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BLSC Spring School for High School Students 2018

2018/03/28-2018/03/29

BLSC Spring School for High School Students 2018 will be held from Mar. 28th to 29th, 2018. Participants will conduct experiments themselves to experience the frontiers of brain science and its applications to life support technology. 

Sakura Science Program 2017

Collaborative Research on Control of Healthcare Robots Based on Biological Signals

2017/09/27-10/07

The collaborative research program sponsored by the Sakura Science Program was conducted from September 27, 2017, to October 7, 2017. The program invited ten students and one attendant professor from the Department of electrical engineering, Shenyang University of Technology, China, to Brain Science Inspired Life Support Research Center, the University of Electro-Communications.  Chinese participants conducted experiments on the control of healthcare robots based on biological signals, visited several research centers in Japan, and attended the report meeting and graduation ceremony. The program was highly appreciated by all participants, and facilitated mutual understanding between the participants from both China and Japan. 

Detailed report of the program (in Japanese)

UEC-ERATO Syposium

2017/08/25(金)

"Seminar on OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)"
Date and time: Fri. Aug. 25, 2017, 13:30-14:30

Place: Room 301, Building E-3, UEC
Speaker: Prof. James G. Fujimoto (MIT, USA) (Very famous professor as an inventor of OCT that is a non-invasive medical imaging used clinically in ophthalmology.)

Title:Optical Coherence Tomography and Biomedical Imaging
Sponsored by Minoshima Intelligent Synthesizer Project, ERATO, JST.
Cosponsored by Center for Photonic Innovation, and BLSC (Brain Science Inspired Life Support Research Center), UEC.

Sakura Science Program 2017

Experiences of Science and Technology on Robotics --- From Fundamentals to Applications

2017/07/15-07/22

The research exchange program sponsored by the Sakura Science Program, this year, aims to provide opportunities to foreign students to experience science and technology in the field of robotics in Japan. The program invited ten students and one attendant professor from the Department of mechanical and power engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, to the Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering and Brain Science Inspired Life Support Research Center, the University of Electro-Communications.  Chinese participants visited several famous research centers of the governmental research institutes, universities and industries, and discussed with the researchers. They also enjoyed Japanese science and technology as well as nature and culture of Japan. The program was highly appreciated by all participants, and seemed to facilitate mutual understanding between China and Japan. It is expected that experience and mutual understanding obtained from this program will become a solid basis of a future development of research collaboration.

Detailed report of the program (in Japanese)

Campus Tour at Homecoming Day 2017

2017/07/16

BLSC participates in the Campus Tour at Homecoming Day 2017 2017HomeComingDay. Prof. Yokoi's laboratory introduces its activities on development of medical and healthcare devices.

H28SpringSchoolPoster

 

BLSC Spring School for High School Students 2017

2017/03/27-2017/03/30

BLSC Spring School for High School Students 2017 was held from Mar. 27th to 30th, 2017. Participants conducted experiments themselves to experience the frontiers of brain science and its applications to life support technology. 

Report of the BLSC-SpringSchool2017

脳科学ライフサポート研究センタースプリングスクール

Poster

  

BLSC Spring School for High School Students 2016

2016/03/28-2016/03/31

BLSC Spring School for High School Students 2016 was held from Mar. 28 to 31, 2016. All participants conducted experiments themselves to experience the frontiers of brain science and its applications to life support technology.

Details of the Events in UEC

Video of the BLSC Spring School 2016 (Video UEC-TV News)

Video of the BLSC Spring School 2016(YouTube)

Report of the BLSC Spring School 2016

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Research Exchange Program through Life Support Technologies Based on Electrophysiology

2016/02/26-03/06

The research exchange program sponsored by the Sakura Science Program aims to promote collaborative research projects in the field of life support technologies. In the program, the participants were divided into two groups for hands-on experiments, one for manufacturing bio-electric controlled prosthetic hands and the other for measuring brain activities related to functional electric stimulation, and each group experienced hands-on learning. Sixteen students worked for the program. Chinese participants enjoyed Japanese science and technology as well as nature and culture of Japan. The program was highly appreciated by all participants, and seemed to facilitate mutual understanding between China and Japan. It is expected that experience and mutual understanding obtained from this program will become a solid basis of a future development of research collaboration.

Research Exchange Program through Life Support Technologies Based on Electrophysiology

Object Vision in Human, Monkey, and Machine

Poster

Object Vision in Human, Monkey, and Machine

2015/11/05

International symposium titled "Object Vision in Human, Monkey, and Machine" was held in The University of Electro-Communications from 5th to 6th, November, 2015. Recent results of research topics on object vision in human, monkey and machine were presented and many discussions were made among the participants.

ライフサポート分野における医療機器開発の実践

Practical Implementation of Developed Medical Devices in the Field of Life Support Technology

Symposium “Practical Implementation of Developed Medical Devices in the Field of Life Support Technology”

Japan Manufacturing Commons for Collaboration of Medicine and Engineering
http://www.ikou-commons.com/

An article of the message from Dr. H. Kubota, K and K Japan, Co. Ltd., was published on the occasion of participating the symposium "Practical Implementation of Developed Medical devices in the Field of Life Support Technology."
【Nikkei Digital Health】"Collaboration between Medicine and Engineering at a university without a school of medicine"

時限研究会ポスター

Poster of Technical Meeting

Technical Meeting “Data Driven Approach for Understanding the Cerebellar Central Nerve System Which Controls Eye Movements”

Co-sponsored by Japanese Neural Network Society and BLSC, UEC

2015/08/01

Technical Meeting

http://numericalbrain.org/jnnsjigen/

Special Invited Talks and Exchange Lectures

Special Invited Talks and Exchange Lectures

In cooperation with "the Technical English Course of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems" and BLSC, UEC

Date and time:Thu. Jul. 2, 2015, 16:15 - 17:45
Place:Practice room, Information Technology Center, UEC
Chair:Prof. Hiroshi Yokoi
  
Talk/Lecture #1
Speaker:Dr. Qixin CAO (Professor, Director, Engineering Training Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Title:Robotics and Digital Factory
Abstract:Robotic industrial is considered one of the most promising industries in the future. In the last 5 years, the global industrial robot sales increased at the rate of 9% for each year. While in China, the annual increasing rate is as high as 25%. It is generally believed that the Chinese industrial robot market will continue to grow explosively in the next 5-10 years. The ear of Industry 4.0 “smart factory and smart manufacturing” provides new development space for the industrial robots. This study explores the intelligent, modularized and systematic development trend of industrial robots. It is anticipated that the market which is dominated by the large enterprises such as Yasukawa, KUKA, ABB and Fanuc will be changed by the development of modular, intelligence and network technology. The small and medium-sized enterprises will play bigger roles in the future robotic industry. In the end, our preliminary research demonstrates it is feasible to use modularization to improve the robot development.
  
Talk/Lecture #2
Speaker:Dr. Weidong CHEN (Professor, Department of Automation, School of Electronic, Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Title:Improving Safety and Autonomy of intelligent Wheelchair in Dynamic Environments
Abstract:Recently, China faces social problems caused by a sharp increase in its aging population, and there is increasing demand for assistive devices and technologies in home and office environments to effectively help improving the quality of the lives of the elderly or disabled. Intelligent wheelchair is a typical mobility assistive robot designed to assist a user with a physical disability or cognitive impairments. Intelligent wheelchairs are interacting closely with humans and performing navigation tasks in human environments with unpredictable changes, the autonomy and safety issues are more essential for these complex and challenging situations. In this talk, I will introduce our recent work on intelligent wheelchair with emphasis on autonomy and human-safety in the aspects of mapping, localization, navigation and human-robot interaction. The prototype systems of intelligent wheelchair developed in our lab, as well as experimental studies in real and dynamic environments will be presented for illustrating our methodologies and applications.

BLSC Kick-off Meeting

BLSC Kick-off Meeting

Date and Time: May 14 (Tue.), 2013, 13:00~18:00

Venue: Meeting room #301, Building E-3, UEC

Program

SpeakerAffiliationTitle
Prof. Makoto KajitaniPresident of UECOpening address
Prof. Kazuo TanishitaWaseda UniversityBiomechanics of hemodynamics in brain
Prof. Ichiro SakumaThe University of TokyoSubjects toward success of collaborative research between medicine and engineering
Prof. Shojiro MakiBLSC, UECDevelopment and application of materials emitting bioluminescence by firefly in the near infrared wavelength range
Prof. Yutaka KanoBLSC, UECEvaluation of muscle performances by bio-imaging and its application
Prof. Shigeru TanakaBLSC, UECStudy of working memory toward the elucidation of human thinking processes
Prof. Hiroshi YokoiBLSC, UECR&D for recovery of motion performances using brain-machine-interface (BMI)
Prof. Makoto ShimojoDirector of BLSC, UECClosing remarks