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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien




Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien
Jochi Kioizaka Bldg. 2F
7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0094, Japan
Tel: 03 – 3222 5198, Fax: 03 – 3222 5420



in collaboration with: NRW Japan K.K.

Registration Info

Please register before Monday, November 7 with:

Care Robotics in the Aging Society: Integrating Users, Developers and Technology

November 10, 2011

The aim of this workshop is to bring together German and Japanese experts on the aging society and care robotics to discuss pressing issues in the development and deployment of robotic devices. A special focus will be placed on the man-machine interaction and the perspective of the user. This workshop is open to the public and free of charge.

supported by:
Fraunhofer Representative Office Japan
German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Japan


17:00 - 17:05
Welcome remarks

Florian Coulmas

German Institute for Japanese Studies

17:05 - 17:15
Introduction to the topic: Aging Societies and Business Implications

- Slides

Florian Kohlbacher

German Institute for Japanese Studies

17:15 - 17:30
Robotics in Japan - An Industry Overview with a Focus on Care Robotics

Georg K. Löer, Representative Director & President, NRW Japan K.K.

17:30 - 18:00
Care Robotics: Evolution of the Field from an International Perspective

- Slides

Prof. Dr. Takashi Komeda, Vice President, Shibaura Institute of Technology

18:00 - 18:30
Robot-User Interaction within User-orientated Developments: Insights from a Research Project in Germany

- Slides

Dr. Diego Compagna, Project Leader WiMi-Care, University of Duisburg-Essen

18:30 - 18:45
Short break

18:45 - 19:15
Issues in Testing Care Robotic Devices in the Field: Using HAL in a Japanese Hospital

- Slides

Prof. Dr. Takashi Nakajima, Deputy Director, Niigata National Hospital

19:15 - 19:45
Developing Care Robotic Devices: Results from an Experiment for Motivating Elderly People with Robot Guided Interaction

Dr. Yoshihiro Fujita, C&C Innovation Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation

19:45 - 20:15
Discussion and Q&A with all speakers

Moderated by Dr. Lorenz Granrath, Representative, Fraunhofer Representative Office Japan

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