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2016-05-18 updated

【News】G7 Science & Technology Ministers’ Meeting in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Visit CYBERDYNE Headquarters

As part of the G7 Science & Technology Ministers’ Meeting in Tsukuba, Ibaraki that took place between May 15 and May 17, a group of G7 representatives including Canada’s Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan visited CYBERDYNE, INC. (the “Company”) on May 17. The group took a tour of the Company, which featured a product lineup including the Robot Suit HAL® and a chance to take part in a demonstration experience.

At the Memorial Symposium held on opening day, the Company’s CEO Yoshiyuki Sankai Ph.D. joined Nobel Laureates in Physics Leo Esaki Ph.D. and Makoto Kobayashi Ph.D. for a keynote speech, and also addressed the G7 Ministers of Science with a speech during the discussions on “Global Health – Health Care and Science and Technology”, part of the agenda for the Ministers’ Meeting on May 16.

On the final day, the Joint Statement “Tsukuba Communique” was adopted, and included goals to establish a society that allows its senior citizens to age healthily, and provide high quality care, as well as to advance international collaborations on the application of robotics and brain research. As an active member of this endeavor, the Company will continue to accelerate its research and development and its business development in order to contribute solutions to the various social issues faced by a super-aging society.

Cabinet Office of Japan:
Joint Statement “Tsukuba Communique” of the G7 Science & Technology Ministers’ Meeting in Tsukuba, Ibaraki

This achievement was made possible partly on account of the “Innovative Cybernetic System for a ZERO Intensive Nursing-care Society” project of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT) conducted by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).