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.