NTT R&D FORUM — Road to IOWN 2021
Exhibits

Six exhibit themes

  • Networks

    This theme introduces the IOWN optical / wireless network and advanced control and operation technologies that support Smart World to create new value by converging mobile and fixed communications.

  • UI/UX Devices

    This theme introduces technologies creating value in the form of new experiences maximizing human capabilities through physical, psychological, and social interactions based on seamless connections between the real and cyber worlds.

  • Security

    This theme introduces new security technologies that take advantage of the unique features of IOWN to realize Smart World and create diverse social value.

  • Computing

    This theme introduces IOWN computing technologies, digital twin computing creating new value, the latest AI technologies, and initiatives accelerating digital transformation.

  • Zero Environmental Impact

    "Beyond our planet, Beyond our future." The perspective of space is key to transforming the future of our global environment.
    This theme introduces innovative environmental and energy technologies contributing to the regeneration of the global environment for sustainable and inclusive societies of the future.

  • Basic Research

    This theme outlines the basic research that contributes to the IOWN concept including research and development of innovative information processing technology, advanced device / photonics technology, and biotechnology and medical care.

Networks

This theme introduces the IOWN optical / wireless network and advanced control and operation technologies that support Smart World to create new value by converging mobile and fixed communications.

  • N01

    Space integrated computing network for a sustainable society

    Using IOWN, we can break through the limits in space utilization

  • N02

    Delay-adjustment technology to revolutionize gaming UX

    Achieving fairness in Esports tournaments between locations

  • N03

    On-demand photonic connection and ultra-low latency video synthesis for multiple points

    Wideband and ultra-low latency IOWN offers high presence communication

  • N04

    All-photonics network transport technology with a variety of optical paths

    Create a diverse Customer Experience with Flexible optical paths

  • N05

    Photonics and electronics devices for IOWN APN

    Advanced devices for high-speed high-capacity optical path

  • N06

    Optical access network based on concatenated loop topology

    Flexibly meets demands with new optical access networks

  • N07

    Low delay remote robot operation by jitter control technology

    Realizes Natural Control of The Avatar Robot OriHime-D

  • N08

    Fixed and mobile converged network for end-to-end, straight forwarding services

    Simple, flexible, advanced and secure network services from anywhere

  • N09

    Cooperative infrastructure platform for cyber-physical fusion

    Safe and precise control of industrial robot vehicles

  • N10

    Vpn gateway node for fixed-mobile convergence

    Providing cost effective, low power consumption VPN connectivity

  • N11

    Extreme NaaS for comfortable quality of end-end communication

    Network for extreme requirements of applications

  • N12

    Cognitive Foundation for rapid provisioning and operation

    Optimal placement and unified operation of ICT resources

  • N13

    [5Ge&6G powered by IOWN] Coverage enhancement technologies

    Coverage enhancement technologies - RIS, Pinching antenna etc. -

  • N14

    5G Open RAN Ecosystem (OREC)

    OREC enables diverse companies to deploy flexible network

  • N15

    Optical fiber environmental monitoring

    We use environment information from optical fiber network.

  • N16

    Maintenance technology for underground concrete structures

    Maintenance costs are reduced by optimizing the inspection cycle

  • N17

    Disaster recovery plan generation technology for network facilities

    Automatically formulate facility recovery plans in the event of a disaster

  • N18

    Traffic-monitoring system for 100-Gbps network with HWA

    Monitor multiple services on 100-Gbps network with one unit

  • N19

    Low-latency codec-free/protocol-free transport technology

    Achieves low-latency transport by skipping codec/protocol

  • N20

    Underwater acoustic MIMO transmission technology

    Underwater high-definition video transmission

  • N21

    OAM-MIMO multiplexing transmission technology

    Terabit-class wireless transmission for beyond 5G

  • N22

    AIOps-GW technology to watch over AI

    Expand target of Zero-Touch-Operation by safely incorporating AI

  • N23

    Self-evolving operation that autonomously adapts to environmental changes

    Achieve full zero-touch operation through AI-driven operation

  • N24

    Proactive maintenance and operation for fast recovery

    Reduce recovery processing time by estimating failure points

  • N25

    Free viewpoint video: volumetric video streaming

    High-quality volumetric video streaming in consumer access network

  • N26

    Mintent (Intent AI mediator)

    Increase engagement with intent-driven services

  • N27

    NTN and HAPS simulator for extreme coverage extension

    Extend coverage to areas where radio waves have not reached

  • N28

    Millimeter-wave BS cooperation for multiple MSs in high-mobility environments

    BS cooperation can achieve stably higher throughput for multiple MSs

  • N29

    Comfortable 5G networks achieved by AI

    Providing comfortable 5G networks by automated network operations

  • N30

    Evolution of transport network for 5G services

    Contribute to the advancement of 5G services using network slicing

UI/UX Devices

This theme introduces technologies creating value in the form of new experiences maximizing human capabilities through physical, psychological, and social interactions based on seamless connections between the real and cyber worlds.

  • U01

    Bidirectional transmission system of vibrotactile signals

    Remote communication using audio, video, and vibration

  • U02

    Personalized Sound Zone

    Delivering select sounds to those who want to hear

  • U03

    Spatial AR Service production tools for Developers

    It enables short term and low cost development of Spatial AR services

  • U04

    New UI/UX created by IOWN

    Realization of a recipient value-oriented experience by fusion of real and cyber space

  • U05

    Hyperspectral imaging with a metalens and AI

    Capture spectral information in real time with a simple camera

  • U06

    Ultra-low latency video processing technology at the video signal level

    Enables low-latency cheering to be delivered to players from remote locations

  • U07

    Zero latency media technology

    Enables seamless remote control even with latency

  • U08

    Lifelike communication technology

    Achieve online communication that feels like offline

  • U09

    Emotion modeling and control method

    Understand, estimate, and control people's emotions

  • U10

    Behavior-change techniques by understanding individual

    For supporting people to achieve goals without difficulty

  • U11

    Cybernetics technology to augment motor skills

    Augmenting motor skills based on other persons' motor skills

  • U12

    Low-latency 3D video chat system

    Providing low-latency 3D video chat with web technology

  • U13

    Holding an event in virtual space

    Development of Virtual Event Platform

Security

This theme introduces new security technologies that take advantage of the unique features of IOWN to realize Smart World and create diverse social value.

  • S01

    Secure optical transport network for quantum computer era/age

    Optical transport with security against quantum computer

  • S02

    Utilizing of data to accelerate the distribution of information

    Creating value by securely using diverse social information

  • S03

    Functional cryptographic technology for user-centric data distribution

    Secure and reliable society by protecting data holder’s ownership

  • S04

    Security transparency assurance technology to make trusted network

    Ensure transparency of devices throughout the supply chain

  • S05

    Privacy-Preserving Synthetic Data Generation

    Utilizing personal data by generating similar synthetic data

  • S06

    IoT authentication and authorization/key management technology

    Securely use any IoT device to create a diversity of value

  • S07

    Technology for suppressing the spread of mis/disinformation

    Keeping SNS users from being exposed to mis/disinformation

Computing

This theme introduces IOWN computing technologies, digital twin computing creating new value, the latest AI technologies, and initiatives accelerating digital transformation.

  • C01

    Traffic optimization technologies through changes in human behavior

    Future world with traffic optimization technologies by NTT DoCoMo

  • C02

    Co-simulation of natural environment and human society

    Forecasting the future of human-environmental interactions

  • C03

    Another Me®: Coexisting and growing with ourselves

    Your autonomous alter ego to expand your opportunities.

  • C04

    Whitebox-server provides efficient video AI in smart cities

    Improve power efficiency with efficient use of accelerators

  • C05

    Initiatives to implement the 4D digital platform™

    Provides integrated and accurate sensing data in real time

  • C06

    Conversational system with visual understanding

    Enjoy scenery on the move with conversational robot

  • C07

    Next generation media processing AI: MediaGnosis™

    Understand multimodal information in real time

  • C08

    Signal-free mobility by distributed learning

    Real-time traffic coordination overall city via vehicle's communication

  • C09

    Ultra-HD video AI inference engine

    Detect a wide range of objects with one camera in real time

  • C10

    Tanagram™

    It streamlines operations by automating vast amounts of work about planogram

  • C11

    Lifestyle co-creation lab and innovation co-creation platform

    We create new lifestyles and technology platform by field trials

  • C12

    Demonstration of next-generation houses using AI and IoT

    Enriching our lives through the use of AI and IoT

  • C13

    Let's get started the DX with natural language processing

    AI and GUI application that can be easily used for the DX.

  • C14

    Network optimization with integrated data analysis platform

    Providing high-quality mobile networks by using big data

  • C15

    AI for 3x3 highlight video creation

    Supporting to generate highlight video of 3x3 game with AI

  • C16

    AI for language education

    Support language learning with automatic AI scoring

  • C17

    Lane-based traffic-jam detection for navigation technology

    Traffic optimization by detecting traffic jams with dashcams

  • C18

    Calculating efficient scenario of air-conditioning system

    Realizing comfortable space with energy saving air-conditioning

  • C19

    Customer-behavior recognition & demand prediction in stores

    Our technology improves store operations and increases sales

  • C20

    Facial expression and gesture transformation to convey emotions

    Making it easier to understand the other person's emotions

  • C21

    Digital social capital platform

    Evaluate diverse individualities to enhance activities online

  • C22

    Collaboration between Toyota and NTT

    Creating infrastructure for future connected vehicles

  • C23

    DX of agricultural product distribution

    Streamline the trading mechanisms and logistics

  • C24

    Dialog visualization analysis technology and ForeSight Voice Mining®

    Supports efficient call analysis in the contact center

  • C25

    Future society exploring engine

    Visualize the future of society by human activity simulation

  • C26

    Three dimensional scene understanding in 4D digital platform™

    Cost-effective approach for real-world digitization in high precision

  • C27

    Human behavior understanding technology for improving CX/EX

    Visualize human behavior and promote better CX/EX

  • C28

    Perceptual-stimulus feedback using individual perceptual models

    Personalize sound-environmental factors for your concentration

  • C29

    Point cloud compression for 4D digital platform™

    Save 3D data compactly and take out it freely

  • C30

    Behavioral analysis technology for traffic and purchase data

    Regional revitalization by data analysis

  • C31

    Next-generation data hub for highly efficient and secure data sharing

    Make utilization of data across organizations safe and convenient

  • C32

    Test activity analysis by short-term repetitive feedback

    Improving testing efficiency by analyzing test activities

Zero Environmental Impact

"Beyond our planet, Beyond our future." The perspective of space is key to transforming the future of our global environment.
This theme introduces innovative environmental and energy technologies contributing to the regeneration of the global environment for sustainable and inclusive societies of the future.

  • E01

    Environmental regeneration and adaptation technologies

    Constructing a society that can adapt to the future global environment

  • E02

    Global environmental futures forecasting technology

    Forecasting regenerative futures for earth from space

  • E03

    Technology for removing asbestos using high power laser

    Reducing health risk for workers by preventing asbestos scattering

  • E04

    Lightning control and charging technology

    Protects cities from lightning strikes with lightning-proof drones

  • E05

    Space photovoltaic power generation technology

    Solar energy can be stably utilized 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Basic Research

This theme outlines the basic research that contributes to the IOWN concept including research and development of innovative information processing technology, advanced device / photonics technology, and biotechnology and medical care.

  • B01

    Three-dimensional structuring of biocompatible hydrogel films

    Manipulation of flexible and biocompatible gel structure on a chip

  • B02

    The Cardiovascular Bio Digital Twin

    Precision Cardiology Through Autonomous Therapeutics

  • B03

    Fivery™ - Virus inactivation by UV fiber transmission

    Efficient UV delivery by optical fiber to prevent infections

  • B04

    An opto-mechanical device with extremely low light energy loss

    We aim to develop energy-saving optical devices using acoustic waves

  • B05

    Realization of spike firing dynamics with photonic artificial neuron

    Toward a new neuromorphic computing

  • B06

    Signal processing for electrocardiogram and body sounds

    Heart health monitoring with advanced signal processing

  • B07

    Smart photonics

    Study of manufacturing for high-performance optical devices

  • B08

    Medical and healthcare vision: Realization of Bio Digital Twin

    A healthy and hopeful “Medical and Healthcare Future”

  • B09

    Optical lattice clock (OLC) network technology

    Stable time synchronization and chronometric leveling

  • B10

    Quantum nature of coherent Ising machines(CIM)

    New computational principle by crossing quantum-classical boundary