HCMI Forum: Human-machine collaboration for manufacturing of the future



HCMI Forum: Human-machine collaboration for manufacturing of the future

Date: 10:00-12:00, Thursday, 13th July 2023 (ThA)
Room: Room 413

Related Technical Committee: TC 4.5. Human Machine Systems
Planned by: Consortium for Human-Centric Manufacturing Innovation (HCMI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Shigenobu Takayama (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan)
Kazuhiro Sasao (NS Solutions Corporation, Japan)
Hiroyuki Sawada (AIST, Japan)
Jun Ota (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Kenji Fujimoto (Kyoto University, Japan)
Tamio Tanikawa (HCMI Consortium, AIST, Japan)
Masayo Iwai (HCMI Consortium, AIST, Japan)

Chair: Tamio Tanikawa, HCMI Consortium, AIST, Japan
Co-Chair: Masayo Iwai, HCMI Consortium, AIST, Japan



Toward a post-COVID society and the prosperous future that lies ahead, cooperative control between humans and machines through robotics, AI, IoT, and CPS x ergonomics is becoming increasingly important. In order to realize diverse work styles for diverse human resources, expand the productive population, eliminate population bias, and develop skilled workers, it is necessary to develop technologies that enable people to work anywhere, anytime, rand receive training and education, which will contribute to strengthening competitiveness.

Session Program

This forum will discuss the theme of human-machine collaboration for manufacturing of the future from three perspectives. In the first session, cutting-edge research will be introduced, in the second, efforts toward social implementation by companies, and in the third, suggestions from a policy perspective will be presented from each standpoint.



5 min. Goals of the HCMI Consortium,

Tamio Tanikawa (HCMI Consortium, AIST)


Part I: R&D Perspectives (15min x 4)

15min. Expanding Engineers' Ability by DX - Digital Tripletf (ONLINE),

Yasushi Umeda(Professor, Artificial Engineering Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

15min. Establishing Resilient Super-Smart Society by Human-AI Co-Creation,

Tetsuo Sawaragi(Executive Vice-President, Kyoto University)

15min. Digital Prototyping of Human-Robot Collaboration in Simulated and Virtual Environments,

Rossi Setchi(Professor of High-Value Manufacturing|Athro Gweithgynhyrchu Gwerth Uchel Director of Research Centre in AI, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS))

15min. Implementing human-support AI to improve machining process efficiency,

Jonny Herwan(AIST)


Part II: Toward Social Implementation

10 min. VR Welding Training System focused on embodied knowledge,

Kazuhiro Sasao (NSSOL)

10 min. Safer human-robotic interaction using impedance control,

Scott A. Bortoff (MERL)

10 min. Design of an index of labor tightness (3K-index),

Hironori Taguchi(Asahi Kasei)


Part III: Social Institutions and Government

15 min. METI's R&D promotion Initiative in advanced AI,

Motoshi Kunugi(METI: Assistant Director, Industrial Technology Project Office, Research and Development Division, Industrial Technology and Environment Bureau)