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Moonshot Goal 1: the 2nd International Symposium on Cybernetic Avatars: September 30

Meeting Announcement

Japan Science and Technology Agency

International Symposium on Cybernetic Avatars

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The Moonshot Research and Development Program launched by the Cabinet Office of Japan promotes high-risk, high-impact R&D aiming to achieve ambitious Moonshot Goals and solve issues facing future society such as super-aging populations and global warming. Moonshot Goal 1, led by Program Director HAGITA Norihiro, aims to realize “a society in which human beings can be free from limitations of body, brain, space, and time by 2050”. It focuses on cybernetic avatars that will allow anyone to augment their physical, cognitive, and perceptional capabilities and participate actively in society. The Second International Symposium will introduce state-of-the-art cybernetic avatar technology, featuring talks and panel discussions from eminent researchers in the field.


Date & Time: Friday September 30th 2022, 10:30-18:15 (Japan Standard Time, UTC+9)

Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto & Zoom Webinar


Registration deadline: Monday September 26th 2022

Host: Japan Science and Technology Agency

Language: English

Program (TBD)

Session 1: Research activities on Cybernetic Avatars (CA)

Session 2: Keynote and guest speeches

    (Keynote speech) Professor Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa

    (Guest speech 1) Professor Gordon Cheng, Technical University of Munich

    (Guest speech 2) Professor Cecilia Laschi, National University of Singapore

Session 3: Panel discussion 1 Work and everyday lifestyles with CAs in 2050

Session 4: Panel discussion 2 Building nano- to socioscopic CA infrastructure

Details of the symposium can be found at the official website and the note.

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The note:

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