Focused Technologies and Examples

AI / IoT / BigData

Activity Sensing

Photo: Image of activity sensing

The Activity Sensing Technology specializes in the understanding of human behavior in context by the processing and analysis of data from sensors in home. More comfortable and personalized services in the home can be offered through this technology.

Multilingual Speech Translation

Photo: Multilingual speech translation devices

A hands-free multilingual speech translation system hangs from a neck strap.
It can pick up sound even in a noisy environment, thus facilitating smooth communication among people who speak different languages.

Data Analysis

Diagram showing the steps from Assignment Setting,Data Collection & Processing, Model Design & Learing, to Systemization & Operetion

Using data analysis that supports AI assignment setting, data collection, model design and systemization, we are able to improve business operations and create new business by using data stored in the company.

Autonomous Driving Service

Photo: Ride Sharing Service by Autonomous Drive

A service system that does not require deep knowledge of automatic operation is realized by an automatic operation system using AI, a remote system using communication band estimation technology, and risk detection data analysis technology. The autonomous rideshare service is provided in Osaka headquarter area.

Sensing Technology

Sensing Camera

Photo: Detected blood vessels of human hand using high-accuracy sensor

In addition to high image quality, high sensitivity, and high resolution, near-infrared light is used, for example, to detect blood vessels that are usually invisible. By visualizing normally invisible objects, this camera can be used for a variety of sensing applications.

Face / Object Recognition

Photo : Image of face recognition

High authentication accuracy with a unique algorithm that can extract feature using multiple deep learning technologies and a similarity calculation method adopted to the shooting environment.

High-Resolution Video Analysis

Image of distortion analysis of bridges by video

Technology for measuring the deflection and vibration of infrastructure such as bridge with imaging analysis. Contribute for labor saving and suitable maintenance.

Emotion Recognition

Photo of Biometric sensor and image of emotion recoginition

Realize an indoor environment that leads people to better conditions with biometric and behavioral sensing technologies that can understand their conditions including inside such as emotions.

Digitalization

IoT PLC
 

Image of IoT PLC that allows Internet connection just by plugging it into an outlet

In the expanding IoT society, constant internet access is the key. "IoT PLC" makes it possible to connect devices securely and easily with existing cables, such as power lines, coaxes, and telephone lines, which can be found anywhere.

Fifth Generation Mobile Communication

Image of fifth generation mobile communication environment using various frequency bands

Methods/technologies have been developed for high-capacity, high-speed, and low-latency next-generation communication networks, where various frequency bands and radio systems can be used simultaneously or by switching. This creates a radio environment suitable for the IoT age.

Security Platform for IoT Market

Image of of security platform contributing to automobiles, homes, factories, and buildings for IoT era

Develop cybersecurity technology to monitor data of automobile, house, factory and building and to detect unknown attack by AI for building the foundation for IoT era.

High Performance Computing

Image of Hign Peofomance Conputing (HPC) platform utilizeng both internal and external HPC systems

Utilization of HPC platform composed of both internal and external HPC systems realizes high-throughput material informatics, CPS, AI training, and CAE, leading to accelerated digitalization of business and R&D.

Robotics

Housekeeping / Nursing-care Robots

Photo: Cleaning robot and Walk training robot

Technologies cultivated through development of Industrial robots have been utilized in new products. There is the challenge of developing new markets with new products, such as a cleaning robot that demonstrates superior performance in cleaning tough corners, and a training robot for improving walking function.

Social Issue-solving Robots
 

Photo: Autonomous delivery robot and Personal mobility robot

Robots are developed for solving human laborshortage due to aging and decrease in workingpopulation. Autonomous delivery robot thatfull-automatically derivers item like medicines orspecimens in hospitals and mobility robot that improve the convenience of moving people and luggage at airports have been realized.

Physical Augmentation

Photo: While a wearable robot arm holds a board, a worker cannail-up it

Robotics to maintain and enhance physical functions such as senses and muscle strength. Support without sense of incongruity by accurately guessing human intention.

Kansei Augmentation

Photo: Communication robot prompts slimes from persons to capture and records good facial expressions

By utilizing the elemental technologies of robots, we aim to change the state of the human mind, such as enjoyment and concentration, and to achieve well-being for each individual.

Key device / Manufacturing

All Solid State Batteries

Image of structure of all solid state battery

Novel solid-state electrolytes with high safety have been successfully developed. We will challenge to realize all solid state batteries with exceeding performances in safety, energy-density, and charging speed over conventional rechargeable batteries.

Phononic Devices

Photo: Phononic devices

Extraordinary high heat flow controllability can be achieved through phononic devices with nano-scale periodic structures (phononic crystals), which will contribute to solving thermal issues associated with carbon-free society in the AI/IoT era.

Photonic Integrated Devices

Image of Optical integrated function sensor

Next-generation sensors will be created through the development of new materials and process technologies for integration; and the demonstration of innovative sensing by means of cutting-edge laser technology, light-receiving technology, and optical modulation technology.

Materials Informatics

Image of rapid repetitive cycles of data collection, learning & prediction, and evaluation

Innovation in material development has been realized through the use of cutting-edge AI technologies and HPC* Rapid repetitive cycles of data collection, learning & prediction, and evaluation accelerate the discovery of novel materials with target properties and help cut the overall R&D time in half.

※HPC:High Performance Computing

Clean Energy

Energy Creation

Photo: Solar cell and Fuel cell "ENE-FARM"

Home Power Generation: Using hydrogen and oxygen, electricity can be generated at home according to the energy demand of each household, creating an eco-lifestyle a step ahead of the times.

Energy-storage

Photo:6 kinds of Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries, Storage Battery and Lithium-ion Battery Module

Development of a system using high capacity storage batteries was proactively promoted to create an increasingly secure/comfortable life with power storage. Power-storage system, Automotive lithium-ion battery system.

Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Photo: Pure hydrogen fuel cells

Also taking on the challenge of developing pure hydrogen fuel cells to help create a hydrogen society. Implementing demonstration experiments for fuel cells that use pure hydrogen at PR facilities such as a solar power installation in Yamanashi Prefecture.

Energy-management

Image of products with ECONAVI logo

Electricity can be saved simply by using home appliances based on Panasonic's proprietary "ECONAVI" technology, which is capable of detecting wasted electricity and automatically saving electricity. Each home appliance thinks wisely and saves electricity.