On March 9, 2022, the International Workshop on Robots and Online Field Research took place in Japan. The workshop is part of the Sakura Exchange Program in Science, organized by the Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Japan is known as a pioneer in the field of robotics. Robots have been used in Japan to increase quality and production capacity, replacing human labor. Robots are being researched and manufacturednot only for mining and production, but also in practical applications extremely useful for social activities, daily living, as well as serving in social work. As a result, the Japanese government has its own policies to develop the robotics industry. Funding from governments is used to research and develop robotic systems, which push towards more modernized production systems.

Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT, https://www.shibaura-it.ac.jp/) is one of Japan's premier robotics technology, design, and manufacturing training universities. In this Workshop, SIT plays the role of the host with several well-known professors such as Prof. Matsuhira, Prof. Sasaki, Prof. Tachibana…

Delegates from the Network of Technology Universities in Asia who are attending the Workshop

Many experts, professors, and students from Japanese universitiesas well asuniversities from the Asian network of technical universities from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam also attended.

From March 9 to March 12, 2022, the workshop was be held online. The Workshop began with lectures by professorsfrom universities in Japan, Malaysia, and Indonesia on the first morning. The content of lecturesrefers to the history of robot formation and manufacturing, as well as the present situation of robot production in Japan and Malaysia, as well as the impact of robots on society.

Professor Matsuhira's lecture on Community Service Robots, and human-robot collaboration.

The Workshop will continue until March 12, 2022, with Japanese students visiting the 2022 International Robot Expo (iREX2022, https://biz.nikkan.co.jp/ eve/irex/english/) and connecting with Malaysian students via smartphone. On the Organizing Committee's request, students will be divided into teams to participate in exercises, and the teams will take turns showing their manufacturing robots. Students will be able to witness and experience Japan's, Malaysia's, and Indonesia's most sophisticated robot technology, as well as participate in online experimental activities.

Students from Vietnam's Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education also attended the workshopand registered to participate in the Workshop's activities.