Exhibit at "Orgatec Tokyo 2022", an office furniture exhibition!It was a great success, drawing attention to how to use Telerobo in the office!Nikkei newspaper coverage!
“Orgatec Tokyo 2022”, which originated in Germany and landed in Japan for the first time, was held at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from April 2022th to 4th, 26.
iPresence secures exhibition space for the entire period at prestigious overseas trade fairs. On the second day, CEO Christophers made a successful remote presentation from the UK with telerobo participation.
In addition, Nihon Keizai Shimbun interviewed us and iPresence was featured in the video news.And the popularity of Telerobo, which moves around the venue, draws a crowd.
Thankfully, we received inquiries about iPresence products from corporate groups and individuals from all over Japan, and had the opportunity to consider introducing them.
Please take a look at this blog that introduces the situation at the venue with photos.
[Orgatec Tokyo 2022] Exhibition 丨Exclusive Booth & Experience Zone
Orgatec Tokyo 2022 was held over three days, and iPresence was able to secure exhibition space for the entire period.
Orgatec is an office furniture trade fair that started in Cologne, Germany in 1953, and is the world's largest international trade fair.
The venue, Tokyo Big Sight, is located in the waterfront subcenter area, and as soon as you get off the Yurikamome "Tokyo Big Sight Station", you will see a huge inverted triangle monument (conference building).No matter how many times I come, I am overwhelmed by the size of the venue, but I am determined to achieve corporate PR.
At the venue of ORGATEC Tokyo 2022, 1 companies exhibited in the vast space of Tokyo Big Sight South Halls 2 and 66.
iPresence set up a dedicated booth near the entrance of the hall, and was able to exhibit a hands-on office in the "Experience Area".
State of exclusive booth
The dedicated booth for iPresence secures a good position on the street in front of the entrance of the hall.From 10:XNUMX a.m. until the opening of the venue, we were busy with preparations such as setting up the network and telerobo.
Even during that time, there were some people who looked at the telerobo lined up with strange eyes, but the morning of the first day got off to a slow start, and I got the impression that the number of visitors gradually increased from around noon and the excitement increased.
Many people stopped by the free movement of the desk telerobot "kubi", and we were able to get an opportunity to ask questions about the product and iPresence.They also took home a pamphlet and were able to consider using it in their offices.
While there are many advanced and fashionable design furniture in the venue, our company exhibiting robots that move around seems to be rare, and some visitors stopped by and asked about our company.I am very happy that the booth staff were able to respond to many inquiries.
In the experience area, we have prepared a space where you can experience an advanced hybrid office.Telerobo walks around the venue and you can actually touch and operate it so that you can experience the addition of Telerobo to your regular office.
Visitors stop and watch with interest as the telerobo, which has a human face on the screen, moves around.When Telerobo greeted everyone, everyone returned the greeting with a smile.There was also a request to actually operate it, and we received voices such as "fun" and "like being there".
Companies and local governments were also interested in actually seeing Telerobo.
As the number of visitors increased, more and more people flocked to the iPresence telerobo, and the experience area was very lively.
[Exhibited Telerobo] temi, Double, kubi, telepii
Here is the telerobo that was exhibited at Orgatec Tokyo 2022.
By recognizing the space in the venue in advance, temi can move freely on its own without hitting any obstacles.
There is also a function to recognize and follow people, and it is truly a telerobo that feels innovative.I was able to communicate with the visitors because it was a robot with a low line of sight and an attachment.
Click here for temi product information
Double3 has a stylish appearance, and can move freely forward, backward, left and right on two wheels, and has excellent mobility.
Telerobo has a screen at the height of a person's face, and the height can be adjusted remotely.For that reason, the reaction of the visitors was the best, and it was so popular that there was a crowd.
Click here for Double3 product information
kubi is designed with the image of the iPad screen as a human face.Pronounced Kuby, as the name suggests, it moves left and right like a person's neck, and its functionality is attractive because it can also bow.
A computer screen is a flat screen, but by using a kubi that can move its neck freely, it is possible to communicate in three dimensions.
Click here for kubi product information
Telepii has a cute egg-shaped design that allows you to turn left or right at will, making you feel as if you were there.
A video call can be made simply by placing a smartphone with the dedicated application running, so you can easily enjoy Telerobo at home.
Click here for telepii product information
Visitors are fascinated by Telerobo moving around the venue!Corporate business negotiations
iPresence Telerobo was in full operation at the venue of Orgatec Tokyo 2022.If Telerobo was just on display without moving, visitors would have had a chance to look at it but would not have stopped.
Seeing and experiencing Telerobo in action aroused interest and affection for the product, and many asked for more detailed information.
Among them, temi and Double3 actively moved around the venue and communicated with the visitors.In the experience area, many visitors approached temi and Double3 with deep interest, asking questions about how they work and how they work.
Interview from Nikkei Shimbun [video news]
On April 4, the first day of the exhibition, Nihon Keizai Shimbun interviewed us on the theme of the new normal of the office.
We were able to appeal by providing solutions such as enhanced communication from remote locations.Here is the video that was posted in the video news. (Appears around 1 minute 40 seconds)
The video this time is short, but I would like to increase awareness and introduction so that I can have a special feature in the future!
By the way, I have received interviews from various organizations in the past.Here are some of them.
・Interview from Mr. Finch "Form of future communication spun by telepresence robots"
・Interview from Founding Notebook "iPresence LLC Christopher's Chris Francis | Japan's first company to develop remote presence solution business"https://sogyotecho.jp/news/ipresence_interview/
・Interview from Hyogo Prefecture "Building a corporate brand as a telepresence avatar robot manufacturer from Kobe. Challenge the future form of communication tools that are close to people!"https://startup-ecosystem.jp/records/interview/00264/
・Interview from Happoen "Future Exchange DX"
In fact, I have participated in many events [iPresence results]
This time, iPresence was able to exhibit at Orgatec Tokyo 2022, which landed in Japan for the first time, and successfully completed the exhibition period.Of course, we plan to exhibit at the next Orgatec Tokyo 2023.
Some of you may have heard or seen iPresence for the first time, but we have actually exhibited at many exhibitions.Here are some of them.
- CARETEX 2019, an exhibition of the nursing care industry
- Medical and Nursing Comprehensive Exhibition Osaka (February 2021-2, 24)
- Osaka MICE Safety Measures Promotion EXPO 2021 (March 2022 and 3, 24)
- SIGGRAPH Asia (December 2021-12, 15)
- International Robot Exhibition (March 2022-3, 9)
- Osaka/Kansai World Exposition Support EXPO (March 3, 15,16)
Participating in many large-scale events regardless of genre
The "International Robot Exhibition" is being held at Tokyo Big Sight, and I am also participating in it for three days. There are various genres such as "medical care", "nursing care", "tourism", and "technology", but we will deliver the innovation of iPresence to many people and provide solutions.
We will continue to actively participate in large-scale events in metropolitan areas such as Tokyo and Osaka.
I cherish my hometown of Kobe
iPresence considers the local Kobe as an important place. Hyogo Prefecture and Kobe City have supported us as local governments since our founding as Kobe's first venture company in 2014.
The development of the nursing care robot "Care Giro" was greatly supported by the city of Kobe.
I would like to take care of my hometown, which has nurtured iPresence's corporate philosophy, so I will continue to visit local companies and educational sites.I would appreciate it if I could play a part in solving problems in welfare and educational settings.
Orgatec Tokyo 2022 ended on a high note, and it was a fulfilling three days.
It is an honor to be able to exhibit Telerobo in such a fashionable and sophisticated venue, and to spread awareness of iPresence.
I am happy that Nihon Keizai Shimbun posted video news, but I will work together with my employees so that we can have a special feature next time without being complacent about this.
We will continue to actively participate in exhibitions and trade fairs, and we look forward to seeing you again.
Feel free to contact iPresence for anythingContact.