World Robot Summit

October 17-21, 2018 World Robot Summit 2018 | August / October 2020 World Robot Summit 2020

World Robot Summit 2018


International competitions of robot competitions and exhibitions hosted by the METI and NEDO.
To hold the 2020 tournament, 2018 is held as "Tokyo Conference".

Exhibition title
World Robot Summit (WRS)
October 17-21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tokyo Big Sight East Hall 6/7/8
Hosted by
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Admission fee
Free (Registration)
  • Challenge (WRC2018)

    The World Robot Challenge (WRC) is a competitive event made up of four categories: Industrial Robotics, Service Robotics, Disaster Robotics, and Junior. By providing a venue for high-level robot technology to come together from around the world, the competition helps to speed technology development, shows robots solving actual issues, and promotes social implementation.

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  • Expo (WRE2018)

    The WRE will feature displays and demonstrations of the newest robotic technology used in corporate, organizational, and municipal settings. The WRC competitive event will be held at the same venue, so that competition participants, exhibitors, and visitors can mingle. The event aims to work towards achieving a society where humans and robots can cooperate and coexist.

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  • Stage Programs /
    experience &
    Demonstration Programs

    The event will also feature stage programs with experts and people involved with robots from both Japan and overseas, presentations by sponsor corporations, and workshops. There will also be an interactive exhibit area where visitors can experience the newest robotic technology and more for themselves.

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Program Schedules


The actual design may differ due to future changes in operational plans.


Tokyo Big Sight

For directions, please visit the Tokyo Big Sight website.

Tokyo Big Sight Website

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