EMBA GNW Tokyo - DAY 4
Jun 15, 2018
Trip to the city of Tsukuba to visit Cyberdyne. Quite a few nods to sci-fi - but this is all science and no fiction! Cyberdyne develops robotics called HAL (Hybrid Assisted Limbs) that can assist human functions. Leg units help rehabilitate patients after injury, and boost mobility for the elderly. A HAL Back unit can assist with heavy lifting tasks (think Iron Man). Students were thrilled to get the opportunity to try out the robotic units.
More smart innovation this afternoon in Kashiwa-no-ha, a big "Smart City" formed through a special collaboration among the public, private, and academic sectors. A guest from each of these sectors joined us to talk about the unique new infrastructure features created through the partnership: Mr. Ishige of Kashiwa City, Mr. Mimaki of UDCK, and Mr. Mitome of Mitsui Fudosan. In a lively workshop, we created a concept and slogan for smart-city infrastructure development that can meet the needs of Japan's aging population.