New Energy and Industrial Technology
Development Organization

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

At NEDO Robot and AI Forum 2018 in World Robot Summit 2018, ISO/TC20/SC16 president John Walker and representatives of this project gave lectures


On Wednesday, January 17th, the first day of the World Robot Summit 2018, NEDO Robot AI Forum 2018 drone session invited ISO / TC20 / SC16 president John Walker from the USA, NEDO project manager Mr. Miyamoto, the Japan Drone Consortium chairman Mr. Nonami, and Zenrin executive Mr. Takekawa, give talks.


From the viewpoint of social implementation of drone, there were three lectures on the theme of "issues of international standardization", "approach of this project", and "challenges for practical application of drones with high social impact". We received a lot of attention before the session and the number of applicants filled up early. Many of the participants were taking notes with interest on the day.


[Lecture contents]

1. “Intgegration of Commercial RPAS into Global, Non-Segregated Airspace”

President of ISO / TC20 / SC16
John Walker

  • Review status and prospects on international standardization of drones
  • International standardization of drones
  • Expectations for social implementation in Japan



2.  “Aiming for the society where drones fly"

Chief Project Manager of NEDO Robot/AI Department
Mr. Kazuhiko Miyamoto

  • Overview and schedule of DRESS project
  • About demonstration experiment for social implementation of drone
  • About Fukushima Robot Test Field which is indispensable for DRESS project demonstration experiment



3. "How far has the 'Sky Industrial Revolution' progressed, challenges and prospects"

Chairman of the Japan Drone Consortium
Mr. Kenzo Nonami

  • About socially important drone technology
  • Development status and challenges, as well as prospects on "operation management system" necessary for social implementation of drones



4.  “Required society implementation of ‘air-way’ to ensure drone safe fly”

Executive, IoT Business Division General Manager of Zenrin Co., Ltd.
Mr. Michio Takekawa

  • About "sky network" and "operation management" which are solutions for social implementation of drone
  • Zenrin's information provision function essential for safe flight of drone



Mr. John Walker, president of ISO / TC20 / SC16, gave a talk at WRS drone session

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