New Energy and Industrial Technology
Development Organization

Drones and Robots for
Ecologically Sustainable Societies project(DRESS project)

Speech session by John Walker, chairman of ISO/TC20/SC16, and DRESS Project Members at NEDO Robot & AI Forum 2018 of the WRS 2018



On the first day of WRS 2018, 17th of October, we had a speeech session by John Walker (chairman of ISO/TC20/SC16), who NEDO had invited from the U.S., Mr. Miyamoto (NEDO Deputy Director and Project Manager for DRESS Project), Mr. Nonami (chairman of Japan Drone Consortium), and Mr. Takekawa (Vice President & Head of IoT Business of Zenrin Co., Ltd.) at Drone Session of NEDO Robot & AI Forum 2018.

The speech session dealing with "challenges for international standardization," "Approach of Dress Project," and "Challenges for the utilization of drone technology with large social impact" from the perspective of drones' social implementation had acquired so big attention before the session was held that the application got full at early stage. Moreover, a lot of audience was seen to take notes eagerly at the session.


【Speech Contents】

①「Intgegration of Commercial RPAS into Global, Non-Segregated Airspace」

ISO/TC20/SC16, Chairman

John Walker


・Issues at discussion and Prospect for drones' international standardization

・Expectation for Japan in drones' international standardization and social implementation


②「Drone and Robots for ecologically Sustainable Societies Project」

Robot and Aritificial Intelligence Technology Department, NEDO Deputy Director, Project Manager

Kazuhiko Miyamoto


・Overview and Schedule of DRESS Project

・Demonstration tests for drones' social implementation

・The Fukushima Robot Test Field, essential for demonstration tests of DRESS Project


③「How far is the "industrial revolution in the sky? Issues and prepects」

Japan Drone Cnsortium Chairman

Kenzo Nonami


・Drone technology with large social impact

・Status of development, Challenges and Prospect for flight management system, necessary for drones' social implementation


④「Implementation toward "Sky Network" necessary for safe drone aviation」

Zenrin Co., Ltd. Vice President & Head of IoT Business

Michio Takegawa


・"Sky Network" and "Airspace Management" as solutions for drones' social implementation

・Zenrin's supplemental data provision function, essential for drones' safe flight


Mr. Walker, chairman of ISO/TC20/SC16, giving a speech at Drone Session at WRS 2018




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