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Technology Overview

Vision Design

Single seater mobility for helping people enjoy walking.

(July 2017)

Smart logistics of medical equipment in a city.

(July 2017)

Connecting various small production facilities to build a "big plant."

(July 2017)

Optimal control of all vehicles in a city.

(July 2017)

Delivering water to residents as frequently as needed.

(July 2017)

Technology Overview

Vision Design

Making affection for our hometown lead to actions related to the energy issue.

(July 2017)

Technology Overview

Vision Design

Providing a system for implementing troublesome maintenance tasks and mass production that needs difficult preparation work.

(July 2017)

Video Lecture

AI: Speeding the arrival of a Super Smart Society

From a 20th century bound by uniform rules, to a 21st century society which adopts diversity and change. On the path to this "Super Smart Society," Hitachi is actively contributing with AI and data use. Kazuo Yano, leader of Hitachi's AI research and Chief Engineer of its Research and Development Group, explains how we will find meaning and happiness while working in the 21st century.

(April 2017)

Technology Overview

You hear robotics, what do you imagine, science fiction? How about opportunity? Meet Hitachi's EMIEW, the next generation of robotics for the growing IoT (Internet of Things) era.

(March 2017)

Technology Overview

Hitachi's colleagues from around the world who hold the spirit of "Hitachi Group Identity" close to their hearts talk about their passion, dreams and pride in their work, and strongly declare "I am Hitachi" with the thought that each one of them is Hitachi.

(March 2017)

Event Movie

This is a video from the Collaborative Creation Stage at the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2016 TOKYO, which took place on Oct. 27th and 28th, 2016. It introduces Hitachi Group's IoT Platform "Lumada" through collaborative creation use cases with customers.

(March 2017)

Event Movie

"Hitachi's AI that Advances Business" is an AI attraction that was introduced at Hitachi Group's largest event, Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2016 TOKYO held on Oct. 27th and 28th, 2016 at the Tokyo International Forum. Includes introduction on how a robot learns how to swing on its own using "Hitachi AI Technology/H", and how Hitachi's AI technology can help advance businesses.

(March 2017)

Technology Overview

Tools have always helped us achieve great things. Hitachi's AI is the tool that's pushing businesses further. Right now, we're already achieving variosu business goals - helping industries improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase happiness. You simply set the outcome, and together with Hitachi's AI, we'll uncover the possibilities.

(March 2017)

Technology Overview

Technology at the Wheel: Part 1

 

(March 2017)

Technology at the Wheel: Part 2

The autonomous mobility ecosystem is as dynamic as it is complex. It creates an enhanced driving experience, along with a complete range of benefits. However, it also raises understandable challenges and concerns, many first-of-their-kind, among consumers, customers and the general public.

(March 2017)

Technology at the Wheel: Part 3

Hitachi is aligning and combining its control technology and knowledge across several industries, with Hitachi Group companies working together on these new mobility technologies. For example, Clarion, a leading in-vehicle information-solutions provider, is sharing its expertise in sensor technology, high-definition cameras, SurroundEye Cameras, Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and Telematics Control Units (TCUs).

(March 2017)

Technology at the Wheel: Part 4

 

(March 2017)

Technology at the Wheel: Part 5

Hitachi recognizes that connected and autonomous vehicles are a vital part of the future for the automotive industry and society, and is committed to the innovation needed to achieve full automation. As part of the company's commitment, and through its relationship with the University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center and Mcity, Hitachi is progressing toward autonomous driving technologies that will deliver new levels of safety, reliability, efficiency, comfort, convenience and security that will benefit not only the next generation of vehicle owners and users but society as well.

(March 2017)

Event Movie

The 2016 Hitachi Social Innovation Forum was held in Santa Clara, California, to convene the innovators who together will shape the future of IoT. With Hitachi AI Technology we aim at providing support in resolving social issues and in achieving business growth beyond human conception. Hitachi's vision is to become your innovation partner of the IT and IoT era, solving today's challenges for a better future. Explore more about Hitachi Robotics and Hitachi AI.

(February 2017)

Technology Overview

This video shows an open-laboratory, whose establishment was announced on November 30, 2016 and which will be operated at the Yokohama Research Laboratory. Through collaborative creation in the open-laboratory, Hitachi will develop advanced technologies to resolve challenges in society, and thus promote the expansion of Social Innovation Business.

(February 2017)

TV Commercial

You hear robotics, what do you imagine, science fiction? How about opportunity?
With the brainpower of the IoT platform, Hitachi's robots can access real-time data, communicate with one another and work alongside us to improve quality of life. You hear robotics, now imagine what we can accomplish together.

(January 2017)

Technology Overview

Part 1

Among its range of next-generation drive control technology, Hitachi's developments in autonomous parking mark a critical juncture in the transformation of the automotive sector, and how we interact with cars in our daily lives. With more people and cars on the road and in our cities and towns than ever, it's all the more important to keep things together in tight spaces and simplify tricky maneuvers. Hitachi's innovative technology for autonomous parking helps keep life safer, and everyday parking easier.

(January 2017)

Part 2

Hitachi is helping make strides toward a safer world, and autonomous mobility has taken on a decisive role for driving those changes in daily life. One of the most exciting developments in Hitachi's plan for connected mobility has arrived: autonomous parking technology. Sometimes the simplest functions can provide the most hazardous conditions for drivers. Hitachi's innovative technology for autonomous parking make everyday parking easier.

(January 2017)

Part 3

Among Hitachi's range of next-generation drive control technology, developments in autonomous parking mark a critical juncture in the transformation of the automotive sector, and how we interact with cars in our daily lives. With more people and cars on the road and in our cities and towns than ever, raising a modern family means keeping things together in tight spaces. Hitachi's innovative technology for autonomous parking helps keep families safe even when life puts on the squeeze.

(January 2017)

TV Commercial

Tools have always helped us achieve great things. Hitachi's AI is the tool that's pushing businesses further. Right now, we're already achieving variosu business goals - helping industries improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase happiness. You simply set the outcome, and together with Hitachi's AI, we'll uncover the possibilities.

(January 2017)

Technology Overview

Industries support our daily lives and society.
IoT will override barriers and connect sites to management, business to business, and to society, innovating a new value chain.
In preparation for a new value chain, which will continue evolving further into the future, Hitachi will lead industries in the age of IoT through a variety of solutions and services based on collaborative creation with customers and partners, and with our products and the latest technologies that support them.

(December 2016)

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)

Technology Overview

Autonomous driving is anticipated to benefit us as an effective technology for achieving fewer traffic accidents, less congestion and less load on the environment. It will also provide mobility assistance for the elderly and others.
We will continue our research and development into automated driving assistance systems to create new value for vehicles, people, and society, and the realization of a safer, more affluent world.

(December 2015)

Technology Overview

"We will carry out this project."
Hitachi challenges the World's Fastest Elevator.

(March 2015)

Technology Overview

This video shows the Hitachi Group's initiatives in creating a new future for healthcare utilizing Big Data.

(March 2015)

Technology Overview

Today in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, 220 electric vehicles (EVs) are being rented out to tourists. AEC, a private company in Okinawa, has overcome numerous obstacles to become one of the first companies in Japan to provide an EV charging service that anyone can use safely and easily.

(December 2012)

Interview

With this as his intention, Akira Tonomura entered the Central Research Laboratory, the core facility for advanced research in the Hitachi Group. In Part1, we follow in the footsteps of Dr.Tonomura as he addresses the basic fundamentals of science in his research of electron microscopes and succeeds in making various amazing discoveries through innovative world-first experiments.

(September 2010)

Interview

In part 2, we continue to follow Dr. Tonomura, focusing on the expansion of his research into the realm of "superconductivity" and the development of a world-leading 1MV electron microscope.

(September 2010)

Interview

Hitachi Fellow Dr. Hideaki Koizumi has been a leader in the fields of environment, medical treatment and brain measurement ever since joining Hitachi. Now, he is engaged in measuring brain activity to elucidate the workings of the human mind through science. This is the story of scientist taking up the challenge of understanding the human mind, an area previously closed to science.

(March 2009)

Interview

Hitachi Fellow Dr. Hideaki Koizumi has always been engaged in a broad spectrum of innovative research from discovering scientific principles to commercialization of products. His starting point was his abiding passion for "MONOZUKURI", that is making useful things, in his childhood days, still very much his focus of interest today. This is a video documentary following the progress of a scientist.

(March 2009)