Date: February 20, 2017

The 4th International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics ~ Featuring Rolf Pfeifer’s Farewell Lecture ~

An International Symposium will be organized by the 7th division of Osaka University IAI. The details are as follows.

Date Friday, March 10, 2017
Place Lecture Seminar Room J114, Science Engineering Building J,
Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University
1-3 Machikaneyamacho, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan.
Fee No fee
Registration Please send an email to the following address:
kawamura-t [AT]
Subject: Registration Name: Title & Affiliation: Nationality:
13:00-13:15 Opening
Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
13:15-14:15 “An Embodied Brain Model of the Human Fetus”
Yasunori Yamada (Staff Researcher at IBM Research)
(This study was conducted while he was at the University of Tokyo.)
14:15-15:15 “Deep Neural Models for Object Manipulation and Communication of Robots”
Tetsuya Ogata (Professor at Waseda University)
15:15-15:45 Break
15:45-17:00 “Coping with the “Robot Hype” – a view from Japan”
Rolf Pfeifer (Professor at University of Zurich)
17:00- Closing and evening session
  • Institute for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University “Division of Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics”
  • Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research “Constructive Developmental Science Based on Understanding the Process from Neuro-Dynamics to Social Interaction”
  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Constructive Developmental Science: Revealing the Principles of Development from Fetal Period and Systematic Understanding of Developmental Disorders”


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