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B-Con PLAZA, Beppu, JAPAN and ONLINE (Zoom)

AROB 7th 2002 (January 16 - 18, 2002, B-Con Plaza, Beppu, Oita, Japan)

Organized By

  • Organizing Committee of International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Oita University, Japan)

Co-Sponsored By

  • Santa Fe Institute (SFI, USA)
  • The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE, Japan)
  • The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ, Japan)
  • The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ, Japan)

Co-Operated By

  • ISICE, IEICE, IEEE Japan Council, JARA

Supported By

  • The Commemorative Association for Japan World Exposition (1970)
  • Asahi Shimbun
  • Beppu City Hall
  • NHK Oita Station
  • Nihon Keizai Shimbun, INC.
  • OBS Broadcast Company
  • Oita Asahi Broadcasting
  • Oita Municipal Government
  • Oita Prefectural Government
  • Oitagodo Shinbunsya
  • TOS Broadcast Company
  • The Mainichi Newspapers

Advisory Committee Chairman

  • F. Harashima (President, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Japan)

General Chairman

Co-General Chairman (Program)

  • H. Tanaka (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)


  • J.L. Casti (Santa Fe Institute, USA)

Advisory Committee

  • F. Harashima (President, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • H. Kimura (The Univresity of Tokyo, Japan)
  • T. Fukuda (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • S. Ueno (Kyoto University, Japan)

International Organizing Committee

  • K. Aihara (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • W.B. Arthur (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • W. Banzhaf (University of Dortmund, Germany)
  • C. Barrett (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • M. Bedau (Reed College, USA)
  • Z. Bubnicki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
  • J.L. Casti (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • H.S. Cho (KAIST, Korea)
  • J.M. Epstein (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • T. Fukuda (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • H. Hashimoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • D.J.G. James (Coventry University, UK)
  • S. Kauffman (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • K. Kosuge (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • C.G. Langton (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • J.J. Lee (KAIST, Korea)
  • M. Nakamura (Saga University, Japan)
  • G. Obinata (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • S. Rasmussen (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • T.S. Ray (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • H. Tanaka (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)
  • C. Taylor (University of California-Los Angeles, USA)
  • K. Tsuchiya (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • W.R. Wells (University of Nevada-Las Vegas, USA)
  • Y.G. Zhang (Academia Sinica, China)

International Program Committee

  • K. Abe (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • K. Aihara (The University of Tokyo, Japan) - Co-Chairman
  • M. Bedau (Reed College, USA)
  • Z. Bubnicki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
  • T. Christaller (CMD-German National Research Center for Information Technology, Germany)
  • H. Asama (RIKEN, Japan)
  • I. Harvey (University of Sussex, UK)
  • H. Hashimoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan) - Co-Chairman
  • H. Hirayama (Asahikawa Medical College, Japan)
  • H. Inooka (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • K. Ito (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • J. Johnson (The Open University, UK)
  • Y. Kakazu (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • O. Katai (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • S. Kawaji (Kumamoto University, Japan)
  • S. Kawata (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
  • S. Kitamura (Kobe University, Japan)
  • T. Kitazoe (Miyazaki University, Japan)
  • S. Kumasagi (Osaka University, Japan)
  • H.H. Lund (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
  • H. Miyagi (Ryukyu University, Japan)
  • M. Nakamura (Saga University, Japan)
  • R. Nakatsu (ATR, Japan)
  • S. Omatsu (University of Osaka Prefecture, Japan)
  • R. Pfeifer (University of Zurich-Irchel, Switzerland)
  • T.S. Ray (University of Oklahoma, USA) - Co-Chairman
  • T. Sawaragi (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • T. Shibata (MITI, MEL, Japan)
  • K. Shimohara (ATR, Japan)
  • H. Tanaka (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan) - Chairman
  • N. Tosa (ATR, Japan)
  • K. Ueda (Kobe University, Japan)
  • K. Uosaki (Tottori University, Japan)
  • H. Wakamatsu (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)
  • K. Watanabe (Saga University, Japan)

Local Arrangement Committee

  • M. Hara (Oita University, Japan)
  • K. Nakanishi (Oita University, Japan)
  • K. Nakano (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
  • K. Okazaki (Fukui University, Japan)
  • K. Shibata (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) - Chairman
  • K. Shigemitsu (Oita Industrial Research Institute, Japan)
  • Y. Suzuki (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)
  • X. Wang (Oita Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • I. Yoshihara (Miyazaki University, Japan)


This symposium was founded in 1996 by the support of Science and International Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Japanese Government. Since then, this symposium was held every year at B-Con Plaza, Beppu, Oita, Japan except Tokyo, Japan (AROB 6th '02). The Seventh symposium was held on 16-18 January 2002, at B-Con Plaza, Beppu, Oita, Japan. This symposium invites you all to discuss development of new technologies concerning Artificial Life and Robotics based on simulation and hardware in twenty first century.


The objective of this symposium is the development of new technologies for artificial life and robotics which have been recently born in Japan and are expected to be applied in various fields. This symposium discusses new results in the field of artificial life and robotics.


  • Artificial brain research
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial life
  • Artificial living
  • Artificial mind research
  • Bioinformatics chaos
  • Brain science
  • Cognitive science evolutionary computations
  • Complexity
  • Computer graphics
  • DNA computing
  • Fuzzy control
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Human-machine cooperative systems
  • Human-welfare robotics
  • Innovative computations
  • Intelligent control and modeling
  • Micromachines
  • Micro-robot world cup soccer tournament
  • Mobile vehicles
  • Molecular biology
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Nano-biology
  • Nano-robotics
  • Neural Networks
  • Neurocomputers
  • Neuro computing technologies and its applications for hardware
  • Pattern recognition
  • Robotics
  • Robust virtual engineering
  • Virtual reality
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