IROS 2008: a Full-Day Workshop
Robot Services in Aging Society
Date: September 26, 2008 (Friday)


Martin Buss
Henrik Christensen
Yoshihiko Nakamura
Technische Universität München
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Tokyo

Objective and Topics:

The world is facing a drastic change in demography. Technologies to support quality of life and to maintain social and productive activities of everyday and everybody are most demanded for the sustainability of the society. Being motivated by human physical functionality, robotics has developed the foundation of dexterous mechanisms, reliable sensing systems, and intelligent computational algorithms. The recent technology even sets a goal on anthropomorphic robots. Focussing technology on various applications of robot services and preparing for the demographic change would be timely and of interests for scientists of research institutions, engineers of industries, and students. The govermental initiatives have recently started in the US, EU, and Japan. In this workshop, the leading researchers in the fields will exchange their scopes, activities, and most recent developments and open discussions to the participants.

List of Speakers:  
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Michael Beetz Technische Universität München abstract Takeo Kanade Carnegie Mellon University abstract
Henrik Christensen Georgia Institute of Technology abstract Tim Lueth Technische Universität München abstract
Kerstin Dautenhahn University of Herfortshire abstract Tomomasa Sato University of Tokyo abstract
Masayuki Inaba University of Tokyo abstract Isao Shimoyama University of Tokyo abstract

Organizers and Speakers

Intended Audience:
Scientists of research institutions,
Engineers of industries,
Graduate students,
who are interested in the service technologies and applications of human daily activities.

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