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Activity Record

Activity Record

We have conducted the following research activities to date:

International Workshop on Mobiligence

  • Date: April 04-06, 2007
  • Place: University of Padua, Vicenza Campus & Padova Campus, Italy
  • For details, see here
    • April 4, 2007 Lab. tour
    • April 5, 2007 Aula Magna, Vicenza Campus

      09:45-10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
      10:00-10:45 Mobiligence project: Adaptive motor function through interaction among the body, brain, and environment, Koji Ito (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
      10:45-11:15 Coffee break
      11:15 -11:45 Modeling of Intra-cerebral Mechanisms for Adaptation to Environments, Toshiyuki Kondo (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology) , Koji Ito (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
      11:45-12:15 A constructive simulation study of locomotion in the Japanese moneky based on a neuro-muscloskeletal model, Naomichi Ogihara, Shinya Aoi, Yasuhiro Sugimoto , Masato Nakatsukasa, Kazuo Tsuchiya (Kyoto University)
      12:15-13:45 Lunch
      13:45-14:15 Mobile robot localization using the Fourier Signature of retina-like Images, Emanuele Menegatti (University of Padua)
      14:15-14:45 Modeling of Adaptive Mechanism in Crickets and Its Application to Robotics, Masatoshi Ashikaga (University of Tokyo), Mika Kikuchi (Hokkaido University), Tetsutaro Hiraguchi (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Midori Sakura, Hitoshi Aonuma (Hokkaido University),
      and Jun Ota (University of Tokyo)
      14:45-15:15 Coffee break
      15:15-15:45 Adaptive Function Embedded in Passive Dynamic Walking
      Koichi Osuka, Masatsugu Iribe, Yasuhiro Sugimoto
      15:45-16:15 Human Activity and Posture Recognition with Stereo-Vision
      Luca Iocchi (University of Rome LaSapienza)
      16:15-17:00 Discussion and Conclusion
    • April 6, 2007 Aula Magna " A. Lepschy", Padua Campus

      10:00-10:30 Predictive motor adaptation to dynamical environments,
      Koji Ito (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
      10:30-11.00 Behavior switching system based on chemical effects in insect brain, Daisuke Kurabayashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Hitoshi Aonuma (Hokkaido University), Ryohei Kanzaki (University of Tokyo)
      11:00-11:30 A Conjecture of Adaptive Mechanism of Mobiligence
      Koichi Osuka (Kobe University), Akio Ishiguro (Tohoku University) and Zheng, Xin-Zhi (ASTEM)
      11:30-12.00 Coffee break
      12.00-12:30 Cooperative behaviors using local interactions, Alessandro Farinelli (University of Rome LaSapienza)
      12:30-12:55 Modelling a Human Lower Extremity driven by EMG signals,
      Massimo Sartori (University of Padua), Nicola Greggio (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa), Enrico Pagello (University of Padua and ISIB-CNR)
      12:55-13.00 Closing Remarks

1st International Symposium on Mobiligence (Mobiligence'05)

  • Date: December 04, 2005
  • Place: Hokkaido University Conference Hall Room No.1
  • 9:30- 9:45 Opening
    Session I (Chair: Prof. Masafumi Yano, Tohoku University, Japan)
    9:50-10:10 Emergence of Adaptive Motor Function through Interaction among the Body, Brain and Environment
    Prof. Hajime Asama (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
    10:10-10:40 Research Activities and Plan in Group A: Environmental Adaptation
    Prof. Koji Ito (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    10:40-11:10 Research Activities and Plan in Group B: Physical Adaptation
    Prof. Kazuo Tsuchiya (Kyoto University, Japan)
    11:10-11:20 Coffee Break
    Session II (Chair: Prof. Ryokei Kanzaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
    11:20-11:50 Research Activities and Plan in Group C: Social Adaptation
    Prof. Hitoshi Aonuma (Hokkaido University, Japan)
    11:50-12:20 Research Activities and Plan in Group D: Common Principle
    Prof. Koichi Osuka (Kobe University, Japan)
    12:20-14:00 Lunch
    Invited Talk I (Chair: Prof. Kaoru Takakusaki, Asahikawa Medical College, Japan)
    14:00-15:00 Mechanisms for selection of basic motor programs - a role for striatum and pallidum (tentative)
    Prof. Sten Grillner (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
    Invited Talk II (Chair: Prof. Akio Ishiguro, Nagoya University, Japan)
    15:00-16:00 Morphological computation: connecting brain, body, and environment
    Prof. Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
    16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
    Invited Talk III (Chair: Prof. Hiroshi Kimura, University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
    16:15-17:15 Implementation of learning in intelligent motor systems
    Prof. Avis H. Cohen (University of Maryland, USA)
    18:00-20:00 Banquet (Sapporo Century Royal Hotel)

Planned and held organized sessions in international research meetings and in lecture meetings of academic societies

  • 2006 SICE-ICCAS2006, Oct.21st, 2006, Busan, Korea.
  • 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, (IROS'06), Oct.10th, 2006, Beijing, China.
  • 9th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems 9 (IAS-9), Mar.7th-9th, 2006, Kashiwa, Japan.
  • IFAC Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV)
  • International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS)
  • International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
  • SICE Annual Conference
  • SICE System and Information Division Annual Conference (SSI)
  • SICE System Integration Division Annual Conference (SI)
  • SICE Symposium on Decentralized Autonomous Systems

Organized and held research meetings for the Research Committee in the SICE (The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers), System and Information Division, on System Principle on Emergence of Mobiligence and Its Engineering Realization (starting in January 2003, this project was headed in academic year 2005 by Daisuke Kurabayashi, Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Held a workshop on the construction of the emergence system of mobiligence and its control system under the sponsorship of the Nissan Science Foundation (organized by Jun Ota, Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo, 2002)

Held a workshop organized by the Tohoku University Nation-wide Cooperative Research Project (which started in 2001)

(Last Updated on 16-Feb-2006)