Koji Yasui

“Status and prospects of smart manufacturing driven by industrial revolution based on IoT/AI technology”


After the last big financial crisis initiated by Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008, several activities have been proposed so that they should lead to new industrial revolutions. Around 2017, investments have started intensively in smart manufacturing area and the core technology are recognized IoT, AI and very recently 5G. In this talk, after explanation of quick history to reach today’s situation, I am going to talk prospects of smart activities explaining why smart manufacturing was set as the first target, what kind of technologies are required in the near future, who are going to dive the development, and what kind of roadmaps are shared globally.


Koji Yasui received B.S. and Ph. D. degrees in applied physics from the University of Tokyo in 1982 and 1989 respectively. He was a visiting scientist at the Stanford University in 1989. He joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 1982 and is now working as a senior chief engineer and as a senior chief technologist. He is working also sub-program director of SIP program and program sub-leader of COI program both supported by Japanese government.