May 16, 2018
The Second AI EXPO was held in Tokyo Big Sight from April 4 to April 6, 2018. Approximately 46,000 people came from a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, and services. Attention was focused on exhibitions using AI technology for manufacturing industries.
Musashi Seimitsu Industry, an automobile parts maker, demonstrated an automatic visual inspection system developed with ABEJA, the AI venture. The AI robot which learned the shape of the good and the defective item of the gear inspects the image of the finished product and removes the defective one. “Before marketing outside, we will first introduce it to our own factory,” the person in charge says.
AI Cube which Yaskawa Electric founded in March, 2018, to accelerate AI research also participated. A robot system (photo) was displayed that taking out necessary parts from a box piled up with assorted parts. “Aiming for commercialization in the next fiscal year,” the person in charge said.