International WORKSHOP


University of Padua, Vicenza Campus, Italy
April 3-5, 2007






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April 4, 2007

Padova Campus

16.00 - 17.00 Visit to SIGNET Lab

17.00 - 18.00 Visit to LTTM Lab

18.00 - 19.00 Visit to IAS-Lab

April 5, 2007

Aula Magna, Vicenza Campus

09:45-10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mobiligence project: Adaptive motor function through interaction among the body, brain, and environment

Koji Ito (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15 -11:45 Modeling of Intra-cerebral Mechanisms for Adaptation to Environments
Toshiyuki Kondo (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology) ,   Koji Ito (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

A constructive simulation study of locomotion in the Japanese moneky based on a neuro-muscloskeletal model
Naomichi Ogihara, Shinya Aoi, Yasuhiro Sugimoto , Masato Nakatsukasa, Kazuo Tsuchiya (Kyoto University)

12:15-13:45 Lunch

Mobile robot localization using the Fourier Signature of retina-like Images
Emanuele Menegatti (University of Padua)

14:15-14:45 Modeling of Adaptive Mechanism in Crickets and Its Application to Robotics
Masatoshi Ashikaga (University of Tokyo), Mika Kikuchi (Hokkaido University), Tetsutaro Hiraguchi (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Midori Sakura, Hitoshi Aonuma (Hokkaido University), and Jun Ota (University of Tokyo)
14:45-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-15:45 Adaptive Function Embedded in Passive Dynamic Walking
Koichi Osuka, Masatsugu Iribe, Yasuhiro Sugimoto

Human Activity and Posture Recognition with Stereo-Vision
Luca Iocchi (University of Rome LaSapienza)

16:15-17:00 Discussion and Conclusion


Special Session

April 6, 2007
Aula Magna " A. Lepschy", Padua Campus

10:00-10:30 Predictive motor adaptation to dynamical environments
Koji Ito (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
10:30-11.00 Behavior switching system based on chemical effects in insect brain
Daisuke Kurabayashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Hitoshi Aonuma (Hokkaido University), Ryohei Kanzaki (University of Tokyo)
11:00-11:30 A Conjecture of Adaptive Mechanism of Mobiligence
Koichi Osuka (Kobe University), Akio Ishiguro (Tohoku University) and Zheng, Xin-Zhi (ASTEM)
11:30-12.00 Coffee break
12.00-12:30 Cooperative behaviors using local interactions
Alessandro Farinelli (University of Rome LaSapienza)
12:30-12:55 Modelling a Human Lower Extremity driven by EMG signals
Massimo Sartori (University of Padua),  Nicola Greggio (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa), Enrico Pagello (University of Padua and ISIB-CNR)
12:55-13.00 Closing Remarks







We thanks for hospitality the
Department of "Tecnica e Gestione dei Sistemi Industriali"(GEST)
of the University of Padua