[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Robosoft2019 Workshop - Toward the nature of information processing in soft machines: bridging flexible electronics and morphological computation

中嶋浩平 k_nakajima at mech.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Sat Mar 30 05:52:07 PDT 2019

(Call for Participation)
Toward the nature of information processing in soft machines: bridging 
flexible electronics and morphological computation - Robosoft 2019 Workshop
place: COEX, Seoul, Korea
time: April 14, 2019 (Full-day workshop)
conference info: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.robosoft2019.org_index.html&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TvVyd5whzjZOzrwKwl_5gHcfVyTwQyYei8b9OXELC98&s=oMTll_X4BjKJ6OrJ8LK_dKqYIIlLeUZLKrORA-OZ4W0&e=
workshop info: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__softrobot.jp_events_2019_0206133002_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TvVyd5whzjZOzrwKwl_5gHcfVyTwQyYei8b9OXELC98&s=_7ZLYYQ1MwbMs2-LHg3NhmMs_UXmv44jDPG_eeJDups&e=

Kohei Nakajima (The University of Tokyo)
Fumiya Iida (University of Cambridge)
Koichi Suzumori (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Animals adapt to their changing environments with their soft bodies. 
Their ability to exploit their flexible bodies and their outsourcing of 
the functionality of the control to their deformable morphologies are 
referred to as “morphological computation.” Conventional robotic systems 
are mechanically static, and they are unable to change their bodies to 
levels that are satisfactory for flexibility to achieve the adaptability 
and intelligence that is comparable to animals. In response to this 
situation, soft technologies are currently being studied simultaneously 
in different fields and many notable attempts have been reported 
worldwide. For example, various flexible sensors that do not damage the 
natural dynamics of the soft body have been reported. In addition, the 
body morphology can be designed using a novel three-dimensional printing 
technique, which works with soft materials. By integrating these soft 
technologies with morphological computation, we expect that the science 
of soft robots will further prove its potential to generate novel 
application domains. This workshop will focus on the recent advancement 
in material sciences, flexible electronics, and morphological 
computation, and provides an opportunity for active discussion about the 
state-of-the-art technologies to take place, as well as for the sharing 
of common views about future challenges.

(Invited Speakers)
Koichi Suzumori (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Kenjiro Fukuda (RIKEN)
Hyunsoo Yang (National University of Singapore)
Kuniharu Takei (Osaka Prefecture University)
Jian Zhu (National University of Singapore)
Ryuma Niiyama (University of Tokyo)
Thrish Nanayakkara (Imperial College London)
Francesco Giorgio-Serchi (University of Edinburgh)
Fumiya Iida (University of Cambridge)

(Call for Poster Presentations)
Interested authors can present their works as poster presentations to 
expedite the discussion at the workshop.
Please send your poster title to yongppan at gmail.com

Best regards,
Kohei Nakajima

Kohei Nakajima, Ph.D.
Chair for Frontier AI Education,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,
The University of Tokyo
PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency

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