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(as of June 1st, 2022)

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Alcyone

Development of environment identification technology for semantic AR that enables advanced interaction

California, USA

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

Development of real environment identification technology and an interaction system featuring virtual characters are necessary portions of "Semantics AR," which provides real environment semantic information to computers.

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Aoto Takahito

Development of a Next-Generation Camera to Capture the Elasticity and Viscosity of Objects

Osaka

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

Conventonal cameras record video, but there are now also cameras that can capture the temperature, shape, and even the material of objects. This challenge aims to further that with a camera that can detect the texture (viscosity/elasticity) of objects. The aim is to use it in areas such as the medical field.


Optech Innovation Takahito Aoto | InnoUvators
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Egusa Hiroshi

Bone regeneration therapy while avoiding iPS cell tumorigenesis

Miyagi

For Efforts in 2019 Disruptive Challenge

Conception of a technology that creates artificial bones via iPS cells by freeze-drying them and creating artificial bone supplementary material. This challenge aims to strengthen the bone induction ability and examine its results with a goal of applying it to the treatment of bone defects in pets and horses.


The End of Dentures? How iPS Cells Could Grow Back Bones & Teeth | InnoUvators Tooth Regeneration: Here's What the Science Says | InnoUvators
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Endo Ken

Development of shoes that can break the 10 seconds barrier in 100m running

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2016 Disruptive Challenge

The use of prostheses in events like the paralympics in sprinting sports has made remarkable improvements. Shoes to maximize the running ability of these athletes requiring prosetheses are being developed with the aim to achieve 100m in the 9-second range.


Xiborg 遠藤 謙 - Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. Twitter
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Fujiki Jun

Development of unit module for three-dimensional object modeling that changes color according to the viewing direction and time

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2016 Disruptive Challenge

Development of a unit module device that shows differing luminescent colors depending on the viewer's perspective as well as the passage of time. By combining the modules together, it is possible to create a three-dimensional object whose entire surface changes based on perspective and the passage of time.


藤木研究室ホームページ Fujiki Jun | InnoUvators
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Fujiwara Marina

Continue making "Wasted Creation" YouTube Channel

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2019 Disruptive Challenge

Using digital fabrication and opensource IoT technologies, "wasteful" products have been developed and deployed as web content. Through the continuation of this challenge indicators that connect society and technology will be explored.


無駄づくり Twitter facebook instagram Fujiwara Marina | InnoUvators
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Fuke Shinji

Development of a Prenatal Diagnosis Method of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

Aichi

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

The development of a normal fetal heart and accompanying software to study it, as well as software to diagnose normal hearts based on these models will aid the diagnosis of congenital heart disease. Through these methods, irregularities can be diagnosed and symptoms suggesting irregularities in the heart can be examined and sent to specialized facilities to improve prognosis.

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Fukuhara Ko

Robots, do the Waltz!

Miyagi

For Efforts in 2019 Disruptive Challenge

This challenge takes on extracting a new mechanism based on a partner's corresponding movements during a ballroom dance. By developing a hypothesis on a partner's movements by experiencing and studying ballroom dancing, a hypothetical mathematical model can be implemented into a robot couple.


福原 洸
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Fukuhara Shiho

PROJECT AFTER LIFE

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2014 Disruptive Challenge

To consider what sort of impact Life Science technology has on culture and society, this challenge aims to study life, death, and the afterlife by storing human genetic information within genetic information of other lifeforms.

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Fukushige Shinichi

Development of Tele-ghost system that can transfer a person's consciousness to different places in the world to talk with the local people

Osaka

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

By utilizing data from live cameras all over the world, visit tourist locations by instantly moving across the world as a 'ghost' (sight and sound) from the comfort of your own room and have conversations with people from each location through the development of this new tele-existence technology.

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Furusawa Yosuke

Highly reliable embedded OS

Iwate

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

Development of a highly-reliable, embeddable OS that can be applied to both robots and living things. Designed with ultralightweight implementation and small-scale MPU application in mind, this system aims to go where no OS has gone before. This product is hoped to be commercialized in the medical, welfare, agriculture and livestock industries.


炎重工株式会社 Twitter Furusawa Yosuke | InnoUvators
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Furushou Shinji

Big Data Archiving Technology that can be Used/Available 100 Years From Now

Kanagawa

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

All innovative technology will change society. Society will, in turn, try to change the technology based on its needs. Leaving a record of the details of the socio-engineering techniques that will contribute to the improvement of both of these (technology & society) will serve as a lesson for future generations.

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Hamada Takeo

Development of an operation interface for a buttocks cleaning device

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

Devices providing assistance with rear-cleaning wiping use a robotic arm mounted on the toilet to wipe away excess stool and moisture while avoiding direct contact with private areas. This project is for the development of an interface that allows to user to control these devices exactly how they envision them.


Takeo Hamada
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Hanazono Sonoe

A Solar-Power 'Plant', the Plant Every Home Will Want

Osaka

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

The Solar Powered Plant can bloom anywhere on earth where there is light. In the same way plants synthesize, solar panels generate electricity in the "leaves" and store that energy in the roots. When it gets dark, the flower blooms and lights up.


これまでの建築live活動 - デザインの園 facebook instagram Hanazono Sonoe | InnoUvators
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Hanyuuda Gouta

Establishment of the Optimum Structure of a Drone Mass Production Method Using Integrally Composed Circuitboards, Sensors, and Wiring

Nagano

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Optimization of multi-purpose drone construction, and the development of a means of mass-producing them through the integral molding of the circuit boards, sensors, and wiring that control their functions.


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Hasuo Takashi

Improving Accessibility of AI Technology Development for a Diversity-Inclusive Sustainable AI Society

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

As the first step toward contributing to the realization of a sustainable AI society that embraces diversity, conducting improvements to AI accessibility focused on those with visual information disabilities (such as blindness/difficulty seeing) will be necessary.

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Hirose Yuichi

Development of a "Solid Knitting" Modelling Machine

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

Solid Knitting is a knitting technique that can be used to make solid objects such as tables and chairs by creating knitted items with solid centers. This challenge will automate the Solid Knitting technique through the development of the Solid Knitting Machine.


Solidknit | 100BANCH Twitter instagram Hirose Yuichi | InnoUvators
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Hisanao Nakadai

Development of a next generation facial expression animatronics system

Ibaraki

For Efforts in 2016 Disruptive Challenge

While solving the technical issues surrounding today's animatronics, this challenge aims to add and develop new value to all of animatronics, including modeling technology, robotics, and sensory engineering.


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Hosaka Toshitaka

Unravelling the Conspiracies of Sound

Ibaraki

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

This challenge is not like the overwhelming amount of existing research on "explaining the effect sound has on people," but rather, it aims to refine and evolve this research using a different approach and advanced measurement methods to measure and unravel sound's effects.

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Ichihara Etsuko

Digital Shaman Project: Installing Physical Features of the Deceased on a Home Robot

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2016 Disruptive Challenge

A new form of mourning designed for the modern age of scientific and technological advancement. This proposal uses a household robot that possesses the physical characteristics of the departed, aiming to replicate the person with a high degree of accuracy while improving interactivity.


市原えつこ 公式Webサイト Twitter facebook instagram Ichihara Etsuko | InnoUvators
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Ichikawa Yuuki

Development of a Strawberry Pollination Control Algorithm that Imitates Honeybees for Automatic Pollination Robots

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Development of a robot that pollinates in the stead of bees (special pollination attachments that mimic honeybees). This challenge aims to contribute to the lack of professionals by contributing to safe production and fully automated cultivation using robots.


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Ikoma Takamitsu

Implementation of Situationally-Adaptable Electric Motorbikes and Utilizing them to Promote the Democratization of Manufacturing.

Chiba

For Efforts in 2021 Disruptive Challenge

The implementation of the ICOMA TATAMEL BIKE, an electric motorbike that provides situationally-adaptable mobility through its transformation from a box to a bike, and the communication of its development process, allowing for co-creation and development with nearby users as well as promotion of craftsmanship content creation.


ICOMA Inc. タタメルバイク Takamitsu Ikoma|note Twitter
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Ikoma Takuya

Astrophotography in urban areas with deep learning

Hiroshima

For Efforts in 2019 Disruptive Challenge

The night sky of Tokyo has very few visible stars but by utilizing machine learning to process the starry night sky images, a "beautiful night sky" can be easily made. It is also being explored for the model to be used in detection of light points.


Ikoma Takuya | InnoUvators
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Ishihara Kou

Implementation of an Internet Collective Intelligence System for the Tezuka Star System / Bank System

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2021 Disruptive Challenge

The Tezuka Star system implements legendary manga artist Osamu Tezuka’s techniques, aiming to create an internet-based democratization of manga creation and opening the possibility for anyone to create manga through mash-ups and collaboration.


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Ishii Yosuke

Unkore, an app utilizing poop and beatiful girls to help with early detection of colorectal cancers

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2019 Disruptive Challenge

In order to improve early detection of lifestyle-related illnesses, a wide range of products are to be developed. One of these products is "Unkore", a game that needs daily records of bowel movements to advance in the game. In addition, other products include a device for users to consult with VTubers if they find doctor consultations difficult and raising awareness through tacticle experiences.


石井洋介のポートフォリオサイト Twitter face book Ishii Yosuke | InnoUvators
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Ito Yuji

Development of "PROCESS WARP", a distributed processing system

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

Although most online systems are client/server systems, this proposal aims to realize a program execution environment that integrates the processing power of any device, which includes clients in existing systems.

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Kameoka Takayuki

Improvement of the Urination Display System for a Device Reproducing Urinary Incontinence Sensation; Miniaturization and Modularization for Popularization of the Device.

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

Work further to improve and promote the Urinary Incontinence Experience Device, which allows users to experience incontinence firsthand. While advancing the miniaturization and modulization of the equipment, specific applications and collaborations within the medical, nursing care and entertainment fields will be created.


失禁研究会 | 失禁体験装置 Twitter facebook instagram Kameoka Takayuki | InnoUvators
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Kanazawa Kimihito

A Monetization Service for Bookstores Based on E-Book Reviews

Kanagawa

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

A new system that allows bookstores to create more digital books based on user reviews while generating revenue. This proposal aims to directly support readers, as well as provide a way for the readers and publishers to bring revenue to bookstores.


世界書店ブログ | 本とテクノロジーのメディアサイト Twitter instagram
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Kanda Saori

FAB OF/FOR/BY THE GIRLS - Surface Processing Technology Specialized for 3D Printing

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

This challenge focuses on the causes of barriers to entry amongst women users by examining them from a perspective of the "lack of accomplishment (sensibility)," in other words, the "differences in completion". 100 different samples - or recipes - will be created by combining 10 types of 3D printing materials with 10 types of finishes.


LMS: Little Machine Studio
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Katayama Youtarō

Construction and Implementation of Distributed Algorithms Inspired by Biological Life

Saitama

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

From several models of organic life information processing, this proposal aims to devise and implement practical cache algorithms that have balanced cost with performance and actually improve the performance of P2P systems and web server groups.


MNTSQ, Ltd. | リーガルテックカンパニー Twitter
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Katou Natsumi

Pursuit of AI that can Fulfill Your Fashion Ideals

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Creation of a packaged clothing production system that combines a user's own needs with clothing production, generating and simulating optimal designs based on the user's physical data and producing clothes optimized for the users.

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Kawaguchi Ikkaku

Nurture the Next Generation of Talent. The Development of Modular Toys for Anyone to Learn about the Mechanisms of Hardware

Ibaraki

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

Development of a module building block that lets anyone easily learn how hardware works. Increasing interest in hardware, especially among children, while broadening the base of hardware development, will nurture the next generation of those we call INNO.


ikkaku Kawaguchi Modular Building Blocks Redefine Creativity | InnoUvators
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Kimura Hinata

Something to Protect Everyone's Eyes

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Using machine learning, a system was developed that recognizes the distance between a users face and the computer and alerts them with an alarm and a light after a certain amount of time. Also takes on the challenge of creating a system for children who are so absorbed in video games they ignore the warnings.

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Kitagawa Keisuke

Biodegradable Instant House: A House of the Future that can be Built with the Whole Family

Aichi

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Completion of an instant house prototype that can change shape, size, and features at will using only biodegradable materials. This challenge aims to provide these houses to those outside of the country who may not have a home.


国立大学法人名古屋工業大学 建築・デザイン分野 北川啓介研究室
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Kon Yuuki

Implementation of a HapticHMD by Building a Motion-Induced Illusion Phenomenon System Based on the "Hanger Reflex"

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

The hanger reflex is a phenomenon where the head unintentionally turns when a wire hanger is placed on the head. Utilizing this hanger reflex, a HMD system is being developed to make VR experiences more scary and fun.

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Kubo Yuka

Understanding Cinderella Technology's Visual Communication Among Women Using Selfie Image Analysis

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

From a two-pronged approach that analyzes data obtained from fieldwork and the internet, communication between young Japanese women who have successfully crossed over from the real world to the virtual world is observed, modeled, and analyzed.


シンデレラ・テクノロジー Twitter facebook Kubo Yuka | InnoUvators
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Matoba Yasushi

Development of an interface using the "fluidized bed" phenomenon to liquefy particulate subtances

Saitama

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

Filling a container with granular material and flowing air into it causes powders and granules to liquefy. Using this phenomenon, known as a fluidized bed, a never-before-seen "new interface where solid and liquid phases can be freely controlled" is being developed.


Matoba Yasushi | InnoUvators
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Matsumoto Mitsuhiro

A Superhuman Suit to "Feel" Your Surroundings

Fukuoka

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

In order for people to avoid the dangers presented by others and objects around them, a Superhuman Suit that helps people immediately and omnidirectionally sense the distance of their surroundings through tactile sensations on the skin is being developed.


Matsumoto Mitsuhiro | InnoUvators
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Minato Yuichiro

Quantum Computers and Artificial Intelligence. An Application of Quantum Annealing Algorithms to Deep Learning

kanagawa

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

Based on the logic circuits derived from the limitations of quantum computers, accurate solutions can be proposed to solve the issues and demands of the industry and combine new academic fields and applications to machine learning with AI to make manufacturing more efficient.


blueqat | Quantum Computing Platform Understanding Quantum Computers | InnoUvators
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38912 DIGITAL [Miyake Tomoyuki]

The pursuit of realistic building destruction video using CG: its production process and release of modeling data

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2016 Disruptive Challenge

"Tokusatsu" is said to be a staple of Japanese culture, but the shift in filming technology to prefer 3DCG animation has resulted in an increased difficulty in creating complex scenes of destruction based on computing power and ability. To solve this problem, CG model data and the production process are published in the form of making-of and tutorial videos.


38912 DIGITAL / 三宅智之|note Twitter
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Miyashita Houmei

Creation of "Taste Media"

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

By using electricity to move the ions on the surface of the tongue, taste becomes richer or lighter depending on the ion concentration. This concept is applied to create a taste display technology that uses five different gels simulating the five basic tastes to melt electrolytes on the tongue to create any number of flavors.


宮下芳明 | Homei Miyashita 宮下研究室 - 明治大学 総合数理学部 先端メディアサイエンス学科 Twitter facebook
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Miyazaki Eiichi

From Today You are Disabled! A Prototype MR (Mixed Reality) System to Let People Experience the Daily Difficulties of Those with Disabilities.

Kagawa

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Equipping a 360 degree camera and using the recorded video to conduct realtime image processing that replicates how people with certain disabilities see the world, an MR (mixed-reality) system that lets users experience these images using VR goggles can be realized.

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Mizumoto Takeshi

Development of a Technology to Visualize All Kinds of Conversations by Focusing on Quantatitve Information

Saitama

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Development of a technology that focuses on quantitative information and visualizes conversations, and providing it to schools and training centers, analyzing over 18,000 people. This technology makes it possible to visualize conversations from perspectives never seen before. This challenge aims to make every kind of conversation visible.


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Morishita Makoto

《ARama!》: The AR Camera Application that Turns People and Objects Around You Into Items to Play With

Gifu

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

ARama! is an 'AR-UGC (User-generated Content) generation tool' aiming to realize the worldview of "Freely play in AR space with people and things around you". This challenge aims to add more basic features, such as editing and sharing.


Twitter BISON (Morishita Makoto) | InnoUvators
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Muraki Kazumi

Global warming countermeasures - A CO2 direct air recovery machine, CARS-α

Yamanashi

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

This challenge involves a carbon dioxide capture technology and subsequently developing additional value for it. Utilizing a network to analyze and share numerical results from the development of several prototypes will help realize the visualization of an individual's contributions to combat climate change.


CRRA|炭素回収技術研究機構 - CRRA Twitter facebook instagram Muraki Kazumi | InnoUvators
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Nakajima Ken

Making Race Pigeons Homing Pigeons Again! A Response to the Frequency of Natural Disasters

Yamanashi

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

In times of emergency, pigeons are seen as a means of communication. In today's era of communications, carrier pigeons have all but vanished, but racing pigeons are still hanging on as a hobby throughout the world. This challenge explores the reason behind the decline in racing pigeons returning home, as well as bringing pigeons back as a means of communication.

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Nakamura Masahiro

Development of a Platform which Enables Identification and Classification of Cell-Likeness by Imaging Gene Expression Levels and Epigenome Data

Kyoto

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

In order to make people more familiar with Life Science research data, a platform that enables easy-to-understand visualization and searching of data on "gene expression levels" and the "epigenomes" that control these levels will be developed.

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Nakano Yusuke

Identification of Newborn Chicken's Sex Using Robots

Kagawa

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

While the automation of egg production is progressing well, presently male/female sex identification of chicks by a highly skilled professional is indispensible. Therefore, robotic identification will be realized to help expand the use of eggs as a source of high protein.


DEX|電マーク Twitter Nakano Yusuke | InnoUvators
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Nakayasu Akira

Luminescent Tentacles Animatronics

Ishikawa

For Efforts in 2016 Disruptive Challenge

Animatronics technology, which is used in movies etc., is combined with a kinetic surface system to create CG-like expressions in real objects. This system aims to achieve organic and beautifully moving expression by a number of components working in conjunction.


NAKAYASU.COM facebook Nakayasu Akira | InnoUvators
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Namikawa Kosaku

Construction of Distributed Stereophonic Sound System and Content Production

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

Development of a stereophonic sound system and content through the use of a number of smartphones that generates sound on each device. Eventually, the number of smartphones could be increased to thousands or tens of thousands and used to provide a new kind of sound performance in large spaces.

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Nishida Jun

Empowering people based on maximizing body cognitive function with wearable devices

Beijing, China

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

Through the use of a wearable device that fuses the instructor's and learner's sense of movement based on muscle movement, this challenge proposes a way to maximize teaching and learning abilities while providing a support method for the user to recuperate and regain their lost sense of independence and movement.


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Nishimoto Masashi

Development of a "recipe prediction function" for realizing pair programming AI

Hiroshima

For Efforts in 2016 Disruptive Challenge

Realization of "Pair Programming AI," which supports the user just like a well-versed and experienced researcher, and development of a "recipe prediction function" that advises the user of any shortcomings or errors when fed source code and keywords describing features wished to be implemented with said code.


Masashi Nishimoto
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Nishioka Hayato

A Realistic Piano Performance Experience with the Support of a Superbly Attentive Robot

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Through the support of a robot, a way for anyone to experience playing the piano is provided. Ultimately, the goal of this challenge is to realize a world in which people who have difficulty playing music or have disabilities will be able to enjoy playing various types of instruments.

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Ochiai Yoichi

Creation of a human interface using a computational field

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2014 Disruptive Challenge

The formation of holographic entities floating in three-dimensional space and using them as speakers to deliver different sounds to different people will expand the potential description field from the second to the third dimension, allowing it to be used in various fields such as production and entertainment.


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Ogawa Shinpei

Development of the "Steth♡scope" device

Kumamoto

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

Using a proprietary algorithm to analyze various parameters such as heartbeat volume, timing, and heartrate variability, this project aims to "quantify stress". Research and development of a quantitative evaluation algorithm for autonomic nervous system indicators is being conducted.


AMI株式会社 Twitter facebook Ogawa Shinpei | InnoUvators
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Omiya Naoki

Development of a Magnetically Guided Endoscope Capsule for the Digestive Tract

Aichi

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

Compared to conventional endoscopes, capsule endoscopes are swallowed without pain nor exposure to radiation. A system to guide a capsule endoscope with a magnet from outside of the body and a system that allows for efficient observation from mouth to anus in a single session is being developed.


Omiya Naoki | InnoUvators
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Ookuma Yasuhiko

The Rice Field Stethoscope ~ Protecting the Ocean and River Ecosystems Through Reduction of Wasted Fertilizer Streaming Out From Fields Into Rivers

Fukuoka

For Efforts in 2021 Disruptive Challenge

It appears that fertilizer and compost that isn't absorbed by crops just accumulates. By putting this accumulated fertilizer to use, it has the potential to create the conditions for a bumper crop. This technology aims for a sustainable method to produce an abundance of crops by putting fertilizer in a new perspective.

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Oosone Hiroyuki

Improvement and Multimedization of Buncho, the Scenario Creation Support AI

Chiba

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Improvements are being made on the AI-powered scenario generation support tool "BunCho", which automatically creates stories. Activities will also be conducted for multimedia and content creation to link with existing IP and create new IP with BunCho.


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Oshima Taisuke

Creating materials that are both hard and soft (An information environment to create all elastic properties within a structure)

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

Processing a structure into a rigid material, it is possible to create a material that is both hard and soft. This project focuses on creating a system that designs and fabricates the elasticity of materials featuring both of these properties at the same time, depending on their structure.


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Oyama Akinori

Development of Technology Allowing Real-Time Observation of Microorganisms Invisible to the Naked Eye Through the Introduction of Light

Kumamoto

For Efforts in 2021 Disruptive Challenge

Through the simple introduction of light, a fluorescent imaging technology allowing for visualization of a surface's sanitization has been developed. There's a future possibility of a new control method that does not require cell inoculation or wiping, thus promoting a high level of hygiene management.


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Sakamoto Hajime

Research on bipedal walking technology for creating a giant humanoid robot that humans can board and control

Osaka

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

This challenge looks to realize the giant humanoid robots from the cartoons we all loved as kids. The ultimate goal is a giant-sized robot at 18 meters tall that a human can ride in and control. Several technical issues will be worked on, such as the motors for the joints' driving force, bipedal control logic, and fall prevention technology.


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Sato Kuniaki

WALKCAR, A Car that can be Carried Around in a Bag

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

WALKCAR is a 13-inch notebook PC-size car that can fit into a bag and travel as fast as a bicycle. It currently cannot be driven on roads within Japan so this challenge looks at developing the specifications to make it possible to drive on public roads.


WALKCAR | COCOA MOTORS.株式会社
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Sejima Yoshihiro

Development of a "Glowing Pupil" Interface to Attract People

Okayama

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

When people are moved emotionally, in love, or filled with motivation their eyes glow with uncontrollable emotion. These glowing eyes are very attractive to people. By utilizing this mechanism, a robot that is attractive to people is being developed.


Yoshihiro Sejima | 瀬島 吉裕 Sejima Yoshihiro | InnoUvators
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Shimakage Keisuke

OTON OTON GLASS - research and development of interfaces and services in smart glass that enhance reading ability

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

「OTON OTON GLASS is a pair of glasses that read text aloud. The challenge is to work on developing services using lifelog data, updating software and hardware to produce the next generation of prototypes.


Keisuke Shimakage
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Shodai Kayama

A New Product Creating a Fresh New Place of Expression by Breathing a Sense of Life Into All Kinds of Clothes.

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Offering the world a new relationship between people and objects with a product breathing a new sense of life into clothes. This combines cognitive engineering, animation theory, and robotics technology to develop products to move clothing as if they have a life of their own.


Shodai Kayama facebook instagram Shodai Kayama | InnoUvators
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Suzuki Kango

Time-writing Clock

Tochigi

For Efforts in 2019 Disruptive Challenge

This proposal is a "Time-writing Clock" where the clock draws the numbers to display the time. To move towards long-term operation, technical issues (the power transmission, the clock mechanism, the writing mechanism, the erasure mechanism, the escapement mechanism, etc.) will be solved via the low-technology method "Karakuri".


http://karakurist.jp/ Twitter facebook Suzuki Kango | InnoUvators
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Suzuki Ryo

Proposal of a new human-robot interface by integrating swarm robotics into the environment

Colorado, USA

For Efforts in 2019 Disruptive Challenge

The proposal of a new computer interface that uses swarm robots integrated into the environment as a vision of development in which numerous robots are arranged in a particular space for multiple purposes.

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Tadakuma Kenjiro

Development of edible robotics: Development of a torus-type robot with a full-circle open circular cross-section that enables propulsion in a body cavity

Miyagi

For Efforts in 2016 Disruptive Challenge

By contacting all sides of a lumen inside the human body and using the pressure created from it to make a cylindric structure, based on the planned expanding/contracting torus pattern, the principles of a robotic mechanism that enables propulsion can be expanded and embodied.


多田隈研究室
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Takahashi Nobuhiro

Acoustic Fart Wave Generating System

kanagawa

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

By enabling complex control of leading-edge technology, an Acoustic Fart Wave (AFW) that can generate a wide variety of variations at the user's discretion will be developed, contributing to developments in the robotics and entertainment fields.

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Takei Shohei

A Study to Reshape Rooms with Construction Technology

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2014 Disruptive Challenge

As a response to human behavior and changes in the environment, buildings that dynamically change the shape of a given space and control its characteristics (airflow, lighting, the state of mind of those inside) will be conceived and realized.

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Takenouchi Daisuke

Development of an Ogiri Artificial Intelligence that creates personalized comedy for the subject: imitation, foolish, and slapstick

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2016 Disruptive Challenge

Create a lead-in gag that an AI can play along with. The "Oogiri Alpha" prototype will be used as a base for users' differing sense of humors, providing a personalized, conversing AI that can make you laugh.

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Takeuchi Masaki

"Syrinx", a Device to Recover a Lost Voice

Kanagawa

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

The in-development 'Syrinx' is a wearable device to return speech to individuals who have lost their voice due to causes such as Laryngeal cancer. This challenge aims to solve the problem of the sounds being mechanical and make them more human-like.


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Takizawa Akira

Construction of a Septenary (7-ary) arithmetic unit using a 3D digital medium that surpasses von Neumann architecture's binary limitations

Nagano

For Efforts in 2019 Disruptive Challenge

If a Von Neumann-type computer, which processes using 0s and 1s, is considered two-dimensional, if it can be made three-dimensional and spatially digital, then the arithmetic unit used for processing would be dramatically advanced. It's possible to break the conventional wisdom that the computer world is binary.

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Tanaka Kazutoshi

A Humanoid Table Tennis Robot Which Can Read and Predict Movements of Humans

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

Development of a humanoid table tennis robot capable of reading its opponent's movements in interpersonal sports competitions. Mechanical and control systems, a cognitive system that can predict human movement, and an action system that can respond to human movement will be examined and integrated.


Kazutoshi Tanaka's homepage Twitter Tanaka Kazutoshi | InnoUvators
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Tanaka Yoshimaru

Systemization of Stage Theater Techniques and Verification of Application Possibilities for Full Remote Theater Video Shooting Robitics Technology

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

This challenge aims to demonstrate the potential applications of robotics technology in video shoots conducted in remote environments, as well as to systematize the video production method. Through on-site inspection of the system, the technology development and potential applications will be demonstrated and the systematization will move forward.

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Taniguchi Kazuhiro

A Computerized Earring

Hiroshima

For Efforts in 2014 Disruptive Challenge

It's often said that ear functionality remains throughout one's life, even if one gets older or becomes disabled. This is the research and development of a computerized earring. This challenge aims to implement a yet-undeveloped function allowing the user to control the five senses using their ears.


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Tanuma Hideki

Cheap multicore FPGA processors! Simple and easy parallel processing with a simple high-performance multicore microcomputer ♪

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

Creation of an easy-to-use environment using software alone and the manufacturing of a microcontroller using a completely new architecture unique to FPGAs. The development hurdle is lower due to the fact that HDL and logic synthesis are almost unnecessary.

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Theo Hirofumi

Improving Science, particularly medicine, with the mantra "Science is Correct and Fun"

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2014 Disruptive Challenge

This challenge combines medical science and CG, both rarely encountered in everyday life, to understand cardiovascular physiology and simulate surgery in a correct and fun way. This will hopefully lead to improved medical treatment results and training for health care professionals.


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Taiga Rii

Voice Shower

Kanagawa

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Exploring the possibilities of the voice by conducting never-before-done experiments and providing a new sense of values to the world. For example, an experiment to see whether or not behavior or thinking patterns change when bathed in a certain voice, or if reactions change based on the environment and recipient of the voice, even if it's the same voice.


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Todo Takayuki

Research to give Human Eyes Robotic Power

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2014 Disruptive Challenge

This challenge focuses on solving the unsettling feeling created from the visual expressions of human-like robots known as the uncanny valley. By creating suitable interactions between the expressions found in the eyes, eyelids, and cranium, the uncanny valley can be overcome.


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Tokuda Takashi

A Visual Jack System

Nara

For Efforts in 2014 Disruptive Challenge

Speak to and move around with people in remote locations all while taking in the sights and traversing the location itself. The development of the Visual Jack System aims to give a new form to communication.

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Torimitsu Keiichi

Know the movements of the body with a stretchable thread that conducts electricity

Miyagi

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

Through the successful creation of an elastic, conductive fabric, work is underway to create clothing that use the changes in the electrical properties of the threads to measure body movement. This could be applied to medical and nursing care fields, allowing for the visualization of movement without creating any cumbersome feelings.


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Tsuchida Shuhei

Creation of an illusion ball

Hyogo

For Efforts in 2016 Disruptive Challenge

Development of a spherical display over 1m in diameter that when lifted shows optical illusions and movements. This prototype will allow users to experience an unrealistic world with their naked eyes through using multiple moving displays.

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Tsuchiya Kenichi

Using the Optical Properties of Jumping Spiders for Computer Vision

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

From a biodiversity standpoint, by understanding how a great variety of different living things process visual information, a new image-processing algorithm can be created and act as a stepping stone toward a new problem-solving approach. This challenge focuses on the optical properties of jumping spiders.

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Uda Michinobu

UDAR: Development of the Next-Generation Flagship Model of the Electronic Musical Instrument

Chiba

For Efforts in 2015 Disruptive Challenge

The "Udar" is an electronic musical instrument that features an simple interface combining violin-like legato with piano-style harmonies. This project aims to improve performance and lower costs of the next generation of Udar.


電子楽器ウダー Twitter Uda Michinobu | InnoUvators
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Watanabe Ryuutarou

Development of a Non-Invasive Voluntary Movement Suppression Device for Full Immersion Technology Using TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

For the development of Full Dive technology, a technology that prevents body movements from being replicated in the real world will become necessary. This technology aims to use magnetic stimulation to improve technical issues in order to move closer to the perfection of Full Dive technology.

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Watanabe Takanobu

Autonomous Flight Control of a Vertical Take-off and Landing Flapping Flying Robot

Tokyo

For Efforts in 2018 Disruptive Challenge

This tech's ultimate goal is to create multi-point environmental sensing on a global scale through the flight of a multitude of ultra-compact sensor nodes possessing the ability to fly like dragonflies. The first challenge is the autonomous flight of a flapping machine through the utilization of machine learning.


早稲田大学 渡邉研究室 Watanabe Takanobu | InnoUvators
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Yamanishi Yoko

Information transmission by air bubble injector

Fukuoka

For Efforts in 2017 Disruptive Challenge

Conventionally, technologies involving embedding and transmitting information through flexible materials such as living organisms has been considered to be difficult due to problems surrounding its endurance and the invasive nature of the process. Using a brand-new concept, a technology that can transfer information through living organisms is now being developed.


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Yasuda Takahiro

Fully automatic drawing program

Aichi

For Efforts in 2014 Disruptive Challenge

The goal of this challenge is to automate the process of drawing, particularly by focusing on the fundamentals used in manga and anime concept art and aggregating them as a set of simple codes. Through this challenge's completion, anyone would be able to draw.

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Yoshimura Shinichi

Development of a New Smartphone Health Check System Based on Skin Sensations on the Finger

Osaka

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

Early recognition of the signs of diabetes and stroke through skin sensations/numbness on the hands, fingers and toes. A mechanism that both measures and quantifies skin sensations/numbness on the hands and feet could be incorporated into smartphones for health examinations, thus contributing to self-health management.

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Zhafri Zainudin

Stickers coated with 100% natural formulations that extend fruits shelf life by 3-4 times longer

Malaysia

For Efforts in 2020 Disruptive Challenge

The extremely short shelf life of fresh fruit presents economical problems for producers and sellers, but when Stixfresh stickers are applied to fruit, a protective barrier is created around them, keeping them fresh for longer.


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