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From Industrial to Comprehensive Robot Manufacturer

Welding, painting, assembly, polishing, transportation and more. For more than 50 years, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has been building robots to work in giant auto and semiconductor factories. But now they’re focusing on becoming a fully integrated robotics company. What kind of robot society is coming? What kind of robots will Kawasaki make for the future? We interviewed Noboru Takagi, the head of robot division at Kawasaki Precision Machinery & Robot Company, to find out. COVID-19 Rapidly Increases Demand for Robots Demand for robots has skyrocketed around the world since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. According to a report by the Robotics for Infectious Diseases organization, there are more […]

How Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Robotics Will Change the Future

The year 2020 put a spotlight on concepts such as social distancing, no-contact processes and working remotely. Moving forward, robots will play a valuable new role in “the new normal,” especially in infectious disease control. A world where machines perform cleaning, disinfecting, security, guidance, and service tasks on humans’ behalf will soon become a reality. There is an urgent need to adopt robotic automation, especially in industries like the medical field where there is a shortage of personnel and a high risk of catching infectious diseases. To learn how robots can help the world progress in the wake of COVID-19 we talked to Hidehiko Shimamura, President of Kawasaki Heavy Industries […]

Kicking off the World Robot Summit—Industrial Robots Take on the Demanding Assembly Challenge

The World Robot Summit Warm-Ups Get Underway The World Robot Summit 2018 (WRS2018), an international competition for robots, was held at the Tokyo Big Sight for 5 days from October 17 to 21, 2018. The World Robot Summit, or WRS, is a major event for robotics hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), with the goal of accelerating the social implementation of robots amidst a rapidly aging society, and the 2018 summit served as a precursor to the main competition (WRS2020) set to take place in 2020, the same year Japan will host the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic […]

The World Robot Summit – Challenging the Possibilities for the Future of Robots

There are only two years to go until the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, and preparations are in full swing. There is also another big international event which will be held in Japan around the same time that should not be forgotten. That is an international robotics event, the World Robot Summit (WRS) which is hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Although various international robotics exhibitions have been organized, the WRS is the first international robotics exhibition organized by a nation. The WRS’s aim is “to promote a world where robots and humans […]