2020 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII2020) Workshop on
“Safety & ANSHIN Systems”

14:30 - 17:00 @ Room D (304A)

Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
January 12, 2020

Co-sponsored by
SICE/SI TC on Safety Recovery,
JSME/RMD TC on ANSHIN & Safety for Robotics & Mechatronics,
IEEE/RAS TC on Energy, Environment & Safety Issues for Robotics & Automation.


Safety is the most crucial issue for developing and applying various robots and systems nowadays. The service robot has a wide range of its application as in its definition and is expected to be applied in our society. The safety includes both physical safety and ANSHIN. The physical safety means a common sense of safety as suggested by safety engineering, industrial safety standard, etc. The physical safety will include issues on how to secure safety and safety recovery from unsafe conditions in explosion, disaster, contamination and whatever dangerous. ANSHIN means psychological safety or mind safety, which includes various feelings and states of mind; familiarity, peace of mind, no stress, no anxiety, etc. The topic on AHSHIN comes to more important issue when we bring the service robots and systems to their actual applications. How we feel toward service robot working in and around our daily life, how we evaluate our ANSHIN situation quantitatively are crucial as well as securing physical safety of robots and systems. We need to discuss both safeties in the aspects of what the state-of-the arts, what is the current issues, how we solve them.

The workshop aims to discuss a wide range of safety issues on robots and systems. The workshop is planned to include 4 keynotes and several voluntarily proposed talks collected by call for proposal. We welcome your participation and presentation proposal. Topics of interest include but are not limited to safety recovery, robot & system safety, ANSHIN robotics, AHSHIN science as psychological safety, safety standard, ethics, privacy, legal issue.

Planned speakers:

  • ANSHIN for Robots and Systems, Tatsuo Arai, UEC/BIT
  • AI and Collaborative Robot Safety, Tamio Tanikawa & Yoshihiro Nakabo, AIST
  • Safety Preservation for Infrastructures(tentative), Kenichi Ohara & Satoshi Ashizawa, Meijo University
  • Safety Recovery from Nuclear Disaster(tentative), Kuniaki Kawabata, JAEA

and more speeches by proposal.


January 12, 2019

14:30-14:40 Opening

14:40-15:05 [Keynote1] ANSHIN for Robots and Intelligent Systems
Tatsuo Arai, University of Electro-Communications, Japan & Beijing Institute of Technology, China

15:05-15:30 [Keynote2] AI and Collaborative Robot Safety
Tamio Tanikawa & Yoshihiro Nakabo, AIST, Japan

15:30-15:55 [Keynote3] Safety Preservation for Infrastructures
Kenichi Ohara & Satoshi Ashizawa, Meijo University, Japan

15:55-16:20 [Keynote4] Safety Recovery from Nuclear Disaster
Kuniaki Kawabata, JAEA, Japan

16:20-16:40 [Technical Report] Fault Detection for Sensor Redundant Robots and Its Application to Omni-Directional Vehicle and Serial Link Robot
Takanori Miyoshi, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Taishi Noro, Toyota motor company, Japan

16:40-17:00 Discussions & Closing


For more information, please contact Prof. Ashizawa, Meijo University.

ashizawa (at)