AI Labs and Research Partners

AI Labs

Panasonic operates development and research (R&D) on artificial intelligence (AI) at four sites in Japan, and two overseas.

Osaka headquarters site (Moriguchi & Kadoma)

This is the largest R&D site in Panasonic, gathering four of the technology divisions plus the Advanced Research Division. It has been promoting R&D on AI technology combined with a broad range of products and devices developed in the company’s key business areas.

Panasonic Laboratory Tokyo

This was opened at Ariake, Tokyo in April 2016. Engineers related to AI, IoT, robotics, and sensing have been working together here. Internal and external collaborators have assisted to accelerate R&D progresses of new themes.

Yokohama site

Since 2015, this site became the central hub of technology development for image recognition and robotics and control for vehicle-mounted devices and B2B solutions.

Minoshima site (Fukuoka)

Since the establishment of Kyushu Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., the site has been pioneering new markets with full of frontier spirit. Its main task is new solution development for Connected Solutions Company (CNS Company) including intelligent image processing and sensor and audio signal processing using AI technology.

Panasonic R&D Center Singapore

Since its establishment in 1990, the site has accumulated technology as a R&D site for AV signal processing. Today, it is an R&D site holding the company’s top-level teams to work on algorithm development, system implementation, and performance optimization towards a wide range of themes.

Panasonic β Research Lab

Established in 2011. Collaborating with academic laboratories conducting advanced research, startup companies, and local communities in North America, this lab has been working on the acquisition and research of cutting-edge AI technology. Recently, it has been developing real-time pedestrian detection algorithms with high recognition rates and low complexity for vehicle use. This research was introduced at the ITS World Congress 2015 and other academic conferences.

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Research Partners

Through collaboration with academic laboratories conducting advanced research, startup companies in Silicon Valley, and local communities, we have been working on the acquisition and research of cutting-edge AI technology.


List of Main Collaborators (updated in May 2016)
* listed in alphabetical order

Overseas Universities:

National University of Singapore, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley/Merced, and University of Montreal

Universities in Japan:

Chubu University, Future University Hakodate, Hokkaido University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Osaka University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tohoku University, University of Fukui, University of Tokyo, and Waseda University


Whole Brain Architecture Initiative

Public Research Institutes:

National Institute of Informatics, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)