Shinji Fukui is Executive Officer of technology development in Industrial Automation sector of OMRON, where he leads innovations of automation for manufacturing using the latest technologies such as AI, Robotics and IOT. His focus is the edge side of computing, one of the latest activities is implementing machine learning and embedded database into machine controller.
He is now leading several studies of 5G wireless application in the factory, especially in the shop floor. One of the studies is optimization of logistics in a shop floor using Autonomous Mobile Robot. Also, he leads some studies a new human-machine collaboration using 5G wireless communication.