NEPCON NAGOYA Conference


Conference for future electronics and its R&D and manufacturing technology. Topics include SMT, 5G, milliwave, power device and car electronics, etc.

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Keynote Session Pre-registration Required

NEPCON-K1 September, 5 (Wed) 16:00  -  18:00

5G Will Change Society

  • English/Japanese

5GMF's Activities toward 5G

Susumu Yoshida Chairman, 5GMF / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University

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The overview and latest activities of 5GMF are introduced. In addition, the initial results of the 5G Comprehensive Field Trials commenced by MIC in May last year are also summarized.

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Susumu Yoshida received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1971, 1973 and 1978, respectively.
From 1973, he had been with the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University and was a full professor there since 1992 until his retirement in March 2013, where he was mainly engaged in the education and research of information and communication engineering, mobile radio communications in particular.
He has been serving as a chairman of the Fifth Generation Mobile communications promotion Forum (5GMF) since its establishment in September 2014.

The IoT Evolution Accelerates Digital Transformation

Naoki Tani Senior Vice President, Managing Director, IoT Business Dept., Corporate Sales and Marketing Div., NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

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The digital transformation by IoT and AI is expected to create new values to society, enterprises and users. This presentation will introduce the recent activities and new value creation by DOCOMO's IoT.

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Mr. Naoki Tani has been leading the IoT Business Department since June 2014, and is responsible for marketing strategy, service planning, business development, and technical support of IoT business at NTT DOCOMO INC.
Prior to the current assignment, he was Director of Network Department at Kansai Regional Office since July 2011.
Since he joined NTT in April 1989, he was involved in the initial development and deployment of mobile communications network systems. He has continued his responsibility after NTT DOCOMO was established in July 1992 and shifted his activity into the international standardization, development, and deployment of 3G (W-CDMA) and LTE network systems. He was also involved in the business collaborations as Director of research and development related organizations.

NEC's Social Value Creation in 5G Era

Nozomu Watanabe Senior Vice President, NEC Corp.

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NEC will collaboratively create new business models and services that connect information from different industries and companies by utilizing advanced information and communications technologies that combine 5G with NEC's proprietary AI, IoT, and other digital technologies.

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Nozomu Watanabe joined NEC Corporation in April 1988. His career started as an engineer of mobile radio access technology. From 1998 to 2003, he was Division Manager of Telecom MODUS Ltd. (UK), where he engaged to launch development center of mobile base station equipment for global market.
In 2011, he was assigned to General Manager of Mobile Radio Access Network Division, responsible for mobile base station equipment business for telecom carriers. In 2017, he was assigned to General Manager of Wireless Network Development Division, responsible for wireless network development. In 2018, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, responsible for wireless business, including 5G and future network technologies.

NEPCON-K2 September, 7 (Fri) 10:30  -  11:30

The Secret of Great Leadership

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Leaders' Role and How to Grow Leaders

Hisashi Sakamaki President & C.E.O, CANON ELECTRONICS Inc.

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The lecture describes how he has conducted the management reforms since 1999 when he took office as a company president. The reforms have enabled the company which had barely avoid deficit to become an entity capable of investing in new fields such as space venture. The lecture also describes how he has fostered leaders in the company.

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Special Session Pre-registration Required

NEPCON-S September, 6 (Thu) 13:00  -  14:30
  • FREE

Next Generation Vehicle Development Race -- Its Impact on Electronics Industry

  • Available only in Japanese

Japan Will Hold the Leading Position in the Global Automotive Industry among Japan, US, China and Europe
-- Huge Influence on Electronics Device Industry from Green Vehicles, Connected Cars and Autonomous Vehicles

Wataru Izumiya President & CEO, Sangyo Times, Inc.

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The worldwide competition over next-generation vehicle development is intensifying. The rapid rise of green vehicles such as HEVs, EVs and FCVs, the rapid development of autonomous driving technology, and connected cars are attracting attention. In this lecture, I will analyze strategies of leading Japanese automakers such as Toyota, Nissan and Honda based one the latest information acquired from our interviews. Also, I will provide the outlook on capital investment planning of Japanese suppliers including material manufacturers, in-vehicle semiconductor manufacturers, sensors and electronic component manufacturers.

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Technical Session Pre-registration Required

NEPCON-1 September, 5 (Wed) 10:30  -  12:00

Next Generation Lead-free Soldering -- Forefront of its Technological Development

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Trend of Next-generation Lead-free Solder and
Challenge to High Reliability Joint

Ikuo Shohji Professor, Div. of Mechanical Science and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Gunma University

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As lead-free solder, Sn-Ag-Cu and Sn-Cu have been mainly spread. Now, those solder are subdivided depending on their use. In the seminar, the trend of next-generation lead-free solder is explained and new bonding method with low-temperature solder to fabricate a high reliability joint is also introduced.

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New Developed Solder Paste for Ultra Fine Soldering

Koichi Hagio Director, General Manager, Technical Dept., Nihon Genma Mfg. Co., Ltd.

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High-density JISSO of electronic products is progressing rapidly, and in recent years the chip components size "0402 type" has been used. It is expected that the trend of miniaturization of components will continue and it is necessary to develop solder paste that can correspond to the next generation "0201 type" chip components.

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Graduated from Kinki University in March 1983. Joined NIHONGENMA Corp.. Belong to the technical department and engaged in the development of solder products.

NEPCON-2 September, 5 (Wed) 13:30  -  15:00

Latest Technological Trends of In-vehicle Millimeter-wave Radars -- Mounting, Measurement, Components and Materials

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The Hardware Development of the Millimeter Wave Radar and
the Future Prospects

Takashi Matsumoto Manager, RF Semiconductor Development Dept., Tokyo Office, DENSO Corp.

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As the millimeter wave radar becomes the key technology of autonomous driving, it begins to be applied to a general car. I explain the outline of the millimeter wave radar and the future technology prospects from side of the development of the hardware.

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High Speed/High Frequency (Millimeter Wave) Printed Wiring Board

Hiroshi Iinaga General Manager, CAD Center, OKI Circuit Technology Co., Ltd.

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Millimeter wave frequencies are used not only in the car radar but also in the 5G region of WIFI and mobile. Also in digital transmission, correspondence of high-speed signal of 40 Gbps becomes necessary. I will describe required characteristics and techniques of the printed wiring board.

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Engaged in development of PWB

NEPCON-3 September, 6 (Thu) 9:30  -  11:00

Advanced Power Devices -- Mounting Technology Development and Application

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Double-sided Liquid Cooling and Packaging Technologies for
Automotive Applications

Arihiro Kamiya Project Director, Basis Electronics R&D Div., DENSO Corp.

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Vehicular electrification attracts attention, and compactness and weight reduction of the motor control inverter is demanded. It comes true by double sided heat radiation structure and the packaging technology of the power device. I introduce thermal design being aware of total optimization of that purpose with an example.

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Technology Trend for SiC Device and Application

Junji Yamada General Manager, Application Engineering Dept., Power Device Works, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

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Power modules with SiC semiconductors are required higher specifications to apply for new applications. Latest technology trend for chip, package and protection circuit to meet those market requests are explained in this lecture. Also successful applications example of SiC module will be introduced.

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Joined Mitsubishi Electric Corp. in 1985
About 20 years experience as development engineer of power module
Approximately 8 years experience of application engineer

NEPCON-4 September, 7 (Fri) 9:30  -  11:00

Next Generation 5G -- Innovation of Boards/Materials for High-speed Transmission

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Recent Progress and Prospect of PWB Technology to
Support Next Supercomputer

Naoki Nakamura Vice President, Packaging Technology Div., Fujitsu Advanced Technologies Ltd.

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Recently, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is at a major turning point. Artificial Intelligence (AI) expands rapidly, and the super computer only for AI comes up. The demand for a super computer diversifies. The technology that supports it changes, too. This session introduces you Fujitsu's efforts at developing packaging technology for the super computer.

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Electrical Property Evaluation Technology and
Latest Low Transmission Loss Materials for High Speed Application

Shuji Gozu Senior Engineer, Laminate Materials R&D Dept., Electronics-related Materials Development Center, R&D Headquarters, Shimodate Works, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.

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Low transmission loss materials suitable for various applications are required for practical application of 5G. In this presentation we will report on the electrical property evaluation technology for high frequency range and the trend of the latest low transmission loss materials of PCB suitable for high speed application.

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NEPCON-5 September, 7 (Fri) 14:30  -  16:00

Technologies Required for Advanced Automotive Electronics

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AI and GPU Computing Realizing Advanced Autonomous Driving

Toru Baji Technical Advisor, NVIDIA Japan

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Autonomous driving requires a high-performance parallel and a super-human perception capability using AI / Deep Learning. GPU realized these requirements using massive parallel computing and AI optimized architecture. In this lecture, we will cover a wide range of the latest relevant technologies from semiconductor devices to simulation and testing systems.

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Toru Baji graduated from Osaka University Graduate School and joined Hitachi's Central Research Lab. in 1977. There he conducted research in solid-state image sensors and processor architecture. He was engaged in analog-digital circuit and processor architecture research at University of California, Berkeley and Hitachi America R&D respectively. He also filed an US patent for neuro processor. After transferring to Hitachi's Semiconductor Div. in 1993, the Division was moved to Renesas and he served as a GM of Automotive Application Technology Dept.. He joined NVIDIA in 2008 as a Solution Architect for automotive business, supporting worldwide customers for Tegra automotive processors applications. Since 2016, he serves as an NVIDIA technical advisor and GPU Evangelist.

Request to Murata Mfg for Sensors in Autonomous Drive

Makoto Kawashima Director, Sensor Products Div., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

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Automotive has been using a lot of sensors in power train, power steering, brake, head light, air conditioner etc..
Many of analysis are saying sensor demand are increasing continuously. Murata will introduce our activity for automotive sensors, especially for ADAS application.

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Exhibitors' Presentation Free / No Registration Required

Exhibitors of NEPCON JAPAN will give presentations about the latest
products/technologies.

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Please go to the venue (inside exhibition hall) directly.
Please note that some presentations might be given only in Japanese.

Concurrent Conferences Pre-registration Required

AUTO-K September, 6 (Thu) 10:30  -  12:00

Sustainable Society Realized by Revolution of Engines

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Improvement Target for Internal Combustion Engines and Mazda's Challenges

Mitsuo Hitomi Managing Executive Officer, Senior Technical Fellow, In charge of Technical Research Center and Integrated Control System Development, Mazda Motor Corp.

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Many countries have been politically promoting to shift internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles. I will demonstrate that internal combustion engines with approx. 15% improvement in the real-world fuel economy will be able to reduce CO2 emissions more than electric vehicles. I will also explain about Mazda's next generation engines.

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Automobile Engine Innovation Aimed at the Coming Century

Toshihiro Hirai Corporate Vice President, Powertrain & EV Engineering, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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In the coming century, evolution of other technologies than internal combustion engine, such as intelligence and electrification technologies, would have an important role. However, flying car must be still a long way off. So, we should never skimp on effort which take engine technology to the next stage, for the vehicle running on the ground with wheel.

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Toshihiro Hirai is Corporate Vice President in Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd., responsible for Powertrain & EV Engineering since 2014.
He entered in Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in 1984 after graduated Mechanical Engineering of Waseda University to start with powertrain mechanical/system design followed by Common engine development with Renault in 2001 from the beginning of planning to the production.
From 2013 he was Program Director in Nissan C segment (Serena, X-trail) and Infiniti Brand just before current job assignment.

AUTO-1 September, 5 (Wed) 16:00  -  17:30
  • Fully Booked

Smart Mobility Society Born from Autonomous Driving Technology

  • Available only in Japanese

The Activities of Automated Driving Technology Development and the Future

Koji Kawabe Chief Engineer, AD Dept., Integrated Control System Development Div., Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

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Mobility innovation expected by increasing congestion in the urban areas and aging and declining freedom of mobility in rural areas. Honda provides "Collision-free Society with the Joy & Freedom of Mobility for Everyone" by using automated driving technology.
This lecture says advanced safety driving support system and automated driving technology development and the future.

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1991, I entered Honda Motor Co., Ltd, and assignment in Honda R&D Co., Ltd. I was engaged in the study of automated driving vehicle and the commuter vehicle. After that, I was engaged in research and development of humanoid robot ASIMO and promote it as a person in charge of a project leader of electric and sensing, and the person responsible of proof experiment. At present, I am in charge of research and development of automated driving vehicle by applying robotics technology.

Mobility Service Based on Level 4 Automated Driving

Yoshiki Ninomiya Director, Tier IV Inc. / Designated Professor, Institute of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University

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One of big impacts of automated driving is the freedom of movement to all people towards an aging society. We will introduce the activities of startup company from Nagoya University which aims to realize the early mobility service based on perfect automated driving necessary by using a new development style called an open platform.

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AUTO-7 September, 7 (Fri) 15:30  -  17:00

Technology Development to Realise "Safe Autonomous Driving"

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Automated Vehicles Realize Society with No Traffic Accident

Tsuguo Nobe Director and Chief Advanced Service Architect, Business Development, Government and Policy Group, Intel K.K. / Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University

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While Automated Driving technologies advanced a lot in recent years, there happened a few fatal accidents in the US. With the correct understanding of their backgrounds, examine the trends for safety assessments toward the society with no traffic accidents.

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Joined NEC in 1983. Established IBM compatible PC business in the US and Europe, and then in 1997 introduced the global standard PC architecture also in Japan. In 2001, was named CEO for Japan subsidiary of the world's largest online game company. Thought that the technology of online game, MMORPG, could be applied for Telematics and joined NISSAN in 2004. Since then, managed the integration of Information and Communication Technologies for vehicles and EV-IT was awarded the Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive and Transport at GSMA MWC 2011. In 2012, joined Intel to define and promote the globally standard architecture with emphasis on Connected Cars and Automated Vehicles. Recently, put more emphasis on integrating Artificial Intelligence and Deep Enforced Learning to accelerate the development of Autonomous Cars. Since 2014, added a position as Visiting Associate Professor at Nagoya University.

Image Sensor to Enhance Safety of Autonomous Driving ~Safety Cocoon~

Isao Hirota Senior Principal Researcher, Automotive Business Dept., Automotive Business Div., Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.

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"Safety Cocoon" is a name expressing the creation of an area surrounding the car where a car can detect its surroundings in 360 degrees and prepare for danger avoidance from an early stage in various driving situations, enhancing safety in our society of constantly improving levels of autonomous driving. Adopting Sony's image sensor will contribute to enhance safety efficiently. It's explained by comparing the visibility of human, car and image sensor.

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AUTO-2 September, 5 (Wed) 16:00  -  17:30

Integrated ECU -- "Vehicle Computer" Innovates Vehicles

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Vehicle Computers: A Paradigm Shift in Automotive Technology

Camille Vuillaume Section Manager Group3, AE-BE Application Engineering Dept., Automotive Electronics (AE) Div., Bosch Corp.

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Several OEMs are adopting vehicle computer technology, which allows them to integrate, manage heterogeneous software on a single platform. Because adding a vehicle computer has a negative impact on the overall cost of the vehicle, it makes sense to also consider the deployment of a new E/E architecture aiming at reducing the number of ECUs or the length of wire harness.

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Dr. Vuillaume holds master degrees from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, and Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, as well as a PhD from Hakodate Future University. He is living in Japan since 2004, where he has worked for Hitachi and Renesas Electronics.
He joined ETAS, a Bosch group company in 2011, where he was the head of the embedded security activity for the Japanese branch and the whole Asia-Pacific area.
Since 2016, he is an expert and team leader at Bosch for gateway ECUs, next-generation in-vehicle networks, automotive security and over-the-air software updates.

The Latest Technology of Application Server that Innovates Autonomous Driving and Connected Car

Hirotaka Hara Senior Distinguished Engineer, Automotive Solution Business Unit, Renesas Electronics Corp.

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With the rapid evolution of big data and AI, expectations for secure, safe and comfortable connected cars creating new value and business are rapidly expanding. The application server technology which is the key to the evolution of E/E architecture in connected cars will be introduced in this session.

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AUTO-3 September, 6 (Thu) 12:00  -  13:30

Challenge to Create Hydrogen Society in 2020

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FCV Development and Initial Market Creation: Mission to a Hydrogen Society

Taiyo Kawai Project General Manager, R&D and Engineering Management Div., Advanced R&D and Engineering Company, Toyota Motor Corp.

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More than 2000 FCVs have been introducing into both Japan and California market in the autumn-2017. The activity aiming at FCV initial market creation was started. FC Buses have been also introducing into the US, Europe and China. In Japan, newly developed two FC Buses were introduced into Tokyo in February-2017. The conveniences of Hydrogen Station for FCV customers need to be improved by the collaboration among the related stakeholders.

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Taiyo Kawai joined Toyota Motor Corp. in 1978. He worked as the General Manager of Fuel Cell System Development Div. from 2001 through 2012 after he was in charge of engine R&D and R&D management. He has been the Project General Manager of R&D Management Div. since 2012. He is in charge of planning and promotion of FCV market introduction.

Honda Fuel Cell Vehicle Development and Challenge for Hydrogen Society

Kazuo Sakurahara Senior Chief Engineer, Technology Development Div. 5, Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

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Honda has been developing the Fuel Cell Vehicle. This presentation will explain the status based on the Fuel Cell Stack development. And Honda has been developing simultaneously the small hydrogen station named SHS and the mobile inverter for power output from vehicle. This presentation will describe these activities and recent trend for Hydrogen Society based on Japanese road-map.

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Sakurahara joined Honda Motor and was assigned to Honda R&D in April, 1982. Sakurahara served as IC Engine & Motor sports Development Div. Manager, Operating Officer. He was a senior chief engineer in 2016 and engaged in fuel cell research.

AUTO-4 September, 6 (Thu) 13:00  -  14:30

EV Development -- Latest Technologies and Future Electrification Strategy

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Development of Electric Vehicle Technology to Realize a Carbon Free Society

Hakaru Sadano Chief Engineer, Manager, Dept. 1, Electric Vehicle Development Div., Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

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We believe that the use of renewable energy will be the key to the coexistence of "free movement pleasure" and "rich and sustainable society". We will introduce the direction of Honda's efforts towards the realization of a carbon-free society, from the viewpoint of functions required and expected for electric cars, and the direction of technology development for realization.

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Future's EV Trend and Technical Subject

Koji Toyoshima Chief Engineer/General Manager, EV Business Planning Dept., Technology Development Management Div., Advanced R&D and Engineering Company, Toyota Motor Corp.

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ROBO-2 September, 6 (Thu) 14:30  -  16:00

Forefront of Robot Development

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Sony's Efforts in the Robotics Business from the Perspective of aibo

Izumi Kawanishi Business Executive, AI Robotics Business Group, Sony Corp.

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A look inside the development process of autonomous entertainment robot aibo and a product/business summary including its cloud platform and services.

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Future Robot Society in the Vision of TOYOTA

Keisuke Suga General Manager, Z-Frontier Div., Frontier Research Center, Toyota Motor Corp.

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In the near future, robots are expected to be utilized as partners to coexist with people for various social needs. In this presentation, we will introduce a wide range of development activities for TOYOTA's partner robots that are from already released product robots to robots for the future.

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He graduated from Kyoto University, and joined Toyota Motor Corp. in 1990. He was in charge of development of bipedal walking control for humanoid robots exhibited at Aichi Expo in 2005. He was responsible for "Welwalk WW-1000" walking rehabilitation robot launched in 2017.

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