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NEDO Holds a "Strategic Advancement of Multi-Purpose Ultra-Human Robot and Artificial Intelligence Technologies (SAMURAI)" Workshop

October 12, 2016

On October 5 and 6, NEDO held a "Strategic Advancement of Multi-Purpose Ultra-Human Robot and Artificial Intelligence Technologies (SAMURAI)" workshop at Makuhari Messe.

The workshop was held based on the Japanese government's New Robot Strategy and the basic plan for the project in line with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry policy. To promote development of a number of promising technologies for practical use, the event provided business matching opportunities for project contractors and companies that agreed to sign non-disclosure agreements.

In the opening speech, NEDO Executive Director Yoshiteru Sato greeted attendees by saying that NEDO would like to integrate the results the contractors achieved in this project with element technologies in robotics. At the workshop, Dr. Takeo Kanade, the U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Robotics and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, delivered a keynote lecture based on his experience regarding key factors for success in the research and development of robot and artificial intelligence technologies.

  • photo:Executive Director Yoshiteru Sato giving his speech
    Executive Director Yoshiteru Sato
    giving his speech
  • photo:Dr. Takeo Kanade delivering the keynote lecture
    Dr. Takeo Kanade
    delivering the keynote lecture