e-News No.54: Happy New Year

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Greeting from the GM

A Happy New Year!2017 witnessed steady economic growth and increased capital investment both in Japan and in the world. An increasing number of robots were installed in many industries. In response, Kawasaki Robotics stepped up production in China and built a new production line for clean robots at Nishi-Kobe Works in Japan.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Kawasaki’s robot business. We are evolving from a manufacturer of industrial robots to a fully integrated robot manufacturer. Accordingly, we showcased many new technologies and products at the International Robot Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo. Our exhibits included Successor, a new robot system that transfers skills to the next generation in order to cope with the aging society; duAro, a collaborative/co-existing dual-arm robot; Vercia, a robotic operating table, and a humanoid robot. These have attracted great attention from companies, academic and government organizations.

This year we will continue to work closely with our customers and contribute to society. We look forward to sustainable growth together with all our partners, and we appreciate your support.

Yasuhiko Hashimoto
Managing Executive Officer & GM of Robot Division
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Kawasaki took part in iREX 2017

At the International Robot Exhibition 2017 (iREX 2017) held in Tokyo from Nov. 29 through Dec. 2, Kawasaki showcased many new products and technologies. Our exhibits included Successor, a skill transfer robot system; RS007N & RS007L, a new general-purpose robot with compact F controller; a humanoid robot; K-Roboride, a VR attraction with robot; and Vercia, a roboticl operating table, among many others. Thank you for visiting the Kawasaki stand.

Seat assembling withSuccessor/Humanoid robot/New RSOO7 robots andF controllers

For more information on Kawasaki’s exhibition at iREX 2017, please click here.