Kawasaki Robotics

50th Anniversary


The history of industrial robots in Japan began when Kawasaki Heavy Industries successfully completed Japan's first domestically manufactured industrial robot.
How was an American-born industrial robot brought into Japan and introduced into manufacturing sites?
What was behind Kawasaki's decisions to expand its robotics business overseas, its recent efforts on promoting robotics in fields such as healthcare and human-robot collaboration?
Stepping back in time on a path paved by Kawasaki's 50 years in the making,
the Kawasaki Robot Story explores the history of industrial robots from the birth of the industrial robot in the United States in 1956 to the present day.