CEATEC JAPAN 2015 Interesting things found at the press day venue Summary

Over the four days from Wednesday, October 7, 2015 to October 10 (Saturday), "CEATEC JAPAN 2015"Is being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture. GIGAZINE infiltrated the venue at the "Media Convention" which was released for press on October 6 the day before the eventPosted articlesBut in addition to that I tried collecting interesting things I found around here and there.

CEATEC JAPAN 2015 (official site of Ce Tech Japan)

◆ ispace
In the booth of the ispace in the venture & university area, 16 international teams competing for the moon robotic exploration in the world totaling 30 million dollars (about 3.6 billion yen) international prize race "Google Lunar XPRIZE"The private team that is entering the top five"HAKUTO"Two-wheel Rover" Tetris (Tetris) "was exhibited.

Tetris is lightweight and durable enough to hold even with one handCFRP(Carbon fiber reinforced plastic) is adopted for the body.

In addition, since we are wearing a wheel of material that does not transmit heat from the moon, we can withstand the moon environment that will be more than 100 degrees during the day and minus 150 degrees in the evening, and the 360 ​​degree camera It is possible to send photos and movies of the Moon to the Earth with high image quality. Also, the final goal of HAKUTO is "Moon Vertical Hole Exploration", and by combining two exploration robots, the secret of the lunar hole in the moon which may possibly make it possible for human beings to stay for a long time may be unraveled Hmm.

When asking "Do you win in Google Lunar XPRIZE?", I received a strong response that "I think that I can go on because it is technically the number one." HAKUTO, which is trying to make a dreamed mission a reality, is seeking support on the following website.

HAKUTO | Civil Space Development Team aiming for lunar surface exploration from Japan

Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA)
At the exhibition booth at IPA, we plan to hold "Booth Presentation / SEC Advanced Technology Introductory Seminar" for 4 days, and if IPA staff and IPA's recommended young creators to explain IPA's efforts to support safe and secure IoT era explain Thing. In addition, an operation expansion type suit "Skeletonics" scheduled to appear only on the first day 7th (Wednesday) was already exhibited.

You can see how you are maneuvering the motion enhanced suit "Skeletonics" from the following movies.

Squeezed Nicks with dynamically moving suits - YouTube

Yukai engineering
On Yukai engineering, which creates a product that connects the net and the real, with the theme "to make the world a real world with robotics", "BOCCO" of the communication robot etc is displayed.

BOCCO is a device that enables communication via the Internet by keeping it at home. The body has "Play" and "Record" buttons for voice, it is possible to exchange voice messages with smartphones, as well as to notify smartphones of information on sensors installed in the home. You can know the situation of family life even while you are out and you can enjoy casual message interaction with your family. By the way, the red nose on the face is a volume knob.

By attaching the attached sensor, BOCCO senses various actions such as returning home of the child by sensing the opening and closing of the door and the refrigerator, and it is designed to send information to the smartphone application via the net I will.

The screen of the application looks something like this. Notification of "opening and closing" arrives, "There was a reaction at the door", and it is possible to exchange voice via the application.

In addition to being able to exchange voice messages in both directions, BOCCO also makes it possible to read out by voice when sending a text message.

Used image of BOCCO The movie looks something like this. You can see how the family communicates via BOCCO.

BOCCO ~ Communication robot connecting families ~ - YouTube

USA SHOWCASETesla "Model S" of EV (Electric Vehicle) was placed in the area of ​​the city.

The body of only the skeleton is also placed, so that you can understand the location of the battery to be the power source and the arrangement of the motor and inverter at a glance.

Mirai translation
At the "Mirai Translation" booth, which provides machine translation solutions that translate from Japanese to foreign languages, foreign languages ​​to Japanese, using a cloud database to translate highly accurately, demonstration of real-time translation and robot Demonstration of the translation service using.

A computer other than a human being translates "Machine translation"Is not a particularly new technology, but recent machine translation has adopted cloud technology, it is a point that improving the accuracy of translation by automatically selecting matches from among huge translation examples I will.

It is troubling when translating on the net etc "Is this translation really true?Although there are things that you may have doubts, the system of Mirai translation translates this questionTranslate the translated foreign language back to Japanese againIt is said that it is resolved by that. When translating from day to Korea as follows, it is often that you can not read Korean and it will become chicken kanpan, but by returning the automatically translated Korean to Japanese again, what kind of It is possible to effectively grasp whether translation is being done.

In addition, at the booth, you can watch demonstrations such as real-time translation of patent documents, and try out speech translation using tablets etc.

You can also see demonstrations of hospitable robots that can be translated, which is currently being developed. By the time the Tokyo Olympic Games are held in 2020, it seems that such robots are active in many ways.

Structural Planning Institute
"Structural Planning Research Institute" of design & engineering company that aims at "creation of new value" by combining spatial information technology, communication technology, software technology, photographs the space while 3D scanning with space laser, and " You can generate data like map "NavVisExhibit equipment and solutions such as.

It seems to be said to be a "flying wireless relay station" using a drone "Drone de Relay"Concept model. By installing a wireless relay function in drones, it is an on-demand system that can easily create a private communication line even in places such as mountains and disasters where entry of people and establishment of communication infrastructure are difficult, It is said that development is being advanced towards.

The body of the drone is equipped with two Wi - Fi antennas mounted on a gimbal that keeps the angle by preventing shaking. In this state it jumps up to the sky, it is technology to realize "freedom private network" by realizing communication network with high degree of freedom by retransmitting the radio wave received from the other side and relays.

By saying that the targeted transfer distance is 1 km or more per machine, it seems to be able to cover a considerable range. Also, since the angle of the antenna can be freely adjusted, it is said that it is not always necessary to arrange all the drones on a straight line, which is also an interesting point. Especially interest from broadcast media seems to be gathered, so it seems that it can be useful for surveys and shooting of disaster sites that can not be relayed from remote areas, volcano etc can not be approached.

At the booth, there is also a demonstration to actually transfer the HD video of the camera.

Also, it was quite interesting to see the indoor 3D map created by NavVis and exhibits of solution examples using it.

Saitama University · Tsuji laboratory
At the booth of Saitama University · Tsuji Laboratory, which develops new content technology to visualize haptic / tactile information by making use of various sensors, loads on legs and arms are detected and synthesized in real time on the screen A display system is exhibited. This system is thought to be useful for rehabilitation scenes and it seems that it may include the possibility of expanding to sports field depending on development.

Power visualization parallel bars "FOVI - BarThis system, called a system called walking rehabilitation, incorporates a load sensor on the parallel bar to grasp the force on the hand and at the same time to estimate the force applied to the sole from the joint angle of the body.

The acquired information is analyzed by the computer, and the skeleton model and the bar graph showing the load amount are synthesized in real time on the actual image and displayed on the screen in front of you. If you actually try it, you will be surprised that the weight on your sole and palm you feel is almost directly displayed on the screen.

The interesting part of FOVI-Bar is that no similar load sensors are placed under the table. The force applied to the sole is a color range image sensor placed in front of a person,Kinect sensorIt is estimated by analyzing the skeleton data obtained from the position information of the body acquired in. Although it is "presumption", as mentioned earlier, when you actually stand on yourself you can see how your sense and screen display synchro- nize with considerable accuracy.

Although it is a major point that this system which can be realized only with the Kinect sensor and parallel rod sensor, PC enables "visualization of burden" which was difficult in the past, "low cost" is also an important point . The rehabilitation exclusive equipment which requires a budget of several million to 10 million yen if you do it will make it possible to reduce expenses fairly with this mechanism.

By using the Kinect sensor, it is also possible to visualize the burden on the joints of the hips and knees. It's like this when it's upright ... ...

Just a slight knee bending, the waist and the part of the knee part turned orange, it was judged that this part was under pressure. Although it is hard to convey by just looking at the photograph, when I try it actually, it is quite interesting to see with eyes that "Ah, this is taking up so much force."

Since it seems that you can transfer information wirelessly from the PC to the tablet, it seems that you can think of various ways of using it according to the application site.

This device is "Ankle muscle training robotThis robot is used to train ankle muscles as the name suggests. On the platform on which the foot is placed, in addition to the three-dimensional sensor for detecting the load being attached to two places, the force applied to the ankle is measured by analyzing by combining angle sensors built in the black cylindrical motor At the same time, we can estimate the angle of the ankle and knee, although it can not be understood by just listening, it is actually a device with considerably advanced functions.

By comprehensively analyzing various sensors, not only the power of the sole,I can guess even the degree of force of each leg muscleIt is said that it is becoming like. The muscle movement that we could not understand until we installed the electric sensor on the leg so far will allow us to grasp the clothes while using the device. Furthermore, even for a trainer who aids training, it will become possible to give concrete instructions "I will try to put more emphasis on muscles here" so that more effective rehabilitation will be possible.

The technology developed by Saitama University · Tsuji Laboratory is a technology that seems to be useful at the rehabilitation site, and at the same time, by applying these two mechanisms, it is likely that the pitcher will pitch and the center of gravity at the golf swing It may be possible to analyze the movement of the body to waste out waste and to be able to grasp more concretely visualize the way of using the muscles of the road bike ... ... and various delusions have become the content that will cause the various delusions to come up.

Murata Manufacturing
At Murata's booth, IoT related wearable devices and sensors were on display.

What attracted the most attention was "Holy land of glasses"We designed a smart glass concept model jointly with Sabae City in Fukui Prefecture called"Cool Design Smart Glass". In addition to realizing the original eyeglasses' eyeglasses design and manufacturing comfort with spectacles design technology and manufacturing technology unique to Sabae City, the world's smallest size rotation / push switch module mounted on the temple part of the rim, featuring the AR display of the lens part It is attached. It is a smart glass that blends into life, and it is the concept of operating various appliances such as home appliances and smart phones.

There are miniature house sets in the booth. A demonstration to operate lighting, television, fan, goodwill on smart glasses was done.

How to use is written under a miniature house, you can switch the display shown on the AR display and change the household appliances by pressing the button.

You can see how you actually operate home appliances with smart glasses from the following movies.

Where you operate appliances with smart glass at Murata Manufacturing - YouTube

Like this, a variety of other interesting technologies are on display at the CEATEC venue. Of course there are booths of well-known companies, and if you spend a day slowly walking around the venue you may encounter unexpected technologies and experiences, so before you visit the venue you may pre-apply and have fun for free It looks good.

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