New Energy and Industrial Technology
Development Organization

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

Report of “Interconnection Symposium for Safe Drone Operation”- Why we release API and conduct interconnection test now –


NEDO and Fukushima Innovation Coast Initiatives Promotion Organization held “Interconnection Symposium for Safe Drone Operation” on July 26th, Wednesday at the Fukushima Robot Test Field (RTF).

In this symposium, 118 people interested in drones and UTM joined and had a lecture from John Walker, the chairperson of ISO/TC20/SC16 about status and importance of international standardization on drone.

In addition, to show a project progress, we presented development of Drone Traffic Management System, which enable drone mutually connected, releasement of API (Application Programming Interface), and schedule of interoperability test. Moreover, along with announcing a progress of developing collision avoidance technology and result of test flight, we conducted a panel discussion to deepen understanding on importance of interoperability in regards to Drone Traffic Management.

時間 内容
13:30~13:45 ■Opening remarks
13:45~14:05 ■Keynote speech①
Prof. Kenzo Nonami
Professor Emeritus, Chiba University, Chairman of The Japan Drone Consortium
14:05~14:30 ■Keynote speech②
Mr. John Walker
Senior Partner The Padina Group ISO/TC20/SC16 UAS Committee Chairperson
14:30~14:40  Break
14:40~14:47 ■Co-organizer speech
About Development status of Fukushima RTF
Mr. Yoshinobuj Hosoda
Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework Promotion Organization
Deputy director of Fukushima Robot Test Field
14:47~14:55 ■Organizer speech
About DRESS project
Mr. Kazuhiko Miyamoto NEDO Project Manager
14:55~15:15 ■About Drone Traffic Management System API①
About connection using APIs to the Integrated Traffic Management Function
Dr. Toshihiro Nishizawa
Manager, PS Network Business Promotion Division, NEC Corporation
15:15~15:35 ■About Drone Traffic Management System API②
About release of API of information provision function
Mr. Fujisawa Director & Senior General Manager-Operations, ZENRIN CO., LTD.
15:35~15:55 ■DRESS project achievement report
About development of collision avoidance technology
Mr. Akihiro Yamane General Manager, Autonomous System Design Department, Technology Development Center, Aerospace Company, SUBARU CORPORATION
15:55~16:15  Break
16:15~17:15 ■Panel discussion
To realize safe drone operation
17:15~17:40 ■Keynote speech③
What to expect from the DRESS Project
Prof. Hajime Asama Precision Engineering, The University of Tokyo
17:40~17:45 ■Closing remarks


【Opening remarks】

Ishizuka Chairman

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Izumi Deputy Director

Commerce, Industry and Labour Department of Fukushima prefecture
Yamadera Deputy Director General

Minamisoma city
Monma Mayor








【Organizer・Co-organizer speech】

Fukushima RTF
Hosoda Deputy Director

NEDO Miyamoto PM







【Keynote speech】

ISO・TC20・SC16 Chairman Mr. John Walker

Chiba University
Prof. Nonami

University of Tokyo
Prof. Asama








【DRESS Project achievement report】

Nishizawa Manager

Fujisawa Director & Senior General Manager-Operations

Yamane General Manager








【Panel discussion】

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