Robot Anthropology: Emergent technologies and questions of human sciences

02. August 2012 - 03. August 2012


Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC), Bielefeld University
The Future of the Human Beings in the Age of Biosciences, Osaka University


Thursday, August 2, 2012

09:15-09:30 Welcome at CITEC,
Helge Ritter (Bielefeld Univ.)
09:30-09:45 Goal and Question of This Workshop: Man-Machine Interferences in the Future,Present and Past
Akinori Kubo (Univ. of Tokyo)

9:45-10:15 Philosophical discussion about emergent technologies such as robot, cyborg,cloning, or stem sell technology
Tatsuya Higaki (Osaka Univ.
10:15-10:45 TBA
Matthias Gutmann (KIT)
10:45-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Case study and methodological consideration on transferred machines from Japan to Thailand
Atsuro Morita (Osaka Univ.)
11:30-12:00 Humanoid Robots and Societal Border Regime: An Analysis from the Perspective of Reflexive Anthropology
Hironori Matsuzaki (Univ. of Oldenburg)
12:00-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Demo Central Lab Facilities
14:00-14:30 Group Picture
14:30-15:00 Social Robotics – An experimental approach
Friederike Eyssel (Bielefeld Univ.)
15:00-15:30 TBA
Masaki Nakamura (Osaka Univ.)
15:30-16:00 Demo Hand Lab
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:00 The emergence of robots as social agents
Ilona Straub (Univ. of Oldenburg)
17:00-17:30 Discussion

Friday, August 3, 2012

09:30-10:00 An interactionist approach on Social Robotics and HRI: The case of social learning
Karola Pitsch (Bielefeld Univ.)
10:00-10:30 Understanding Humans Through Robots: Can robots develop like human?
Yukie Nagai (Osaka Univ.)
10:30-11:00 Topic (title TBA): Can humans be replaced in the service sector?
Michael Decker (KIT)
11:00-11:30  Coffee break

11:30-12:00 Human-Robot Interaction as Methodological Challenge – Practical Benefits of Sociological Theory and Breaching Experiments
Diego Compagna (Univ. of Duisburg-Essen) & Claudia Muhl (Bielefeld Univ.)
12:00-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 A case study of daily interactions between pet-type robot “AIBO” and their owners
Akinori Kubo (Univ. of Tokyo)
14:00-14:30 TBA
Casey Kennington (Bielefeld Univ.)
14:30-15:00 Technological Interventions and Subjectivity: Toward An Anthropology of Robotics for Medicine
Goro Yamazaki (Osaka Univ.)
15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:00 TBA
Richard Paluch (Univ. of Oldenburg)
16:00-16:30 A house as a robot
Yumiko Takimoto (Osaka Univ.)
16:30-17:00 Discussion and closing