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Technical Tours (update: 04/09)

May 12

May 13

May 14

May 15

May 16

May 17

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

11:45-19:00
ATR Technical Tour

9:00-17:30
MHI Technical Tour

 

 

 

9:00-18:30

Osaka Univ.
Technical Tour

ICRA2009 is pleased to offer three separate technical tours for the attendees in which you will have an opportunity to see the newest researches and technologies.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: from Organizing Committee

 

Osaka Univ. Technical Tour (May 17) has been cancelled due to several reported cases of Swine Flu in Kobe City area. The first domestic infection of swine flu is confirmed on May 16, 2009. A full refund of Osaka Univ. Technical tour fee is issued by credit card chargebacks or cash back. If you have any questions, please visit JTB desk on May 17 at the conference reception (4th Floor at the International Conference Center).

 

The alert level on Swine Flu was elevated to Phase 5. For the infection prevention, we will carry out the thermometry for all the participants of technical tours. Those who had high fever or any other Swine Flu symptom can not participate in technical tours, and the ICRA staff will immediately take them to medical specialists. During the tours, we would like to ask all of participants to wear a mask. Masks will be provided at the registration desk or at the tour departure point. Since we are on the risks of pandemic, we should consider all the problems seriously. The ICRA organizing committee will make the maximum efforts for the protection against Swine Flu. Thanks for your understanding.

Technical Tour: Gathering Place & Bus Departure

For all technical tours, the shuttle buses depart from B1F, Main Bldg, Kobe Porpia Hotel. Please check the following map and gathering place.

 

Map

>>> Inquiry about technical tours

 


ATR Technical Tour
May 12th (Tuesday), 11:45-19:00


ATR

Program

Two laboratories to be visited are as follows,

 

ATR - Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International

URL: http://www.atr.jp/index_e.html


Computational Neuroscience Laboratories (CNS)
URL: http://www.cns.atr.jp/indexE.html
- Using monkey's brain activity to control leg movements of a humanoid robot
- Human visuo-motor learning for robot skill synthesis
- Compliant full-body posture control on biped humanoid robot


Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories (IRC)
URL: http://www.irc.atr.jp/index.html
- Network Robot System and Ambient Intelligence
- MEMS tactile sensor for next generation robot

Technical Tour Schedule

Departure point : Entrance on the first basement level (B1), Main Bluilding, Kobe Portopia Hotel

 

11:45

Bus departure from Kobe Portopia Hotel

13:20-13:45

Overview / Coffee Break

13:45-16:10

Visiting IRC/CNS

16:30

Bus departure to Kobe Convention Center

Information

The fee for the technical tour is 600JPY (Including bus transportation and beverage). The number of attendees is up to 60. If you are interested in taking the tour, you will need to have signed up in advance. Please register from the registration site.

 


 

MHI Technical Tour
May 13th (Wednesday), 9:00-17:30

 


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Himeji

Program

The tour includes visit to MHI and Himeji Castle as follows,

 

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD. Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works

URL: http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/kobe/index.html


Factory tour
- Shipbuilding, Diesel engines (provisional)
Introduction of the current activities on robotics
- Communication robot “wakamaru”
- Industrial robots, Nuclear service robots


UNESCO World Heritage : Himeji Castle

URL: http://www.himeji-castle.gr.jp/index/English/index.html

Himeji castle, known as Shirasagijo ("White Heron Castle" ), was registered as the first Japanese national cultural treasure by UNESCO world heritages on December, 1993. It is one of Japan's "Three Famous Castles".

Technical Tour Schedule

Departure point : Entrance on the first basement level (B1), Main Bluilding, Kobe Portopia Hotel

 

09:00

Bus departure from Kobe Portopia Hotel

9:40-11:40

Visiting MHI

11:50

Bus departure from MHI

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:40

Bus departure to Himeji Castle

14:40-15:40

Visiting Himeji Castle

16:00

Bus departure to Kobe Convention Center

Information

The fee for the tour is 2600JPY (Including bus transportation, lunch and entrance fee for Himeji Castle). The number of attendees is up to 100. If you are interested in taking the tour, you will need to have signed up in advance. Please register from the registration site.

 

Attention: Please kindly understand that this tour is subject to control under Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law, and in some cases, the entries may not be accepted in which case the fee will be refunded.

 


Osaka Univ. Technical Tour (has been cancelled)
May 17th (Sunday), 9:00-18:30


Osaka-u

Program

Nine laboratories to be visited are as follows,

Toyonaka Campus :

 

Graduate School of Engineering Science

Department of Systems Innovation
- Arai Laboratory
(limb mechanism, humanoid, micro robotics, vision based control, mental safety issue)
- Area of Intelligent Systems (Prof. Iwai)
(face and gesture recognition, visual surveillance, robot vision,
omnidirectional vision, visual sensors)
- Sato laboratory
(projection-based mixed reality, 3D sensing, image-based human interface, sensor network, digital archives)
Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering
- Miyazaki laboratory
(motor learning and performance, motor control and skill enhancer, man-machine skill transfer, human-robot interaction in endoscopic surgery, human-human interaction through communications media, human-machine interaction with bio-information)

Suita Campus :

 

Graduate School of Engineering

Department of Adaptive Machine Systems
- Asada laboratory (also visit http://www.jeap.org/web/)
(cognitive developmental robotics, learning and adaptation, RoboCup, muiti agent systems, joint attention, vowel imitation, body representation)
- Hosoda laboratory
(pneumatic actuated legged robots, anthropomorphic robot arm, bionic hand)
- Ishiguro laboratory (Intelligent robotics laboratory)
(android , humanoid, sensor network)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Kaneko/Higashimori Laboratory
(hyper human technology, hyper human robotics, medical diagnosis, human mystery, hyper sensing)

 

The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research

Department of Intelligent Media
- Yagi Laboratory
(gait identification for visual surveillance, human modeling for digital entertainment. rapid BRFD measurement system, omnidirectional vision, real-time range sensing, endoscopic image analysis, human detection & tracking)

Technical Tour Schedule

Departure point : Entrance on the first basement level (B1), Main Bluilding, Kobe Portopia Hotel

 

9:00

Bus departure from Kobe Portopia Hotel

10:10-12:20

Visiting the laboratories in Toyonaka campus

12:30

Bus departure from Toyonaka campus to Suita campus

13:00-13:50

Lunch at the restaurant “Minerva" in Suita campus

14:00-17:00

Visiting the laboratories in Suita campus

17:15

Bus departure to Kobe Convention Center

Information

The fee for the technical tour is 2100JPY (Including bus transportation and lunch). The tour will accommodate up to 100. If you are interested in taking the tour, you will need to have signed up in advance. Please register from the registration site.

 


Inquiry about technical tours

If you have questions regarding the submissions process, please contact the Technical Visit Chair.

 

Technical Visit Chair

Yasushi Yagi (Osaka University)


 


 

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