Symbiotic Intelligent Systems Research Center,
Osaka University


The 1st International Symposium on Symbiotic Intelligent Systems

The 1st International Symposium on Symbiotic Intelligent Systems finished with a great success. Many thanks to all participants.

Date January 23, 2019 – January 25, 2019

Day 1-2: Knowledge Theater in Grand Front Osaka (access)

Day 3: AP Convention Room Chayamachi, Umeda, Osaka
(ABC-MART Umeda Building 8F, access)


See below

  • Click here to download the program leaflet
  • Click here to download presentation abstracts
Fee No fee except banquet
Registration Click here



Day 1 (Jan 23)

Venue: Knowledge Theater in Grand Front Osaka


10:00 – 10:05 Yasushi Yagi (Vice President of Osaka University)
10:05 – 10:15 Minoru Asada (Osaka University)

Session 1: Cognitive Robotics (abstracts)

MC: Minoru Asada (Osaka University)

10:15 – 11:00

Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)

“Research Activities in Symbiotic Intelligent Systems Research Center”

11:00 – 11:45

Giulio Sandini (Italian Institute of Technology)

“Human-Robot Symbiotic Relationship: How much Anthropomorphism?”

11:45 – 13:00 Lunch break

Session 2: Bio-Robotics (abstracts)

MC: Koh Hosoda (Osaka University)

13:00 – 13:45

Paolo Dario (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)

“Frontiers of BioRobotics Science and Engineering”

13:45 – 14:30

Cecilia Laschi (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)

“The Strength of Being Soft: Lessons from Nature for Soft Robots”

14:30 – 15:00

Matthew Mail (CELLINK)

“Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting of Biomimetic Tissue Models”

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

Session 3: Technology and Society (abstracts)

MC: Minoru Asada (Osaka University)

15:15 – 16:00

Tatsuhiko Inatani (Kyoto University)

“Regulating the AI Industry through Prosecution”

16:00 – 16:45

Ziga Skorjanc (University of Vienna)

“EU Data Protection Law in the Age of Digitalisation “

16:45 – 17:30

Phillip Morgan (Cardiff University)

“The Driverless Human Factor: User Needs and Experience in the Design and Testing of High to Fully Autonomous Vehicle Technology”


Day 2 (Jan 24)

Venue: Knowledge Theater in Grand Front Osaka

Session 4: Dynamical Systems (abstracts)

MC: Yuji Kawai (Osaka University)

10:00 – 10:45

Ichiro Tsuda (Chubu University)

“Emerging Interactions Yielding Functional Differentiation”

10:45 – 11:30

Emmanuelle Tognoli (Florida Atlantic University)

“Building Neurotechnological Complexity from the Ground Up”

11:30 – 13:00 Lunch break

Session 5: Emerging Robotics (abstracts)

MC: Minoru Asada (Osaka University)

13:00 – 13:45

Oliver Brock (Technische Universität Berlin)

“Science of Intelligence: Uniting the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence”

13:45 – 14:30

Helge Ritter (Bielefeld University)

“New Vistas for Cognitive Interaction Science: Robotics, AI and Big Data”

Session 6: Poster Presentation

14:30 – 16:00

Poster presentation & Coffee break

(See below for the list of presentations)

Session 7: Self Recognition (abstracts)

MC: Tomoyo Morita (Osaka University)

16:00 – 16:45

Julian Paul Keenan (Montclair State University)

“Self-Recognition and the Brain”

16:45 – 17:30

Peter Ford Dominey (CNRS / INSERM)

“Narrative Structuring of Symbiotic Experience”

18:00 – Banquet


Day 3 (Jan 25)

Venue: AP Convention Room Chayamachi, Umeda, Osaka

Session 8: Neurobehavioral Development (abstracts)

MC: Tomoyo Morita (Osaka University)

10:00 – 10:40

Karina Quevedo (University of Minnesota)

“The Neural Basis of Self-other Processing in Depressed Adolescents”

10:40 – 11:20

Monica Gori (Italian Institute of Technology)

“Spatial and Temporal Cross-sensory Calibration Typical and Impaired Children and Adults”

11:20 – 12:00

Tomoyo Morita (Osaka University)

“Development of Functional Lateralization in the Human Brain”

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break

Session 9: Neuro-Robotics (abstracts)

MC: Yuji Kawai (Osaka University)

13:30 – 14:10

Bulcsú Sándor (Babes-Bolyai University)

“Interactive Robots as Multistable Dynamical Systems”

14:10 – 14:50

Yuji Kawai (Osaka University)

“Body-Brain Interactions for Emergent Behavior”

14:50 – 15:20 Coffee break

Session 10: Human-Robot Interaction (abstracts)

MC: Hisashi Ishihara (Osaka University)

15:20 – 16:00

Francesco Rea (Italian Institute of Technology)

“Visual Audio Attention for Human-Robot Interaction”

16:00 – 16:40

Alessandra Sciutti (Italian Institute of Technology)

“Intuitive Understanding between Humans and Robots”


16:40 – 16:50 Minoru Asada (Osaka University)


Poster Presentations

  1. Okumura Yuta(1) & Wakamiya Naoki(1)
    ‘Consideration on Structural Property for Robust Liquid State Machine against Structure Defects’
    * (1) Osaka University
  2. Oskar Palinko(1), Kohei Ogawa(1), Yuichiro Yoshikawa(1) & Hiroshi Ishiguro(1)
    ‘How Should a Social Robot Facilitate the Communication between Multiple People’
    * (1) Osaka University
  3. Hamed Mahzoon(1), Kohei Ogawa(1), Yuichiro Yoshikawa(1), Michiko Tanaka(2), Kento Ogawa(2), Ryouta Miyazaki(2), Yusaku Ota(2) & Hiroshi Ishiguro(1)
    ‘Sociability for Better Evaluation: Robot with Self-representation of Sociability Improves Perceived Mind Perception and Positive Relation by Interacting Human’
    * (1) Osaka University / (2) Panasonic Corporation
  4. Futa tomita(1), Jun-nosuke Teramae(2) & Naoki Wakamiya(1)
    ‘Biologically Plausible Learning Method with Minimizing Gap of Local Energy in Asymmetric Neural Network’
    * (1) Osaka University / (2) Kyoto University
  5. Kyoichiro Kobayashi(1), Takato Horii(2,3), Ryo Iwaki(1), Yukie Nagai(2) & Minoru Asada(1)
    ‘Situated GAIL: Multi-Task Imitation Using Latent Conditioned Adversarial Inverse Reinforcement Learning’
    * (1) Osaka University / (2) National Institute of Information and Communications Technology / (3) The University of Electro-Communications
  6. Takato Horii(1,2) & Yukie Nagai(2)
    ‘Attention Control Based on Free-Energy Minimization in Multimodal Interaction with Familiar Friends’
    * (1) The University of Electro-Communications / (2) National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  7. Masaya Iwasaki(1), Zhou Jian(1), Yuki Koike(1), Yuya Onishi(1), Tatsuyuki Kawamura(2) & Hideyuki Nakanishi(1)
    ‘Appropriate Timing of a Robot’s Talk Enhances its Social Presence’
    * (1) Osaka University / (2) Kyoto Innovation, Inc.
  8. Tomonori Kubota(1), Kohei Ogawa(1), Yuichiro Yoshikawa(1) & Hiroshi Ishiguro(1)
    ‘An Attitude of a Teleoperator Manipulating a Part of an Android’s Body Gets Close to an Attitude the Android Autonomously Expresses’
    * (1) Osaka University
  9. Jihoon Park(1), Yuji Kawai(1) & Minoru Asada(1)
    ‘Self-organization of a Network Structure and Emergence of Behaviors under Body Constraints in the Embodied System’
    * (1) Osaka University
  10. Atsuya Sakata(1), Yasushi Makihara(1), Noriko Takemura(1), Daigo Muramatsu(1) & Yasushi Yagi(1)
    ‘Gait-based Age Estimation using a DenseNet’
    * (1) Osaka University
  11. Tsuyoshi Tatsukawa(1), Jun-nosuke Teramae(2) & Naoki Wakamiya(1)
    ‘Validity of the Flat Minima Approach to Understand Generalization of Deep Learning’
    * (1) Osaka University / (2) Kyoto University
  12. Beltran Cristian(1), Petit Damien(1), Ramirez Ixchel(1) & Harada Kensuke(1)
    ‘Learning to Grasp with Primitive Shaped Objects’
    * (1) Osaka University
  13. Daniel Oliva(1), Anja Philippsen(2) & Yukie Nagai(2)
    ‘Trajectory Recognition Using a Bayesian Inference Recurrent Neural Network Model’
    * (1) TU Munich / (2) National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  14. Jiao Yongcheng(1), Yutaka Nakamura(1) & Hiroshi Ishiguro(1)
    ‘A Semi-Supervised Algorithm for Interaction Motion Recognition And Its Application on First-Person View Video’
    * (1) Osaka University
  15. Zhengtao Hu(1), Weiwei Wan(1) & Kensuke Harada(1)
    ‘Designing a Mechanical Tool for 2-Finger Robotic Grippers’
    * (1) Osaka University
  16. Kazuki Sakai(1), Yutaka Nakamura(1), Yuichiro Yoshikawa(1), Shingo Kano(1) & Hiroshi Ishiguro(1)
    ‘Development of Question and Answer Type Dialogue System Where Robot Estimates User’s Preferences’
    * (1) Osaka University
  17. Jiro Shimaya(1), Yuichiro Yoshikawa(1), Hirokazu Kumazaki(2), Yoshio Matsumoto(3), Masutomo Miyao(4) & Hiroshi Ishiguro(1)
    ‘Can a Robot Be an Easier Conversation Partner of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder? – Case Study of a Daily-life-guidance via a Tele-operated Small Desktop Humanoid Robot’
    * (1) Osaka University / (2) Kanazawa University / (3) AIST / (4) Donguri Psycho Developmental Clinic for Developmental Disorder
  18. Takao Mizuno(1), Yusuke Sugano(1) & Yasuyuki Matsushita(1)
    ‘Multi-task Learning for Semantic Segmentation’
    * (1) Osaka University
  19. Graham Peebles(1)
    ‘The Meta Problem of Consciousness: Is There a Hard Problem?’
    * (1) Osaka University
  20. Alexis Meneses(1), Yuichiro Yoshikawa(1) & Hiroshi Ishiguro(1)
    ‘Multiple Robots System for More Synchronizing Human-Robot Interaction’
    * (1) Osaka University
  21. Qiaobo Qu(1), Kazuma Horita(1) & Takako Yoshida(1)
    ‘An fMRI Study of the Effect of Visual Attention for the Self-controlled Moving Objects’
    * (1) Tokyo Institute of Technology

Request for Presenters

  1. Click here to download the poster template. 
  2. Send the PDF file of your poster to (please change _at_ to @) by January 30, 2019.



  • For questions regarding this symposium, please contact the organizing committee at (please change _at_ to @).