[robotics-worldwide] CFP: International Symposium on Constructive Developmental Science in Osaka, Japan

Hisashi Ishihara hisashi.ishihara at ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Tue Sep 4 21:43:41 PDT 2012

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.

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

Sponsor: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research Project
(leader: Prof. Minoru Asada)

Co-Sponsors: Global COE Program "Center of Human-friendly Robotics
Based on Cognitive Neuroscience" (leader: Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro)

Date: November 28, 2012
Tentative place: Life Science Center (Senri-chuo, Osaka, Japan)
Cost: Free of charge
Website: http://www.er.ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/asadalab/project_en.html
   * Online registration will open in the middle of September *

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 (both tentative)
to discuss our project from views of experimental developmental
psychology and cognitive robotics.

Here is a tentative program. We will give you detailed information
about program and registration as soon as fixed.

Tentative program:
13:30-13:45     Opening
13:45-14:15     Talk by Minoru Asada (Project leader)
14:15-15:00     Invited talk 1: Claes von Hofsten (tentative) (Uppsala
15:00-15:20     Break
15:20-15:50     Talk 1 (Project member)
15:50-16:20     Talk 2 (Project member)
16:20-16:50     Talk 3 (Project member)
16:50-17:10     Break
17:10-17:55     Invited talk 2: Giulio Sandini (tentative) (Italian
Institute of Technology)
17:55-18:05     Closing

Hisashi Ishihara
Project Researcher, Osaka University, Japan
+81-6-6879-7349 (06-6879-7349 from Japan)

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