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The 9th Super Heterodoxy Conference] Engineering Changes with Softness / March 6, 2020, 17:00-@Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan

panel discussion
Softness changes engineering.

A panel discussion, "Softness Changes Engineering" (session partner: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.), will be held within the 9th Annual Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields, hosted by RIVANES (March 6-7, 2020 (Friday and Saturday)).

The 9th Main Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields WEB:https://hic.lne.st/conference/hic2020/

 The time is coming when it is possible to make use of soft materials, or to add softness to a structure even if it is made of hard materials. For example, in robots that have generally been made of hard materials, easy-to-use, soft materials have great potential to expand the diversity of grasping and movement. However, there have not been many cases where robotics engineers have teamed up with material suppliers, and thus the potential has not been fully exploited. In this session, researchers and venture company executives involved in manufacturing using soft matter will gather to discuss the impact of softness in engineering from the viewpoints of material, structure, and function, as well as the challenges for implementation, with examples provided.

We will have a program of discussions among researchers, start-ups, and large companies from a variety of perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session.
Audience members are invited to attend the conference. Please visit the conference website (see below).



Softness changes engineering.
Session Partner: Murata Manufacturing Co.

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Place: Ota-ku Industrial Plaza PiO (1F-4F, 1-20-20-20 Minami-Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-0035, Japan)
Closest Station: Keikyu Kamata



Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Tohoku University
Kenjiro Tadakuma
D. in 2007 from the Department of Mechanical and Space Systems, Tokyo Institute of Technology. D. in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007, Postdoctoral Associate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007, Research Fellow at Tohoku University in 2008, Assistant Professor at the University of Electro-Communications, Assistant Professor at Osaka University, and Associate Professor at Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University since May 2015. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Tohoku University since May 2015. Currently. Consistently engaged in research and development of robot mechanisms, including omni-directional moving and driving mechanisms and flexible and rigid switching gripper mechanisms.


Associate Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
Mr. Yasuaki Kakehi
Interactive media researcher and media artist. D. in Interdisciplinary Information Studies. After working at Keio University and MIT, he has been Associate Professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo since 2018. Using advanced technology, he pioneers interaction expression that extends the characteristics of human sensation, perception, and physical materials. In addition to his engineering research, he has exhibited his works in Japan and abroad, and has received numerous awards, including the ACM CHI Best Paper Award and the Young Scientist Award from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in the field of science and technology.http://xlab.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jpThe following is a list of the most common problems with the


CEO and Representative Director, Nature Architects, Inc.
Mr. Taisuke Oshima
He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Regional and System Sciences. After working as a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1) and as a part-time researcher at the University of Tsukuba, he founded Nature Architects in May 2017. He is engaged in research on mechanical metamaterials, computational design, and digital fabrication, and in the development of technologies to calculate the elasticity and deformation of materials and to design, fabricate, and control them at will through geometric structures. He is certified as an "Unexplored Super Creator" by the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan, and as a member of the Cross-cultivation Program by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan.



Professor, Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University
Mr. Hidemitsu Furukawa
He is the head of the Soft and Wet Matter Engineering Laboratory (SWEL) at Yamagata University. after moving to Yamagata University in 2009, he started developing a 3D gel printer, which became the focus of attention when the 3D printer boom came. in April 2018, he established the Yawaraka 3D Co-Creation Consortium, and became its chairman, He also focuses on social implementation of the technology. His research on enhancing 3D digital fabrication of polymer gel, utilizing 3D printers in education, and social implementation of cutting-edge technology has taken the creation of new value from local to global.

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Conference theme: A New Era of Knowledge Manufacturing
Date and time of the event:
Friday, March 6, 2020 09:00-18:00 (18:00-20:00 Reception)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 09:00-18:00 (18:00-20:00 Reception)
Organized by: Liverness Co.
Place: Ota-ku Industrial Plaza PiO
Fee: Free for academics and presenters, 113,960 yen (tax included) for companies
Convention URL:https://hic.lne.st/conference/hic2020/


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