World Robot Summit

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World Robot Summit

Robotics for
Happiness

Efficiency. Safety. Collaboration.
Engineers and scientists throughout the world
are entrusting the dreams of humanity
to the future of robots.

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  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
  • New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
  • October 17-21, 2018
    World Robot Summit 2018
    Tokyo, Japan
  • August & October 2020
    World Robot Summit 2020
    Fukushima & Aichi, Japan

WRS Concept

The World Robot Summit (WRS) is "Challenge and Expo" of its kind to bring together Robot Excellence from around the world in the hopes of realizing a world where robots and humans live and work together.

WRS  will feature two events:
World Robot Challenge, in which robots compete with one another, and World Robot Expo, where the latest robotic technologies will be exhibited. Robot Excellence from around the world will come together in one location with the aim to implement robotics in real daily life/society/industry and accelerate the research and development of robots.


Goals

  • Implementation of robots in actual society,
    including daily lives of individuals and industrial sectors.
  • Acceleration of R&D of robots.
  • Realization of a world where robots and humans live and work together.

Approach

By combining robot challenges(WRC) and exhibition(WRE), the WRS will bring together and showcase Robot Excellence from around the world.
WRS shall

  • Raise awareness, interest, expectation, and understanding of ordinary people toward robotics;
  • Encourage scientists and engineers to interact with each other and stimulate each other’s R&D; and
  • Provide opportunities for ordinary people to connect with researchers and industry experts and learn directly from them about the latest studies and use cases in the field of robotics.

Factors that will be Examined

  • Physical and intellectual functionalities of robots
  • Applicability of robots in actual society, including daily lives of individuals and industrial sectors.
  • Ordinary people's increased accessibility and acceptance of robots.
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2018

World Robot Summit 2018

Event Name
World Robot Summit 2018
Venue
Tokyo Big Sight East Halls 7/8
Schedule
October 17-21, 2018
* Held alongside Japan Robot Week 2018.
Hosts
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

2020

World Robot Summit 2020

Event Name
World Robot Summit 2020
Main Venue
Aichi International Exhibition Center
Schedule
Early October 2020 for one week
* Held alongside RoboCup Asia-Pacific Open and Japan Robot Week 2020 (tentative).

Two of the challenges under the Disaster Robotics Category are scheduled as follows.

Secondary Venue
Robot Testing Field located in Fukushima Prefecture
Schedule
Mid-August 2020 for about 3 days
Hosts
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
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Program

Challenges

We plan to hold a total of 8 challenges at WRC in 4 categories (Industrial Robotics, Service Robotics, Disaster Robotics, and Junior).

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Expo

In conjunction with the Challenge, an Expo will be held to present examples of applied robotics to the world.

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