World Robot Summit 2018

World Robot Summit 2018

JOHNAN will be participating in World Robot Summit 2018 (WRS 2018), hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). WRS is an international robotics event consisting of a robot competition and a robot exhibition, which aims to 1) bring together the most advanced robot technologies from around the world and accelerate robot R&D through competition, and 2) showcase actual cases where robots solve difficult challenges that arise, deepen people’s understanding of robots, and accelerate implementation of robots in society. WRS 2018 will be regarded as the preliminary event of WRS 2020.

WRS will feature two events: 1) World Robot Challenge (WRC), in which robots compete with one another and 2) World Robot Expo (WRE), where the latest robotic technologies will be exhibited. A total of 8 challenges under 4 categories (Industrial Robotics, Service Robotics, Disaster Robotics and Junior) are planned for the event.

member of SHINOBI

Through the joint research on industrial robotic technology with Matsuno Laboratory started since May, JOHNAN will participate in the “Standard Disaster Robotics Challenge” in the Disaster Robotics Category, as a member of “SHINOBI”, Kyoto University student team. Feel free to visit us!

■Event Details:
Event Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, October 17-21
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight East Hall 6, 7, 8
* Held alongside Japan Robot Week 2018

For more information, please visit the official website here.

Click here for a list of participating teams.


Kumie Miyazaki