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Toyota’s third generation humanoid robot explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings

| Aichi News, News, Science and Technology News, Transportation News | 11/25/2017

Toyota - Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Date: Nov 20, 2017
Source: Toyota Motor Corporation

TOYOTA CITY, Japan, Nov. 20, 2017Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today revealed T-HR3, the company’s third generation humanoid robot. Toyota’s latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota’s Partner Robot Division, will explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, as well as a new remote maneuvering system that mirrors user movements to the robot.

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Japanese industrial robots manufacturer, Fanuc is trying to get them to learn on the job

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 11/07/2016

Fanuc, a company that produces robot arms for factories, is trying to get them to learn on the job.

Japanese Robotics Giant Gives Its Arms Some Brains
Date: October 7, 2016
Source: MIT Technology Review by Will Knight

The big, dumb, monotonous industrial robots found in many factories could soon be quite a bit smarter, thanks to the introduction of machine-learning skills that are moving out of research labs at a fast pace. Fanuc, one of the world’s largest makers of industrial robots, announced that it will work with Nvidia, a Silicon Valley chipmaker that specializes in artificial intelligence, to add learning capabilities to its products.

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International Robot Exhibition 2015 (iREX 2015)

| Events, Science and Technology Events & Expo | 11/23/2015

iREX 2015 - Banner

International Robot Exhibition 2015 (iREX 2015)
Date: Dec 2(Wed) – 5(Sat) 2015
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (East Hall)
Organiser: Japan Robot Association (JARA) and The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.
Official Website: http://biz.nikkan.co.jp/eve/irex/english/

The 21st International Robot Exhibition, also known as iRex, will be held in Ariake, Japan, at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center from December 2-5, 2015.

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Panasonic’s Robotic Technology for Welfare

| Science and Technology Events & Expo, Tokyo Events & Expo | 10/04/2014

Self-reliance support robot (prototype) helps users get in and out of bed.

Panasonic’s Robotic Technology Helps Deliver “A Better Life” to the World of Welfare
Date: Oct 3, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Tokyo, Japan – Panasonic Corporation is taking part in the 41st Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition, H.C.R. 2014, which is being held at the Tokyo Big Sight from October 1 to 3, 2014.

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New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, NEDO, published Japan’s first white paper on robotics

| Energy News, International Cooperation Reports | 07/23/2014

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) - Robotics White Paper 2014

Japan’s NEDO publishes robotics white paper
Date: Jul 21, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japanese researchers are calling for the use of more robotics technologies in society.

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, NEDO, has put together Japan’s first white paper on robotics. It is titled the “2014 White Paper on Robotization of Industry, Business and Our Life“.

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