Date: November 19, 2015

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

An International Symposium will be organized by the 7th division of Osaka University IAI on February 23, 2016. A workshop also will be held in the previous days. The details are as follows.

Title The 2nd International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics:
Before and Beyond Mirror Neurons
Date Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Place Knowledge Theater, Grand Front Osaka, Osaka, Japan
(No registration fee except the banquet)
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti
University of Parma
Invited Speakers
Atsushi Iriki
Luciano Fadiga
Italian Institute of Technology
Akira Murata
Kinki University
Yukie Nagai
Osaka University
Erhan Oztop
Özyeğin University
Harold Bekkering
Radboud University Nijmegen
Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi
Kyoto University
Cristina Becchio
Italian Institute of Technology
Giulio Sandini
Italian Institute of Technology
Minoru Asada
Osaka University
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)
11:50-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 “Emergence of mirror neuron system through predictive learning”
Yukie Nagai (Osaka University)
14:00-14:30 “Action representation in F5 Mirror Neurons: A computational view”
Erhan Oztop (Özyeğin 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
Place Sankei Conference Osaka Umeda 601
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 “Robot Behavior Learning utilizing Deep Neural Networks”
Tetsuya Ogata (Waseda University)
14:30-15:00 Poster teaser
15:00-16:00 Poster presentation (with coffee)
16:00-16:30 “Closing the loop: From continuous exploration to symbolic planning”
Emre Ugur (University of Innsbruck)
16:30-17:00 “Symbol Emergence in Robotics: Toward Robots that Learn Language”
Takayuki Nagai (University of Electro-Communications)
Monday, February 22
10:00-10:30 “What are goals? And if so, how many?”
Matthias Rolf (Osaka University)
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 “Social Interaction Characteristics for Socially Acceptable Robots”
Hagen Lehmann (Italian Institute of Technology)
14:30-15:00 “Challenges in building child android robot toward dynamic and emotional human-robot interaction”
Hisashi Ishihara (Osaka University)
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)

Poster presentations
1 “Development of wide-field STS retinal prosthesis”
Hiroyuki Kanda (Osaka University), Takeshi Morimoto (Osaka University), Takao Endo (Osaka University), and Takashi Fujikado (Osaka University)
2 “A Developmental Robotics Approach for the Emergence of Pro-Social Behavior”
Jimmy Baraglia (Osaka University), Yukie Nagai (Osaka University), and Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
3 “Emotional Human-Robot Interaction through Multimodal Restricted Boltzmann Machines”
Takato Horii (Osaka University), Yukie Nagai (Osaka University), and Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
4 “Graph analysis of information network within embodied system”
Jihoon Park (Osaka University), Hiroki Mori (Osaka University), and Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
5 “Development of a right inferior fronto-parietal network for self-face recognition: an fMRI study”
Tomoyo Morita (Osaka University), Minoru Asada (Osaka University), and Eiichi Naito (NICT)
6 “Full-body Motion Sensor Network and Neural Signal Based Coaching System: A Study on Motor Skill Aquisition with Feedback”
Haisong Dong (NICT, Osaka University), Tomoyuki Yamamoto (NICT, Osaka University), Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
7 “Rhythmic synchrony with others alters our cognition and consciousness: Elucidation of the cognitive origin of religion and human cooperation”
Hideyuki Takahashi (Osaka University), Midori Ban (Doshisha University), Tomoyo Morita (Osaka University), Minoru Asada (Osaka University), and Shinsuke Shimojo (Caltech)
8 “Toward humanlike tactile sensation: magnetic type tactile sensor with dual-layer elastomer”
Takumi Kawasetsu (Osaka University), Takato Horii (Osaka University), Hisashi Ishihara (Osaka University), and Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
9 “Facial Mimicry Is Enhanced by the Goal of Inferring Emotional States”
Aiko Murata (Hokkaido University, The University of Tokyo, JSPS), Hisamichi Saito (Hokkaido University), Joanna Schug (The College of William & Mary), and Tatsuya Kameda (The University of Tokyo)
10 “Learning of stress adaptive habits with an ensemble of Q-Learners”
Chris Reinke (OIST), Eiji Uchibe (OIST, ATR), and Kenji Doya (OIST)
11 “A novel utility of allocentric coordinates for controlling saccadic eye movements”
Mrinmoy Chakrabarty (Osaka University), Tamami Nakano (Osaka University, NICT), and Shigeru Kitazawa (Osaka University, NICT)
12 “Automatic encoding of a target position relative to an upright natural scene: a prism adaptation study”
Nobuyuki Nishimura (Osaka University)
13 “Neural basis of the background coordinate”
Motoaki Uchimura (Osaka University, JSPS), Tamami Nakano (Osaka University), Yusuke Morito (NICT), Hiroshi Ando (NICT), and Shigeru Kitazawa (Osaka University, NICT)
14 “Implementation of a Calcium based plasticity learning model VLSI chip”
Frank Maldonado Huayaney (Bielefeld University) and Elisabetta Chicca (Bielefeld University)



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