[robotics-worldwide] ESF-JSPS Experimental Cognitive Robotics Conference

Y. Nakamura yoshi.nakamura at kve.biglobe.ne.jp
Sun Oct 28 09:35:35 PDT 2007

Potential applicants with Japanese nationality may wish to visit
for more information.

			Experimental Cognitive Robotics
			ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Conference Series 
			for Young Researchers

			Yoshihiko Nakamura
			Univrsity of Tokyo
			Fellow World Academy of Art and Science

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> Corinne Wininger - Le Moal
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> RoboticsConference
> Dear Sir or Madam,
> Please find below information on an ESF Research Conference 
> which may be of particular interest to you:
> Experimental Cognitive Robotics
> ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Conference Series for Young Researchers
> Shonan Village Center, Kanagawa, Japan
> 9-15 March 2008
> Chaired by: Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo, Japan, 
> Carme Torras, Institut de Robotica i Informatica Industrial, 
> Spain & Juan Andrade-Cetto, Institut de Robotica i 
> Informatica Industrial, Spain
> Cognitive robotics is where the frontier of science meets 
> that of technology. Neuroscience focuses on the nature of 
> neurons and the brain. Cognitive science studies the nature 
> of the human mind. It is a contemporary effort of science to 
> bridge the gap between the neuron and the mind, and to 
> explain the workings of the human mind as a whole. The 
> challenge of this study lies on the definition and 
> representation of mind, as well as on the difficulty of 
> performing repeatable experiments. 
> Robotics provides scientists with a means to reproduce 
> experiments for testing their theoretical hypotheses. Recent 
> advances of robotics technology have made possible the 
> development of complex anthropomorphic mechanical systems. 
> The application of such technology is unlimited and will 
> cover all aspects of human life. The grand challenge of 
> cognitive robotics is on achieving natural and intelligent 
> interaction of robots with humans. A variety of hypotheses in 
> neuroscience and cognitive science suggest possible 
> constructive paths for sharing information between the 
> robotics systems themselves, and with humans. 
> The ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Conference Series for Young 
> Researchers will illuminate the crossroads of science and 
> technology by inviting young researchers who are actively 
> working in the fields of cognitive science and robotics, as 
> well as those who are interested in learning these subjects. 
> The lecturers are eminent researchers leading the fields in 
> Europe and Japan. The week-long series of lectures, 
> discussions, and communication aim not only at providing 
> young researchers with the state-of-the-art knowledge, but 
> also at injecting them the fuel of intellectual curiosity to 
> go beyond the crossroads.
> Scientific programme (including detailed list of invited 
> speakers) and application form are accessible on-line through 
> www.esf.org/conferences/08231.
> Closing date for applications as well as for abstract 
> submission: 1 December 2007.
> Some grants available for young researchers to cover the 
> conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grant 
> requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in 
> the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.
> Kind regards,
> Corinne Wininger
> Communications Officer - ESF Conferences
> European Science Foundation - Communications Unit
> 1 quai Lezay-Marnésia, BP 90015
> 67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France
> Phone: +33 (0)388 76 21 50
> Fax: +33 (0)388 76 71 80
> clemoal at esf.org
> www.esf.org/conferences
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