Shuxiang Guo (Sâ€™93-Mâ€™95-SMâ€™03 for IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in mechano-informatics and systems from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in 1995. Currently, he is a Professor with the Department of Intelligent Mechanical System Engineering at Kagawa University. He has published about 190 refereed journal and conference papers. His current research interests include micro robotics and mechatronics, micro robotics system for minimal invasive surgery, micro catheter system, micro pump, and smart material (SMA, ICPF) based on actuators. Dr. Guo received research awards from the Tokai Section of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), the Tokai Science and Technology Foundation, and the Best Paper Award of the IS International Conference, Best Paper award of the 2003 International Conference on Control Science and Technology, Best Conference Paper Award of IEEE ROBIO2004 and IEEE ICAL 2008 in 1997, in 1998, in 2000, in 2003, in 2004 and in 2008, respectively. He is the founding chair for IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation.