International Robotics Forum for High School Students (IRH2018)

Application of International Robotics Forum for High School Students (IRH2018)



The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), to provide opportunities to learn more about industrial and service robots to high school students who may not normally come into contact with them, held the Robot High School (Industrial Robots Workshop for High School Students) at the Tokyo Big Site, the site of the International Robot Exhibition, in 2009 and in 2011. Moreover, the RSJ, to provide opportunities to join international students, held the International Robotics Forum for High School Students 2013 (IRH 2013) in 2013, IRH 2015 in 2015, and IRH 2017 in 2017. You can refer the detail of the IRH 2013 at the Report of IRH 2013 , the IRH 2015 at the Report of IRH 2015 , and the IRH 2017 at the Report of IRH 2017 . This year, the RSJ is going to hold the International Robotics Forum for High School Students 2018 (IRH 2018) that will collaborate with Japan Robot Week (JRW) 2018 and World Robot Summit (WRS) 2018.

The event will take place over two days. We will prepare a challenge for all the participants. We will send you themes of robot study. Your students will study about them in advance, and on Day One, and visit JRW 2017 and WRS 2018 to investigate real robots. In the morning of Day Two, your students will present their study and investigation result. In JRW 2017 and WRS 2018, you and your students will be able to fun and excitement of advanced robot technologies.
In the afternoon of Day Two, as the final event, awards will be given by the RSJ to groups that have given outstanding presentations.

Your student’s presentation on Day Two will be simultaneously interpreted into English and Japanese alternatively. The conference will offer an ideal opportunity for senior high school students from the around the world to communicate with each other through robots. Therefore, we look forward to your active participation.

We hope that many future robot researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs will be born today.

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  • Sponsored by: The Robotics Society of Japan
  • Co-sponsored by: Japan Robot Association, and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.
  • Supported by: ROBOCON MAGAZINE, Ohmsha, Ltd., Toyota Motor Co.,
    Mitsubishi Electric Co., Yaskawa Electric Co., RT Corporation
  • Date and time: Friday October 19, 2018, 9:30-17:00 and Saturday October 20, 2018, 9:00-16:00
  • Venue: At the site of JRW 2018 and WRS 2018, Tokyo International Exhibition Center
  • Participation fee: None (We will provide the lunches during the event. Travel expenses to and from Japan and within Japan, and other costs including accommodations while in Japan will be borne by the participant.)
  • Schedule

    Friday October 19
    9:30 - 10:00
    ・Robot investigation: Visit and investigate the site of JRW 2018 and WRS 2018
    (Theme of the investigation will give to each school in advance)
    ・You will be able to use the meeting room for your preparation of the presentation on Day Two.

    Saturday October 20
    ・Presentation: Robot investigation
    ・Awards ceremony, and closing (about 16:00)

    Participation eligibility and application

    • Eligibility:
      Senior High School Students and their teachers
      Students will not be allowed to participate on their own but must be accompanied by a teacher.
      Maximum number of participants of each school is 20 that includes the number of the teacher.
    • Maximum number of participants: 200
    • Application deadline:
      Application will be on a first-come-first-serve basis and will close as soon as applicants reach the maximum number.
    • Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:
      The Robotics Society of Japan IRH2018 Dept.
      Add.: 2nd Fl. Blue Bldg., 2-19-7 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
      Tel: +81-3-3812-7594, Fax: +81-3-3812-4628
    • Application method:
      Application should be made through the accompanying teacher by the following procedures.
    • Please apply via e-mail titled “IRH2018 Application,” providing the following necessary information and a list of applicants, addressed to the above e-mail address.
      Upon receipt of your application, the secretariat of the RSJ will send you a confirmation e-mail.
    • Necessary information:
      Please provide contact information of the accompanying teacher.
      Name of school/ Name and Title of the teacher/ Contact address/ TEL/ E-mail/
    • List of participants:
      Please be sure to attach the list to the application e-mail. Please fill out the names of the accompanying teacher and the students in the attached “List of participants of IRH2018” and send it together with the above necessary information.

    Introduction of IRH 2018 and submission material in advance

    【Important!】Submission material in advance
    Please submit following two materials to by Friday, August 31, 2018

    ●Theme of Study:
    First of all, please select your study theme. Based on the selected study theme, please do the pre-study before IRH 2017, real investigation at iREX 2017, and present the result of your study on the Day Two of IRH 2017.
    Candidates of study themes are shown in chapter 3 of the Instructions of IRH 2018 Study Report.
    Please confirm and select your theme, and moreover, confirm all process of the study report.

    ●Introduction of Our School:
    All schools will be required to present own school introduction data for information sharing among participants. The schools that have experiences of robotics education such as WRO, RoboCup will be able to appeal own achievements in the introduction material. We will deliver the data to all participants.
    Please make your document using Template of Introduction of Our School .