Publications / 1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan

Advanced Robot Technology Project in Japan

Yasushi Okada
Pages 71-80 (1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan, ISSN 2413-5844)

This report presents the current status of the "Advanced Robot Technology" Project in Japan. The "Advanced Robot Technology" project is aimed at research and development on advanced robot systems capable of carrying out inspection, maintenance, rescue, and other complex tasks in dangerous environments that preclude any direct human intervention. R&D efforts have continued steadily from 1983 to perfect the element engineering skills covering three major application areas of robot systems, that is, nuclear power, undersea, and fire-fighting/rescue operations. As expected progress to date has been satisfactory, and is deemed to offer good potential for establishment in the foreseeable future of the technologies needed to achieve advanced robot systems.

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