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The 2nd International Symposium and Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics

2016-2-21 (Sun) - 2016-2-23 (Tue)

The Division of Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics in the Institute for Academic Initiatives at Osaka University (Director: Prof. Minoru ASADA) will be holding an international symposium and workshop according to the schedule below.
We have invited Prof. Giacomo Rizzaolatti as well as other prominent researchers in the field of mirror neuron research from inside Japan and out to discuss the past, present, and future of mirror neuron research from an interdisciplinary perspective including neuroscience, cognitive science, and robotics.

We sincerely hope that those interested will join us.

The 2nd International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics:
Before and Beyond Mirror Neurons

Date:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Venue:

Knowledge Theater, 4F, North Bldg., Grand Front Osaka

Attendance Fee:

This symposium is free to attend. However, attending the social gathering to follow requires an entrance fee.

Registration:

https://tbwv.heteml.jp/form/cnr2016/

Program:

The 2nd International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics:
Before and Beyond Mirror Neurons
09:10-09:20 Opening
Giulio Sandini (Italian Institute of Technology)
09:20-10:00 Keynote talk “Mirror Mechanism: new findings”
Giacomo Rizzolatti (University of Parma)
10:00-10:20 Coffee break
10:20-10:50 “Representation of self-other equivalence acquired by self-objectification processes in the primate brain”
Atsushi Iriki (RIKEN)
10:50-11:20 “Mirror mechanisms for communication”
Luciano Fadiga (Italian Institute of Technology)
11:20-11:50 “Own and other’s body: shared or differentiated representation in mirror neuron system”
Akira Murata (Kinki University)
11:50-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:30 “Emergence of mirror neuron system through predictive learning”
Yukie Nagai (Osaka University)
13:30-14:00 “The Visual Compiler: From visual action to programs”
Yiannis Aloimonos (University of Maryland)
14:00-14:30 “Action representation in F5 Mirror Neurons: A computational view”
Erhan Oztop (ozyegin University)
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:30 “Learning to predict other’s actions”
Harold Bekkering (Radboud University Nijmegen)
15:30-16:00 “The Origins of Understanding Self and Other: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives”
Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi (Kyoto University)
16:00-16:30 “Reading intentions in movement kinematics”
Cristina Becchio (Italian Institute of Technology)
16:30-16:40 Break
16:40-18:00 Panel discussion
18:00-18:10 Closing
Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
18:30-21:00 Banquet

The 2nd International Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics

Date:

Sunday, February 21 ~ Monday, February 22, 2016

Venue:

Room 601, Sankei Conference Osaka Umeda

Attendance Fee:

This workshop is free to attend.

Registration:

https://tbwv.heteml.jp/form/cnr2016/

Program:

The 2nd International Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics
Sunday, February 21
10:00-10:10 Opening
Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
10:10-10:40 “Emergence of chaotic itinerancy and complex networks within embodied systems”
Hiroki Mori (Osaka University)
10:40-11:10 “Statistic Imitation Learning for Human-Robot Communication”
Komei Sugiura (NICT)
11:10-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 “Resource limitations on working memory and motor planning”
Paul Bays (University of Cambridge)
12:00-12:30 “Behavioral and neural evidence for the background coordinate”
Motoaki Uchimura (Osaka University)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 “Tools for constructing neural robotic systems”
Daniel Rasmussen (Applied Brain Research Inc.)
14:30-15:00 “Robot Behavior Learning utilizing Deep Neural Networks”
Tetsuya Ogata (Waseda University)
15:00-15:30 Poster teaser
15:30-16:30 Poster presentation (with coffee)
16:30-17:00 “Social Interaction Characteristics for Socially Acceptable Robots”
Hagen Lehmann (Italian Institute of Technology)
17:00-17:30 “Challenges in building child android robot toward dynamic and emotional human-robot interaction”
Hisashi Ishihara (Osaka University)
Monday, February 22
10:00-10:30 TBA
10:30-11:00 “Embodied active inference for perception, action and cognition”
Sasha Ondobaka (University College London)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 “Evaluation of reaching by localization test in a patient with retinal prosthesis by suprachoroidal-transretinal stimulation (STS)”
Takao Endo (Osaka University)
12:00-12:30 “The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System: Post-Implant Outcomes and Rehabilitation”
Jessy Dorn (Second Sight Medical Products)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 “Closing the loop: From continuous exploration to symbolic planning”
Emre Ugur (University of Innsbruck)
14:30-15:00 “TBA”
Takayuki Nagai (University of Electro-Communications)
15:00-15:30 Poster teaser
15:30-16:30 Poster presentation (with coffee)
16:30-17:30 Discussion
17:30-17:40 Closing
Yukie Nagai (Osaka University)
Date: 2016-2-21 (Sun) - 2016-2-23 (Tue)
Venue: Knowledge Theater, 4F, North Bldg., Grand Front Osaka/Room 601, Sankei Conference Osaka Umeda
Registration: Registration is required for this event. (Web)
URL: http://www.cnr.osaka-u.ac.jp/?p=1707&lang=ja
Contact: Symposium Office
symposium@gcoe-cnr.osaka-u.ac.jp

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