[robotics-worldwide] Call for papers for IROS Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics

Yukie Nagai yukie at ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Sun May 27 18:20:24 PDT 2012

Call for papers for IROS 2012 Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience 
Robotics (CNR)
October 12th, 2012, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Web: http://www.gcoe-cnr.osaka-u.ac.jp/iros2012workshop/

While traditional technologies have made our society convenient, their
effects on our cognitive functions have been disregarded. In order to
reveal their effects and to establish a new design principle for safe
and adaptable Information and Robot Technology (IRT) systems, the
organizers have promoted the global center of excellence (GCOE) project
supported by Japanese government, in which world-famous research groups
in robotics, cognitive science, and brain science, working at Osaka
University and ATR in Japan, are highly-integrated to establish an
interdisciplinary research area called Human-friendly Robotics Based on
Cognitive Neuroscience (Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics).
In this workshop, starting from the keynote talk by Prof. Hiroshi
Ishiguro who is the leader of the GCOE, some members and international
collaborators of the GCOE will give their talks about the most-advanced
studies mainly on the fields of human-robot interaction (HRI), cognitive
science, brain science, and the interdisciplinary area. Based on the
talks, we will discuss the way to integrate these research fields for
the establishment of a novel research area of human friendly IRT system.

Topics of interest include:
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
Assistive system
Brain science
Brain-Machine Interface (BMI)
Cognitive psychology
Cognitive developmental robotics
Motor control

Instructions for Authors
Please submit your papers electronically in PDF format to
iros2012ws at gcoe-cnr.osaka-u.ac.jp
no later than July 15, 2012.
4-6 pages in the standard IEEE format are allowed for each paper, 
including figures.
Format: Papers (4-6 pages)
Due date: July 15, 2012
E-mail: iros2012ws at gcoe-cnr.osaka-u.ac.jp

Invited speakers
Prof. Aude Billard (EPFL, Switzerland)
Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
Prof. Giorgio Metta (University of Genoa, Italy)
Prof. Helge Ritter (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Prof. Jun Tani (KAIST, KOREA)
Prof. Renaud Ronsse (UCL, Belgium)
Prof. Marco Santello (Arizona State University, USA)

Important Dates
July 15, 2012: Due date for paper submission
August 15, 2012 : Notification of acceptance for papers
October 12, 2012 : Workshop

Kenichi Narioka (Osaka University)
narioka at ist.osaka-u.ac.jp

Yukie Nagai (Osaka University)
yukie at ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp

Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
asada at ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp

Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
ishiguro at sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp

Renaud Ronsse (UCLouvain)
renaud.ronsse at uclouvain.be

Yukie Nagai, Ph.D.
Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Osaka University
Visiting Researcher, Bielefeld University
yukie at ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp

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