EVENT: Japan Robot Week 2016

EVENT: Japan Robot Week 2016

Japan Robot Week 2016

Organizer: The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
Dates: Wednesday, October 19 - Friday, October 21, 2016
Location: Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center [MAP]
Admission: ¥1,000 (~$10 USD) - Open to the Public
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About Japan Robot Week 2016

(Description provided by organizers; edited for content and clarity.
In 2015, the Japanese government announced “Japan’s Robot Strategy,” designating the subsequent five years as a term for dedicated focus on robotics innovation. Leading up to 2020, the government pledged to invest approximately 100 billion JPY (~$990,000,000 USD) in robotics-related projects, aiming to expand the service robot market to 1.4 trillion JPY (~$13.8 billion USD) - about 20 times today’s market value.

Japan Robot Week, held in biennial alternation with the International Robot Exhibition (iREX), focuses primarily on service robotics, including various related technologies and components.

In a broad effort to stimulate business negotiations, industry cooperation, and technology exchange, this year’s event features The 7th Robot Award ceremony and exhibition, joint exhibitions from universities and laboratories, and other fascinating programs related to service robots.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at Japan Robot Week 2016.

We Will Totally Be There

Japanese robotics, particularly assistive (service) robotics, is a major area of interest and focus for AkihabaraNews. We'll shoot photos and video, talk with industry and media insiders, and produce a well-rounded body of content that fully explains and encapsulates the Japan Robot Week experience...which, to be honest, is just a professional way to say that we’ll be nerding out on robo-everything.

What Does a Japanese Robotics Expo Look Like?

Without any hyperbole, Japan Robot Week and its biennial counterpart, the International Robot Exhibition (iREX), are nothing short of amazing, inspiring, and in the truest sense of the word: awesome. While iREX is considerably larger than the upcoming Japan Robot Week, the feeling is comparable - trust us: robodorky dreams are made of these. 

To get a feel for what’s in store, watch DIGITALHUB.JP’s iREX 2015 by iPHONE music video below, followed by video and a gallery from our coverage of the iREX 2013 International Robot Expo.

iREX 2013 Video Coverage:

For Those Who Enjoy Stills:

All AkihabaraNews Robotics Coverage