The Fifth International Workshop on Human Robot Symbiosis
(Co-locating to the HRI2013)


Date:3  March, 2013 (Sun) 10:00~17:00
Place:Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation), Tokyo, Japan.(10:00-12:00 Innovation Hall,13:00-17:00 Mirai CAN Hall)※Access




Co-locating to the HRI2013, we host an international symposium on “Human-Robot Symbiosis,” supported by MEXT as Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas

In “Human-Robot Symbiosis,” we have researched to create a vision of the coming society where humans and robots live, work, and intellectually collaborate together. One of our themes is Human Robot Learning.  It envisions a society where a robot works with learners, as one of them, not as a teacher.  Currently, at many countries, educational reforms to change more traditional, teacher-centric classrooms into learner-centric, collaborative classrooms, where the learners create their own knowledge by integrating what they have known to what is given in the learning situations.  At this symposium, we aim at this new type of learning and research on how a robot can play a role in this constructive interaction. We welcome everyone who are interested in this topic, in creating and sharing a new vision on learning, so that we together can open a new research field for HRI.



  • Demonstrations

10:00-10:20 Opening Naomi Miyake(The University of Tokyo・Professor)

10:20-11:40 Demonstrations

10:20-11:20「Collaborative learning with robot」

-Naomi Miyake(The University of Tokyo・Professor)

11:20-11:40「System of Sound localization and data logging with

Microphone Array and Laser Range Finder」

-Carlos Toshinori Ishi,Jani Even,Masahiro Shiomi(ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories)

11:40-12:00 Hands on

  • International Symposium “The future of Human Robot Learning”

12:45-13:00 Reception

13:00-13:15 Opening Naomi Miyake(The University of Tokyo・Professor)

13:15-14:45 Keynote

13:15-14:00「Towards child-robot interaction for support and education」

-Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth University・Professor)

14:00-14:45「Revisioning HRI at the Cusp of Enormous Technological Change」

-Peter H. Kahn, Jr.(University of Washington・Professor)

14:45-15:00 Break

15:00-16:30 Discussion “What opportunities and possibilities?”

15:00-15:45 Panel discussion

-Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth University・Professor)・Peter H. Kahn, Jr.(University of Washington・Professor)・Naomi Miyake(The University of Tokyo・Professor)・Hiroshi Ishiguro(Osaka University・Professor)

15:45-16:30 Floor discussion

16:30-16:45 Closing Remark


This symposium supported by MEXT as Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas


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