Venue: Yayoi Auditorium, The University of Tokyo
Date: Saturday April 19th, 2014
Time: 9.15am - 5pm


The first Symposium on Biomechanics of Human Movement aims to bring together researchers and industry working on algorithms and foundations of human movement biomechanics and neuromechanics, whole-body kinematic and dynamic modeling, and robotics-based synthesis and analysis of human motion - with applications:

Physical therapy
Humanoid robotics
Entertainment robotics
Computer animation
Sports medicine
Workspace ergonomics

The full-day program will feature keynotes from leaders in robotics and biomechanics researchers, invited speakers, and demonstrations.


Organizers: Emel Demircan (The University of Tokyo) and Gentiane Venture (TUAT)

Local Arrangements: Akihiko Murai and Emel Demircan (The University of Tokyo)

Talks (Ustream):


The focus of the symposium is on the modeling, analysis, control, and simulation of human movement from both
theoretical and practical perspectives. The topics of interests are very broad including:

Natural motion generation in humanoid robotics
Human multi-body dynamics modeling
Musculoskeletal dynamics, simulation, and control
Motion reconstruction techniques
Human motion analysis and synthesis
Motion segmentation
Computer animation and graphics
Motion Recognition
Neuromuscular control
Robotics-based motion synthesis
Novel therapies for neurological disorders
Design and simulation of assistive devices