Kyoto Laboratory
Opening Symposium

On December 17, 2020, the opening ceremony for the Kyoto Lab was held online.

A Laboratory for Considering the Meaning of the fulfillment of human values

At the beginning of the symposium, a video overview of the Kyoto Laboratory was shown, briefly introducing the thoughts behind the laboratory and its inner workings.

Next, Dr. Kitano talked about the background to the establishment of the lab and his expectations for the development of Kyoto as a unique place.

In the first part of the symposium, Deputy Director Rekimoto, Researcher Takeuchi, and Researcher Sinapaya introduced their thoughts and ideas on what the Meaning of "the fulfillment of human values" , based on their own research.

In the second part of the session, a panel discussion was held with three members of the Kyoto Lab and senior researcher Mogi.

What is the meaning of "the fulfillment of human values"? What is the meaning of having a real place like Kyoto Laboratory in this age of virtualization and remote work? They discussed what people perceive as "the fulfillment of human values," taking into account the changing seasons, nature, and other values that they feel again in Kyoto.

In the latter part of the session, based on the received questions, they discussed how communication can be fulfilled and how research should be carried out in the future, raising their expectations for the future development of the Kyoto Laboratory.

The symposium was a great success with many people watching and asking many questions in real time. We hope that you will pay attention to the activities of Kyoto Laboratory in the future.


Details of the Symposium

Date and time
December 17, 2020 13:00 - 15:00

Part 1: Introduction of the activities of Sony CSL Kyoto Lab.
Opening Video
Greetings by Hiroaki Kitano, President and Director of Sony CSL
Talk by researchers
 - Junichi Rekimoto, Director of Kyoto Lab.
 - Yuichiro Takeuchi, Researcher
 - Researcher Rana Sinapaya

Part 2: Panel Discussion
Rekimoto(Director of Kyoto Lab.), Takeuchi(Researcher), Sinapaya(Researcher)
Kenichiro Mogi(Senior Researcher)

Moderator: Kojiro Kashiwa