GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Summer of 2020 Emergence of life-sized moving GUNDAM at Yokohama Yamashita PierGUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Summer of 2020 Emergence of life-sized moving GUNDAM at Yokohama Yamashita Pier

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2018.11.21 About GGC Research Open Simulator
Information on the GUNDAM GLOBAL CHALLENGE Research Open Simulator is currently not yet available. After development on the simulator has been completed, the information will be revealed on this website.
2018.11.21 About GUNDAM GLOBAL CHALLENGE Second Entry
Thank you for the numerous applications for the GUNDAM GLOBAL CHALLENGE Second Entry. We have judged the entries, and after careful consideration, we regret to say that there was no winner. However, for this time, we have decided to give Honorable Mention Prizes for ideas that were outstanding. The winners of the Honorable Mention Prizes are as shown. We hope you will continue to support GUNDAM GLOBAL CHALLENGE.

Concept

Take up the challenge of the ultimate dream and make the full-scale GUNDAM move.
We are looking for ideas from around the world.

The life-sized GUNDAM statue that appeared in 2009. The sight of the statue with its feet planted firmly on the ground captured the hearts of many people and represented the possibility of dreams coming true.
And now, GUNDAM, which marks its 40th anniversary in 2019, will move Japan, and move the world.

“Challenge the dream. GUNDAM will move. The world will move.”

Challenge the ultimate dream of moving an 18m tall life-sized GUNDAM!
To realize this grand dream, we have formed a project team, collecting a wide range of ideas and plans from all over the world, promoting a global project with Japan as the axis. By embracing open innovation, we have put together various opinions, wisdom and technologies into a single plan. From basic design to detailed design, repeated verification experiments, and finally to production…

In 2020, the dream will become reality.
The internationally-acclaimed power of creation, along with the strong passion of people across fields and generations, will make GUNDAM move.
The unprecedented, greatest ever entertainment in history will be realized in the form of GUNDAM.

GGC Members

"GGC members" who has been selected through a carefully selected screening among primary applications.

GUNDAM GLOBAL CHALLENGE Second Entry
Honorable Mention Prize Winners

Takuji Nagai
Research and Development Workshop tn-works Representative
Born in 1979. From Sapporo City, Hokkaido.
Completed the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Engineering Master’s Program.
In 2014 in Sapporo City, he established “tn-works”, a production company with the aim of using the sensor, control as well as software technologies of the company for collaboration projects with different fields.
The company comes up with various kinds of new creations with “From Imagination to Creation” as its motto.
In addition, he participates in events that teach future generations (children) about the fun and difficulties of creating new things.
Takahiro Oi
From Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Graduated from Namiki Senior High School, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Having done debugging work at a game company and working as an IT instructor, he currently runs his own coffee shop, while also creating art websites and producing smartphone games.

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Yoshiyuki Tomino

【Profile】
Anime Director and Screenwriter

Year of Birth:
November 5th, 1941
Place of Birth:
Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Education: Nihon University's College of Art
Career History:
At Mushi Productions, he scripted the storyboards and screenplay of the first Japanese anime TV series, Tetsuwan Atomu (also known as Astro Boy).
He has been well known for directing various anime series throughout his career: Triton of the Sea (1972) / Mobile Suit GUNDAM (1979) / Space Runaway IDEON (1980) / Overman King Gainer (2002).
He is also known as a songwriter, a novelist, and a college professor.
In 2009, he has won the award of an Honorific Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.
His latest work is GUNDAM Reconguista in G (October 2014 - March 2015).

Shuji Hashimoto

Shuji Hashimoto

【Profile】
Waseda University Honorary Professor

Year of Birth:
1948
Education:
・WASEDA University, Department of Applied Physics, School of Science and Engineering (1970)
・WASEDA University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
・Doctor of Engineering (Ph.D.), WASEDA University (1977)
Career History:
・Lecturer/Professor, Faculty of Science, Toho University (1979-1991)
・Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, WASEDA University (1993-2006)
・Director, Faculty of Science and Engineering, WASEDA University (2006-2010)
・Director of the Humanoid Robotics Institute, WASEDA University (April 2000~March 2010)
・Professor in the Department of Applied Physics, School of Science and Engineering, WASEDA University (November 2010~2018)
・Vice president, WASEDA University (November 2010~2018) Research Interests:
Human communication and Kansei information processing including image processing, music systems, neural computing and humanoid robotics
Publication:
The Space of Virtual Music / The Story of the Humanoid Robotics / Iwanami Lecture: Multimedia Information Study, Vol.1 (all co-authorship).
Chairman:
・Chairman of the Promotion Committee, IEEE Tokyo Section
・Director of Japanese Academy of Facial Studies
・Chairman of Japan Actuator-Sensor-Interface
Member:
・The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers / Information Processing Society of Japan / The Virtual Reality Society of Japan / Human Interface Society / The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers / The Robotics Society of Japan / The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan / Nishi-Nippon Orthodontic Society

Pitoyo Hartono

Pitoyo Hartono

【PROFILE】
Professor in School of Engineering, Chukyo University

Year of Birth:
May 1969
Place of Birth:
Indonesia
Education:
・Doctor of Enginnering (Ph.D.) in the Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, WASEDA University (February 2002)
Career History:
・Visiting Lecturer (full-time), WABOT HOUSE Laboratory, WASEDA University
・Associate Professor, Hakodate Future University(2005-2010)
・Professor, Chukyo University (October 2010~)
Research Interests:
Neural network and computational intelligence theory for the robotics

Katsuyuki Motohiro

Katsuyuki Motohiro

【PROFILE】
Film Producer

Year of Birth:
1965
Place of Birth:
Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
Career History:
After making his debut as a film director with "Waruikoto" in 1992, Mr. Motohiro has produced numerous TV dramas.
In 1997, he produced the first theatrical film "July 7th, Hare."
His box-office movie, "Bayside Shakedown 2"released in 2003, recorded the all-time No.1 among Japanese live-action movies. Since then, Mr. Motohiro has produced a number of movies such as "Negotiator," "Summertime Machine Blues," and "UDON."
Mr. Motohiro has recently been playing an active role in various projects: AKB48's PV "Everyday Katyusha"/ an animated film of "PSYCHO-PASS" (general manager) / animation of "Kokaku Kidotai ARISE border:less project" (project producer).
His short movie titled "Regret"which has currently been open to public through the Nestle Theater on YouTube has over 3 million viewership.

Seiichi Saito

Seiichi Saito

【PROFILE】
Rhizomatiks/ Creative&Technical Director

Born in Kanagawa in 1975, Mr. Saito began his career in New York in 2000 after graduating from Columbia University with a Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD). Since then, he has been active in creative work at the Arnell Group, and returned to Japan upon being selected for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial event. He produces works in the commercial art field which are three-dimensional and interactive while also being based on the firm grounding in logical thought that he cultivated through architecture. Mr. Saito has won numerous international awards at the 2009-2014. He currently serves as Director of Rhizomatiks Co., Ltd., while also lecturing part-time at the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Science. 2013 D&AD "Digital Design" Jury, 2014 Cannes LIONS "Branded Content and Entertainment" jury.

NORIAKI ISHII

AKINORI ISHII

【PROFILE】
Technical Director(full-time)

Experienced the GUNDAM plastic model boom when in elementary school, and dreamed of developing GUNDAM. Engaged in the research of the life-sized humanoid robot WABIAN when studying at Waseda University / Graduate School. Joined Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd.in 1999, and was engaged in the research and development of the robotizing of construction machines, including the twin-arm machine ASTACO and the four-legged crawler-type mobile mechanism.
Joined GGC as technical director since 2018(full-time).

WATARU YOSHIZAKI

WATARU YOSHIZAKI

【PROFILE】
System Director
Asratec Corp. Director Chief Robot Creator

Developer of Robot Control System “V-Sido”. Conferred as “Super Creator” in 2009 by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, as a result of the “Exploratory IT Human Resources Project” conducted by IPA.
Involved in several robot control projects such as Suidobashi Heavy Industry’s KURATAS, and took part in the establishment of Asratec Corp. in 2013.
Appointed a committee member of the government’s council “Robot Revolutionary Achievement Conference” from 2014 to 2015.

MASAKI KAWAHARA

MASAKI KAWAHARA

【PROFILE】
Creative Director
NOMURA Co., Ltd. Creative Division NOC1 Group Leader and 1st Business Division MC Business Department NOTORA Director

Mainly deals with creating spaces to attract customers, utilizing entertainment facilities and character contents. In charge of the total direction, from project planning to design and quality management, of content-based spaces that combine various direction methods such as video, modelling and lighting.