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Symposium for Ambient and Global Robot Academia
Jul 29, 2013More
In this lecture, we will present to the general public the most advanced information and machine technologies in the world. Waseda University has aimed to develop robotic technology in order to support daily activities, health and welfare in a super-aging society. In particular, we aimed to develop robots in a systematic process that integrates technology in our daily life in a way that it is not perceived by society. In addition, we have been investing in the education of young researchers in order to form a new industrial base that integrates information technology and machinery. In this presentation, we report not only the outcome of these 5 years of research and education in Waseda University, but you will also able to experience results of one of the world's most advanced research in the laboratory tour. Please experience the technology that will create the future.
Host Global COE program, JSPS
International Research and Education Center for Ambient SoC, Waseda Univ.
Global Robot Academia, Waseda Univ.
Joint Host "Global Robot Academia", Green Computing Systems Research Organization, Waseda Univ.
Date July 29th, 2013 
10:00 ~ 16:30
Place Seminar Room, Research and Developing Center of Green Computing Systems Research Organization, Waseda Uvni.
Language Japanese 
Target Public 
Registration fee Free
Pre-Registration As you pre-register, Please send your information (name, affiliation, contact) and let us know if you take part of tour of inspection in lab by e-mail or tele-phone.

※You must pre-register if you take part of tour of inspection in lab. 
Free of Entrance and exit

July 24th Pre-Registration Deadline 
Contact International Research and Education Center for Ambient SoC, Waseda Univ.
"Global Robot Academia", Global COE Program, Waseda Univ. 
Tel: 03-5286-2949
"Accomplishment report of GCOE"  
Satoshi Goto
Professor in Waseda Univ., Program Leader for International Research and Education Center for Ambient SoC

Masakatsu G. Fujie 
Professor in Waseda Univ. , Program Leader of Global Robot Academia 

"Invitation lecture"
Nobuhide Kasagi 
Emeritus in Univ. of Tokyo, Fellow in JST

Yoshiyuki Takeda 
Emeritus in Waseda Univ. , Ex-Director-General of the Information and Communications Policy Bureau, Ex-Managing Excuse Officer, NTT Docomo 

"Accomplishment report of GCOE by young researcher"
Yo Kobayashi 
Associate Professor, Waseda Univ. 

Kryczka Przemyslaw 
Ph.D. student, Waseda Univ. 

Mitsuhiro Kamezaki  
Junior Researcher, Waseda Univ. 

Tsung-Han Lin 
Ph.D. student, Waseda Univ. 

Zhou Dajiang
Assistant professor, Waseda Univ.  

Kazuhiko Iwata 
Junior Researcher, Seminar Room, Research and Developing Center of Green Computing Systems Research Organization, Waseda Uvni. 
Program 10:00: 10:05 Opening Speech

10:05: "Accomplishment report of GCOE" 
10:05: 10:35 Saotshi Goto
10:35: 11:05 Masakatsu G. Fujie

11:05: 11:10 Break
11:10: "Invitation lecture" 
11:10: 11:50 Nobuhide Kasagi
11:50: 12:30 Yoshiyuki Takeda

12:30: 13:30 Lunch

13:30: 15:30 "Accomplishment report of GCOE by young researcher" 
13:30: 13:50 Yo Kobayashi
13:50: 14:10 Kryczka Przemyslaw
14:10: 14:30 Mitsuhiro Kamezaki
14:30: 14:50 Tsung-Han Lin
14:50: 15:10 Zhou Dajiang
15:10: 15:30 Kazuhiko Iwata

15:30: 16:30 "Closing Speech and Tour of inspection in lab."
Seminar Room, Research and Developing Center of Green Computing Systems Research Organization, Waseda Uvni. 
Kikui Campus, Waseda Univ. 

1st GRA Citizen Forum
- State-of-the-art Robot Technology Pioneers the Future -
Jul 14, 2012More
Host/ Organizer Global Robot Academia, Waseda University
Date/ Place 14th July, 2012 
from 1pm to 3:30pm: lecture and discussion@Okuma Small Auditorium
from 4pm to 5pm: invitation to the robot showroom "RT Frontier" (Waseda University bldg#29-8)
Language Japanese
Report This is the first town hall meeting style symposium which is hosted by GRA.
We especially targeted the audiences for the local residents around Waseda and the lectures are directed at citizens, not professional workers and the researchers.
Professors and young post-doctoral researchers explain their research works in the point of view "how it works and makes the value for the citizen's life."

After the symposium, most of the audiences moved for new RT Frontier and GRA researchers introduced the machines they developed.

The new RT Frontier will open in near future as the robot showroom. GRA will hold the monthly events at the place and the participants will be able to touch and try the machines which is developed by Waseda researchers.
the lecturing part

lab tour @ RT Frontier
Italy - TWIns - Waseda 2011
- New Critical Challenges in Robotics -
Nov 10, 2011More
Host Waseda University "Global Robot Academia": MEXT Global COE Program
Organizer Embassy of Italy in Tokyo
Support Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy) and Waseda University Research Institute for Science and Engineering
Italy-TWIns-Waseda2011 (from 7th to 11th November 2011)
Organizer Embassy of Italy and Waseda University
Co-Organizer Tokyo Women's Medical University - Waseda University Joint Institution for Advanced Biomedical Sceinces; TWIns
Support EUIJ Waseda and Waseda Institute for Advanced Study

Date 10th November, from 2:00pm to 6:30pm
11th November, from 9:30pm to 6:30pm
Venue Ono Memorial Hall, Waseda Campus, Waseda University
Registration Fee Free
Number of Attendee 10th: 47   11th: 48
Language English
General Chair Prof. Shuji Hashimoto, Vice-President of Waseda University
Chair Prof. Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Prof. Atsuo Takanishi, Waseda University
Program Nov. 10th
14:00-14:20 Welcome Address
14:20-15:10 Hideaki Takanobu, Associate Professor, Kogakuin University, Japan
15:10-16:00 Cecilia Laschi , Associate Professor, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
16:00-16:20 Coffee break
16:20-17:10 Eugenio Guglielmelli, Professor, Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy
17:10-18:00 Toshio Fukuda, Professor, Dept. of Micro System Engineering and Dept. of Mechano-Informatics and Systems, Nagoya University, Japan
18:00-18:20 Conclusions

Nov. 11th
09:30-09:45 Welcome Address
09:45-10:35 Tetsunori Kobayashi, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Waseda University, Japan
10:35-11:25 Nunzio Abbate, STMicroelectronics, Italy
11:25-12:15 Yoshiyuki Sankai, Professor, Institute of Systems & Engineering, University of Tsukuba, Japan
12:15-14:15 Lunch break & demo
14:15-15:05 Shigeru Mushiaki, Professor, Faculty of Human Studies, Shujitsu University, Japan
15:05-15:55 Paolo Dario, Professor, Biomedical Robotics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
15:55-16:45 Tsuyoshi Awaya, Professor, Department of Bioethics, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Japan
16:45-17:15 Greetings from the Italian Ambassador and Waseda president
17:00-17:15 Coffee break
17:15-18:15 Panel Discussion by All speakers, Chair: Masakatsu G. Fujie, Waseda University
18:15-18:35 Conclusions
Report In the framework of "Waseda TWIns Italy", the Global Robot Academia of Waseda University, the Italian Embassy in Tokyo and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa (Italy) with the support of the EUIJ Waseda and Advanced Research Institute for Science & Engineering had successfully organized the Italy-TWIns-Waseda 2011 Robotics workshop on the 10th and 11th of November 2011 at Waseda University. The theme for this year's event was "New Critical Challenges in Robotics", with a special focus on "How a new class of soft and sentient machines will assist our society."

This year's workshop was chaired by Prof. Paolo Dario of SSSA and by Prof. Atsuo Takanishi of Waseda University. 5 Italian distinguished speakers together with 6 Japanese distinguished speakers, coming both from University and Industry had shared with us their latest research breakthroughs in robotic technology aiming to assist the human society. In addition to the presentation, a selected number of Japanese and Italian companies were invited to show and demonstrate their products.

The panel discussions chaired by Prof. Masakatsu Fujie addressed the current critical challenges such as aging of society and rapid urbanization that humanity is facing, and how a new class of soft and sentient robots is going to play an important role in assisting our society in near future.
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SICE - GRA Citizen Forum
Sep 18, 2011More
Host SICE (the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers)
Date 18th September, 2011  from 10 am to 12 pm
Venue Nishi-Waseda campus, Waseda University, 2nd floor of bldg.#63
3-4-1, Okubo, Sinjuku-ward, Tokyo
Lecturer Prof. Masakatsu G. Fujie
(Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering, Leader of Global Robot Academia)
Prof. Mitsuo Hirata
(Associate Professor, Utsunomiya University Faculty of Engineering)
Registration Fee Free (advance registration is not required)
Language Japanese
This is the first citizen forum which planned and organized by GRA researchers.

Prof. Hirata gave lecture about the control technique of HDD.
In these days, the personal computer is absolutely imperative in our life. The lecture of Prof. Hirata satisfied both citizens, the light users and the professionals, the heavy users.

Prof. Fujie talks about the progress of research in Waseda University.
He also talked about Global Robot Academia, which is the educational research program supported by MEXT Japan.

The number of attendees is 134. The number is larger than we have estimated.
International Conference on Gears
Oct 04, 2010More
Organizer VDI Wissenforum
Date 4th - 6th October 2010
Place Garching, Germany
The 3rd IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2010)
Sep 26, 2010More
Organizer IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Date 26th - 29th September 2010
Place The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Eng. Building2
★Global Robot Academia held a workshop in BioRob2010. The workshop is named "Methodical Robotics - Surgery and diagnosis; Rehabilitation and assistive robotics; Micro/nano technologies in medicine and biology".
Further information is available from the link below.

Lecturer Masakatsu G. Fujie (Professor, Waseda University)
Hiroshi Ishiguro (Professor, Osaka University)
Mamoru Mitsuishi (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Toshio Fukuda (Professor, Nagoya University)
Yoshiyuki Sankai (Professor, Tsukuba University)
Hiroyuki Ishii (Lecturer, Waseda University)
Yo Kobayashi (Lecturer, Waseda University)
Participants 40 (including 30 international researchers)
Report Methodical Robotics means a novel concept of theory for RT in which researchers develop the practical application using RT with tackling actual RT issues to meet the needs of society. The objectives of this workshop were to discuss the methodology to establish RT theory as well as the innovative and interesting research activities in robotics. Technical topics included Assistive / Rehabilitation Robots, Medical / Surgical Robot, Micro-Nano Systems, Humanoid Robot, Home Care Robot. The recognized professors who had been leading RT research in Japan were invited as speakers. Each speaker introduced his current research activities and methodology. Some speakers told about education as well. At the end of workshop, a panel discussion was held where speakers and audience discuss together how to create methodology of RT.

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The Fifth Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ACRA2010)
Jun 07, 2010More

Organizer Japan Society of Refrigerationg and Air Conditioning Engineer
Date 7th - 9th June 2010
Venue Waseda International Conference Center
Report From 7th to 9th June, "The Fifth Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning" was held. This conference is held every two years. Researchers from Asian countries gathered in Tokyo.Topics are heat pumps, natural refrigerant, heat exchanger technology, adsorption and absorption refrigeration, etc.
Mr. Momoki Katakura, President of Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

Mr. Nobutoshi Miyoshi, Minister's Secretariat Councilor, Ministry of Environment
Number of Participants 138 (68 of them are non-Japanese)
[Co-Organize] VSRJ the 14th Annual Conference
Sep 09, 2009More
Organizer The Virtual Reality Society of Japan (VRSJ)
Date 9th (Wed) - 11th (Fri) Sept. 2009
Venue Waseda University Nishi-Waseda Campus bldg.#63


GCOE-GRA promotion booth in booth area.

RT Frontier lab tour was held on 9th September for VRSJ2009 participants.

Prof. Fujie at his lecture

Prof. Hashimoto at his lecture

[Co-Organize] The 1st International Symposium on Biochemical Science and Engineering
Jul 18, 2009More
Date 18 July 2009    from 10:30 am to 3:50 pm
Venue TWIns (Tokyo)
Organizer Waseda University Center for Advanced Biomedical Sciences
(High-Tech Research Center)
Prof. Toru Asahi, Waseda University

10:30 Opening Address
Dr. Shuji Hashimoto, Senior Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering,
Waseda University

10:35 Greetings from TWIns
Dr. Teruo Okano, Director, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering
and Science, Tokyo Women's Medical University


Dr. Mitsuo Umezu, Director, Center for Advanced Biomedical Sciences,
Waseda University

Session I: The fusion of robotics and medicine
Prof. Atsuo Takanishi, Waseda University

10:45 Invited Lecture I
Dr. Paolo Dario, Professor, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

11:30 Oral Presentation (1)
Dr. Hiroyuki Ishii, Research Associate, Waseda University

11:50 Oral Presentation (2)
Dr. Massimiliano Zecca, Assistant Professor, Waseda University

Session II: Poster Session
Prof. Satoshi Tsuneda, Waseda University

12:10 Short Presentation
Member of High-Tech Research Center, Waseda University
12:50 Poster Presentation with Lunch

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Session III: Physiological and molecular aspects of circadian rhythms
Prof. Shigenobu Shibata, Waseda University

14:20 Invited Lecture II
Dr. Christopher Colwell, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

15:05 Oral Presentation (3)
Dr. Kei Nagashima, Professor, Waseda University

15:25 Oral Presentation (4)
Dr. Shigenobu Shibata, Professor, Project Leader, Waseda University
15:45 Closing Address
Dr. Shinji Takeoka, Professor, Project Leader, Waseda University

WABOT-HOUSE Laboratory
2008 Meeting for Announcing the Achievement
Dec 11, 2008More
host Waseda University WABOT-HOUSE Laboratory
date 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 11th December 2008
venue Plaza Hall: 4th Fl. of Techno Plaza, Gifu Pref.

2008 Meeting for Announcing the Achievement

1:00 p.m. -
1:10 p.m.
Opening, Greeting from the guests
1:10 p.m. -
2:10 p.m.
Keynote Lecture
Mr. Yasuhiro Hashimoto 
(General Manager of Robot Technology Promotion Dept,
MSTC: Manufacturing Science and Technology Center)
2:10 p.m. -
3:00 p.m.
Announcing the Achievement
Prof. Shigeki Sugano
(WABOT-HOUSE Laboratory Director,
Waseda University Creative Science and Engineering)

Prof. Shuji Hashimoto
(WABOT-HOUSE Laboratory Vice Director,
Waseda University Advanced Science and Engineering)
3:00 p.m. -
3:30 p.m.
Discussion period, Debate

Open House

date 3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., 11th December 2008
venue Gifu Robot Plaza
[co-sponsored] 19th Academic Conference of
Japanese Society for Mastication Science and Health Promotion
Sep 26, 2008More
date from 26 to 28 Sep, 2008
venue bldg.63 Okubo campus, Waseda university, Tokyo
chairman Prof. Atsuo Takanishi (Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering)
organizer Japanese Society for Mastication Science and Health Promotion
The Academic Conference of Japanese Society for Mastication Science and Health Promotion is a unique conference which is attended by various categories of researchers, such as dentistry, food engineering and robotics. At the time the board of this conference designated Waseda as the venue of this year, they requested the plan which shows advantage of Waseda univ. Faculty of Science and Engineering. That is why Global Robot Academia supports this conference. We provided a lot of essence of engineering such as display and demonstration of robots.
[co-sponsored] RoManSy 2008
17th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics, and Control
Jul 05, 2008More
date 5th - 9th July, 2008
venue International Conference Center, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
host CISM   IFToMM
organizing committee
    A. Takanishi (Waseda University, Japan)
    Y. Nakamura (Chairman of Japanese Council of IFToMM, University of Tokyo, Japan)
    N. Iwatsuki (Secretary General of Japanese Council of IFToMM, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    M. G. Fujie (Waseda University, Japan)
    S. Sugano (Waseda University, Japan)
    S. Hashimoto (Waseda University, Japan)
    T. Fukuda (Nagoya University, Japan)
number of guests 95 (including 51 guests from overseas)
program (PDF file)

Keynote Lecture 1

6th July 2008
Toyota Partner Robots: Current Status & Future Direction
Soya Takagi (Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan)

6th July 2008
Prof. Marco CECCARELLI (President of IFToMM)


Keynote Lecture 2

8th July 2008
Marc Raibert and the Big Dog Team
Marc Raibert (Boston Dynamics, USA)

Keynote Lecture 3 (The 1st Advanced Technology Seminar)

9th July 2008
Humanoid Robots in Germany:
Towards Humanoids Learning Senso-Motor Skills
and Task Knowledge from Active Observation of
Human Demonstration
Rüdiger Dillmann (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)


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