[robotics-worldwide] [Call For Participation]Nov. 28 in Osaka Int'l Symposium on Constructive Developmental Science

Hisashi Ishihara hisashi.ishihara at ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Mon Nov 12 22:57:57 PST 2012

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION   ** Free of Charge**

The first international symposium on "Constructive Developmental Science
based on understanding the process from neuro-dynamics to social

Date and Time: 13:00 - 18:00, November 28, 2012
Place: Science Hall, Life Science Center (Senri-chuo, Osaka, Japan)
Cost: Free of charge
Website and Online Registration:

Minoru Asada
"Towards Constructive Developmental Science: From neural dynamics to
social interaction"

Claes von Hofsten
"How special is looking and acting in ASD"

Giulio Sandini
"Robots, Babies, Brain and Interaction"

Masayuki Hirata
"Towards electromagnetic neuroimaging of mother-child interaction"

Eiichi Naito
"Shared neuronal machinery: linkage between physical and social cognitions"

Hiroki Mori
"Fetal and infant development investigated by large scale musculoskeletal
and neural system simulations"

Hisashi Ishihara
"Affetto project: toward realistic human-robot emotional interaction
with physical contact"

A new research project that aims to provide new understanding how
human's higher cognitive functions develop by means of synthetic
approaches that developmentally construct cognitive functions has
started in this June (please check our website for details).

In this project, we focus on an issue of self/other cognition, based
on approaches of cognitive developmental robotics: 1) a large scale
simulation of brain development with realistic body, 2) brain imaging
studies for real-time interaction, 3) building a realistic child robot
with muscle-skeleton system, 4) behavioral experiments with robot
platforms, and then, 5) establishment of constructive developmental

We would like to invite you to our symposium, in which JSPS project
leader, Prof. Minoru Asada, and some project members will talk about
our plan. Additionally, we will invite two researchers related to our
project, prof. Claes von Hofsten and prof. Giulio Sandini to discuss
our project from views of experimental developmental psychology
and cognitive robotics.

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