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KHI and SONY establish new company for robot remote control

June 2, 2021

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, a leading heavy industry maker, and an electronic component maker SONY, announced on May 25, 2021 that they will establish a new robot-related company. They will establish the new company in the summer of 2021, in which they will each hold a 50% stake.

The business will focus on the development of a remote control platform for robots.

The new company will develop a remote control system using a dedicated robot controller, a work status monitoring system, and a device status management system.

The remote control platform will be tested in-house by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Sony Group. The service is scheduled to start in 2022.

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