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Notice of article posting

Nikkei Trendy Net was featured IHI 's wireless power feeder "B / C” for EV which Matsui designed a prototype. It is taken up as a new category of smart home market that we are targeting.
Link to article


Matsui made a keynote speech

Matsui gave a keynote speech at the 41st "Information, Systems, Usage and Technology Symposium (Information Symposium 2018)" hosted by the Japan Institute of Architecture. In the latter panel discussion, architect Ryuji Fujimura became a moderator and deepened the discussion with Professor Seiji Yamada of the National Institute of Informatics on the theme "AI, robots and architecture". Contents of the day can be seen on Youtube.


Special lecture at Joshibi University of Art and Design

Matsui gave a special lecture on "Robot Design" in the course of Joshibi University of Art and Design course "Media Theory".
Many students were interested in robot design, which is a new area of design, and they attended.


Our WEB site update notice

Our official WEB site has been renewed.
We will distribute our latest news from this site.
Thank you and Hello to the world!!!


"B / C" of IHI Corporation designed by Matsui has been released

Matsui designed a prototype of IHI's wireless power feeder "B / C" for EV.
IHI's wireless power feeder "B / C" for EV
We exhibited this "B / C" prototype at the IHI booth of Nikkei Cross Trend EXPO on 11/28 29.
Matsui unified the direction of the booth design, commentary movie, venue sound, distribution card, etc. all together.
Nikkei Cross Trend EXPO 2018


Announcement of lecture

The 41st Symposium on Computer Technology of Information, Systems and Applications, (AIJISA Symposium 2018) hosted by the Architectural Institute of Japan will be held on December 6. Tatsuya Matsui is going to give a keynote address and will be taking part in the panel discussion.



Exhibition "Hello Robot" will be held in Lisbon from January 2019

"Hello Robot", an international robot design exhibition started from the Vitra Design Museum in 2017.
Our robot Patin has also been elected and it is traveling around various design museums in Europe.
This time, from 29th January to 19th April 2019 the exhibition will be held at the Architectural Design Museum MAAT in Lisbon, Portugal.
Patin will be exhibited in Portugal for the first time.
Outline of the exhibition
MAAT Museum Art Architecture Technology


Implementation of a workshop

Matsui served as lecturer at a workshop hosted by the Connected Home Alliance. The theme of his lecture was: "Work-Life Integration Achieved with Post-Olympic IoT - Thoughts on applications, services, and business required for an age in which people work for a plural number of companies, almost never go to a company, and spend much of their time at home or outside the office."


Lecture Notice

Mr. Matsui delivered a lecture to the 2nd conference of the Connected Home Alliance on the theme of “The Role of Design that Links Technology and Society.”


Serial Launch Notice

A series was started on TD MediaNet.



This year’s RoboCup was held in Montreal, Canada.
Although Flower Robotics had served as a global partner for three years running, this year it sponsored the @home League.
RoboCup Federation


Lecture Notice

This Wednesday, on June 13 from 7:00 PM, an event will be held at Toranomon Hills. Matsui will appear on Mariko Nishimura’s “Tech and Party!” Panel, Volume 3, “Learning Design and Technology from French Tech.”
This will be a chance to learn the state of the art in French technology.
We invite all who are interested to please join us!



The humanoid robot Posy developed by Flower Robotics was adopted as a mascot for the Hiyoshi Large-Scale Mixed-Use Development Project by Nomura Real Estate.
It is scheduled to appear in future advertisements and model apartments.


Interview Article Notice

An interview article was published in “Jinsei 100-nen o kangaeyou LAB [LAB for thinking about the 100-year life]”


Lecture Notice

Matsui will appear at the Asahi Shinbun DIALOG AI FORUM 2018 held at Tokyo Midtown Hibiya from May 20 to 24.
This will be a noteworthy event featuring talks about the latest technology by leading experts in a variety of fields. Please join us!
Asahi Shinbun DIALOG AI FORUM 2018


Interview Article Publication Notice

An interview article was posted on the Iwasaki Electric Company website.


Publication in GOETHE

An article entitled “Christel Takigawa: ima, ichiban ki ni naru shigoto [Christel Takigawa: What Work Is Most on Your Mind at the Moment?]” in the May issue of GOETHE published by Gentosha on March 24 featured a conversation between Matsui and Christel Takigawa. Please check it out!


Feature Publication

Ei Publishing’s magazine “Discover Japan” An interview with our company’s robots and director Tatsuya Matsui is featured on page 6 of this month’s special issue on “Future Strategies for Nippon.” IoT AI robot architecture. We believe you will be able to see the connections inherent in our company’s wide-ranging work. Please check it out!


Lecture Notice

Matsui will appear in the Japan-France Science Lecture on “Humanoid Robots in Japan and France and Their Applications” to be held at the Maison Franco-Japonaise in Ebisu. The theme will be on “The Role of Design in the Field of Robotics.”
Please check the link for more details.


Publication in the METI-JOURNAL issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)

This article features an interview by the public relations department of the METI Minister’s Secretariat.
Henceforth, as the popularity of household robots grows, the nature of their design will garner more and more attention.
The article is an interview with Hisae Koyama, president of VECTOR and our own director, Mr. Matsui, both of whom are connected with robot design.
Our firm offers proposals about the forms that robots should take as industrial design for peoples’ residential environments.


Interview articles have been published.

An interview article was posted in Housing Tribune Online.


Announcement of lecture

Mr. Matsui gave a lecture at Yamaha Motor-organized "Jin-Ki-Kanno Forum".


Announcement of a press conference on the establishment of Connected Home Alliance

A press conference was held on September 14 to announce the establishment of the Connected Home Alliance that was established in July 2017. Mr. Matsui, who is the Design Director, spoke at the event.
Connected Home Alliance


Announcement of publication on the 20th issue of "Weekly Tetsuwan Atom wo Tsukurou!"

"Weekly Tetsuwan Atom wo Tsukurou!" (Astroboy ATOM) published by Kodansha 20th issue published on Patin and an interview Mr. Matsui.


Interview articles have been published.

An interview article was posted on a special site in MEN'S CLUB.


Announcement of a press release

Mr. Matsui was appointed Design Director of the Connected Home Alliance, a corporate association aiming to create a completely new IoT world of Japan quality, launched on July 25, 2017.


Announcement of lecture

Mr. Matsui presented the keynote address at the RoboCup 2017 Nagoya World Congress Commemorative Forum.


Announcement of lecture

Mr. Matsui gave a lecture at the Yokohama Rotary Club.


Announcement of lecture

Mr. Matsui spoke at the Golden Week special event held at Minato Park Shibaura on May 3.


Announcement of publication in K-OPT

K-OPT owned by K-Opticom published an interview of Mr. Matsui.


Announcement of publication in "Sunflower by Junichi Nakahara"

Mr. Matsui contributed an essay which was published on "Sunflower by Junichi Nakahara" (publisher Heibonsha).


Speech at the JST START Exhibition

Mr. Matsui presented at the exhibition of START Technology Seeds Selection and Development Project [IoT field], of which he is a member.


Announcement of publication in "Designers Creating a Comfortable Life"

Published by Shin Nihon Publishing Company, "Become a Designer! Know about Designing Work! 2 Designers Creating a Comfortable Life", introduced Mr. Matsui as one of the Japanese designers.


Announcement of publication in the "2nd".

The April issue of the "2nd" (publisher EI Publishing) published an interview of Mr. Matsui.


Lecture at the Zushi Rotary Club

We were invited to the Zushi Rotary Club to introduce about robots, their history and present, and the initiatives of Flower Robotics etc.


Announcement of publication in Numero Tokyo

Mr. Matsui appeared in the "Shi-yuu Walk" corner of the March 2017 issue of the international mode magazine "Numero TOKYO".


Announcement of publication in WWD

A preview article of "Hello, Robot" exhibition to be held at Vitra Design Museum was published on WWD. Patin has also been introduced as a work to be exhibited.
Robot exhibition held at Vitra Design Museum


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