Our company is actively expanding into new business domains such as the aircraft business and robotics technology,
including the development of humanoid robots.
Establishment of the Aviation Department of
Kawada Industries, Inc.
Aimed to develop, manufacture, and sell domestically produced personal helicopters.
The technological starting point of the robotics business
Contract manufacturing of humanoid robots
Under commission from the University of Tokyo, designed and manufactured the humanoid robot H6, which provided the impetus to begin the robotics business
Announcement of isamu
Used technology cultivated over time to build our first internally developed humanoid robot
Announcement of HRP-2 Promet
Started offering this platform for research institutes in Japan and overseas.
The final product for the project "Research and Development of Human Cooperative and Coexistent Robot Systems" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Bipedal Dinosaur Robot on display at Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan
The robot was on display throughout the entire duration of Expo 2005 at the Robot Station, where visitors could interact with a variety of robots. Designed and manufactured under contract with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Announcement of HRP-3 Promet Mk-II
The final product for the project "Research and Development of Fundamental Technologies for Humanoid Robots Working in Real Environments" by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Announcement of HIRO
Upper body humanoid robot platform for research usage
Announcement of NEXTAGE at International Robot Exhibition 2009
A two-armed industrial robot based on the concept of coexistence with humans Used for the exhibition's ribbon cutting ceremony
Announcement of HRP-4
Research and development platform designed under the concept of "slim athlete" Developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
The company was given the Divisional Technical Achievement Award by the Robotics and Mechatronics Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Kawada Industries, Inc. awarded for the development of NEXTAGE
The 5th Robot Award
Received the Next Generation Industry Special Prize award
Awarded jointly with GLORY LTD. for the creation of a flexible automatic assembly line using NEXTAGE
Rename changed to Robotics Division
Establishment of Kawada Robotics Corp.
Business and technology development divisions spun off from the Robotics Division of Kawada Industries, Inc.
Announcement of NEXTAGE OPEN
The ideal platform for cutting-edge research applications, featuring a highly functional body and a highly scalable, open source software environment.
NEXTAGE receives Good Design Gold Award
Praised and awarded for the approach of using a humanoid robot to address the issue of improving efficiency at manufacturing sites with variable types and volumes of production
The Rebirth of Kawada Robotics Corp.
Took over the robot manufacturing and sales business from the Robotics Division of Kawada Industries, Inc. The reborn Kawada Robotics Corp. is able to handle all steps from robot development to production and sales
HRP-2 Promet registered in the Important Historical Materials on Science and Technology (a.k.a. Future Technology Legacy) in the National Museum of Nature and Science
Kawada Robotics selected as a Company Driving Regional Growth by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Headquarters relocated to Taito-ku, Tokyo
Release of NEXTAGE (NXA series)
Improvements to basic functionality including payload, speed, vision speed, and other areas to expand applicability
Received the RT Middleware Promotion Contribution Award
HRP-2 permanent exhibition at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie museum
NEXTAGE functional safety compliance
NEXTAGE obtained third-party certification for functional safety of industrial robots