WRS -World Robot Summit- 2025

  • July 2025 Future
    Convenience Store
    Challenge (FCSC)
    OSAKA
  • October 2025 Harsh Environment
    F-REI Challenge
    FUKUSHIMA
    Fukushima Institute for Research, Education and Innovation (F-REI)
  • December 2025 Manufacturing Robotics
    Challenge
    AICHI

What's
World
Robot
Summit?

The World Robot Summit (WRS) is an international
robot event, held with the purpose of accelerating research
and development and social implementation of robots.

A wide range of events will be held with the goal
of creating new innovations to solve problems.

At the core of the event is the competition,
where participating teams will come together from around the world
to compete using cutting-edge robot technology and solutions.

WRS2025 will be one to watch!

World Robot Summit 2025

Event Schedule

WRS2025 will feature mainly competitions in a range of fields, with the main tournament in 2025, and a pre-event in 2024.
Competitions in three categories will be held at three different locations. The Future Convenience Store Challenge (Osaka),
the Harsh Environment F-REI Challenge (Fukushima), and the Manufacturing Robotics Challenge (Aichi).
The schedules for the events and call for competing teams are listed below.

July 2025 OSAKA

WRS2025
Future Convenience
Store Challenge
(FCSC)

  • Venue   : INTEX Osaka (Osaka)
  • Host      : WRS Executive Committee
  • Co-host: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

The purpose of this competition is to achieve a future convenience store where robot technology
reduces the load on employees and provides new services to customers.

November 13 (Wed) - 15 (Fri), 2024

Competition as part of Future Monodzukuri International EXPO 2024 held
at INTEX Osaka

2025

Main Tournament
Call for participating teams begins

July 2025

Main Tournament as part of Expo 2025 (scheduled)
/ INTEX Osaka

October 2025 FUKUSHIMA

WRS2025
Harsh Environment
F-REI Challenge

Harsh Environment Drone Challenge (HEDC) Plant Disaster Challenge Simulation Disaster Challenge Standard Disaster Robotics Drone Challenge

The purpose of this competition is to develop robots and drones that can work under harsh
conditions in the event of a large-scale disaster, and develop technology to prevent plant and
tunnel disasters, and to respond effectively during a disaster.

October 4 (Fri), 5 (Sat)

Pre-tournament event
at Fukushima Robot Test Field

2025

Main Tournament
Call for participating teams begins

October 2025

Main Tournament
at Fukushima Robot Test Field

December 2025 AICHI

WRS2025
Manufacturing Robotics
Challenge

  • Venue   : Aichi Sky Expo (Aichi)
  • Host      : WRS Executive Committee
  • Co-host: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

The purpose of this competition is to achieve the manufacturing system of the future that can
respond quickly, efficiently, and without waste to production demands that change in a variety
of ways.

December 14 (Sat), 15 (Sun), 2024

Pre-event:
The 3rd High School Robot System Integration Competition
Held at Aichi Sky Expo

2025

Main Tournament
Call for participating teams begins

December 2025

Main Tournament
at Aichi Sky Expo

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Watch this space for details on sponsorship, coming soon.

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  • The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
  • NTT DATA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTING