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5.-9.10. 2020

International Engineering Fair

Japanese robotics introduced in Brno


The latest technology by Japanese robot manufacturers and the development of the internet of things were the subject of a conference at MSV 2016 organized by the JETRO Japanese Foreign Trade Agency.

"The purpose of the conference was in the transfer of information on trends in robotics and the Internet of Things. We invited representatives of leading Japanese manufacturers, who are keen to cooperate with Czech companies as well as the academic and research community," said the CEO of JETRO Tadashi Murakami in Brno. The conference was also attended by a representative of the JETRO London office who introduced the Japanese IoT (Internet of Things) Initiative. Representatives from the Czech branch of Mitsubishi Electric Europe, Fanuc Czech, DMG Mori Czech and Yaskawa presented their portfolio of innovations and possibilities of their application.

The situation in Czech research related to robotics and Industry 4.0 was the subject of a presentation by Jiří Krechl, head of research and development support department of the CzechInvest agency. "Industry 4.0 is a train that we can not afford to miss. We see the cooperation with Japanese companies as a great opportunity, because they have come very far in the field of robotics and the Internet of things," said Jiří Krechl. At present, he sees the greatest opportunities for the application of robots in industrial production as a substitute for human resources, since there is a shortage of them in the Czech Republic. Promising areas of cooperation in the future are in his opinion the development of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

The special guest of the conference, the Ambassador of Japan in the Czech Republic Tetsuo Jamakawa pointed out that the Japanese government pays great attention to efforts in robotics and also supports international cooperation. "Japan is a highly industrialized country and we do have something in common with the Czech Republic. We do not have many natural resources, so we focus on high added value production, effectively utilizing advanced technology. Therefore, we will certainly be the best of friends here," said Ambassador Jamakawa. He also thanked Japanese companies for interesting presentations, which confirmed the great progress in the field of robotics.

The robot market in Japan is a world leader and it is expected to increase fourfold in the years 2015-2020. At present, the manufacture of industrial robots prevails, but as it’s been said at the conference, service robots with application in the areas of transportation, distribution, health care and others will reach the forefront in the next 20 to 30 years.

There are 230 Japanese companies in the Czech Republic today, among them 98 manufacturers with Czech production plants. Approximately 80% of them are from the automotive industry, where robotics is very important. A considerable presence of Japan at the International Engineering Fair is also traditionally stable. Besides the conference, Japan was also presented at MSV 2016 through the exhibitions of its industrial companies that have been regularly participating in the Brno fair.

Date: 6 Oct 2016 19:00:00

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