RoboDEX Conference 2020


Robotics technology conference. A chairman of a leading robot manufacturer and other industry key players will discuss collaborative robots, AI and robots, logistics evolution robots will create, and development trends of robots, etc.
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Keynote Session Pre-registration Required

ROBO-K1 February, 13 (Thu) 10:00  -  11:30

Latest Cases and Future of Manufacturing Sites

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Manufacturing Site in the Near Future Where People and Robots Are Harmonized

Shinji Fukui Executive Officer, Senior General Manager, Technology Development Div. HQ, Industrial Automation Company, OMRON Corp.

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Robots are not only working together at production sites, but also in "harmony" that maximizes human capabilities while working together. Omron will introduce the manufacturing site in the near future that Omron's monozukuri innovation concept i-Automation! realizes, with a demonstration experiment of 5G utilization in the factory promoted by Omron.

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In April 1984, joined Tateishi Electric Co., Ltd. (now Omron Co., Ltd.).

In December 2015, was appointed director of the Technology Development Center of the Industrial Automation Business Company Product Div., and in April 2018 became executive officer of the company.

Monozukuri Innovation with Robotics Led by Yamaha Motor

Hiroyuki Ota Executive Officer, Chief General Manager of Solution Business Operations, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

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The solution instead of machinery is needed for solving the problems in the monozukuri floors. This seminar introduces the close-to-field robotics usages by Yamaha Motor.

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ROBO-K2 February, 14 (Fri) 15:00  -  16:30

Robots Transform the Society: Challenges and Outlooks

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Activity of Mobility Innovation Consortium and Utilization of Robotics Technology

Tomomichi Ota Executive Director, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, In charge of Transport Safety, East Japan Railway Co.

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Mobility Innovation Consortium (MIC) was established by East Japan Railway Company as one of the open innovation activities. The MIC just built epoch-making consortium is working in conjunction with 150+ member companies. We will introduce various kinds of activities, especially utilization of Robotics Technology.

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Mr. Tomomichi Ota had spent his early stage of his career in Technology Development right after being assigned to JR-EAST in 1987. While his whole career was with the Transport and Rolling Stock Div., his mid stage has been broadened with Investment Planning and International Affairs to promote our operations to the oversea markets. Mr. Ota is currently the CTO and executive board of JR-EAST in charge of Safety Dept. and Technology Innovation HQ, newly built organization taking care of all perspectives of the technology wise issues.

Robotics in Convenience Store Innovations

Kunitsugu Makino Deputy Senior Vice President, General Manager, Open Innovation Center, Lawson, Inc.

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In retail store operations, labor shortage is the biggest challenge. Lawson has invested a lot in digital store innovations for efficient operations. Further achievement must be with robotics technologies. We will talk about our effort.

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Special Session Pre-registration Required

ROBO-S1 February, 12 (Wed) 12:30  -  14:00
  • FREE

Future Cities with Robots

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Japan's Challenge for Social Innovation by Robots

Takahiro Ishii Director, Robotics Policy Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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Mitsubishi Estate's Activities for Digital Transformation

Kiyoshi Ota General Manager, DX Promotion Dept., Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.

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With market of the real estate industry changing dramatically, we, Mitsubishi Estate Co. would like to introduce the promotion of digital transformation such as the next generation facility management using the robotics technology.

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ROBO-S2 February, 12 (Wed) 15:00  -  16:00
  • FREE

Future of Robots & AI: Amazon's Vision

  • English / Japanese

Robotic Edge

Roger Barga General Manager, AWS Robotics & Autonomous Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc.

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For over a decade, cloud-enabled digital transformation has remade industries and powered innovation to greatly benefit enterprises and consumers. Industrial and commercial robots are data-generating connected endpoints, which can leverage the cloud to serve as a platform for data capture, communication, and analytics. Over the next several years, the Robotic Edge will prove to be a key step in digital transformation that will surprise us by its breadth and diversity. In this presentation, I will discuss how customers in industries as diverse of manufacturing, fulfillment and oil & gas are incorporating robots into their next-generation solutions and I will describe how cloud services are being used to transform work and improve outcomes.

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Roger Barga is General Manager, AWS Robotics and Autonomous Services at Amazon Web Services. Roger was previously General Manager and Director of Engineering for the Amazon Kinesis data streaming services. He is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, where he is a lecturer in the Data Science and Machine Learning programs. Roger holds a PhD in Computer Science from Oregon Institute of Technology. Barga holds over 30 patents, he has published over 100 peer-reviewed technical papers and book chapters, and authored a book on predictive analytics.

ROBO-S3 February, 13 (Thu) 12:30  -  14:00
  • FREE

Robotic System Integrators -- Current Status and Forecast

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Robot Policy and Expectations to SIer

Mitsuru Endo Deputy Director, Robotics Policy Office, Industrial Machinery Div., Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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Based on the changes in the environment surrounding the robots, the lecture will introduce the importance of Robot SIers who are expected to implement the robots into the society, and also the challenges towards the human resources development of Robot SIers.

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Robot SIer New Entrants

Kazuo Kubota President, Sanmei Mechanical Inc. / Chairman, FA Robot System Integrator Association

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While Japan enters into an aging society with declining birthrate, systematization using robots has been increasingly required. However, there is a shortage of integrators who assembles its core system. Human resource development has become a major issue in order to increase social implementation by robots and maintain production.

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ROBO-S4 February, 13 (Thu) 15:00  -  16:30
  • FREE

Forefront of Robot Development -- Requests & Requirements for Components

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View for Components Technology to Realize Automation Solution
by e-F@ctory and Intelligent Robot

Junji Takehara General Manager, Robot Manufacturing Dept., Nagoya Works, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

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Mitsubishi Electric's intelligent robots are expanding their applications to the world, connecting with people and facilities by e-F@ctory, concept of IoT, and AI. In this session, we will introduce applications of increasingly computerized intelligent robots and give a prospect for components technologies that are required creating those solutions.

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About Yaskawa Electric Corp.'s Next Generation Robot Development and Required Materials

Hidenori Matsuura Dept. Manager, Next Generation Robot Development Dept., Corporate Research & Development Center, Corporate Technology Div., YASKAWA ELECTRIC Corp.

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Introduction of Yaskawa Electric Corp., and furthermore, our thinking of next-generation robot development. For this, we will introduce the necessary materials and components.

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ROBO-S5 February, 14 (Fri) 10:00  -  11:30
  • FREE

Robots in Airports & Public Facilities: Latest Cases and Challenges

  • English / Japanese

Introducing a Cleaning Robot at Kansai International Airport
-- Has the Robot Replaced the Person?

Noriyuki Kiriyama KIX Operations Dept., Deputy General Manager, KIX Operations / Head of Facility Operation Div., Kansai Airports

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We are now facing a challenge of securing cleaning staff due to shortage of workforce. Will cleaning robots solve this problem? The lecturer will introduce the outcomes of introducing cleaning robots without bias after various tests at the aerial entrance, where diverse people utilize. He will also speak about current status of robot utilization at the airport, hoping to share his experiences with those who are facing the similar challenges.

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Raising Customer Service Standards through Smart Airport Strategies

Hidetaka Abe Manager, IT Planning, IT Development and Planning Dept., Corporate Planning Div., Narita International Airport Corp.

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I will talk about the introduction of robots at Narita International Airport and future prospects. In addition, I will introduce passenger apps that use the latest technology and the development of information terminals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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How to Successfully Introduce Service Robotics: Case Study

Tomokazu Kanazawa Director, Service Robotics, Incubation Office, New Business Group, MACNICA, Inc.

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Macnica has experience to successfully introduce our delivery robot and cleaning robot, and lead customers to leverage robotics value in daily operations.
I will introduce the key points which new robotics users must consider at selecting and deploying new robot.

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ROBO-S6 February, 14 (Fri) 12:30  -  14:00
  • FREE

Technologies Renovate Future Logistics

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Utilization of Advanced Technology in Postal and Logistics Services

Takashi Ueda Specialist, Operational Reforms Planning Div., JAPAN POST Co., Ltd.

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To address the declining birthrate and the aging population, and the concurrent fall in the working age population, Japan Post is studying possibilities to ensure secure and sustainable postal and logistics services, including the use of drones and robots.

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He joined the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in 1991. He has been engaged in promoting drones and autonomous driving since 2015.

The Latest Robot Logistics Solution Cases 2020
-- From Robot to Total Solution

Issei Takino CEO & Co-Founder, Mujin, Inc.

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In this presentation, I will introduce the latest cases of robots at logistic centers which Mujin and clients developed together last year, and new solutions including AGV transport equipment for third-party logistics, where it was difficult to introduce material handling equipment.

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ROBO-S7 February, 12 (Wed) 10:00  -  11:30
  • FREE

How to Deploy Robots in Manufacturing -- Hints and Challenges

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Manufacturing Using Robots That Are Japanese Traditional Arts

Tadashi Takamaru Representative Director, Takamaru Engineers Co., Ltd.

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From the robot system integrator's point of view, we introduce the point and development examples of how to proceed with successful robotization, such as robot utilization methods corresponding to high-mix low-volume production, actual introduction cases at manufacturing companies across the country, investment effects, and robot characteristics of each robot manufacturer.

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How We Decided to Deploy Robots and Its Outcome

Shinichi Yoshizaki President of the Representative Director, KP Factory Co., Ltd.

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Exhibitors' Presentation Free / No Registration Required

Exhibitors will give presentations about the latest products/technologies.

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No registration required.
Please go to the venue (inside exhibition hall) directly.
Please note that some presentations might be given only in Japanese.

RoboDEX Academic Forum Free / No Registration Required

At Academic Forum, researchers of universities and national/public institutes will present their latest research results through Oral Presentation and Poster Session

>> Academic Forum

No registration required.
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

SFE-K February, 12 (Wed) 10:00  -  11:30

"Digitalization" Changes the Manufacturing Industry

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Toshiba Digital Strategy Road to CPS Technology Company

Taro Shimada Corporate Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Toshiba Corp.

*There is a talk session after this speech.

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Toshiba announced its NextPlan in November 2018, declaring that they will make a change to a CPS technology enterprise towards 2030. For the last 10 years, cyber companies have been cultivating huge corporate value by collecting information through cyber to cyber. These companies are moving towards to the physical security side. Toshiba is trying to offer corporate value that these cyber companies have cultivated by utilizing information that comes from the physical security side. I will get into details of this strategy by presenting concrete examples.

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Interview ■Interviewer Satoshi Nagashima Management Team(Global), Managing Partner(Japan), Roland Berger Ltd.

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WEA-K February, 12 (Wed) 12:30  -  14:00

MR/5G Revolution Change the Future Society

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    Chinese / Japanese

Creating the New Future with 5G and MR

Tomoyoshi Oono Senior Vice President, General Manager of Innovation Management Dept., R&D Innovation Div., NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

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NTT DOCOMO formed strategic alliances with Magic Leap for the 5G era. The combination of 5G and MR bring you to have new experiences in your life. In this session, DOCOMO will introduce the near future from our R&D vision.

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He joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) in 1989. He was engaged in research and development of Radio Communication System ex. PHS (Personal Handy Phone system). He joined NTT DOCOMO, INC. in January 1999 and he was engaged in development of PHS location system. He was Managing Director of Service and Solution department from 2012 to 2014 and he was engaged in development of photo cloud service, voice concierge service and multipurpose dialog platform.
He was Managing Director of Service Innovation Department in 2014 and he was engaged in development of AI technology and service ex. Natural-Language Dialog Platforms.
He became Senior Vice President and took positions as General Manager of R&D Strategy Department and General Manager of Innovation Management Department in June 2017.
Since June 2017, he has been in charge of promoting the creation of innovative services through a new service development framework.
Since July 2017, he has served concurrently as a director of NTT DOCOMO Ventures Corp.

A New Vision for Computing -- HoloLens 2 & Mixed Reality Technology

Akira Sakakibara Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. / President, Microsoft Development Co., Ltd.

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HoloLens 2 has achieved a dramatic evolution in terms of comfort, immersiveness, and operability. HoloLens 2 will also be utilized in diverse ways due to Azure Mixed Reality Services and Dynamics 365 Mixed Reality business applications, which are on-cloud Mixed Reality technologies that have newly been released; and Azure Kinect DK, the latest sensor. In this session, the new world opened up by the latest HoloLens 2 and Mixed Reality technologies will be discussed with the latest use cases included.

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Akira Sakakibara is the Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft Japan, and the President at Microsoft Development. Before joining Microsoft, he spent almost 30 years in IBM Global Business Services and IBM Research as an IBM Distinguished Engineer. One of his current responsibilities is for solving Japan's national issues by using IT including AI. He is a member of ACM, IEEE Computer Society and IPSJ.

SFE-S1 February, 12 (Wed) 15:00  -  16:30
  • FREE

"AI & Robot" Realize Smart Logistics: Latest Cases and Challenges

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LogiTech® -- Technology Leads "Creative Destruction" in Global Logistics Industry

Hiratomo Miyata Founder & CEO, GROUND Inc.

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A global logistics distribution model has dramatically changed in the last decade due to the rapid growth of E-commerce markets. In order to keep up with such new wave and accommodate the diverse needs of consumers, the retailers have to creatively destroy their conventional logistics models and introduce state-of-the-art technologies including robots and AI. In this speech, I'll show you the latest trends and initiatives in logistics industry leaders all over the world and figure out how we handle and take care of "creative destruction"- the new logistics.

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Optimizing the World Last One Mile by Algorithm

Ken Matsushita CEO, Optimind Inc.

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It is the present conditions now that there is room for the reform as for the delivery of the one mile still more in the last while there are disputes about a distribution crisis. In the optimization of the allocation of cars plan, the world of the optimization of the delivery route, it is being possible by optimization, and a future strategy of the route optimization will be introduced.

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SFE-S3 February, 13 (Thu) 15:00  -  16:30
  • FREE

The Way to "Perfect Smart Factory" -- Lessons from Past Efforts

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"Smart Factory" Opened Up by IoT

Masato Ryoki Senior Executive Director, Div. Manager, FA Systems Div., Information Systems Dept., Manufacturing Div., Okuma Corp.

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Business innovation and manufacturing innovation are underway by virtue of technologies such as IoT, AI and robotics that are part of the 4th industrial revolution.
In order to help promote Japan's manufacturing innovation, the presenter talks about the prospects of "Smart Machine & Smart Factory" that Okuma Corporation contemplates and a pilot plant for "Smart Factory" which advocates as "A factory of the future that blends automation with proficient skill".

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Aiming the Future Digital Manufacturing

Junichi Azuma Corporate Executive Officer, EVP, Head of Private Enterprise Business Group, Technology Solutions Business, Fujitsu Ltd.

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We explain the FUJITSU's vision of digital manufacturing by introducing the AI/IoT use cases in the manufacturing shop floor and the "Monozukuri Digital Place COLMINA", the service platform supporting the digital transformation of manufacturing industry.

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