This time as well, I will describe the contents of the interview that Mr. RiMM received overseas. The upcoming interviewer is a reporter on the east coast of Amelia. What are the interests of the eastern people?
Q1. Your company has more work to process industrial products than raw materials. How did you come across this unique idea and how did you move your VR business forward?
A1. Our material processing business is mature as a market and there is little change, so we started the business in 2001 focusing on virtual reality that can visualize things. Since 2004, we have been collaborating with national research institutes, focusing on services for research institutes, working on accident reproduction visualization with the aim of eradicating fatal accidents of vulnerable people (children, elderly people), developing a railway accident response training simulator in 2007, 2013 We will continue to develop disaster prevention personnel training simulators for tsunami disasters, anti-terrorism simulators for nuclear power plants, and simulators for decommissioning work, and continue to meet the demand for safety and security. I think the current appearance is the result of continuing to take on challenges in accordance with market demands.
Q2. Your company is recognized as one of the 50 best companies. How did you go about establishing your position in the industry?
A2. What we currently have is that we see virtual reality as a means of reproducing sensations. Focusing on the achievement objectives on the establishment of safety methods. In order to achieve the purpose, we focused on the development of haptic technology beyond the virtual reality frame, and built an environment to immediately verify the developed product in the field, add feedback, and immediately re-release it again. This is called the Cyclone Philosophy.
Q3. What challenges have you generally observed and how have you helped your customers overcome those challenges with innovative solutions?
A3. The Japanese field has a culture of ensuring safety based on various manufacturing know-how and disaster experience. Safety education provides education to maintain safety by thoroughly teaching rules for ensuring safety and prohibitions on behavior, but at the same time, education will not be effective unless awareness is raised. I am facing a problem. We have taken on this challenge with the aim of reforming consciousness by safely experiencing dangerous events while thinking together with the people in the field in order to overcome the problem.
Q4. What was the impact of Covid-19 on the target market? And how do you help them deal with the situation?
A4. The problem of coronavirus had a great impact on safety education. Safety education prioritizes efficiency, students gather in one place, and the enthusiasm of instructors is used to give lectures in a closed space and in a close environment, which has been effective. We thought that we could use VR to solve the problem appropriately. The reason is that individual education can be provided to each individual, and that the fear of a disaster can be intuitively communicated through negative sensory communication. At the same time, it is possible to effectively explain the method of improving safety and input the method and effectiveness to people. Furthermore, by automatic guidance using narration, educational questions, and stimulus adjustment according to individual skills, the quality of education does not depend on the person, and appropriate education can be individually provided to each student. Furthermore, in order to maintain hygiene at the time of mounting, the mounting parts have been improved and the operation manual can be maintained so that it can be used with confidence.
Q5. According to you, what are the technological advances in this industry? What advanced technology does your system use to provide the best service?
A5. Virtual reality has advanced around visual reproduction. In the future, virtual reality needs to be developed as a more human-friendly and more advanced means of communication, and it is necessary to build a system that includes five senses beyond sight. When communicating through the five senses, we face new challenges. Therefore, its realization requires more specialized knowledge of sensory system, nervous system, brain chemistry, psychological effects, etc. We have various specialized knowledge in-house to solve the problems we face, and we will cooperate with research institutes to carry out integrated research and development to contribute to society.
Q6. Your company has worked with several industries of various sizes. Can you provide one or two case studies that explain the challenges facing your clients? And how did the solution help overcome those challenges?
A6. In terms of responding to natural disasters, Japan needed to decommission the nuclear power plant in Fukushima after the big earthquake. We are following the government’s request to decommission the nuclear power plant in Japan. In order to ensure safety, we are developing and providing a simulator for simulating decommissioning work on VR, improving and deciding work methods, and deciding a series of work processes. Improvements to support this task are still ongoing.
Q7. How will your company’s roadmap proceed from a technical and geographical perspective?
A7. The method of improving safety is a culture that has become established in society under the Japanese environment. I think there are many companies that are serious about this theme, but there are few companies that specialize in safety. The safety method using VR, which was born in this harsh Japanese environment, is one of the answers that we have faced and guided for 20 years. This technology, which was born in Japan, is a technology that can be used overseas. We will spread this safety technology to the world.
Q8. According to you, what should the focus of the article be?
A8. Creating safety methods and ideas
Q9. There are other things I would like you to emphasize in the article, but may you have missed them?
A9. It is necessary to think about walking with the earth in order to respond to natural disasters.