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Ascent Robotics on CNN International’s program “Innovate Japan”

Ascent Robotics will be featured on CNN International’s brand new show Innovate Japan. CNN’s award-winning correspondent Will Ripley explores the ways in which Japan’s most innovative companies tackle the country’s issue with its quickly aging society and Ascent was chosen to represent the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics. Tune into CNN International on Saturday […]

Ascent Robotics to sponsor Eastern European Machine Learning Summer School

Ascent Robotics is proud to announce its sponsorship of Eastern European Machine Learning Summer School, a one-week summer school held in Bucharest, Romania from July 1st to 6th, 2019. The event’s organizers and lecturers include people from world’s top universities and companies such as DeepMind, UC Berkeley, Oxford and Google AI among others. Futhermore, by […]

Ascent CEO in panel discussion with Nvidia and Toyota Motor Company, Research Institute

Ascent CEO Masayuki Ishizaki took part in a panel discussion at the International Conference on Machine Vision Applications in Tokyo on May 30th. Ishizaki joined the panel with Jose Alvarez (Nvidia), Yasuomi Takeuchi (Toyota Motor Corporation) and Koichiro Yamaguchi (Toyota Research Institute) to discuss a wide variety of fundamental issues of autonomous driving including safety, […]

Ascent CEO Masayuki Ishizaki’s Keynote at Microsoft Japan’s de:code 2019 conference

Microsoft Japan’s annual conference “de:code (Japanese)” was held on May 29th at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo. Ascent Robotics CEO Masayuki Ishizaki took the stage in the morning of the first day of the conference to deliver a keynote speech. Microsoft’s de:code is a technical conference tailored for IT professionals and engineers, including developers. […]

Engineers from the Polytechnique Montréal visit to Ascent office in Tokyo

Several engineers from the Polytechnique Montréal visited our offices on May 9th as one of the sites on their Poly-Monde mission to Japan. Their plan was to meet industry and government on the themes of urban mobility and robotics. We were delighted to host them and engage in a conversation on the role of Artificial […]

Ivo Timóteo appointed as new CTO

April 15, 2019, Tokyo – Ascent Robotics, a rapidly growing Tokyo-based AI software developer in industrial robotics and autonomous vehicles, announced today that it has appointed Ivo Timóteo as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his role as CTO, Ivo will be responsible for leading the technology teams for both industrial robotics and autonomous […] Ascent Robotics, a global Japanese deep tech startup

A article “The rise of deep tech startups in Japan (and why European companies should take note)” gives an overview to the development of the Japanese startup investment and startup ecosystem. In the article, Ascent Robotics is described as a Japanese startup fostering a truly international work culture and actively recruiting global talent. The […]

Ascent Robotics featured in Nissen Digital Hub

Nissen Digital Hub, a portal gathering information on corporate AI solutions, featured Ascent Robotics in its 3rd volume of Japanese startups. The article emphasizes Ascent’s objective of creating vehicles that can navigate autonomously not only on wide highways, but also on the narrow streets of Japan. 日本のAIスタートアップ紹介 Vol.3 (Japanese)