Updated November 26, 2018


  • NEDO Chairman’s Award for Excellence in World Robot Summit,
    by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Tokyo, Japan, October 2018.

    Awarded by the NEDO office for overall excellence in competition with Team NAIST-RITS-Panasonic during World Robot Summit 2018.

  • SICE Award for Future Convenience Store Challenge,
    by Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), Tokyo, Japan, October 2018.

    Awarded by the SICE society for displaying advanced research integration with Team NAIST-RITS-Panasonic during World Robot Summit 2018.

  • 1st Place, Customer Interaction Task, WRS Future Convenience Store Challenge 2018 [3,000,000 JPY],
    by World Robot Summit (WRS), Tokyo, Japan, October 2018.

    Ranked 1st and awarded 3,000,000 JPY with Team NAIST-RITS-Panasonic in one of the three main tasks of the Future Convenience Store Challenge at the World Robot Summit 2018.

  • Research Promotion Program for Acquiring Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Recipient [200,000 JPY],
    by Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, September 2018.

    Awarded with a grant stimulate the acquisition of additional competitive funds through the application of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI).

  • CREST AIP Challenge Program Recipient [1,000,000 JPY],
    by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Tokyo, Japan, June 2018.

    Awarded with a research grant as a young researcher who belongs to a CREST team under the AIP Network Laboratory in order to explore and develop an original research work related to the CREST project objectives.


  • Finalist Prize, Amazon Robotics Challenge 2017 [10,000 USD],
    by Amazon, Nagoya, Japan, July 2017.

    Ranked 6th and awarded 10,000 USD with Team NAIST-Panasonic in the finals of the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge (formerly Amazon Picking Challenge) among 16 top international teams and 27 entries worldwide.


  • Best of IET and IBC 2016-2017,
    by Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) & International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2016.

    Selected among more than 360 submissions to figure in the top 8 papers at 2016 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC 2016) for “Outstanding research in broadcasting and entertainment and very best professional excellence in media technology”.

  • 1st Place, Airbus Shopfloor Challenge 2016 [20,000 EUR],
    by Airbus Group, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2016.

    Winner of the biggest robotics challenge held at 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016) with a cash prize of 20,000 EUR.


  • Japan Tent Ambassador,
    by Japan Tent Committee, Kanazawa, Japan, August 2014.

    Selected among 365 international students representing 102 countries gathering in Ishikawa Prefecture to foster friendly relations between Japan and my home country, Belgium.

  • MEXT Scholarship Recipient [6,060,000 JPY],
    by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), Tokyo, Japan, February 2014.

    Selected to conduct research in Japan through recommendation by the Japanese diplomatic mission in Belgium.


  • EXPLORT Grant Recipient [3,000 EUR],
    by Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX), Brussels, Belgium, September 2013.

    Selected among more than 70 candidates for a subsidized training in international business and management followed by a mission in the United States.