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International Symposium on Machine Intelligence for Future Society 2019

International Symposium on Machine Intelligence for Future Society 2019

Date9 - 10 September 2019
AvenueRoom 4, 2nd Floor, Building 63, Nishiwaseda Campus, Waseda University
Participant feeNone (Please register online in advance)
OrganizerFrontier of Embodiment Informatics: ICT and Robotics, Top Global University Project, Waseda University
SponsorshipJapanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)
The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ)
The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Future Robotics Organization, Waseda University


It has been seen countless times in movies and novels that robotics technology is intuitively integrated into human society to enhance and assist human in all possible scenarios. This technology could help us countermeasure several problems such as labor shortage, and low life quality of mobility impaired and brain-injury individuals. In order to achieve such technological advancement, we believe that machine intelligence is an important factor.

Therefore, in this symposium on Machine Intelligence for Future Societies, we would like to provide the audience with state-of-the-art research from around the world that would help in realizing such technology. We would like to have a discussion on the topic between the speakers and the audience. We believe that it will help to accelerate the research that could help human in achieving such technological advancement in the near future.


9 September 2019

10:00 ~Registration open
10:30 - 10:40Welcome Address:
Prof. Hironori Kasahara, Vice President, Waseda University
10:40 - 10:50Special Address:
Dr. Hideyuki Tokuda, President, National Institute of Information and communications Technology)
10:50 - 11:00Opening Address
11:00 - 11:45Invited Speaker 1:
Prof. Tetsuya Ogata, Waseda University
Spotlight chairperson:
Dr. Kuniyuki Takahashi, Preferred Networks, Inc.
11:45 - 12:55Lunch break
13:00 - 13:45Invited Speaker 2:
Prof. Gordon Cheng, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Spotlight chairperson:
Prof. Takamitsu Matsubara, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
13:45 - 14:15Coffer Break & Demo Session 1
14:15 - 15:00Invited Speaker 3:
Prof. Laurel Riek, University of California San Diego, USA
Spotlight chairperson:
Prof. Gentiane Venture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
15:00 - 15:45Invited Speaker 4:
Prof. Björn W. Schuller, Imperial College London, UK
Spotlight chairperson:
Prof. Gentiane Venture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
15:45 - 16:15Coffer Break & Demo Session 2
16:15 - 17:00Invited Speaker 5:
Prof. Michael Beetz, University of Bremen, Germany
Spotlight chairperson:
Prof. Toshiaki Tsuji, Saitama University
17:20 - 19:00Banquet
Welcome Address by Prof. Tetsuya Ogata.
1F. Building 63
(All participants are welcome to join)

10 September 2019

10:30 ~Registration open
11:00 - 11:45Invited Speaker 6:
Prof. Yiannis Aloimonos, University of Maryland, USA
Spotlight chairperson:
Prof. Tetsunari Inamura, National Institute of Informatics
11:45 - 12:55Lunch Break
13:00 - 13:45Invited Speaker 7:
Prof. Dana Kulic, Monash University, Australia
Spotlight chairperson:
Prof. Hiroki Mori, Waseda University
13:45 - 14:30Invited Speaker 8:
Prof. Yasuo Kuniyoshi, University of Tokyo
Spotlight chairperson:
Prof. Hiroki Mori, Waseda University
14:30 - 15:00Coffer Break & Demo Session 3
15:00 - 15:45Invited Speaker 9:
Prof. Koh Hosoda, University of Osaka
Spotlight chairperson:
Ms. Namiko Saito, Waseda University
15:45 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30Round table discussion
16:30 - 16:40Closing Address:
Prof. Shigeki Sugano, Dean of School of Creative Science and Engineering and Leader of TGU: Frontier of Embodiment Informatics: ICT & Robotics

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Björn W. Schuller

    Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    University of Augsburg, Germany

  • Professor Dana Kulic

    Monash University, Australia

  • Professor Gordon Cheng

    Technical University of Munich
    Chair of Cognitive Systems, Germany

  • Professor Koh Hosoda

    Department of System Innovation,
    Graduate School of Engineering Science,
    Osaka University, Japan

  • Professor Laurel Riek

    The University of California, San Diego, USA

  • Professor Michael Beetz

    Head of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI)
    Faculty for Mathematics & Informatics
    University of Bremen, Germany

  • Professor Tetsuya Ogata

    Department of Intermedia Art and Science
    School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
    Waseda University, Japan

  • Professor Yasuo Kuniyoshi

    Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
    University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Professor Yiannis Aloimonos

    The University of Maryland, USA


Room 4, 2F, Building 63 Nishiwaseda Campus
Waseda University
3-4-1 Ookubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
169-8555, JAPAN
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