Care robotics workshop

Date: November 10th, 2011
Venue: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien Jochi Kioizaka Bldg. 2F, Tokyo


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

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.



17:00-17:05 Welcome remarks
Florian Coulmas
17:05-17:15 Introduction to the topic: Aging Societies and Business Implications
Florian Kohlbacher
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 PerspectiveCare Robotics: Evolution of the Field from an International
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
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
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

Please register before Monday, November 7th with: forum@dijtokyo.org