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Care Robotics in the Aging Society: Integrating Users, Developers and Technology


Koordination: Florian Kohlbacher; in collaboration with: NRW Japan K.K.


The aim of this workshop is to bring together German and Japanese experts on the aging society and care robotics to discuss pressing issues in the development and deployment of robotic devices. A special focus will be placed on the man-machine interaction and the perspective of the user. This workshop is open to the public and free of charge.

supported by:
Fraunhofer Representative Office Japan
German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Japan


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17:00 - 17:05 Welcome remarks
  Florian Coulmas

17:05 - 17:15 Introduction to the topic: Aging Societies and Business Implications
  Slides Florian Kohlbacher

17:15 - 17:30 Robotics in Japan - An Industry Overview with a Focus on Care Robotics
  Georg K. Löer, Representative Director & President, NRW Japan K.K.

17:30 - 18:00 Care Robotics: Evolution of the Field from an International Perspective
  Slides Prof. Dr. Takashi Komeda, Vice President, Shibaura Institute of Technology

18:00 - 18:30 Robot-User Interaction within User-orientated Developments: Insights from a Research Project in Germany
  Slides Dr. Diego Compagna, Project Leader WiMi-Care, University of Duisburg-Essen

18:30 - 18:45 Short break
18:45 - 19:15 Issues in Testing Care Robotic Devices in the Field: Using HAL in a Japanese Hospital
  Slides Prof. Dr. Takashi Nakajima, Deputy Director, Niigata National Hospital

19:15 - 19:45 Developing Care Robotic Devices: Results from an Experiment for Motivating Elderly People with Robot Guided Interaction
  Dr. Yoshihiro Fujita, C&C Innovation Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation

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19:45 - 20:15 Discussion and Q&A with all speakers
  Moderated by Dr. Lorenz Granrath, Representative, Fraunhofer Representative Office Japan


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