First Japan-Chile Symposium in Field Robotics

Universidad de O'Higgins, Rancagua, Chile

March 30, 31 & April 1st 2020

The Symposium is postponed until later 2020 due to the corona virus 2019-nCoV.

We will inform new dates once fixed.

The registration process is now open!

Please fill the following form to register:

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The participation is free, but the number of places is limited

You are invited to join the 1er Workshop Chileno en Robótica de Campo, event that will take place the last week of March. More details at (in Spanish):

Join us!

The First Japan-Chile Symposium in Field Robotics aims to provide an overview of the current state of robotics, with a focus on field robotics. It will address various application areas from a technical point of view, while also promoting discussion on the economical, social and technical impacts of this technology.

Join us in Chile for this event!

Keynote Speakers - Japan

Robotics for Next-Generation Agriculture

(confirmed)

Hokkaido University, Japan

Vice Dean, Research Faculty of Agriculture

SIP Program Director, Cabinet Office Japan

Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) “Technologies for Creating Next-Generation Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries”

Research

Agriculture automation, agricultural remote sensing, and IT agriculture.

Robotics for Disaster Response

(confirmed)

The University of Tokyo, Japan

Construction System Management for Innovation, School of Engineering

Research

Tele-operated and autonomous robotic systems for disaster response; Construction System Management

Smart Agriculture System

(confirmed)

Dr. Satoshi Iida

Kubota S.A., Japan

Senior Technical Advisor

Research

Agriculture automation, agricultural remote sensing, and IT agriculture.

Invited International Speakers - Spain, Australia, Uruguay

Robotics for Vineries

(confirmed)

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Director of the Agricultural Robotics Laboratory

Research

Robotics, information technology, and precision farming to off-road vehicles

Robotics in Australia

(to be confirmed)

Australian Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision (ACRV), Australia

Researcher, Leader of the Manipulation group

Research

Robotics, Computer Vision and Machine Learning for robust grasping and manipulation in real-world scenarios

Precision Agriculture

(confirmed)

Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay

Researcher at Facultad de Ingeniería

Digital Sense Technologies

Senior Researcher

Research

Computer Vision and Image Processing Specialist

Robotics for Vineries

(to be confirmed)

Dr. Veronica Saiz-Rubio

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Department of Rural and Agrifood Engineering

Research

Agricultural Robotics

Remote sensing (satellites)

(to be confirmed)

Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay

Facultad de Ingeniería

Research

Signal Processing, Machine learning, image processing, geophysics and remote sensing

Remote sensing (drones)

(to be confirmed)

M.Sc. Matías Tailanian

Digital Sense Technologies S.A., Uruguay

Researcher

Research

Image processing, Machine learning, Pattern recognition, Signal processing and Optimization

Invited National Speakers - Chile

Robotics, Mining and Innovation Ecosystems

(confirmed)

Universidad de Chile, Chile

Electrical Engineering Department

Director, Advanced Mining Technology Center

Robot Platforms for Mining and Agriculture

(confirmed)

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

Electrical Engineering Department

Robotics and Automation Laboratory

Intelligent and Robotic Systems

(confirmed)

Universidad de O'Higgins, Chile

Institute of Engineering Sciences

Intelligent and Robotics Systems Laboratory

Robotics & Precision Agriculture

(confirmed)

Dr. Stanley Best

INIA, Chile

Precision Agriculture Director

Mobile Robotics in Agriculture

(confirmed)

Prof. Fernando Auat

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile

Principal Researcher at the Advanced Center of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Agro-Robotics & Automatization

(confirmed)

Prof. Cristian Correa,

Universidad de Concepcion, Chile

Agriculture Engineering School

Robotics

To be announced

Institution

Role

Robotics

To be announced

Institution

Role

Location

Universidad de O'Higgins

Auditorum, Campus Rancagua

Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 611

Rancagua, Chile

Registration

Please fill the following form to register

The participation is free, but the number of places is limited!

Contact

General Chair

Prof. Rodrigo Verschae, Universidad de O'Higgins

Email: rodrigo.verschae@uoh.cl

Agenda (TENTATIVE)

Day 1 (March 30th 2020): Agriculture & Robotics

9:00 Registration

10:00 Inauguration

10:30 Keynote 1: “Next Generation Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries” (Tentative title)

    • Prof. Noboru Noguchi (Hokkaido University, Japan)

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 Session 1a: Agricultural Robotics & Precision Agriculture

    • Prof. Francisco Rovira-Mas (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain): “Vineyard Robot for Massive Data Acquisition” (Tentative title)
    • Dr. Stanley Best (INIA, Chile): "Present and Potential Requirement of Agriculture 4.0 in Chile"

13:15 Lunch break

    • (lunch no included)

14:45 Session 1b: Agricultural Robotics & Precision Agriculture

    • Prof. Fernando Auat (Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile):
    • Prof. Cristian Correa (Universidad de Concepción, Chile): "Adoption of robotics in Chilean Agriculture. Perspectives and Challenges" (Tentative title)
    • Dr. Javier Preciozzi (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)

16:30 Panel Discussion: Robotics in Agriculture

17:30 Welcome Reception

Day 2 (March 31st 2020): Robotics for Mining, Disaster & Geoscience

9:00 Registration

9:30 Keynote 2: “Robotics for Natural Disasters and Geoscience” (Tentative title)

    • Prof. Keiji Nagatani (University of Tokyo, Japan).

10:30 Session 2a: Mining & Robotics

    • To be announced

11:00 To be defined

    • To be defined

13:00 Lunch break

    • (lunch no included)

15:00 Session 2b: Mining & Robotics

    • Prof. Miguel Torres Torreti (Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile): “Control and Estimation Challenges of Field Mobile Manipulator Robots”
    • To be announced
    • Prof. Javier-Ruiz del Solar (Universidad de Chile): “Robotics in Mining” (Tentative title)

17:00 Panel Discussion: Robots for Mining, Disaster, & Geoscience

Day 3 (April 1st 2020): Future of Field Robot Platforms for Disaster Response, Agriculture and Livestock

9:00 Registration

9:30 Keynote 3: Kubota Smart Agriculture System

    • Dr. Satoshi Iida (Kubota Corporation, Japan)

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Session 3a: Field Robot Platforms

    • M.Sc. Matías Tailanian (Digital Sense Technologies): "Ovine counting using drones" (Tentative title)
    • Dr. Jurgen Leitner (Australian Center for Robot Vision): "Field Robotics in Australia" (Tentative title)
    • Prof. Pablo Muse (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay): "Remote sensing for Crop Detection" (Tentative title)

13:00 Lunch break

    • (lunch no included)

14:30 Session 3b: Field Robot Platforms

    • Prof. Rodrigo Verschae (Universidad de O'Higgins, Chile)
    • Prof. Keiji Nagatani (Tokyo University): "Construction machines in disaster environments." (Tentative title)
    • Prof. Noboru Noguchi (Hokkaido University): “Multi-robot Agricultural Robots” (Tentative title)

17:00 Panel Discussion 3: Future and Impacts of Robotics in our Society

Closing Ceremony

Institutions


Universidad de O'Higgins

Chile

Organizer

The Japan Foundation

Japan

Sponsor

Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional, Chile

Co-organizer

Collaborator

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Prof. Rodrigo Verschae

Institute of Engineering Sciences

Universidad de O'Higgins

Outreach Chair

Ms. Sofia Calvo

Asia Pacific Program

Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional

Local Chair

Prof. Daniel Casagrande

Institute of Engineering Sciences

Universidad de O'Higgins

Dissemination Chair

Carla Gutierrez, PhD

Director of the International Affairs Office

Universidad de O'Higgins

Organizing Committee

  • Honorary General Chair: Noboru Noguchi, Hokkaido University, Japan.
  • General Chair: Rodrigo Verschae, Institute of Engineering Sciences, Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile.
  • Outreach Chair: Sofia Calvo, Asia-Pacific Program Coordinator, Library of the Chilean Congress, Chile.
  • Local Chair: Daniel Casagrande, Institute of Engineering Sciences, Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile.
  • Dissemination Chair: Carla Gutierrez, International Affairs Office, Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile.