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Seven-Eleven starts robot delivery and demonstration experiment in office building

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Seven-Eleven, Asratec, and Softbank have started a trial test of product delivery by RICE from January 3th.

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Asratec Co., Ltd.(British: Asratec Corp.) IsTokyoMinato-kuRoppongi Headquartered inMech robotOS for "V-Sido OSWe carry out business centered on planning, development, sales, and consulting of related products.Softbank GroupCompany.Masato Sakatani, a subsidiary of SoftBank Robotics Holdings Corp. and SoftBank Group company Realize Mobile Communications, also serves as president.The origin of the company name is "ZoroastrianismGodASURAASRA with one letter U removed from, and technology (TEChnology) combined. ASURA has the meaning of a life-giving god, meaning that we want to spread software that gives life to robots, and removing U from ASURA makes it software that "U = You = you" does not need to be aware of. The meaning is included. "[2]


  • 2009May 7 - NAISTWhile being a graduate studentAISTWas a technical traineeWataru Yoshizaki Ministry of Economy, Trade and IndustryJurisdictionIncorporated administrative agencyIPAAdopted for the unexplored IT human resources discovery and training project.[3]
  • 2010May 6 - Infinity Ventures Summit V-Sido developed by Yoshizaki will win the 2010 Spring Launch Pad.[4]
  • 2010May 7 --Yoshizaki's achievement V-Sido was evaluated and certified as a super creator by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.[5]
  • 2013May 12 --A giant robot made by Suidobashi Heavy Industries, which Yoshizaki was involved in controlling as a co-creatorAgency for Cultural Affairs Media Arts FestivalReceived the 16th Entertainment Category Excellence Award.[6]
  • 20132 --Yoshizaki establishes V-Sido Co., Ltd.[7]
  • 2013May 7 --Welcome Yoshizaki as Chief Robot Creator of Business Planning HeadquartersSB Media HoldingsEstablished Asratec Co., Ltd.[8]
  • 2014May 6 --Full-scale entry into the robot software business at the new robot business presentation[9]And V-Sido OS will be provided, and a microcomputer board (Bushido Connect) with some of its functions mounted on the board will be released later this year.[10]The concept model robot (Asura Sea One) will be released.[11]On the same day, the capital was increased from 1000 million yen to 3 million yen.[12]
  • 2014May 9 - SanrioGroup ofheartProvided by V-Sido OS[13]
  • October 2014 --The prototype "J-deite Quarter" of "Project J-deite", which builds a giant transforming robot in collaboration with BRAVE ROBOTICS, will be released.[14]
  • 2014May 11 - Maker Faire TokyoWith 2014Intel EdisonV-Sido CONNECT announcement corresponding to[15]
  • 2015May 1 - AISTDeveloped "V-Sido x Songle", a control system that allows you to dance to the music appreciation service Songle in collaboration with[16]
  • March 2015, 3 --V-Sido CONNECT RC is sold in a limited quantity of 9 pieces.The price is 50 yen.[17]
  • June 2015, 6 --Started development of completely transforming robot "J-deite RIDE" in collaboration with BRAVE ROBOTICS[18]
  • July 2015, 7-"Robodoll Project" launched[19]
  • March 2016, 3 --Headquarters moved from 1-2-4 Roppongi to 5 Kanda Higashimatsushitacho[20]
  • July 2016, 7 --License for robot remote control system "VRcon for Pepper" started[21]
  • November 2016, 11-Asratec,Sansei Technologies, BRAVE ROBOTICS established J-Dite Ride Limited Liability Partnership[22]
  • October 2017, 1- Glasses supermarketDemonstration of remote control of Pepper by linking the glasses-type wearable terminal "bg" and "VRcon"[23]
  • October 2017, 1- Kanamoto, KG Flow Techno, and Fujiken are jointly developing a cockpit controller for the humanoid robot "DOKA ROBO" for operating construction machinery.[24]
  • May 2017, 5 --Multilingual translation function etc. added to "VRcon" in partnership with Forex Robotics[25]
  • March 2018, 3 --Development of remote robot controller "V-Sido Web Connect"[26]
  • April 2018, 4 --Released prototype of deformed humanoid robot "J-deite RIDE"[27]


The business is centered around the V-Sido OS developed by Yoshizaki. The features of V-Sido OS are that you can move a humanoid robot by intuitive operation, that you can operate the robot from a smartphone etc. without going through a personal computer if you have simple program knowledge, and that you can control the posture of joints etc. by real-time calculation. No prior motion adjustment is required[28], Existing parts without expensive custom products (AI,Servomotor) Can be used to make robots.[29].. As of June 2014NidecMade byFutaba Electronics IndustryMade byKondo ScienceCompatible with servo motors made by ROBOTIS (Korea). As a company adopting V-Sido OS,Aldebaran roboticsEtc. are introduced[30].

Project "Project J-deite"

The project is with Asratec of V-Sido OS and BRAVE ROBOTICS of transformation robot.Transformers Ofタ カ ラ ト ミ ーThis is a transformation robot manufacturing project.As part of this, in October 2014, a 10-meter prototype "J-deite Quarter" was released. Aiming for completion in 1.3, the joint development of "J-deite RIDE", which completely transforms a 2017-meter humanoid robot into a vehicle mode capable of traveling at 3.5 km / h, was carried out.[31] The prototype was released on April 2018, 4. There is a plan to develop a robot with a total length of 26 meters in 2020.[32]

Project "Robodol-Robot Idol Promotion Project-"

Hakuhodo, Kokoro, Sagawa Electronics, Asratec joint project. The plan is to expand the playing field of idol robots by providing support such as appropriate casting and motion management of robots using V-Sido OS, costumes and makeup for robots.Aim to promote the use of robots in events, TV programs, video works, etc. and develop markets.[33]


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  2. ^ “I went to ASRATEC!”. Robot Start news. (December 2014, 12). http://robotstart.co.jp/news/news024.html 2015th of February 10Browse. 
  3. ^ IPA open call for participants results: First half of 2009 Unexplored main body open call for participants results
  4. ^ Robot operation with iPhone = V-Sido for Smartphone
  5. ^ About certification of "Unexplored IT human resources discovery and training business" super creator in the first half of 2009
  6. ^ 16th Japan Media Arts Festival Award Winning Works
  7. ^ Anyone can easily operate the robot ──Thoughts put into the control system "V-Sido"
  8. ^ Softbank enters the Robo business Full-scale preparations for the new company's mother body Advanced AI, humanoid development Archived August 2014, 7, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Asratec New Robot Business Presentation[Broken link]
  10. ^ From hobby robots to giant robots- "V-Sido CONNECT" that realizes easy control of robots
  11. ^ Full-scale entry into the robot software business with robot control software "V-Sido OS"[Broken link]
  12. ^ Softbank starts external sales of robot control software Archived August 2014, 6, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "SB Asratec "V-Sido OS" provided to Sanrio's heart & Murata S "Cheerleading Club" announced”. JC-NET (September 2014, 9). 2015th of February 2Browse.
  14. ^ "It will move seriously !! The first release of" Project J-deite "that really builds a giant transforming robot"Netorabo. (September 2014, 10). http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/1410/15/news063.html 2015th of February 6Browse. 
  15. ^ "" V-Sido CONNECT "is compatible with Intel Edison, and the actual machine will be introduced at MFT2014". MONOist. (June 2014, 11). http://monoist.atmarkit.co.jp/mn/articles/1411/18/news087.html 2015th of February 2Browse. 
  16. ^ "Development of control system to dance to music such as Asratec"Robotable. (January 2015, 1). http://www.robonable.jp/news/2015/01/asratec-0116.html 2015th of February 2Browse. [Broken link]
  17. ^ “Astratec provides robot control microcomputer board--can be operated with JavaScript”. ZDNet. (March 2015, 3). http://japan.zdnet.com/article/35061167/ 2015th of February 3Browse. 
  18. ^ "BRAVE ROBOTICS and Asratec start development of giant transformation robot" J-deite RIDE ""Response. (May 2015, 6). http://response.jp/article/2015/06/12/253253.html 2015th of February 6Browse. 
  19. ^ "Robots in the entertainment market" Robodoll Project ", co-starring with Nogizaka46". monoist. (July 2015, 7). http://monoist.atmarkit.co.jp/mn/articles/1507/17/news149.html 2015th of February 10Browse. 
  20. ^ "Information on relocation of head office"Asratec. (February 2016, 2). https://www.asratec.co.jp/2016/02/17/8056/ 2017th of February 6Browse. 
  21. ^ “Starting licensing of“ VRcon for Pepper ””Asratec. (February 2016, 7). https://www.asratec.co.jp/2016/07/20/8841/ 2017th of February 6Browse. 
  22. ^ "A passenger humanoid robot that transforms into a car is scheduled to be completed in 2017. Three companies including Asratec will establish an LLP with a view to mass production toward the finalization of the J-deite plan.". engadget. (November 2016, 11). http://japanese.engadget.com/2016/11/11/2017-j-deite-3-llp/ 2017th of February 6Browse. 
  23. ^ "Meganesuper wearable terminal" bg "that realizes" eyesight 4.0 "and expands what you can see and what you can't see". INTERNET Watch. (June 2017, 1). http://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/event/1039770.html 2017th of February 6Browse. 
  24. ^ "Cockpit type controller that can control a robot like a heavy machine". MONOist. (June 2017, 2). http://monoist.atmarkit.co.jp/mn/articles/1702/14/news036.html 2017th of February 6Browse. 
  25. ^ "Asratec supports multilingual work by robots with cloud AI". Mynavi. (June 2017, 5). https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20170531-a135/ 2017th of February 6Browse. 
  26. ^ "Asratec Develops Remote Robot Controller" V-Sido Web Connect "-Starts Demonstration Experiments for 5G Utilization". fabcross. (March 2018, 3). https://fabcross.jp/news/2018/20180330_vsido.html 2018th of February 4Browse. 
  27. ^ "Humanoid robot" J-deite RIDE "that can be transformed into a car with two humans on board is released". PC Watch. (June 2018, 4). https://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1119210.html 2018th of February 4Browse. 
  28. ^ What is V-Sido?
  29. ^ "V-Sido OS" that Softbank shoots a second arrow in the robot business, bridging people and robots
  30. ^ New robot business presentation materials
  31. ^ "BRAVE ROBOTICS and Asratec jointly develop a humanoid robot" J-Dite Ride "with a total length of 3.5 meters that transforms into a car.". ITmedia LifeStyle. (June 2015, 6). http://www.itmedia.co.jp/lifestyle/articles/1506/12/news068.html 2015th of February 6Browse. 
  32. ^ “To develop a 10-meter robot“ J-deite RIDE ”that transforms from a humanoid to a car within 3.5 seconds”. ITmedia News. (April 2015, 6). http://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1506/12/news102.html 2015th of February 6Browse. 
  33. ^ "Launched" Robodoll Project "aiming to popularize" robot idols "Appeared in the MV of" Nogizaka46 "". ITmedia News. (April 2015, 7). http://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1507/17/news126.html 2015th of February 10Browse. 

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