[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] [reminder] First Symposium on Biomechanics of Human Movement - The University of Tokyo [April 19, 2014]

Emel Demircan emeld at stanford.edu
Fri Apr 11 00:26:20 PDT 2014

Dear Colleagues, 

We would like to invite you to participate to the first 
"Symposium on Biomechanics of Human Movement" 

that will be held at the Yayoi Auditorium, The University of Tokyo. 

Date: April 19th, 2014 
Time: 9.15am - 5.30pm 
Venue: Yayoi Auditorium 

The symposium is supported by the Graduate Program for Social ICT Global Creative Leaders and by the JSPS Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Short S). 

Please see the symposium website: http://www.ynl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~emel/symposium/home.html for the details. 


The first Symposium on Biomechanics of Human Movement aims to bring together researchers and industry working on algorithms and foundations of human movement biomechanics and neuromechanics, whole-body kinematic and dynamic modeling, and robotics-based synthesis and analysis of human motion - with applications in: 

* Physical therapy 
* Humanoid robotics 
* Entertainment robotics 
* Computer animation 
* Rehabilitation 
* Sports medicine 
* Orthopeadics 
* Workspace ergonomics 

The full-day program will feature keynotes from leaders in robotics and biomechanics researchers, invited speakers, and demonstrations. The focus of the symposium is on the modeling, analysis, control, and simulation of human movement from both theoretical and practical perspectives. 


This Symposium on Biomechanics of Human Movement will be held on the 19th of April, 2014, at the Yayoi Auditorium, The University of Tokyo. 
Access: http://www.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/campus/map-e.html 


* Natural motion generation in humanoid robotics 
* Human multi-body dynamics modeling 
* Musculoskeletal dynamics, simulation, and control 
* Motion reconstruction techniques 
* Human motion analysis and synthesis 
* Motion segmentation 
* Computer animation and graphics 
* Motion Recognition 
* Neuromuscular control 
* Robotics-based motion synthesis 
* Novel therapies for neurological disorders 
* Design and simulation of assistive devices 


09.15-09.20 Introduction 

09.25-10.25 Yasuo Kuniyoshi (The University of Tokyo) 
10.30-11.00 Emel Demircan (The University of Tokyo) 
11.05-11.35 Gentiane Venture (TUAT) 
11.40-12.10 Shingo Shimoda (RIKEN Brain Science Institute) 

12.10-13.10 Lunch break 

13.10-13.40 Akihiko Murai (The University of Tokyo) 
13.45-14.15 Noritaka Kawashima (National Rehabilitation Center) 
14.20-14.50 Ganesh Gowrishankar (CNRS-AIST JRL) 

14.50-15.20 Break 

15.20-16.20 Oussama Khatib (Stanford University) 
16.25-16.55 Hideki Kadone (Tsukuba University) 
17.00-17.30 Yoshihiko Nakamura (The University of Tokyo) 
17.35-17.45 Closing Remarks 


Emel Demircan (The University of Tokyo) 
Gentiane Venture (TUAT) 


Akihiko Murai (The University of Tokyo): murai at ynl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp 
Emel Demircan (The University of Tokyo): emel at ynl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp 

We look forward to welcoming you all at the University of Tokyo! 

Take care, 

Akihiko Murai and Emel Demircan 
Local Arrangements 

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