics, and build up network between specialists in robotics field.
  2. Individual members except life members are sent 1 free copy of each issue of the Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan (JRSJ) (which also serves as a journal for essays and sells for 2,500 yen exclusive of consumption tax).
    Through the use of the online journal on J-stage, all individual members can read and download PDF files of papers and reviews of the journals that were published in the last twelve months except for the latest issue.
  3. All individual members can access the online international journal Advanced Robotics (AR) for free.
  4. All individual members can submit papers to JRSJ and AR. Whether submitted papers are published will be decided by peer review conducted according to JRSJ’s or AR’s standards.
    Exceptional papers published in JRSJ or AR will be eligible for Best Paper Awards and Advanced Robotics Best Paper Award.
  5. All individual members can present at Annual Conferences and Robotics Symposia.
    Presentations made at Annual Conference or Robotics Symposia will be eligible for Young Investigation Excellence Awards and Robotics Symposia Young Investigation Excellence Award.
  6. All individual members can participate, at a reduced price, in Annual Conferences, domestic and overseas symposia, seminars, exhibitions, study tours, and other events held or cosponsored by RSJ.
  7. All individual members can access the Proceedings Archive of Annual Conference of RSJ.

Benefits of supporting members

  1. As supporting member of RSJ the special robotics association, your company can grow own brand as active robotics company.
  2. Supporting members can catch a great deal of attention from many excellent students and personnel in robotics field by PR on the supporting members link site.
  3. Supporting members are sent 2 free copies of each issue of the Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan (JRSJ) (which also serves as a journal for essays and sells for 2,500 yen exclusive of consumption tax). One additional copy is added for each unit of membership.
  4. Supporting members are given discount rates (15% off) for advertising in JRSJ.
  5. Individuals belonging to companies or groups that are supporting members can participate in RSJ events at a reduced price using the following service tickets that are provided to the contact person of the supporting member every February. 
    • Discount ticket for Annual Conference (2 tickets per unit):
      Individuals belonging to companies or groups that are supporting members but are not a regular/student member himself/herself can participate in the Annual Conference (once a year) at the regular membership early registration fee; provided, however, that presentations at Annual Conferences can only be made by regular/student members.
    • Invitation ticket for Seminars (2 tickets per unit):
      Individuals belonging to companies or groups that are supporting members can participate in the Robotics Seminars (about 7 times a year) without any fee.
    • Discount ticket for Seminars (10 tickets per unit):
      Individuals belonging to companies or groups that are supporting members can participate in the Robotics Seminars (about 7 times a year) at the student membership fee.
  6. Supporting members are sent a copy of the proceedings of Annual Conference at no charge.

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