This event was organised with a view to introducing recent policy and research trends regarding robotics in Japan the UK, and to explore future collaboration between the two countries, by promoting both research and practical applications which will lead to significant future benefits for our societies.
Programme of the day was as follows:
- Opening Remarks by Ambassador Keiichi Hayashi, Embassy of Japan in the UK.
- Keynote speeches:
The New Robot Strategy in Japan
By Mr Kazuyuki Imazato, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan
Robotics in the UK
By Mr Geoff Pegman, UK Trade & Investment
Trends of R&D and Utilisation of Robot Technology in Japan
By Professor Hajime Asama, University of Tokyo
Building the UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Innovation Pipeline
- Strategy and Exemplar
By Professor David Lane FREng FRSE, Director, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics