World Robot Summit

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WRS Future Convenience Store Challenge Trial Competition 2017
(SI2017 Concurrent Event)
[Future Convenience Store Challenge]

This is the world first challenge aiming to
realize the future convenience store,
where new services are offered to customers through robotics
that can help reduce the burdens of the employees.


We expected participant to compete all the following three tasks.
The participant who execute either one of three tasks are also welcome.

  • 1. Stocking and Disposing Tasks

    Self-stocking of daily products (onigiri rice ball and bento lunch boxes, etc.) and disposing expired products

  • 2. Customer Interaction Task
    Demonstration of future / sophisticated customer service in near future using robot technology.
  • 3. Toilet Cleaning Task
    Cleaning of the toilet bowl, the floor, and wall in toilet stall.

    Simulation of Urine Discharge (video)

    Urine splash Image
    (L to R: L wall, toilet seat top (top), floor (bot), rt wall)


December 20th (Wed) 12:30-17:20
December 21th (Thu) 9:30-15:30
Sendai International Center Exhibition building: Exhibition Hall 3
Aobayama, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0856
WRS Service Competition Committee FCSC Division
The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers SI Department
Special cooperation
Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Omron Corporation, Chukyo University, Chubu University
  • Tsukuba University
  • Miyoshi Laboratory, Iwate University
  • Human Robot Analysis Inc.
  • Meijo,University
  • Jeong Lab., Osaka Electro-Communication Univ.
  • Chubu University
  • JSK (Inaba Lab.), The University of Tokyo
  • Osaka City University
Admission fee

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