14th Japanese-German Symposium

jointly organized by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V.

Date: May 22–23, 2009
Venue: Industrie- und Handelskammer, Karlsruhe, Germany

Press Release of May 17, 2009

Event report in NvC 03/2009 (in German)


Friday May 22, 2009

10:00   Visit of Institute of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Prof. Dr. Dillmann

12:30   Registration at Chamber of Industry and Commerce for symposium
            Coffee Bar & Snack

13:30   Welcoming Remarks:
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (Dt. Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V.)
Mari Miyoshi (Embassy of Japan)
Dr. Hans-Jörg Stähle (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
Dr. Gisela Janetzke (Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation)

13:45   Opening Remarks by Prof. Dr. Hirochika Inoue (JSPS)

Convener: Dr. Wolfgang Staguhn (Daimler AG)

14:05   Prof. Dr. Ing. Rüdiger Dillmann (Technical University of Karlsruhe):
From Sensimotor Primitives Learned from Humans to Imitation and Manipulation Strategies in Humanoid Robots
Abstract Dillmann (20 KB)
Vortrag Dillmann (2,6 MB)

14:45   Prof. Dr. Masayuki Inaba (Tokyo University):
The Nature of the Household and Outdoor Robot Assistants – the Future Musculo Skeletal Design of Robot Kotaro
Abstract Inaba (20 KB)

15:25   Discussion

15:40   Coffee break

Convener: Dr. Kay Nottmeyer (Bosch)

16:10   Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn (Stuttgart University):
Technical Assistance from Intelligent Robots in Health Care and Household Service: Prospects and Limitation from the Perspective of the Users
Abstract Renn (40 KB)
Vortrag Renn (136 KB)

16:50   Prof. Dr. Edgar Körner (Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH, Offenbach):
Elements of Brain-like Intelligence for ASIMO- Learning Visually Guided Autonomous Interaction
Abstract Körner (24 KB)

17:30   Discussion

15 min walk to restaurant
  Dinner, Badisches Brauhaus
  Bus Shuttle to the hotels

Saturday May 23, 2009

Convener: Dr. Wolfgang Staguhn (Daimler AG)

09:00   Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University):
Android Robotics – Understanding Humans by Building Robots –
Abstract Ishiguro (40 KB)
Vortrag Ishiguro (3,5 MB)

09:40   Prof. Dr. Sven Behnke (Bonn University):
Humanoid Soccer – A challenge for Al and robotics
Abstract Behnke (24 KB)
Vortrag Behnke (4,6 MB)

10:20   Discussion

10:35   Coffee break

Convener: Dr. Wolfgang Staguhn (Daimler AG)

11:00   Dr. Susumu Shimizu as a substitute for Dr. Soya Takagi (Toyota Motor Europa NV/SA, Zaventem):
Toyota Partner Robots: Current Status & Future Direction
Abstract Shimizu (40 KB)

11:40   Prof. Dr. Michael Beetz (Technical University Munich):
Cognition, Control and Learning for Everyday Manipulation Tasks in Human Environments
Abstract Beetz (24 KB)
Vortrag Beetz (2,4 MB)

12:20   Discussion

12:35   Concluding remarks by Prof. Dr. Keiichi Kodaira (JSPS)


14:00–16:00   sight-seeing tour 1: walking downtown Karlsruhe, start and end: Chamber of Industry and Commerce (English and German guided groups)

14:00–16:00   Annual Assembly (only for members of the JSPS-Club): Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V.

16:15–18:15  sight-seeing tour 2: walking downtown Karlsruhe, start and end: Chamber of Industry and Commerce (German guided groups, for participants of Annual Assembly)

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European Focus Day 2024
Tokyo | June 6, 2024

JSPS Club Chairman Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus is awarded the “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” (旭日小綬章) of the Japanese Government in 2024.

Club member Prof. Dr. Uwe Czarnetzki is awarded the “Plasma Materials Science Hall of Fame Prize” in March of 2024.

Club member Prof. Dr. med. Tanja Fehm is awarded the “Klüh Foundation Award” 2023

Neues vom Club 03/2023