In a joint project that will aim to take Japan’s quantum cryptography communication technology to the world’s highest level, 12 Japanese organizations including Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) starts research and development of a Global Quantum Cryptography Communications Network this month. The research is commissioned and supported by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), which invited proposals for a joint research collaboration in fiscal year 2020.
TOKYO—Addressing the ongoing migration towards autonomous driving, Toshiba (TOKYO: 6502) has announced the introduction of a high-resolution, long-range light-receiving technology for deployment in solid-state LiDAR systems. By removing the need for bulky mechanical components, the technology realizes cost and space savings and enhances operational reliability. At its heart is Toshiba’s proprietary compact, high-efficiency silicon photo-multiplier (SiPM).
TOKYO—At a time of growing concern about social distancing and public health and safety, Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed a PC-based, high-speed, high accuracy image-analysis AI that monitors crowds and congestion by estimating the number of people in camera images using its unique deep learning algorithm.
TOKYO—In the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and universities have to come up with novel and effective ways to reach and teach their students. Many have turned to distance learning and online classes, including almost half of Japan’s universities.
Tokyo—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), an innovator in technologies for advanced driver-assistance and autonomous driving systems has developed AI, that will improve traffic safety. Motion Estimation AI uses on-board cameras and inertial sensors that measure acceleration and angular velocity to deliver highly accurate estimates of the movement of a drone or a vehicle, while Motion Prediction AI predicts the movements of other vehicles on the road in a wide range of traffic conditions. Tested against a public data set, they both achieve the world’s highest accuracy. Details of the technologies were presented at International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), streamed online on June 1, 2020.
TOKYO ─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed “Learning Time-series Shapelets for Optimizing Partial AUC” (LTSpAUC), a recent advance in applying machine learning to analysis of time-series waveform data that delivers approximately 7% more accurate anomaly detection than current technologies.
Tokyo—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed “Lag-aware Multivariate Time-series Segmentation” (LAMTSS), an AI that improves the accuracy of anomaly prediction/detection and motion analysis for infrastructure and manufacturing equipment. This technology automatically corrects time lag among multiple time-series datasets obtained from sensors installed in equipment or devices. Testing confirmed that the timing of changes in data due to anomalies and other problems can be detected with less than one-tenth the error of conventional methods.
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502, hereinafter “Toshiba”) and a team led by Professor Yozo Nakazawa at the Department of Pediatrics, Shinshu University, (hereinafter "Shinshu University"), have together developed a “tumor-tropic liposome technology” for gene therapy*1. The technology uses unique, nano-sized biodegradable liposomes developed by Toshiba to accurately and efficiently deliver therapeutic genes to targeted cancer cells, and achieves safer gene delivery than viruses used as carriers.
NEDO and Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) have established the Autonomous Mobile Robot Interface (AMR-IF), a software solution that connects autonomous mobile robots in an operations and control system (Figure. 1). The AMR-IF specification allows multiple mobile robots of various types, from different manufacturers, to be operated in a common system, and is expected to promote cost reductions and the use of robots in new areas. Sample software for an operations terminal implementing AMR-IF was released today as open source software, allowing companies to test the specification for themselves.
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed a bidirectional multiplex transmission IC, which is the world's first single-package IC, produced by generic manufacturing processes, to achieve bidirectional communication of three signals and power transmissions exceeding 100mW. Applications of this isolation IC supports electric mobility and miniaturization in various motor systems. This is one of the two isolation ICs for realizing next-generation power electronics systems that are compact, energy-saving, and highly reliable. The other is a high-speed isolated measurement IC that can be installed in power supply systems for servers in data centers that require high-speed operations. Toshiba presented this technology on February 18, 2020 at the 2020 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco.
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502, hereinafter "Toshiba") has developed the world's first AI technology that can bring fast recognition of speakers and keywords to all kinds of electronic products, without any need for internet connectivity and no need to rely on cloud resources for processing. Home appliances integrating the technology will be able to register individual speakers with only three utterances, and to adjust operation in response to voice commands.
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed the high-performance, rapid-response Rate-Integrating Gyroscope (RIG), which unlike conventional gyroscopes (gyros), does not perform calculations from angular velocity, but instead detects direction directly. RIG represents the development of the world's first compact gyro module for direct angle detection that uses Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technologies for miniaturization and does not require large measurement devices.
World-first Demonstration of Real-time Transmission of Whole-genome Sequence Data Using Quantum Cryptography:
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and the Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) have succeeded in the world's first quantum cryptography transmission of whole-genome sequence data with data volumes exceeding several hundred gigabytes. Since speeds for key distribution in quantum cryptographic communication technologies are currently about 10 Mbps(Note 1) at maximum, the speed at which data can be encrypted and transmitted with the one-time pad is limited. So there is a room for improvement for large-scale data transmission with the one-time pad method. Toshiba and ToMMo newly developed a system for sequential encryption and transmission of large-scale data, thereby realizing real-time transmission of whole-genome sequence data with the one-time pad method. This demonstrated that quantum cryptography can transmit large amounts of data and has practical applications in the fields of genomic research and genomic medicine.
TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed ultra-high-speed wireless technologies for handling backhaul in fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications systems─the relay links and networks that connect terminal access links to the carrier's core network.(Note 1) In demonstration tests emulating communications distances of 5km,(Note 2) the technologies achieved transmission speeds of 20 Gbps, a performance that eliminates the need to install the optical fiber or other cables that have been required for backhaul lines until now. This advance has the potential to lower 5G network construction and maintenance costs (Figure 1).
TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed a simple, highly accurate cancer detection technology that utilizes microRNA(Note 1) in blood. With a unique electrochemical microRNA detection technology, the company confirmed to comprehensively distinguish between healthy individuals and patients with 13 cancer types, such as pancreatic cancer and breast cancer, within two hours and with 99% accuracy at the research and development level. The company will begin verification tests in 2020 to implement this technology in our society as soon as possible.