2008 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics

SSRR 2008

Aoba Memorial Hall, Tohoku University Aobayama Campus, Sendai, Japan
October 21-24, 2008

Local Information

Travel Information to come to Sendai Station

http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/?menu=direction_sendai

The most convenient way is to use airline from Narita to Sendai. But there are only two flights a day. There is a new train from Sendai Airport to Sendai Station, and is more convenient than limousine bus.

           Sendai  Narita               Narita  Sendai
NH3232 08:25   09:25    NH3131 10:30  11:35
NH3134 16:05   17:00    NH3235 16:55  17:55

Trains are much more frequent. There are two options.

1) By JR

JR Narita Airport --(JR Narita Express, or Rapid)--> Tokyo
    1-3 trains/hour, takes 1 hour
Tokyo --(JR Tohoku Shinkansen)--> Sendai
    4 trains/hour, takes 1 hr 40 min by Hayate (need reservation),  more than 2 hrs by Yamabiko

2) By Keisei Railway and JR

Keisei Narita Airport --(Keisei Skyliner)--> Keisei Ueno
    2 trains/hour, takes 1 hr
Ueno --(JR Tohoku Shinkansen)--> Sendai
    4 trains/hour, takes 1 hr 40 min by Hayate (need reservation),  more than 2 hrs by Yamabiko

How to come to Aobayama Campus, Tohoku University from Sendai Station

http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/?menu=direction_aobayama

1) By Bus

Take a bus at the bus terminal at Sendai Station (bus stop No. 9), and get off at 'Kogakubu-chuo' bus stop.  The fare is 220 JPY.  It can be very crowded.

2) By Taxi

Take a taxi to Aoba Memorial Hall ('Aoba Kinen Kaikan' in Japanese) in the School of Engineering in the Aobayama Campus.  The fare is approximately 1,600 JPY.
It is recommended to show the printed maps (particularly the campus map below) and indicate the position to the driver in order to avoid miscommunication.

Where is Aoba Memorial Hall in Aobayama Campus

Refer to the map in
http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/?menu=campus-overview
Aoba Memorial Hall is in the area F in the above map.

You will find Aoba Memorial Hall (Bldg. 6) in
http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/?menu=campus&area=f

Accomodations

You can reserve a hotel on the registration page.

Sendai Tourism Information

http://www.sentabi.jp/1000/10000000.html
http://www.city.sendai.jp/kikaku/kokusai/english/index.html

Tohoku University

http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/
http://www.tohoku.ac.jp/english/index.html

Contact Information in Emergency

In emergency, contact us by telephone.
  Tadokoro Laboratory: 022-795-7025
  Cellular Phone of Prof. Satoshi Tadokoro: 090-3709-5449
  E-mail address of Prof. Satoshi Tadokoro: tadokoro <at> rm.is.tohoku.ac.jp