Yamaha to set up advanced tech factory for robotics, AI and IoT

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 04 Jun 2018

Yamaha Motor Co is to open the Yamaha Motor Advanced Technology Center in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The Center aims to further advanced technology development in the robotics, artificial intelligence, and IT fields, recruit and develop advanced human resources, and promote open innovation.

As a hub for development of advanced technology such as AI/IoT, motion control, and image processing in the robotics field, Yamaha Motor plans for the Center to progressively commit, recruit, and develop advanced specialist human resources in each field in order to promote next-generation robotics technology development as well as utilisation of technology from the artificial intelligence and IT fields, such as data science and digital marketing.

Yamaha Motor is also positioning the Center as a hub for open innovation, promoting linkages and collaboration with companies, universities, and research institutions which possess knowledge and strengths in advanced technology fields.

The Japanese auto major has targeted ‘growth in the solutions business field’ and ‘advancement of the development of foundational technology’ as key themes among the growth strategies in the Medium-Term Management Plan, and has been working to strengthen development in the elemental technologies of robotics, artificial intelligence, and IT.

Through the opening of the new Center, Yamaha Motor says it will actively promote the gathering of information relating to various advanced technologies, strengthening of collaboration with related companies and universities, and leverage the Center’s location to recruit and develop advanced technology human resources.


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