INNOVATION CHALLENGE

UPCOMING CONTESTS

2021 September

Living Assistance
Robot Award

Living Assistance Robot Award
Scheduled after September 5, 2021
Total Prize 1,000,000 USD
Tsukuba, Ibaraki Pref., Japan

2020 October

Search and Rescue
Demonstration Experiment

Alpine Accident Search and Rescue Demonstration Experiment
October 14-16, 2020
Kamishihoro, Hokkaido, Japan

2019 October

Self-Driving Bus
Demonstration Test
on a Public Road

Self-Driving Bus Demonstration
October 5-7, 2019
Kamishihoro, Hokkaido, Japan

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What is
Innovation
Challenge?

Robotic Innovation for People

The purpose of the innovation challenge is to solve the challenges faced by communities and people across the country through a variety of innovations and to promote the challenge of problem solving. Since 2016, we have been conducting a distress rescue robot contest in mountainous areas. In 2017, we conducted a demonstration test of a self-driving bus that will lead to solutions for issues faced by people with disabilities. In the future, we plan to hold a robot contest on the theme of life support for the disabled and elderly. The plan for the contest is being carried out in cooperation with the companies and local governments that support the action policy and content of the Executive Committee, and is being carried out in cooperation with the local community.