posterRoboethics and Cybernics

November 28, 2008

Cyberdyne R&D Center, Tsukuba, Japan


This workshop will bring together researchers and professionals related to Cybernics. Cybernics is a new interdisciplinary academic field of human assistive technology to enhance, strengthen, and support human's cognitive and physical functions, which challenges to integrate and harmonize humans and robots (RT: robotics technology) with the basis of information technology (IT) in a functional, organic, and social manner. This is one of the key technologies to counter the problems related to an aging population and declining birth rate, and aims to develop a new-generation of medical, rehabilitation and welfare technologies. Following the successful inaugural symposium at Amsterdam in March 2008, this time we feature Roboethics and Cybernics with nine invited talks by professionals from both academia and industry. There is also reviewed poster session where Ph.D students from the Cybernics GCOE program will have opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with international participants.

Final Program

Final program (as of 11/22/2008) is updated.


Cyberdyne R&D Center
  Address: D25-1, Gakuen Minami, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, 305-0818, Japan


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to
- Roboethics
- Cyborg studies
- Implantable devices (micro and nano- technology)
- Tissue engineering/Function replacement
- Neuroscience/Brain interface
- Kansei engineering/Ergonomics
- Medical welfare engineering
- Life support technology for elderly people (remote, in-home, hospital, institution, community medical welfare, vital-sensing)
- Robotics (life support, assistive technology, human support, middleware, fundamental technology)
- Human machine interface
- Ubiquitous computing/Sensing
- Secure database information technology
- Vital database construction technology
- Frontier medicine welfare network technology
- Creation of new industry (MOT, management, intellectual property management, legal issues)

Intended audience

Researcher (Ethics, Robotics, Medicine, Man-Machine Interface), Welfare Engineer, Physical Therapist, administrations in ministry of health, labour and welfare.

This workshop is organized and supported by the Global Centers of Excellence for Cybernics Program funded by MEXT, Japan (Ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology, Japan), with the support of the University of Tsukuba.