IROS 2013 Workshop on Neuroscience and Robotics

Towards a robot-enabled, neuroscience-guided healthy society

Tokyo, Japan, November 3rd, 2013

The workshop proceedings is available online now !

  • Workshop takes place in Room 802 of the conference venue.

08:55-09:00 Welcome: Emre Ugur, Innsbruck University, Austria
09:00-09:25 Invited talk: Is artificial emotion really emotional? (Abstract)
Prof. Minoru Asada, Osaka University, Japan.
09:25-09:50 Invited talk: Shared body for self and others in the brain (Abstract)
Prof. Akira Murata, Kinki University, Japan.
09:50-10:15 Invited talk: Cognitive Interaction Technology for Helpful Robots (Abstract)
Prof. Helge Ritter, Bielefeld University, Germany.
10:15-10:35 Recurrent Slow Feature Analysis for Developing Object Permanence in Robots (Abstract)
Hande Celikkanat*, Erol Sahin, and Sinan Kalkan
10:35-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:25 Invited talk: Human-derived sensor fusion principles used to control biped balancing of external disturbances in a humanoid robot (Abstract)
Prof. Thomas Mergner, Neurologische Klinik, Germany.
11:25-11:50 Invited talk: Motor primitives and central pattern generators: from biology to robotics (Abstract)
Prof. Auke Ijspeert, EPFL, Switzerland.
11:50-12:10 Humanoids Learning to Crawl based on Natural CPG-Actor-Critic and Motor Primitives (Abstract)
Cai Li*, Robert Lowe and Tom Ziemke
12:10-12:30 A Bio-inspired Modular System for Humanoid Posture Control (Abstract)
Vittorio Lippi*, Thomas Mergner, and Georg Hettich
12:30-12:55 Invited talk: Mind-Controlled Humanoid Robots and Physical Embodiment (Abstract)
Prof. Abderrahmane Kheddar , AIST, Japan.
12:55-13:55 Lunch
13:55-14:20 Invited talk: Robots under Neural Control: How to create a neuron-based learning & memory system for behaving machines? (Abstract)
Prof. Florentin Worgotter, Univ. of Goettingen, Germany.
14:20-14:40 Invited talk: Adaptive robot skill synthesis through human sensorimotor learning (Abstract)
Dr. Jan Babic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia.
14:40-15:00 Invited talk: Brain-Machine-Interface Improves Recovery Time from Perturbation in Flight Attitude on a Novel Complex Piloting Task (Abstract)
Dr. Daniel Callan, NICT, Japan.
15:00-15:20 Coffee break
15:20-15:40 Invited talk: Brain Exoskeleton-Robot Interface for Rehabilitation Assistance (Abstract)
Dr. Tomoyuki Noda, ATR, Japan.
15:40-16:00 Invited talk: A Waypoint-based Framework and Data-driven Decoder for Brain-Machine Interface in Smart Home Environments (Abstract)
Dr. Motoaki Kawanabe , ATR, Japan.
16:00-16:20 Invited talk: Brain and body machine interfaces for assistive robot technology (Abstract)
Joern Vogel , DLR, Germany.
16:20-16:40 Zero-calibration BMIs for sequential tasks using error-related potentials (Abstract)
Jonathan Grizou*, Inaki Iturrate, Luis Montesano, Manuel Lopes, and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer
16:40-17:00 Detection of event-less error related potentials (Abstract)
Jason Omedes*, Inaki Iturrate, and Luis Montesano