BeyondLab Tokyo #2 : robotics

Fri, 20 May 2016 19:00 - 21:00 JST

Softbank Head Office Training Center

〒105-0021 東京都港区東新橋1丁目9−2


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BeyondLab's 2nd session in Japan in collaboration with SoftBank & La French Tech Tokyo on "Robotics".

It is a great honor to be able to invite the following excellent guest speakers.
Mr. Kaname HAYASHI (The father of "Pepper", Founder of GROOVE X)
Dr. Akihiko SHIRAI (Associate Professor, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Chair of Laval Virtual ReVolution)
*Please let us know when canceling your participation since the number of sheets is limited. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
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Introduction : What is BeyondLab ?

BeyondLab, a non-profit organization, is an initiative launched by French young researchers and entrepreneurs since 2014. We are working for facilitating LabTech (i.e. academic, research based) startups in the world. We are today based on 6 cities in France, 1 city in Swiss, and 1 city in Japan. In our previous events, we have involved more than 1200 people and 100 projects.

Our basic action is to organize events for connecting people (young and experienced / researchers and entrepreneurs / other talents of design, low, etc.)

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Additional Actions as Tokyo Branch are to :

  • Enlarge accessible LabTech startup ecosystem and network from Japan to other countries
  • Share forefront information buried due to linguistic barriers
  • Diffuse our community in Japan

La French Tech Tokyo (please see the following URL) is also supporting us !

Objective of the event : Let young talented people meet forefronts of the field and lead them to an action !

The purpose of our events is always to let young talented people meet forefronts of the selected field and then encourage them to make their own action (deepening their study, creating a startup, whatever possible) by profiting the network they will obtain in our events.

Theme of the event : Robotics

The venue is in the head office of "SoftBank", one of the most innovative enterprises in Japan, which is also well-known for the "Pepper" robots. In collaboration with SoftBank, BeyondLab takes "Robotics" as a theme of the event. We invite guest speakers of forefront Robotics-related (including VR/AR) technologies and create a moment of frank discussion all together with participants.

Mr. Kaname HAYASHI (The father of "Pepper", Founder of GROOVE X)

Dr. Akihiko SHIRAI (Associate Professor, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Chair of Laval Virtual ReVolution)

Self introduction of research (In Japanese for young age)

Report of Laval Virtual ReVolution 2016, (In English in 10 min)

Report of Laval Virtual 2016 (In French, 01netTV)


1973 Born in Yokohama, Japan
1992-1998 Tokyo Polytechnic Institute Photo Engineering, Virtual Reality in Lab
1998 Hired, Canon Inc. Printing company.(Got a chance of planner in Namco)
2000 Moved to Video Game industry Criterion Inc. Guildford U.K.
Real-time Rendering Engine for PS2, Meet up with Ph.D in Engineering
2001 Back to Academia Tokyo Institute of Technology, Virtual Reality Entertainment Systems for infancy.(Ph.D in Engineering)
2003-2004 Post-Doc in NHK ES.
2005-2007 Move to France, ENSAM Presence & Innovation Lab. Prototype of VR Theme park project
2008-2009 Science Communicator in Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Japan)
2010 Kanagawa Institute of Technology (KAIT) Associate Professor in Information Media

Today, Robotics and VR/AR are to be connected. Having these 2 topics in parallel should make a step further in discussion.

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Agenda :

  • Opening : Introduction of BeyondLab, its community and spirit, then scope of this event (total 5 min)
  • About partners : SoftBank & La French Tech Tokyo (total 5min)
  • About guest speakers (total 5min)
  • Talks from guest speakers (15min max for each + Q/A)
  • "1min" feedback from participants to guest speakers (total 10min)
  • Closing
  • Cocktail

Partners' Info :

SoftBank :
La French Tech Tokyo :

Acknowledgment :

This opportunity was provided by Mr. Sylvain BILHAUD, Tsurubaso Agency

Friday, May 20, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (JST) - Add to Calendar

Softbank Headquarters - 1-9-1, Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku Tokyo Shiodome Bldg., Tokyo, 105-7303

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