October 2016 Japan NYC Startups: Meet the Humanoid Robot!
Meet the Humanoid Robot!
This is our 15th event, and we're thrilled to introduce a robotics startup from Japan. PLEN2 is the world's first printable open-source humanoid robot. The team behind PLEN will share us stories from behind the scenes and demo the bot. We will have a chance to play and test PLEN2 after. See you all there!
If you want to learn about cross-cultural business between US-Japanese markets, discover new technology, and meet other enthusiastic technologists, please come and join us at Pivotal Labs! (and hang out afterwards at a bar nearby)
-6:30pm Door opens/ Networking
-7:00pm Opening Remarks
-7:15pm Speaker : Atsuhiko Tomita - COO at PLEN
-8:00pm Announcements & Open Networking
We, PLEN Project Company, are making open source robot, PLEN, to open up the relationship between humans and technology. Our recent product, PLEN2 is a robot kit consisting of the control boards, 18 servomotors, and the accessories that can put together without any expert knowledge and special tools. Since its software is open-source, users can expand its function. Also, 3D data of the major components is available for everyone, users can create their own robot. We’ve just completed the shipment part of our Kickstarter campaign and are moving on to the next step. https://plen.jp/
About Atsuhiko Tomita
Atsuhiko Tomita is COO of PLEN Project Company, leading the sales & marketing, public relations, finance and business development efforts. As a financial engineer and trader, Atsuhiko started in investment banking and has now jumped into the world of robotics.
About Kazukuki Takase
Kazuyuki Takase is a software engineer and in charge of STEM education products using open-source robot, PLEN2. Kazuyuki is also managing PLEN user community on its website and GitHub. He learned information engineering at Osaka University and joined PLEN Project Company in 2015.
A special thanks to Pivotal Labs for providing us a space for our event!
We hope that this event will be a place where Japan & NY people can come collaborate. Looking forward to seeing you all!
Masa & Toby