Program & Presentations

Wednesday July 4, 2018

(Venu: Sendai International Center, Sendai, Meeting Room 8)

13:30-13:45 opening Kiyotaka Naoe and Pieter Vermaas,Peter-Paul Verbeek

13:45-15:15 Session 1: Robot and Mind
■Pieter Vermaas: "Robots, design for values and Dennett's stances" (PDF)
■Minao Kukita, Makoto Kureha: “AI and Science” (PDF)
■Tora Koyama: “Human-Robot Interaction(HRI) and Philosophy of Mind” (PDF)

15:45-17:45 Session 2: Value and Human-Robot-Relation (1)
■Peter-Paul Verbeek: “Robots in the flesh: towards a phenomenology of human-robot relations” (PDF)
■Shigeru Wesugi: "Designing "Tools" for the Extension of the Human Capabilities Without the "Enhancement"" (PDF)
■Yu Inutsuka: “A Moral Ground for Technology: Heidegger, Postphenomenology, and Watsuji” (PDF)
 ■discussant: Atsushi Fujiki,

19:00-20:00 Round table: How to think of Values in Design

Thursday July 5, 2018

(Venue: Aoba Memorial Hall in Tohoku University, Sendai, Main Conference Room)

9:00-10:00 Session 3: Value and Human-Robot-Relation (2)
■Maxence Gaillard: "The usefulness of useless robots." (PDF)
■Jonne Hoek: “The robot as a technocypher of transcendence: making what we cannot make” (PDF)

10:20-11:30 Session 4: sustainability and participation
■Toshihiro Suzuki and Tsuyoshi Teramoto: “Environment, agriculture, and technology. -how should we evaluate new technologies in agriculture?” (PDF)
■Shuji Yamada: “Reconstruction of the affected areas and environmental value” (PDF)
12:30-17:30 Excursion (the reconstruction of the affected areas and citizen participation)

19:30-20:00 Lecture on Disaster Science (Sebastien Penmellen Boret, the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University)

Friday July 6, 2018

(Venue: Aoba Memorial Hall in Tohoku University, Sendai, Main Conference Room)

9:00-10:30 Session 5: Robotics and Body
■Hidekazu Kanemitsu:The robot as others: A Case Study in Japan and Philosophical Inquiry (PDF)
■Jan Peter Bergen:“To-Do is to Be: alterity, ethics and subjectivation in technological mediation” (PDF)
■Kojiro Honda: “Cultural Inheritance mediated by Social Robotics?” (PDF)

11:00-12:30 Session 6: Robotics and Human-machine-Relation
■Aimee Robbins van Wynsberghe: “Displacing the human in humanitarian aid” (PDF)
■Tetsuya Kono: “Hidden bullying by SNS at school” (PDF)
■Shinichiro Inaba: “Parallelism and intersection between space ethics and robot ethics” (PDF)

14:00-15:30 Session 7: Robotics and Ethics(1)
■Nicola Liberati: "Robotic temptations. Mediation theory and sex with robots”

■Reina Saijo: “Ethical Arguments on Sexrobots as Artifacts with Gender” (PDF)
■Keiko Fukuhara: “Human connection and Information Communication Technology” (PDF)

16:00-17:00 Session 8: Robotics and Ethics(2)
■Michael Nagenborg: “May we forgive the robot?” (PDF)
■Kiyotaka Naoe: “How can we Relate to Things that Relate to us” (PDF)

Saturday July 7, 2018

(Venue: Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Main Building1, 2F Room1201)

15:00-17:00 Open session: Robotics and Philosophy
■Shoji Nagataki: “Vulnerability, Risk and Humanity” (PDF)
■Masashi Kasaki: “What is it (like) to trust a machine?” (PDF)
■Peter-Paul Verbeek, Pieter Vermaas: “Analytic and post-phenomenological approach to the philosophy of robotics” (PDF)
  ■Discussant: Kojiro Honda

17:20-18:00 Roundtable: “Philosophy of Technology in Netherlands and Japan”