Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, a MEXT Grant-in-Aid Project: Constructive Developmental Science: Revealing the Principles of Development from Fetal Period and Systematic Understanding of Developmental Disorders


2017 International symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics – Featuring Rolf Pfeifer’s Farewell Lectures –

Date: March 10th, 2017
Venue: Lecture Seminar Room J114, Science Engineering Building J, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyamacho, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan.
Hosted by: Division of Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics, Institute for Academic Osaka Initiatives (IAI), Osaka University, and MEXT KAKENHI “Constructive Developmental Science” No. 24119001 and No. 24000012
Registration: No fee. Just email to:

13:00-13:15 Opening – Minoru Asada
13:15-14:15 Invited Talk: An Embodied Brain Model of the Human Fetus – Yamada Yasunori (Staff Researcher at IBM Research)
14:15-15:15 Invited Talk: Deep Neural Models for Object Manipulation and Communication of Robots – Tetsuya Ogata (Professor of Intermedia Art and Science,School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University)
15:45-17:00 Farewell Lecture of Prof. Rolf Pfeifer: Coping with the “Robot Hype” – a view from Japan Rolf Pfeifer – Rolf Pfeifer (Dr. sc. techn. ETH, Prof. em. University of Zurich)
17:00- Closing and evening session

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