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Press Release

NEDO Announces Format and Challenges of the World Robot Summit

December 2,2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

NEDO and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have decided on the format and the challenges of the World Robot Summit that will be held in 2020.

1. Overview

The World Robot Summit will be held in 2020 based on the “New Robot Strategy” established in 2015.

NEDO and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have decided on the format and the challenges for the event. The summit aims to bring together advanced robotic technologies from inside and outside Japan that are attracting global attention to engage in problem solving. Further, it will provide an opportunity to create concrete ways to utilize and leverage advanced robotics technology by deepening the community’s understanding of robots and encouraging an active discussion regarding the utilization of robots. The overview of the format and the challenges of the summit is as below.

■Venue

The World Robot Summit 2020 will be held at the “Aichi International Exhibition Center”. The challenges in the Infrastructure and Disaster Robotics category that require special facilities will be held at the “Fukushima Robot Testing Field”.

■Challenges

A total of 7 challenges are planned to be held: 6 challenges under 3 categories (Industrial Robotics, Service Robotics, and Infrastructure and Disaster Robotics) and 1 Junior Challenge.

■Exhibition

In conjunction with the challenge program, an exhibition will be held as an opportunity to provide examples to the world of how robots are being introduced in society.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Robot and Artificial Intelligence Technology Department
Contact Person: Hara Tel: +81-44-520-5241­