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.

Japan Robot Week 2016 Gearing up to Welcome Visitors from October 19th to 21st

Junko Nirmala for | RoboticsTomorrow


Japan Robot Week, held biennially, focuses primarily on service robotics including various related technologies and components. In a broad effort it aims 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.

The expo is Co- organized by NikkanKogyo Shinbun and Japan Robot Association(JARA), In the Last expo organized in 2014, had 144 exhibitors with close to 300 booths/stalls and had 60,000 visitors for the entire event.

The Expo is focusing on Service robots and also has category for  High quality technologies specialized on Additive manufacturing, Combined with business matching events.

Its been reported that 96 companies have been pre-registered for business matching requirement either for sourcing or other inquiries. In addition to Business matching, award ceremony the Industry leaders are invited as speakers in the forum organized by Robot Revolution International Forum 2016 held as part of the expo. The forum will be held on DateOct.19(Wed.)14:30~18:00, Venue International Conference Room, Conference Tower 7F, Tokyo Big Sight, Having Capacity of 1000 seats. Chairman of Robot Revolution Initiative Mr. Tadashi Okamoto, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will have the opening speech and the floor will be opened for showcasing, presentation on latest Activities on IoT, Industry digitization in each countries. Each country trends will be presented by following renowned speakers.

Mr.Taro Shimada,  Division Lead Japan of Siemens K.K, will share Industrie 4.0 latest results, Mr. Tahar Melliti Directeur General of Alliance Industrie du Futur will provide insights on Industry digitization in France, In addition Mr. Seiji Kajiya, Managing Director, of DS Japan Dassault Systèmes will share present on Industry digitization in France Topic.

Mr. Allen Wu, General Manager of DJI Japan will be sharing on  Industry digitization in China, And Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Vladimir Marik of Czech Institue of Informatics, Robotics, Czech Technical University in Prague will be presenting on Industry digitization in Czech and Cyberneics .

A Robust Panel discussion will be highlighting on  perspective and challenges of each countries on the topics presented by speakers, Moderated by: Dr. Fumihiko Kimura Honorary Professor, The University of Tokyo.


About Junko Nirmala
Junko Nirmala is a Tokyo resident with 17 years of Professional experience in Technology and business consulting services. Her diverse background includes Advisory assignments completed for 70 plus Japanese companies on Globalization, Founder of startup company in Green Technology, conducting Training and seminars for Global Workforce in Japan and so on. Currently she is involved in Promoting Japan Robots Industry. She has authored 3 books and consistently writes for newspapers and magazines in Japan.


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