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Friday, August 28, 2009

New Health Robotics R&D Center in Japan

A new international health robotics center named VEDA has been established at Munakata-city, Fukuoka Prefecture. It consists of major robotics and medical researchers from Kyushu University, Waseda University, The Systems Biology Institute, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kyoto University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany, Scuola Superiore San't Anna, Italy and TmsukCo.,Ltd.Missions of Veda Center are both R&D of the advanced robotics technology and realizing profitable business/industry by its integrated robotics technology.

Chairman of VEDA is Prof. Makoto Hashizume, Professor & Chairman, Department of Advanced Medical Initiatives, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Director, Emergency & Critical Care Center of Kyushu University.

The first product announcement of the VEDA Centre is a universal vehicle named “RODEM”. RODEM” is the new category vehicle of all people to free barrier for aged and disabled people even though it seems a robot or a vehicle or a wheelchair on users’situation.

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