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Aiming for Lifestyle Support Technologies that Can Respond to the Diversity of Residents: Expectations Toward Manufacturers that Provide Component Technologies for Smart Homes

Smart homes utilize data that can be obtained in the course of daily life to support residents' lives. To make smart homes a reality, diverse electronic information and communications technologies must be utilized. We spoke with Professor Yasuo Tan of the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology about the technologies needed to make the ideal smart home a reality and the role of manufacturers developing and supplying those technologies.

  • Researcher Interview
  • Sensors
  • Smart Home
  • IoT
  • AI
  • Work style reform
  • Decarbonization

A Near Future Smart Home Equipped With 1,000 Sensors to Watch Over the Residents at Anytime from Anywhere to Anticipate and Fulfill Their Wishes

The combination of IoT systems and AI technologies to collect and process big data is advancing, and this is occurring not only in industry and government agencies but also leading to the smart home concept that is spreading to ordinary homes as well. We spoke with Professor Yasuo Tan, Vice-President of the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, about the ideal vision for the smart home that we should aim for in the near future and the technologies required to make it a reality.

  • Researcher Interview
  • Sensors
  • Security
  • Smart Home
  • IoT
  • AI
  • Work style reform
  • Decarbonization

Open Innovation × PKSHA

Accelerating the Evolution of AI Technologies and the Social Implementation of Applications With Open Innovation Based on Collaboration Between Different Fields

For this project, we spoke with Katsuya Uenoyama, the Representative Director of PKSHA Technology, a company with a proven track record in blazing a trail of AI application. In Part 2, we spoke with Uenoyama about the aims of the open innovation that PKSHA is pursuing and the AI evolution that can be expected as a result.

  • AI
  • Co-Creation
  • Researcher Interview
  • DX

Open Innovation × PKSHA

Expanding the Impact of AI Utilization to More Fields Through the "Co-evolution" of Research and Development and Social Implementation

With services utilizing AI steadily increasing, PKSHA Technology is a company with a proven track record in blazing a trail of AI application. In this article, we spoke with PKSHA Representative Director Katsuya Uenoyama about the key points of blazing a trail of AI application in various fields.

  • AI
  • Co-Creation
  • Researcher Interview
  • DX

Potential for Sensing Technologies to Contribute to Smart Agriculture (Measures Against Salt Damage by Breeding a Rice Strain): Development of a Resistant Rice Strain to Salt Damage in Preparation for Climate Change

Tohoku University and the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization have developed a rice plant resistant to salt damage. Tohoku University and Murata Manufacturing are jointly conducting the Demonstration Experiment to Analyze the Factors Behind Salt Damage Resistance in the Surface Rooting Rice Plant Strain using soil sensors from June 2022 to March 2023. The aim of this experiment is to analyze the factors behind the salt damage resistance in that rice plant. How can sensing technologies contribute to the selective breeding of agricultural produce? We spoke with Eiko Hanzawa, a technical expert at Tohoku University involved in research, about an overview of rice plants with salt damage resistance and the utilization of sensing technologies.

  • Agriculture
  • Researcher Interview
  • DX
  • Sensors
  • Soil sensor

How Will Murata’s Soil Sensors Change Agriculture? Smarter Watering Management for Greenhouse Horticulture, Fruit Growing, and Outdoor Cultivation

Isn’t one of the ideals of agriculture to maintain sustainability with a good balance between cultural development, the environment, the economy, living things, and communities? Murata Manufacturing has started the mass production of high-performance soil sensors that contribute to the realization of that ideal.

  • Agriculture
  • Researcher Interview
  • DX
  • Sensors
  • Soil sensor

Potential for Sensing Technologies to Contribute to Smart Agriculture (Restoration of Agricultural Land in Tohoku): Power of Soil Sensors to Facilitate the Acquisition of Big Data in Agriculture

The tsunami resulting from the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 caused extensive damage to agricultural land in Japan. There were concerns about salt damage to crops due to seawater intrusion. Therefore, desalination work on the affected agricultural land was carried out over a wide area as part of the project to recover from the disaster. A demonstration test was also conducted to observe the salinity utilizing soil sensors on agricultural land after desalination. What is the potential for sensing technologies to contribute to agriculture? We spoke with Hitoshi Kanno, a former associate professor at the Graduate School of Tohoku University, about an overview of the desalination work and the utilization of sensing technologies in smart agriculture.

  • Agriculture
  • Researcher Interview
  • DX
  • Sensors
  • Soil sensor