Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. announced today that it will open the Yamaha Motor Advanced Technology Center in Yokohama City in an effort to further advance technology developments in robotics, artificial intelligence, and IT fields.
The center will be 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 commit, recruit, and develop advanced specialist human resources in each field to promote next-generation robotics technology development as well as utilization of technology from the artificial intelligence and IT fields, such as data science and digital marketing, according to the company.
At the same time, Yamaha Motor is also positioning the center as a hub for open innovation, promoting collaboration with companies, universities, and research institutions in advanced technology fields.
Yamaha Motor has put forth “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.
Though the text is in Japanese, the images in this video help explain what Yamaha is seeking to accomplish with its Advanced Technology Center.