DFG Research Project "Development of Humanoid and Service Robots:
An International Comparative Research Project — Europe and Japan"

Project Presentations

  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Dealing with Robot Technology Risks — Differences between Japan and Europe, Keynote Address at the Symposium »Kids Design and Service Robot — Strategies for Safety Guideline and International Certification«, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo, 3 July 2013. [in Japanese language]
  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Die rechtliche Stellung von Service- und Pflegerobotern in Japan. Eine soziologische Betrachtung", Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin/Germany, 5 June 2013.
  • Fitzi, Gregor: "Zwischen Sache und Person. Der sozial-juristische Status von Pflegerobotern als Voraussetzung ihres Einsatzes jenseits des Labors", Scientific Colloquium at the Institute of Sociology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz/Germany, 14 May 2013. [Abstract]
  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Was braucht es für ein harmonisches Zusammenleben? Realexperimente mit 'sozialen' Robotern in Japan", lecture series »Japan: Technik und Populärkultur« an the Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau/Germany, 16 January 2013. [Abstract]
  • Fitzi, Gregor & Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Legal Regulation of Autonomous Systems and Social Acceptance in Japan", International Workshop on AUTONOMICS and legal implications at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Berlin/Germany, 2 November 2012.
  • Fitzi, Gregor: "Design, Cultural Background and Methodological Approaches in the Integration of AAL and Robotics. An Intercultural Comparison between Europe and Japan", Joint-Conference of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) & European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) »Design and Displacement – Social Studies of Science and Technology«, Copenhagen/Denmark, 17-20 October 2012.
  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Humanoid Robots and Societal Border Regime: An Analysis from the Perspective of Reflexive Anthropology", »Robot Anthropology: Emergent technologies and questions of human sciences«, Bielefeld/Germany, 2-3 August 2012.
  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Healing versus Social Facilitation: A Sociological Analysis of Robot Assisted Activities in Nursing Homes", »Welfare State Technologies and their Impact on Service Provision and Well-Being of Frail Older People – International Experiences«, Frankfurt am Main/Germany, 12 June 2012.
  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Life with Robot Companions: From Fiction to Reality – and Some Intractable Problems", »Japan Days 2012 - Robotic Experience in Italy and Japan«, Pisa/Italy, 11-13 May 2012.
  • Fitzi, Gregor & Hironori Matsuzaki: "Robots as Legal Risk and as 'Legal Persons' with Limited Liability – A Sociological View", ZiF-Workshop »Robotik und Gesetzgebung«, Bielefeld/Germany, 7-9 May 2012.
  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Rituelle Interaktion mit relationalen Tierrobotern", Frühjahrstagung der DGS-Sektionen Methoden der qualitativen Sozialforschung: »Methodische Herausforderungen an den Grenzen der Sozialwelt«, Mainz/Germany, 13‐14 April 2012.
  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Robotische Pflegehilfe in Japan – der steinige Weg zur designierten Zukunft", Workshop »Technische Helfer im Pflegesystem - Konditionen für den Einsatz von Assistenzsystemen«, Loccum/Germany, 26-28 October 2011.
  • Fitzi, Gregor: "The Development of Robots That Care", Workshop »Relationistic Sociology and Care Relations in a Changing Welfare State«, Delmenhorst/Germany, 28-29 July 2011.
  • Fitzi, Gregor: "Embodiment, self and consciousness. Modules of a social interactive and biologic inspired humanoid robotics", Workshop on Urban Service Robotics: Challenges and Opportunities at the 15th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2011), Tallinn/Estonia, 20-23 June 2011.
  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "When machines replace people? The place of robots in a functionally differentiated society", Workshop on roboethics at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2011) »Better Robots, Better Life«, Shanghai/China, 9-13 May 2011.
  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Humanoid robots and the borders of the social world. A cross-cultural analysis between Europe and Japan" at the 2nd Annual Graduate Conference »Norms in Conflict« by the Cluster of Excellence, Frankfurt am Main/Germany, 3-5 December 2010.
  • Matsuzaki, Hironori: "Sociality with artificial humanoids: A deanthropologized approach to human-robot relations" at the International Graduate Conference »Emerging Forms of Sociality«, Frankfurt am Main/Germany, 30 September-2 October 2010.
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