[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] UN DRR 2015 Public Forum on Social Implementation of Disaster Robots and Systems

Satoshi Tadokoro tadokoro at rm.is.tohoku.ac.jp
Tue Feb 17 01:48:22 PST 2015


** Call for Participants **

United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
Public Forum on Social Implementation of Disaster Robots and Systems
March 12-16, 2015, Sendai, Japan

URL: http://www.ieee-ras.org/educational-resources-outreach/un-symposium

Co-organized by
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Tohoku University, International
Rescue System Institute, COCN Disaster Robot Project, Japan Cabinet
Office ImPACT Project, JSME Robotics and Mechatronics Division TC on
Disaster Robotics

Symposium Overview
  This symposium introduces the current state of disaster robots and gap
to their social implementation, and discusses the action plans to be
taken for the future disaster mitigation.
  It consists of the following three sessions:
(1) March 12, Thursday 15:00-18:00pm Robot Demonstration
      Tohoku University, Research Center for Rare Metal and Green
      Innovation, Aobayama East Campus
      Bldg. J02 in http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/?menu=campus&area=j
      Directions: http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/directions.html
(2) March 14, Saturday 13:30-15:30 Current State, Gap and Action Plans for the Future
      Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi, Room 601
(3) March 16, Monday 9:50-11:50 Application Record and Challenge for the Future
      TKP Garden City Sendai Kotodai, Hall 1

  Robotics is becoming a powerful tool for disaster mitigation, response
and recovery after its history of 50 years. For example, unmanned aerial
vehicles quickly surveyed wide disaster areas, remotely-operated
underwater vehicles repaired leakage of subsea oil plants, and unmanned
ground vehicles worked in contaminated areas of damaged nuclear power
plants.
  The contribution of robotics is mainly 1) for performing tasks that
human and conventional tools cannot (e.g. those at inaccessible places
and in contaminated areas), 2) for reducing risks (e.g. those of
potential explosion, toxic agents and radiation), and/or 3) for reducing
time and cost (e.g. quick surveillance of potentially damaged facilities
at high places without scaffolds).
  The recent evolution of robotics and component technologies is rapidly
enhancing their applicable areas and tasks. Remote robotic systems, for
example, could gather information from sky 20 years ago. At present,
they can approach to structures of interest in the neighborhood for
detailed visual inspection from sky, and can enter damaged buildings
through narrow entrance for searching victims. Autonomy and robot
intelligence reduce responders' load, and integrate gathered information
with measured 3D maps. For this reason, specialists predict that
robotics would become an essential tool of disaster mitigation, response
and recovery in ten years.
  In this symposium, issues for application of robots and systems for
disaster response, mitigation and recovery will be discussed.

Session Program

Session 0: Robot Demonstration
15:00-18:00pm, Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tohoku University, Research Center for Rare Metal and Green Innovation, Aobayama East Campus
  Bldg. J02 in http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/?menu=campus&area=j
  Directions: http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/directions.html
Session Abstract:
  This demonstration shows the most recent R&D and application of
disaster robotics in Tohoku University.

Program: 
  TBD


Session 1: Current State, Gap and Action Plans for the Future
13:30-15:30, Saturday, March 14, 2015
Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi, Room 601
  Venue D in http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/public_map.html
  Directions: 5 min. walk from Sendai Subway Kotodai Station.
Session Abstract:
  This session introduces the current state of disaster robots and the
gap to their social implementation by the world top-runners, and
discusses the action plans to be taken for the future disaster
mitigation.

Session Program:
13:30-13:50 Hajime Asama, University of Tokyo, Japan
  Social dissemination of disaster response robots
13:50-14:20 Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University, USA
  Current state and achievement of disaster robotics (tentative)
14:20-14:40 Gerald Steinbauer, Technical University of Graz, Austria
  Research and application of disaster robotics in EU
14:40-15:00 Geert De Cubber, Royal Military Academy, Belgium
  Integrating robots in disaster management
15:00-15:20 Raj Madhavan, University of Maryland, USA
  IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (RAS-SIGHT): Improving the Quality of Life for Humanity
15:20-15:30 Satoshi Tadokoro, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society President-Elect
  For the Future Use of Robotics


Session 2: Application Record and Challenge for the Future
Monday, March 16, 2015 9:50-11:50am
TKP Garden City Sendai Kotodai, Hall 1 (Sendai Park Bldg.)
  Venue E in http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/public_map.html
  Directions: Adjacent to Sendai Subway Kotodai Station.
Session Abstract:
  This session introduces the record of application of robots and
robotic systems to the world disasters, and discusses their challenges
for the future disaster mitigation.

Session Program:
09:50-10:10 Tomoaki Yoshida, Chiba Institute of Technology
  Unmanned ground vehicles Quince and Sakura for Fukushima-Daiichi response
10:10-10:30 Satoshi Okada, Hitachi Ltd.
  Development of robots for decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
10:30-10:50 Takuya Uehara, Toshiba Corp.
  Efforts using robot technologies for decommission at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
10:50-11:10 Sunao Tomimori, Nuclear Emergency Assistance Center (J-NEACE), The Japan Atomic Power Co.
  Activities of J-NEASE by electric power companies in Japan
11:10-11:30 Shigeo Kitahara, Kumagai Gumi Co. Ltd.
  Unmanned construction system - the history and future (tentative)
11:30-11:50 Yutaka Watanabe, Luce Search Co. Ltd.
  Application of UAVs for measurement of land features at disasters and inspection of structures


Related Session
Organized by Japan Cabinet Office, Japan Science and Technology Agency
15:50-17:50, Saturday, March 14, 2015
Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi, Room 601
  Venue D in http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/public_map.html
  Directions: 5 min. walk from Sendai Subway Kotodai Station.
Session Abstract
  The programs for innovations in DRR will be discussed in this
symposium. The symposium will focus on the Impulsing Paradigm Change
through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT) Program on “Tough Robotics
Challenge” and the Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion
Program (SIP) on “Enhancement of societal resiliency against natural
disasters”.

Session Program:
15:50-16:00 Kazuo Kyuma, Executive member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Japan Cabinet Office
		Opening speech (outline of SIP and ImPACT (tentative))
16:00-16:20 Sudhir Jain,Indian, director, Indian Institute of Technology( Gandhinagar), India 
		Keynote speech: Disaster Mitigation in Developing Countries
16:20-16:30 Satoshi Tadokoro, Program Manager of ImPACT
 		Impact R&D program(tentative)
16:30-1640 Masayoshi Nakashima, Program Director of SIP
		SIP: Enhancement of Societal Resiliency Against Natural Disasters
16:40-17:45 Panel discussion
 	(Panelist)
		Sudhir Jain, director of IIT Gandhinagar, India
		Satoshi Tadokoro, PM of ImPACT, Japan
		Masayoshi Nakashima, PD of SIP (facilitator)
		Shin Aoi, National research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Japan
		Nobuhiro Takahashi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
		Hiroshi Kumagai, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
17:45-17:50 Yuko Harayama, Executive member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Japan Cabinet Offices
	Closing speech

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Satoshi Tadokoro <tadokoro at rm.is.tohoku.ac.jp>
IEEE Fellow, JSME Fellow, SICE Fellow, RSJ Fellow
ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge Program Manager
Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University
Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
President-Elect, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
President, International Rescue System Institute
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