"Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics" is a full-day workshop in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2012). This workshop is going to be held on October 12th, 2012 at Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.


While traditional technologies have made our society convenient, their effects on our cognitive functions have been disregarded. In order to reveal their effects and to establish a new design principle for safe and adaptable Information and Robot Technology (IRT) systems, the organizers have promoted the global center of excellence (GCOE) project supported by Japanese government, in which world-famous research groups in robotics, cognitive science, and brain science, working at Osaka University and ATR in Japan, are highly-integrated to establish an interdisciplinary research area called “Human-friendly Robotics Based on Cognitive Neuroscience (Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics)”. In this workshop, starting from the keynote talk by Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro who is the leader of the GCOE, some members and international collaborapptors of the GCOE will give their talks about the most-advanced studies mainly on the fields of human-robot interaction (HRI), cognitive science, brain science, and the interdisciplinary area. Moreover, some presentators will talk about interdisciplinary studies of the movement planning and control based on the biological motor control and robotics. Based on the talks, we will discuss the way to integrate these research fields for the establishment of a novel research area of human friendly IRT system.


Kenichi Narioka (Osaka University)narioka@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp
Yukie Nagai (Osaka University)
Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
Renaud Ronsse (UCLouvain)