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Lab Café Special -- Japan-England Robot Symposium

2015-11-11 (Wed) 15:00 - 18:00

In the not so distant future, what kind of coexistence will there be between humans and robots? And what kind of change will robots provide life in society? In 2012, the British government placed robotics and autonomous systems as one of 8 major priority areas of growth, and the first robotics strategy in the UK, UK RAS 2020 Strategy, was announced in September of last year, which is currently investing in various universities and other affiliated companies. At this symposium, robotics researchers from the UK and Japan will present their leading-edge research on the topic of "Future Society with Robot Companions" as we explore the possibilities of international collaboration. (Simultaneous translation is available.)


Tony Prescott (Professor, The University of Sheffield, UK)

Adrian Cheok (Professor, City University, UK)

ASADA Minoru (Professor, Osaka University)

ISHIGURO Hiroshi (Professor, Osaka University)


Elizabeth Hogben (Head of Science and Innovation Network Japan, British Embassy Tokyo)

Café Master

KINOSHITA Chieko (Faculty staff, Osaka University CSCD)

To Apply

Please register via the Application Form

•  Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

•  The program may be modified without notice from what is noted on this page.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1, "Lab Café" is designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2015-11-11 (Wed) 15:00 - 18:00
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (1st Basement Concourse, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Registration is required for this seminar. (Web)
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University

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