||Society 5,0 is “A human-centered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems by a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space.”;, which was proposed in the 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan as a future society that Japan should aspire to. As cornerstone technologies to realize Society 5.0, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and robot related technologies have gained much attention to solve the social problems in Society 5.0. In this lecture, the concepts of IoT・AI・Robot research will be defined. Then, some latest research advances in IoT・AI・Robot area will be introduced. Finally, the future research directions in IoT・AI・Robot area will be discussed.
||Cheng ZHANG received his Ph.D. degree from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2015. From 2008 to 2015, he was a research engineer at Sony Digital Network Applications, Japan and HGST Japan, Inc. (ex Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), where he researched and developed control algorithms for image stabilization module of Sony digital camera, and servo control algorithms for next generation high capacity HDD. From 2015 to 2020, he was an assistant professor of Graduate Program for Embodiment Informatics (Program for Leading Graduate School) at Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University. He is currently an assistant professor of Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Ibaraki University, Ibaraki, Japan. His research interests include communication network engineering, machine control algorithm, IoT・AI・robot, reinforcement learning. He received the IEICE Young Researcher’s Award in 2013. He is a member of IEICE and IEEE.