First Japan-Chile Symposium in Field Robotics

Universidad de O'Higgins, Rancagua, Chile

16-18 December, 2019

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.

The participation is free. The registration process will open during August 2019.

During December 2019 two robotic events will take place in Chile:

Join us at both events!

Keynote Speakers - Japan

Robotics for Next-Generation Agriculture

Hokkaido University, Japan

Vice Dean, Research Faculty of Agriculture

SIP Program Director

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

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

Invited Speakers - Spain & Australia

Robotics for Vineries

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

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

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Researcher, Department of Rural and Agrifood Engineering

Research

Crop Management, Precision Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering

Invited National Speakers - Chile

Robotics, Mining and Innovation Ecosystems

Universidad de Chile, Chile

Electrical Engineering Department

Director, Advanced Mining Technology Center

Robot Platforms for Mining and Agriculture

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

Electrical Engineering Department

Robotics and Automation Laboratory

Intelligent and Robotic Systems

Universidad de O'Higgins, Chile

Institute of Engineering Sciences

Intelligent and Robotics Systems Laboratory

Robotics & Precision Agriculture

Dr. Stanley Best

INIA, Chile

Precision Agriculture DIrector

Mobile Robotics in Agriculture

Prof. Fernando Auat

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile

Role Principal Researcher at the Advanced Center of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Location

Universidad de O'Higgins

Auditorum, Campus Rancagua

Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 611

Rancagua, Chile

Registration

The registration process will open during August.

The participation is free.

Contact

General Chair

Prof. Rodrigo Verschae, Universidad de O'Higgins

Email: rodrigo.verschae@uoh.cl

International Affairs Assistant

Ms. Cindy Navarrete, Universidad de O'Higgins

Email: cindy.navarrete@uoh.cl

Agenda (tentative)

Day 1: Agriculture & Robotics

Welcome Message

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

    • Prof. Noboru Noguchi (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Coffee break

Session 1a: Agricultural Robotics & Precision Agriculture

    • Prof. Francisco Rovira-Mas (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain): “Vineyard Robot for Massive Data Acquisition” (Tentative title)

Lunch break

Session 1b: Agricultural Robotics & Precision Agriculture

    • Prof. Fernando Auat (Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile)
    • Dr. Stanley Best (INIA, Chile)
    • Dr. Verónica Saiz-Rubio (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain): “Agricultural Robotics” (Tentative)

Panel Discussion: Robotics in Agriculture

Welcome Reception

Day 2: Mining, Disaster & Rescue Robotics

Welcome Message

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

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

Coffee break

Session 3: Disaster, Search & Rescue Robots

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Field visit for invited speakers

Lunch break

Session 3a: Mining & Robotics

    • Prof. Miguel Torres Torreti (Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile): “Robots for Mining” (Tentative title)
    • Prof. Javier-Ruiz del Solar (Universidad de Chile): “Robotics in Mining” (Tentative title)

Panel Discussion: Robots for Mining, Disaster, Search & Rescue

Day 3 Future of Field Robot Platforms

Field visits (morning): for invited speakers only

Lunch break

Session 3b: Field Robot Platforms

    • Prof. Rodrigo Verschae (Universidad de O'Higgins, Chile):
    • Dr. Jurgen Leitner (Australian Center for Robot Vision): "Field Robotics in Australia" (Tentative title)
    • Prof. Keiji Nagatani (Tokyo University): "Construction machines in disaster environments." (Tentative title)
    • Prof. Noboru Noguchi (Hokkaido University): “Multi-robot Agricultural Robots” (Tentative title)

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

Closing Ceremony

Institutions


Universidad de O'Higgins

Chile

Organizer

Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional, Chile

Co-organizer

The Japan Foundation

Japan

Sponsor

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Prof. Rodrigo Verschae

Institute of Engineering Sciences

Universidad de O'Higgins

Dissemination Chair

Carla Gutierrez, PhD

Director of the International Affairs Office

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

International Affairs Assistant

Ms. Cindy Navarrete

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.
  • 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.
  • Outreach Chair: Sofia Calvo, Asia-Pacific Program Coordinator, Library of the Chilean Congress, Chile.