Entries by yuichiro.hikosaka

CNBC Documentary “Japan: Powering Tomorrow”

TX was featured in Japan: Powering Tomorrow, a two-part documentary series, explores how the country is tackling challenges head-on through innovation and technology. From its world-renowned advances in MedTech and revolutionary developments in robotics and AI, we meet Japan’s bright thinkers who are breaking new ground to overcome the immediate impact of COVID-19, whilst also […]

CNN Business: Seven-foot robots are stacking shelves in Tokyo convenience stores

Japan has the oldest population in the world, and that’s causing an acute labor shortage. With almost a third of the population aged 65 and above, finding workers can be a challenge. Increasingly, companies are turning to technology as a solution — including two of the biggest convenience store franchises in Japan, FamilyMart and Lawson. Read More on CNN […]

Telexistence Begins the Trial Operation of its Remote Controlled Robot, Model-T, at a FamilyMart Store. Aims to Realize a New Labor-Saving Store Operation Platform

FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Takashi Sawada; hereafter FamilyMart) and Telexistence Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Jin Tomioka; hereafter “TX”) started trial operations of the TX robot Model-T and Augmented Workforce Platform (hereafter “AWP”) to build a new store operation model using  remote control robot technology. In this trial operation, the pilot logs […]

Telexistence Announces Appointment of Yutaka Matsuo, Professor at The University of Tokyo, as the AI Technology Advisor

Telexistence Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Jin Tomioka; hereafter “TX”) today announced the appointment of Yutaka Matsuo, Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, as the AI Technology Advisor.   Professor Matsuo is an expert in artificial intelligence (especially deep learning) and web engineering. Based on the University of Tokyo, he promotes […]

Model-T, a Semi-Autonomous Remote-Controlled Robot, to be Introduced to Retail Stores and Aims to Realize Augmented Workforce Platform in the Retail Industry.

Telexistence Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Jin Tomioka; hereafter “TX”) today announced the development of “Model-T”, that uses the Telexistence® technology to enable the establishment of Augmented Workforce Platform (hereafter “AWP”) in the retail industry.  Company and Model-T Introduction Movie:https://youtu.be/ReM6RDxg7-0 Currently, robots (especially industrial robots) are mainly used only in factories of automakers and general […]

Reuters: Japanese robot to clock in at a convenience store in test of retail automation

TOKYO (Reuters) – In August, a robot vaguely resembling a kangaroo will begin stacking sandwiches, drinks and ready meals on shelves at a Japanese convenience store in a test its maker, Telexistence, hopes will help trigger a wave of retail automation. Read More on Reuters Online: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-tech-robot/japanese-robot-to-clock-in-at-a-convenience-store-in-test-of-retail-automation-idUSKCN24G138

Former Sony and Softbank Robotics America Aya Ishikawa appointed as Chief People Officer

Telexistence Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Jin Tomioka; hereinafter “TX”) has appointed Aya Ishikawa as its new Chief People Officer. Aya has extensive HR background with experience working as the Head of Human Resources for companies such as Sony and Softbank Robotics. In order to further promote business and product development, TX is working to […]

Telexistence enters strategic alliance with LeaguerX to start building a foundation for business development in China

Telexistence Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Jin Tomioka; hereinafter referred to as TX) and LeaguerX Entrepreneurial Investment (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., (Headquarters: Shenzhen, China; representative Xiang Zheng , hereafter referred to as LeaguerX), has established a strategic alliance and will begin to cooperate in building and accelerating TX’s business development in China. LeaguerX is an […]