JSPS Japanese-German Colloquium on Robotics

Hotel am Schlosspark, Schlossstr. 7, 85737 Ismaning
Tel.: 089/961-020, Fax: 089/961-2681
Contact point: Makoto Kaneko

November 18-21, 2006


Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006

19:30   Reception

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006

08:50-09:00   Welcoming Address by JSPS Bonn Office: Prof. Yasuo Tanaka (Director JSPS Bonn Office)

09:00-09:30   Talk by Prof. Gerd Hirzinger (Coordinator of German Side), chaired by Makoto Kaneko:
Advances in Robotics and Mechatronics – From Space to Surgery

  • Abstract Hirzinger (80 KB)

09:30-10:40   High-Tech Robotics, part 1: 3 presentations of 15 min. each + discussion, chaired by Dr. Jun Ueda and Prof. Jürgen Rossmann

Dr. Idaku Ishii (Hiroshima University):
Real-Time High Speed Vision as Hyper Human Technology

  • Abstract Ishii (84 KB)  

Dr. Akira Kakugo (Hokkaido University):
Gel Machine Based on Muscle Proteins of Actin and Myosin

  • Abstract Kakugo (80 KB)  

Dr. Toshio Takayama (Tokyo Institute of Technology):
Separable Instruments for Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Abstract Takayama (92 KB)

10:40-11:00   Coffee break

11:00-12:10   High-Tech Robotics, part 2: 3 presentations of 15 min. each + discussion, chaired by Dr. Akira Kakugo and Dr. Dirk Wollherr

Dr. Johannes Kurth (Kuka Robotics Inc.):
KUKA on the way from Industrial to Service Robotics

  • Abstract Kurth (104 KB)  

Dr. Stefan Schulz (Institute of Applied Informatics, FZ Karlsruhe):
Fluidic Lightweight Robot Systems

  • Abstract Schulz (108 KB)  

Dr. Kirill Koulechov (TU München):
Miniaturized Robots for Surgical Procedures

  • Abstract Koulechov (132 KB)

12:10-13:30   Lunch

13:30-14:00   Talk by Prof. Makoto Kaneko (Coordinator of Japan Side), chaired by Prof. Martin Buss:
High Speed Hyper Human Technology Opens a New World

  • Abstract Kaneko (64 KB)

14:00-15:10   Human-Robot Joint Action, part 1: 3 presentations of 15 min. each + discussion, chaired by Tetsuya Ogata and Dr. Johannes Kurth

Dr. Mihoko Otake (The University of Tokyo):
Multiscale Neural Simulation towards Human-Oriented Innovation

  • Abstract Otake (84 KB)  

Dr. Jun Ueda (Nara Institute of Science and Technology):
Biologically-inspired Control for Advanced Robotics

  • Abstract Ueda (112 KB)  

Dr. Tomomichi Sugihara (The University of Tokyo):
Position-Force Coordination is the Key of Advanced Humanoid Control

  • Abstract Sugihara (100 KB)

15:10-15:30   Coffee break

15:30-17:10   Human-Robot Joint Action part 2: 4 presentations of 15 min. each + discussion, chaired by Dr. Mihoko Otake and Dr. Tamim Asfour

Prof. Juergen Rossmann (RWTH Aachen):
Modern Virtual Reality Applications: From the Japanese ETS-VII Mission to the Advanced Digital Factory

  • Abstract Rossmann (72 KB)  

Dr. Tobias Ortmaier (DLR Institute of Robotics):
Joint Action of Robot and Surgeon in the Operating Room

  • Abstract Ortmaier (80 KB)

Dr. Alin Albu-Schaeffer (DLR Institute of Robotics):
Soft Robotics – Control Strategies for Robots Interacting with Humans

  • Abstract Albu-Schaeffer (84 KB)  

Dr. Sven Behnke (Uni Freiburg):
Humanoid Soccer - A challenge for AI and robotics

19:00   Dinner: Gasthof zur Mühle, Kirchplatz 5, Ismaning

Monday, Nov. 20, 2006

08:50-09:00   Sawa Koyama (Deputy-Director JSPS Bonn Office):
Programs and Activities of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

09:00-09:30   Talk by Prof. Hirochika Inoue (Organizer of Japan Side), chaired by Prof. Martin Buss:
Robotics Research: Past, Present and Future

  • Abstract Inoue (100 KB)

09:30-10:40   Brain Science and Robotics, part 1: 3 presentations of 15 min. each + discussion, chaired by Dr. Tomomichi Sugihara and Dr. Stefan Glasauer

Dr. Tomohiro Shibata (Nara Institute of Science and Technology):
Co-development of Human Brain Science and Humanoid Robotics

  • Abstract Shibata (80 KB)  

Dr. Tetsuya Ogata (Kyoto University):
Human Robot Interaction from the Dynamical Systems Perspective

  • Abstract Ogata (92 KB)

Dr. Tetsunari Inamura (National Institute of Informatics):
Interactive Intent Imitation Based on Mirror Neuron Model

  • Abstract Inamura (64 KB)

10:40-11:00   Coffee break

11:00-12:10   Brain Science and Robotics, part 2: 3 presentations of 15 min. each + discussion, chaired by Dr. Tomohiro Shibata and Dr. Kirill Koulechov

Dr. Stefan Glasauer (Center for Sensorimotor Research, Dept. of Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilian University München):
Robotics and Neuroscience: increasingly complementary disciplines

  • Abstract Glasauer (80 KB)  

Prof. Michael Beetz (Computer Science, TU München) :
Action Awareness – Enabling Autonomous Robots to Optimize, Transform, and Coordinate Plans

  • Abstract Beetz (80 KB)  

Dr. Tamim Asfour (Uni Karlsruhe):
Humanoid Robots as Platform for Perception-Action Integration

  • Abstract Asfour (72 KB)

12:10-13:30   Lunch

13:30-14:00   Prof. Martin Buss (Coordinator of German Side), chaired by Dr. Makoto Kaneko:
Cognition for Technical Systems CoTeSys – Cognitive Robots, Cognitive Vehicles, Cognitive Factories –

  • Abstract Buss (80 KB)

14:00-14:50   Ubiquitous Robotics, part 1: 2 presentations of 15 min. each + discussion, chaired by Dr. Toshio Takayama and Dr. Michael Beetz

Dr. Yoshifumi Nishida (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology):
Everyday Life Model

  • Abstract Nishida (64 KB)

Dr. Yasushi Nakauchi (University of Tsukuba):
Ubiquitous Sensing for Cooking-Support Robots

  • Abstract Nakauchi (132 KB)

14:50-15:10   Coffee break

15:10-16:00   Ubiquitous Robotics, part 2: 2 presentations of 15 min. each + discussion, chaired by Dr. Yasushi Nakauchi and Dr. Stefan Schulz

Dr. Udo Frese (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI Lab Bremen):
Formal Software Verification – The key of Certified Safe Robotics?

  • Abstract Frese (60 KB)  

Dr. Dirk Wollherr (Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, TU München):
Online Posture Modification for Humanoid Robots

  • Abstract Wollherr (80 KB)

16:10-17:00   Discussion on Robotics in the Ageing Society with all participants

17:00    Closing

18:00   Farewell Dinner 

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006

08.30   Departure with bus in Ismaning for DLR
09.30-11.30   DLR Tour
11.30-12.30   Lunch at DLR, drive to Garching
13.30-15.00   Visit Inst. Prof. Knoll and Prof. Ulbrich in 2 separate groups, afterwards with the bus to Munich
17.00-18.00   Laboratory visits TUM Prof. Buss
19:00   Dinner: Spatenhaus an der Oper, Residenzstr. 12, München