On March 20, the Neumorph Center and Collaborative Research Center, National Institute of Technology, Ube College signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement with an aim of enhancing education and research activities in the fields of materials and AI.
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New promotion video is avaibale
On February 27, 2023, we uploaded a new promotion video of the center. We have tried to make the video that is easy to understand for high school students and technical college students who are aiming to go on to our university. Please watch it.
The 4th International Symposium on Neuromorphic AI Hardware
Dec. 14th: Award is updated.
Dec. 7th: Info about plenary speaker is updated.
Dec. 6th: Time schedule is updated.
Dec. 4th: Info about invited speakers is updated.
Dec. 1st: Time schedule is disclosed.
Nov. 26th: Deadline for poster presentation is extended (due Dec. 1st).
Nov. 16th: Info about invited speakers is updated.
Nov. 14th: Important dates are updated.
Nov. 9th: Info about invited speakers is updated. Important dates are updated.
Nov. 5th: Info about invited speakers is updated.
Oct. 27th: Info about invited speakers is updated.
Oct. 18th: Info about plenary speakers is updated.
Oct. 15th: The website is open.
In December 2022, the 4th International Symposium on Neuromorphic AI Hardware will be organized by Research Center for Neuromorphic AI Hardware, Kyushu Institute of Technology. The aim of the symposium is to provide an opportunity to present and discuss the latest research regarding Neuromorphic AI Hardware.
December 13th (Tuesday), 2022 – December 14th (Wednesday), 2022
Day 1 will start at 12:45 JST (UTC+9).
Day 2 will end at 17:15 JST (UTC+9).
Hybrid conference (In-person + Virtual via Zoom)
Venue: ART HOTEL Kokura New Tagawa
Address: 3-46 Furusemba-machi, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka 802-0082 Japan
How to go to Tanga Station (the closest station to the venue) Airport → Kokura Station - From Kitakyushu Airport: 33 minutes via Airport Bus (Nonstop-route) - From Fukuoka Airport: 6 minutes via Fukuoka City Subway to Hakata Station → 45 minutes via JR to Kokura Station (Limited express) Kokura Station → Tanga Station - 2 minutes via Kitakyushu Monorail - 10 minutes by walk
Please reserve your own accommodation (we will not prepare for participants).
We recommend ART HOTEL Kokura New Tagawa.
– Plenary talk
– Invited talk
– General oral presentation
– Joint session with SAES2022
– Poster session (in-person only)
– Information exchange meeting (in-person only)
Prof. Atsuki Higashiyama (Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University)
The 2016 Ig Nobel Prize Winner!
Time: December 13th 13:05-14:05 JST (UTC+9)
Title: Psychology of Tactile Perception: Review
Prof. James K. Gimzewski (Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles)
Time: December 14th 10:10-10:50 JST (UTC+9)
Title: Nanoscale Neuromorphic Networks and Criticality, A perspective and outlook
Dr. Stephan Henker (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Time: December 14th 14:40-15:20 JST (UTC+9)
Title: European Neuromorphic Programs: From FACETS to Human Brain Project
Dr. Tse-Wei Chen (Lead Engineer, Canon Inc.)
Time: December 14th 16:20-17:00 JST (UTC+9)
Title: Algorithm and Hardware Co-design for Lightweight Neural Networks
Registration is required to participate in the symposium (even if you are a presenter or a virtual participant) via the following registration button. Only registered persons will receive the Zoom link for the symposium. Registration for in-person participants is due and registration for virtual participants is open until the start of the symposium.
If you would like to cancel the registration, please contact to the secretariat (neumorph-center[at]brain.kyutech.ac.jp).
Please pay the registration fee in cash at the venue’s reception.
|In-person (Internal member of Neumorph Center *1)||10,000 JPY|
|In-person (External member of Neumorph Center *2)||10,000 JPY|
|In-person (Full)||10,000 JPY|
|In-person (Student)||5,000 JPY|
|Virtual (Internal member of Neumorph Center *1)||10,000 JPY|
|Virtual (External member of Neumorph Center *2)||0 JPY|
|Virtual (Full)||0 JPY|
|Virtual (Student)||0 JPY|
*2 External member of Neumorph Center is an advisory member of Neumorph Center
We invite the submission of original research contributions relating to neuromorphic AI hardware. Authors willing to present may submit 1-page abstract using the following template via the following submission form by the deadline. The submitted papers will be reviewed by the committee and accepted papers will be assigned either oral presentation or poster presentation.
We still invite the submission for poster presentation until December 1st. Note that only in-person participants can present in the poster presentation. Because the registration form only accepts virtual participants, if you are willing to present and have not registered yet, please register as Virtual and contact us via neumorph-center[at]brain.kyutech.ac.jp.
Topics are as follows:
– Material Engineering
– Electric Circuit System
– Computational Model
Regulation is as follows:
– Manuscript must be written in English.
– Manuscript must be one page of A4.
– Top, bottom, left, and right margins must be 35.01mm, 30mm, 30mm, and 30mm, respectively.
– Font must be Times New Roman.
– Font size of title must be 14pt (bold).
– Font size of authors must be 12pt.
– Font size of other areas must be 10pt.
– Line spacing must be one line.
– Title, authors, and affiliations must be included.
– Acknowledgment and references can be included.
– Figures and tables can be included.
– Manuscript must be a PDF smaller than 1MB.
Please use the following template (MS Word) for the manuscript.
|Deadline for registration (In-person)||November 24th, 2022, 23:59 JST (UTC+9)|
|Deadline for registration (Virtual)||December 14th, 2022, 17:00 JST (UTC+9)|
|Deadline for paper submission||November |
|Notification of acceptance||November |
|Deadline for paper submission (only poster presentation)||December 1st, 2022, 23:59 JST (UTC+9)|
|Deadline for resubmission for review comment||December 1st, 2022, 23:59 JST (UTC+9)|
|Deadline for poster data upload||December 8th, 2022, 23:59 JST (UTC+9)|
Please present in English. Presentation time will be notified in the e-mail of notification of acceptance.
Oral presentation (In-person)
Please prepare a computer compatible with HDMI output. The computer will be connected to a streaming device via HDMI cable and your slide show will be broadcasted to a venue screen and Zoom (therefore, in-person presenters do not need to install Zoom client on the computer).
Please avoid using optical laser pointers because the pointer will not be broadcasted to Zoom. Please use software laser pointer functions (e.g. laser pointer of MS PowerPoint) instead of them. We will also prepare Logicool SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION REMOTE (driver installation is required).
Oral presentation (Virtual)
Please prepare a computer compatible with Zoom. Your slide show, video, and voice will be broadcasted to the venue and Zoom. Therefore, virtual presenters need to install Zoom client on the computer.
Poster presentation (In-person only)
Please prepare a poster of A0 size (vertical orientation). Posters will be pinned by thumbtacks (the committee will prepare).
Poster presenters only who agree with their posters are distributed to virtual participants will submit their poster data (PDF).
The Best Student Presentation Award
- Katsunori Tamai (Kyutech), “Performance Evaluation of a Reservoir Reinforcement Learning Model Considering Nonlinear Write Characteristics of Analog Memory”
Student Presentation Awards
- Keiichi Nakanishi (Kyutech), “Distribution-Free Semi-Supervised Cost Function with a Class-Prior Probability”
- Ikuya Matsumoto (Kyutech), “Proposal of Robust Multimodal Learning Model for Object Classification”
- Naruki Hagiwara (Hokkaido Univ.), “3D Conductive Polymer Wiring Synapses for Neuromorphic Wetware”
- Kouki Kimizuka (Kyutech), “Weight and position detection by reservoir inspired in-sensor computing device made of CNT-PDMS nanocomposites”
- Yuka Shishido (Kyutech), “CMOS VLSI implementation of a hippocampal conjunctive place-cue cells network”
- Akinobu Mizutani (Kyutech), “Hardware-oriented Brain-inspired Model with Memory Accumulation and Recall Functions to Generate Actions of Home Service Robots”
- Yuga Yano (Kyutech), “A Visualization System of Personal Characteristics for Human-Robot Interaction in RoboCup@Home”
Hirofumi Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Hakaru Tamukoh (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Osamu Nomura (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Yuki Usami (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Yuichiro Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Introduced in a newspaper Nikkei Shinbun
On July 26th, the news that the director, Prof. Hirofumi Tanaka received the honorary degree of the Suranaree University of Technology by the princess of Thailand was introduced in the newspaper Nikkei Shinbun.
The news is available here.
Our paper was published in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems
On June 20th, a paper authored by the center members, Prof. Nomura and Prof. Morie entitled Robustness of Spiking Neural Networks based on Time-To-First-Spike Encoding against Adversarial Attacks was published in an academic journal, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs.
The paper is available here.
Two papers were published in Nonlinear Theory and Its Application, IEICE
On April 1st, two papers submitted by the center were published in an academic journal, Nonlinear Theory and Its Application, IEICE.
The papers are available from the following links:
RoboCup Japan Open @Home OPL 2nd Place
Hibikino-Musashi@Home, supervised by the vice director Prof. Tamukoh, participated in the RoboCup Japan Open 2021 @Home Open Platform League (OPL) held on March 22nd-23rd and won 2nd place in the championship.
In @Home Open Platform League, participants use their original robots. The competition consisted of a Basic Functionality where basic functions of robots are evaluated, a Tidy Up task where robots clean up cluttered rooms, and a Technical Challenge where teams show their unique research results and their robot demonstrations. Hibikino-Musashi@Home won the Technical Challenge and won 2nd place totally.
RoboCup Japan Open @Home DSPL 1st Place
Hibikino-Musashi@Home, supervised by the vice director Prof. Tamukoh, participated in the RoboCup Japan Open 2021 @Home Domestic Standard Platform League held on March 9th-12th and won the championship.
In @Home Domestic Standard Platform League, HSRs (Human Support Robots) developed by Toyota Motor Corporation are used as standard platforms and participants implement their software under the same hardware conditions. The competition consisted of a Tidy Up task where robots clean up cluttered rooms and a Technical Challenge where teams show their unique research results and their robot demonstrations. Hibikino-Musashi@Home won both competitions.
A paper was published in Nature Communications
On February 24th, a paper entitled “Inter-element miscibility driven stabilization of ordered pseudo-binary alloy” submitted by a research group of Prof. Horibe with Kyoto University was published in the academic journal “Nature Communications.” The journal is open access and can be viewed from the link below.
Introduced in AI Japan
On January 28th, our research with Osaka University and UCLA (published in Advanced Intelligent Systems) was introduced in AI Japan.