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Event Movie

Since 2005 Hitachi has continued to develop human symbiotic robots to provide necessary services. Hitachi has developed a clever, interactive robot named EMIEW to provide customer and guidance services. EMIEW discusses the Robotics IT Platform and introduces us to its configuration and main features at Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2016, Santa Clara.

(December 2016)

Work Shop Video

User Experience Design Lab (UXD) hosted a workshop to expand the design thinking approach to researcher's daily work. This is a short video of the workshop and attendees' interview.

(November 2016)

Technology Overview

This is a demonstration movie of AI aiming to acquire the skill without parameter tuning for each robot. Although "Swing Robot" and "Horizontal Bar Robot" are structurally different, the necessary skill to increase a swing angle is acquired respectively using the same learning program.

(November 2016)

Technology Overview

* There is no sound in this video.

(November 2016)

Technology Overview

This video shows a demonstration of the walk-through type explosives trace detection system for critical infrastructure facilities such as power plants and data centers. The system detects explosives in 3 seconds by efficiently collecting the fine particles attached on ID cards and analyzing them with built-in devices.

(October 2016)

Proof of Concept Demonstration

Part 1

Hitachi held a press conference at Haneda Airport for the Proof of Concept tests of passenger services using the "EMIEW3" humanoid robot, which was developed by Hitachi. This video depicts a demonstration at the press conference.

(September 2016)

Part 2

This demonstration envisions a situation in which guidance is given to travelers from overseas.

(September 2016)

Part 3

This demonstration envisions a situation in which guidance is given to Japanese travelers.

(September 2016)

Technology Overview

"EMIEW3" is a humanoid robot which was developed to provide necessary services and guidance in stores and public facilities. Enhanced by the "remote brain" consisting of a robotics IT platform connected to cloud-based intelligent processing systems and a remote operation system to monitor and control multiple robots at various locations.

(July 2016)

Technology Overview

Hitachi AI Technology/H is a data-driven artificial intelligence which learns, thinks, and judges from data. By automatically deriving factors pertinent to human-defined management objectives from combinations of huge amounts of data, continuous business innovation will be attained.

(July 2016)

Technology Overview

This is a demonstration movie of AI, developed in Hitachi R & D, aiming to improve the performance of many kinds of business systems generically. In this movie, AI tries to improve the performance of "Swing Robot System", which even don't know how to swing.

(June 2016)

Technology Overview

Part 1

"EMIEW3" is a humanoid robot which was developed to provide necessary services and guidance in stores and public facilities. Enhanced by the "remote brain" consisting of a robotics IT platform connected to cloud-based intelligent processing systems and a remote operation system to monitor and control multiple robots at various locations.

(May 2016)

Part 2

EMIEW3 is able to move smoothly indoors, and in rare event that it should fall over, EMIEW3 is also able to stand up by itself.

(May 2016)

Research Base Introduction

Hitachi America, Ltd. R&D announced the opening of a new dedicated research facility, the Global Center for Social Innovation - North America (CSI-North America), for collaborative creation with strategic partners in industry and academia. The new facility, located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, will serve as a dedicated research and collaboration center, and represents the first regional Hitachi R&D center outside of Japan to offer Hitachi's collaborative creation process to business partners.

(May 2016)

Technology Overview

Hitachi developed the "Atomic-resolution holography electron microscope" and achieved the world's highest resolution. By being able to see the world at the atomic level, it became possible to develop new materials, and this is expected to lead to ground-breaking innovation.

(March 2016)

Technology Overview

Hitachi has succeeded in recording and playing back digital data on fused silica. Believed capable of storing data for over 300 million years, this medium is expected to serve as a long-term storage technology that will help preserve our history, cultural heritage, official documents and other vital data.

(March 2016)

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