Telexistence Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; CEO Jin Tomioka, / CTO Charith Fernando; hereinafter TX Inc.) has developed a mass production prototype for MODEL H, that uses remote control technologies utilizing the Telexistence® technology, VR, telecommunication, cloud and haptics.
In the current robot industry, FA robots occupy a large market share. However, we have a clear vision to create new markets that utilize the Telexistence® technology, VR, telecommunication, cloud, haptics and AI and to pass down businesses and technologies that would become assets for the next generation. Augmentation of human capabilities and presentation of new connectivity are indispensable for dramatic improvement of human life and sophistication of industries.
Features of MODEL H
With commercialization in mind, MODEL H has improved ease of use and durability, shortened boot time and startup time, sophisticated design, proprietary cloud infrastructure and will be mobile and internet-ready.
The main specific features are as follows.
Cockpit side (operation side)
・Control computer, infrared 3D location measurement, VR and haptic device in portable case, made significantly compact.
・Modularization of haptic presentation device and improvement of UI / UX
・Low-latency audiovisual / haptic transmission using the internet
・Mechanical design optimized for mass production
・Exterior design assuming commercialization
・Wheel-enabled mobility to experience moving around remote places
・Significant increase in portable weight
In addition, TX Inc. will hold events that enable customers to experience the Telexistence® technology-based robot and its remote control capabilities in summer 2018. As part of the initiatives to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the return of the Ogasawara Islands to Japan, we are considering a tour experience of TELEXISTENCE TRAVEL, tourism resources in Tokyo Ogasawara Islands, jointly with KDDI Corporation (Headquarters; Tokyo, Japan; President Makoto Takahashi), our strategic investor, Tokyu Land Corporation (Headquarters; Tokyo, Japan; President Yuji Okuma), that operates urban development with advanced technology in the Takeshiba area, the gateway to the islands, Kajima Corporation (Headquarters; Tokyo, Japan; President Yoshikazu Oshimi) and CiP, Contents innovation Program (Headquarters; Tokyo, Japan; Board Chair Ichiya Nakamura).
Reference: About the Telexistence® technology
Telexistence® is a concept of using a remote robot as his or her extended being, to release humans from space-time constraints. It was first proposed by Dr. Susumu Tachi, Professor Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo in 1980. It is an evolutionary form of a master-slave robot system where the operator receives sensor information from the remotely located robot and controls the robot to conduct remote tasks.
It is based on the knowledge, technology and know-how of robotics, virtual reality, telecommunication, human interface, cognitive psychology such as humanoid robot mechanism, control, visual, auditory, tactile sensing, human movement measurement, visual, auditory, tactile presentation to humans and data transmission.
Company ：Telexistence Inc.
Address ：5-4-27 Barbizon104 804, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representatives ：Jin Tomioka, CEO, Charith Fernando, CTO
Established ：January 23, 2017
Link : https://tx-inc.com/presskit