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Business and Technology Insight Forums Tokyo 2016

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

29 February & 1 March 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Room Next1

2 March 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Room E/F
UDX Conference Center, 4F, 4-14-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021 Japan


The Internet of Things and RFID

29 FebruaryMorning


29 February Afternoon

Emerging Energy Storage: Technologies and Markets.

1 March Morning

Batteries with New Form and Structural Factors: Thin, Flexible, Printed, Woven, Stretchable, Structural and Small Batteries

1 March Afternoon

Wearable Technology: Products, Markets and Trends

2 March Morning

Enabling Technologies for Wearable: Materials, Sensors, Displays, Haptics, E-Textiles and Power

2 March Afternoon

Group discounts are available please contact: Corinne Jennings,

Half-day Insight Forum 2


The worldwide market for robotics will grow to exceed $120bn over the next decade.

The robotics industry is on the brink of a revolution. For over 50 years the most commercially successful robots have been articulated robot arms used primarily in the automotive industry to manufacture cars. The biggest shift over the next ten years will be massive growth in mobile robots. This new breed of robots will transport us, deliver our goods, spray and harvest our crops, monitor our streets, fight our enemies and mine minerals not only on the planet surface but from the bottom of the ocean and potentially even from asteroids in space. Smaller but still substantial developments will include the proliferation of traditional industrial robots into countries currently manufacturing using human labour and also the evolution of industrial robots from dangerous machines that must be fenced off for safety to collaborative robots able to sit alongside human workers and contribute safely thanks to developments in sensors, microcontrollers, machine vision and artificial intelligence.

What you will learn
    »Key technologies and markets explained
    »End user needs explored
    »10 year forecasts and global trends mapped

Designed for those seeking an overview of the entire robotics industry and a map of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, this masterclass will arm you with knowledge of the latest developments in robotics. The class will cover:

    »Current and future applications
    »Existing and emerging technologies
    »All major players
    »Current state of the robotics market
    »Trends and market evolution

This insight forum will provide you with a full assessment of this complex and rapidly changing technology.

All of these sectors comprise of a complex and rapidly changing technology and market landscape, which can make it difficult to identify genuine opportunities for companies involved or wishing to get involved or to see the current state of play.

This forum addresses both the business and technologies involved - providing deep depth including significant market data to allow you to understand these complex landscapes. Attendees will leave with a clear, quantified view of the markets, technology assessment and development roadmaps, key player profiles and their strategy for market adoption, with lessons from success and failures.


The forum is hosted by IDTechEx with research based on direct interviews with the key players in the technology. IDTechEx analysts are deeply technical (typically PhD level) and commercially experienced, conducting research from bases in Europe, Asia and USA in six languages.

This event is targeted to those involved in growth strategy, business development, research and engineering, innovation management. It is attended by companies involved in material supply, equipment manufacture, component and device manufacture, OEMs and systems integrators.

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

Please see registration form for special forum packages. If your colleagues would like to attend, company discounts are available - please contact Corinne Jennings, for details.
29 February | AfternoonRoom: Next 1, UDX Conference Center

IDTechEx Japanese Analysts Yasuo Yamamoto and Mayumi Kozakai,
will be available at this Insight Forum for further discussion.


13:00 - 14:00
Lunch, networking and registration for the afternoon session
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 14:50
Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.
    »Existing applications: automotive, semiconductor, food and surgical
    »Emerging applications: mining, agriculture, personal robots and autonomous transport
14:50 - 15:30
Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.
    »Existing technologies: traditional robot arms
    »Drive systems for mobile robots: energy storage and harvesting, motors, drive electronics and microcontrollers
    »Emerging sensor and actuator technologies
    »Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and machine vision
15:30 - 15:50
Networking Break
15:50 - 16:20
Discussion of the Main Players
Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.
    »Existing major players and their focuses
    »Emerging players in growth sectors: mobile robotics, collaborative robotics, personal robotics, agricultural and mining
16:20 - 16:50
Current Robotics Market
Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.
    »Value chains
    »Total revenue breakdown by application, technology, geographical location
    »Hype curve indicating the state of evolution of each market sector/technology today
16:50 - 17:15
Trends and Market Evolution
Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.
    »Traditional industrial robots
    »Collaborative robotics
    »Agricultural service robots
    » Surgical
    »Mobile robots
    »Commoditization, modularization and sharing
17:15 - 17:45
Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.
    »Total market values forecast 2016-2026
    »Individual market forecasts 2016-2026 for traditional industrial robots, collaborative robots, surgical assistants, agricultural and personal robots (broken down into 3D printers, lawn mowers, pool cleaners and vacuum cleaners).
    »Market share by sector 2016-2026
    »Absolute growth (in $) for each market sector 2016-2026
    »Time line of major developments expected from 2016 to 2026
17:45 - 18:00
Conclusions and Questions With IDTechEx
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