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Call Starts for Applicants for Conducting Regional Exhibitions of the World Robot Summit 2018

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) will call for municipalities as applicants for conducting Regional Exhibitions of the World Robot Summit (WRS) 2018.

1. Outline of the WRS

The WRS aims to bring together the most advanced robot technologies from all over the world, strive to solve some of our toughest challenges, deepen people’s understanding of robots, and encourage positive discussions that will lead to concrete uses and applications of robots. The WRS will feature two events: 1) World Robot Challenge (WRC), in which robots compete with one another and 2) World Robot Expo (WRE), where the latest robotic technologies will be exhibited. Through these events, the WRS aims to accelerate the social implementation and research and development of robots in the fields of people’s real everyday lives, societies and industries, gathering worldwide stakeholders in the field of robots.

Title of event

Venue

Date

World Robot Summit 2018

Tokyo Big Sight

October 17 - 21, 2018

World Robot Summit 2020

Aichi International Exhibition Center, Aichi Prefecture

Early October 2020

Robot Test Field, Fukushima Prefecture

Mid-August 2020

2. Eligibility

Applicants must be municipalities that are able to produce Regional Exhibitions for WRS 2018, which is scheduled to be held in 2018.

3. Period of the call

From September 29 (Fri.) to October 27 (Fri.), 2017

Release date

September 29, 2017

Division in Charge

Robotics Policy Office, Industrial Machinery Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau

Related website

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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