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Innovation through Synergy of Robotics and Sports

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Innovation through Synergy of Robotics and Sports

DateDec.7, 2019
AvenueGreen Computing Systems Research Organization Waseda University
Participant feeFree of charge *Pre-registration is required
OrganizerTop Global University Project, Waseda University
Health Promotion :The Joy of Sports and Exercise
Frontier of Embodiment Informatics: ICT and Robotics
SponsorshipFuture Robotics Organization
Graduate Program for Embodiment Informatics


The Health and Sports Science and the ICT and Robotics units, which are units under Waseda University’s Top Global University Project: Waseda Ocean, have collaborated to hold the International Symposium on 2019 Innovation through Synergy of Robotics and Sports, a joint international symposium.

The symposium will transcend the barriers between fields of research with interdisciplinary discussions of the research into “sports” and “robotics” which has been conducted in each specialized field under the conventional academic disciplines. Through this approach, we hope that the symposium can make many contributions by developing research with an eye on even more new visions in the future.

How will the use of robotic technologies in sports change? (Health and sports science unit)

How far can humanoid robots be developed based on an understanding of the human body obtained through sports science? (ICT and robotics unit)

There will be presentations and panel discussions based on these two concepts from the perspectives of each unit. We hope that you will enjoy the contrast of the two units and be struck by the interconnectedness of their respective research.
Enhancing human capabilities and understanding the human body are respectively engineering and scientific approaches. However, beginning with this symposium, we will aim to develop new research and contribute to society by integrating the two fields of research.


Dec.7, 2019

9:00Registration Start
9:30 - 9:40Welcome Address Hironori KASAHARA (Senior Executive Vice President,Waseda University)
9:40 - 9:45Opening Address Toshimasa Yanai(Professor, Waseda University)
9:45 - 10:30Speaker 1: Masahiko Inami(Professor, the University of Tokyo)
10:30 - 11:15Speaker 2: Shinichi Furuya (Sony Computer Science Laboratories)
11:15 - 11:25Coffee Break
11:25 - 12:10Speaker 3: Rieko Osu (Professor, Waseda University)
12:10 - 12:55Speaker 4: Hiroyasu Iwata(Professor,Waseda University)
12:55 - 13:55Lunch
13:55 - 14:40Speaker 5: Keita Watanabe(Toin University of Yokohama)
14:40 - 15:25Speaker 6: Nick Whiting (Epic Game)
15:25 - 15:35Coffee Break
15:35 - 16:10Speaker 7: Naomi Okamura (Mizuno Corporation)
16:10 - 16:45Speaker 8: Takashi Kawai(Joined Delta Co.)
16:45-16:55Coffee Break
16:55 - 17:25Panel discussion
17:25-17:30Closing Address  Shigeki Sugano(Professor,Waseda University)
18:00Banquet Welcome Address
19:25Closing Address

Invited Speakers

  • Masahiko Inami

    Masahiko Inami, Ph.D.
    Professor, Information Somatics Laboratory
    Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo
    Research Director, JST ERATO Inami JIZAI Body Project.

  • Shinichi Furuya

    Researcher and Project manager at Sony Computer Science Laboratories

  • Rieko Osu

    Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo

  • Hiroyasu Iwata

    Professor, School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University

  • Keita Watanabe

    Director, Sports Analytics Lab, Toin University of Yokohama

  • Nick Whiting

    Technical Director at Epic Games

  • Naomi Okamura

    Human Augmentation Research & Development Section,
    Research & Development Department, Mizuno Corporation

  • Takashi Kawai

    Delta Co.Ltd.


  • Toshimasa Yanai

    Leader of the Health and Sports Science Unit

  • Shigeki Sugano

    Leader of the ICT and Robotics Unit

  • (日本語) 森島 繁生 (午前の部 司会 / Morning Session Chair)

    (日本語) 早稲田大学先進理工学部応用物理学科教授


Green Computing Systems Research Organization
Waseda University
27 Wasedamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8050


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