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Robotics – new technologies for an ageing society

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Professor of Gerontology and Director, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford
Chairman, Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH, Offenbach am Main
Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba
President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen

Ph.D. Sarah HARPER

Professor of Gerontology and Director, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford

 Sarah's research concerns globalization and global ageing, and the impact of population change, in particular the implications at the global, societal and individual level of the shift in population ages from predominantly young to predominantly older societies.
 Particular research interests are the impact of this demographic shift on intergenerational relationships and work. She has undertaken research in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific with particular interest in China, Japan and Malaysia, and is a PI the Global Ageing Study, a survey of 44,000 men and women aged 40 to 80 in 24 countries. She was first post holder of International Chair on Old Age Financial Security at the University of Malaya, advising the government on pension security.

Prof. Dr. Edgar KÖRNER

Chairman, Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH, Offenbach am Main

Assistant Professor and Senior Staff Researcher, Ilmenau Institute of Technology Dr.-Ing. in the field of Biomedical Cybernetics, Ilmenau Institute of Technology Habilitation in Biocybernetics, Ilmenau Institute of Technology Research Fellow, Bioholonics Project of JRDC, Tokyo Associate Professor, Ilmenau Institute of Technology Full Professor in Biocybernetics and Head of Department of Neurocomputing and Cognitive Systems, Ilmenau Institute of Technology Chief Scientist at Honda's R&D Wako Research Center, Japan Executive Vice President and Head of the Future Technology Research Division, Honda R&D Europe President of the newly established Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH Co-director, Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics, University Bielefeld
 Studied Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Cybernetics at Ilmenau Institute of Technology, Germany
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 His research interest covers brain-like intelligence, with a special focus on self-referential control architectures, self-organization of knowledge representation, and autonomous robots.

Ph.D. Takanori SHIBATA

Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba

M.S. in Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan Ph.D. in Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Lab., Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Visiting Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Lab., University of Zurich, Switzerland Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST
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 His research interests include human-robot interaction, robot therapy, and humanitarian de-mining. He was certified as the inventor of a seal robot named Paro, the World's Most Therapeutic Robot, by Guinness World Records in 2002.

Dr. Joachim TREUSCH

President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen

Professur in Frankfurt Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik in Dortmund Präsident der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft Vorstandsmitglied der Kernforschungsanlage Jülich (KFA) Vorsitzender der Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren Präsident der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte Vorsitzender des Vorstands der Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Vorsitzender des Deutschen Verbandes Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine Vorsitzender des Lenkungsausschusses "Wissenschaft im Dialog"
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26.08.2010

08:00 - 10:30Technology brunch of Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2010Plenary
11:30 - 12:30Opening speechesPlenary
12:30 - 13:20Engineering Biomolecules for Basic Science and Biotechnological ApplicationsPlenary
13:40 - 15:10New ways of innovationPlenary
15:10 - 16:00Energy independence and the availability of resourcesPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Robotics – new technologies for an ageing societyPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
19:30 - 21:30Career Lounge Evening event with a buffet dinner for students, graduate scientists and young professionals, hosted by the organisers of the Alpbach Technology ForumSocial

27.08.2010

07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: Electromobility – from vision to realityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Innovation for social changes – equal opportunities in a digital eraBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Finally – intelligent, sustainable, sensual! Climate protection: an opportunity for man, communities and the economyBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Excellent research through excellent management. The importance of leadership and management in cooperative researchBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Mechatronics – the silent revolutionBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Tribology – different aspects of friction and wear and tearBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Digital vs. real worlds – limitations of computer models?Breakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: From idea to innovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Why do we need an RTI-strategy and what is the output?Breakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kidsBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Special Event: Opportunities and challenges – ERA-Nets as drivers of international cooperationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Technology Workshop: Innovative Internet technologies for intelligent, sustainable and integrative growthBreakout
14:30 - 15:45Genomic research and the future of cancer medicinePlenary
16:15 - 17:30The digital generationPlenary

28.08.2010

07:30 - 08:50Concept and reality of the InternetPlenary
09:00 - 10:10Opportunities and risks of key technologiesPlenary
10:10 - 11:10James Bond and what physics has got to do with itPlenary
11:10 - 11:15Closing statementPlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack receptionSocial