Google Hangout: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology






5 - 7pm, Thursday 10th October, 2013
Leighton Hall, Scientia Building, UNSW



Special Guest Speaker: Professor Hiroaki Kitano

President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories; President of the Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo; Professor at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa.

Prof Kitano is an internationally recognised expert in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, bioinformatics, and systems biology. RoboCup, Sony’s AIBO (Artificial Intelligence roBOt), and systems biology, are just a few examples of activities that he has initiated and turned into widely recognised, high impact projects. His current research focus is systems drug design, which uses a computational approach to drug discovery. One of these drugs, developed with a major pharmaceutical company is in phase-II clinical trial in the USA.  He is also working with the US Food and Drug Administration on an anti-cancer drugs project.


In the same way that systems biology uses mathematics to model biological systems, mathematics can help us understand economic systems, climate change, medicine, and design intelligent systems which respond to unpredictable environments.

In this talk Prof. Kitano will introduce a number of his projects including the international robot soccer tournament RoboCup; the deployment of open energy systems in Africa; and how computational models are impacting drug discovery. He will also explain how mathematics is the key to healthcare and global sustainability, and why it should feed into strategic and policy decisions.

This live hangout will include a robot soccer match featuring Australia’s leading robotic soccer team rUNSWift.

More details on the robo-match to come. 

This special event has been made possible by our partners:



This event will be filmed and live-streamed to Google from 5pm AEST.

You can join the event online via or using the hashtags #robotsunsw on Facebook or Twitter

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