GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Keyword
Year awarded
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Special Award
Company Info

2016

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン特別賞[未来づくり]

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Award-winning item
Segment-Handling Robot For Large Telescope [Segment-Handling Robot for Thirty Meter Telescoep]
Principal implementing business
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Category
Equipment and facilities for research, development, and experiments
Company(Nationality)
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
16G080624
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2016

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Outline

TMT is a collaborated project with five countries, JP, US, CA, CN, and IN. TMT will be built on Mauna Kea in the state of Hawaii, and would contribute to reveal the birth of universe. The 30m primary mirror is composed of 492 hexagonal mirrors. MELCO has been developing the main structure of TMT and SHS which exchange the segment mirror because of the degradation of the coated surface by metal. The World first segment handling robot which is the key technology for SHS has been developed by MELCO. The automation function of the developed robot would enable to expand the observation time of TMT.

Producer

Yutaka Ezaki, Communication Systems Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Director

Noboru Kawaguchi, Communication Systems Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Designer

SatoruSofuku, ToshitakaNakaoji, YusukeSaruta, Communication Systems Center/ MasakiHaruna, YukiyasuDomae, Advanced Technology R & D Center/ AtsushiKondo, Industrial Design Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

More information

http://www.mitsubishielectric.co.jp/corporate/randd/spotlight/a28/index.html

ニュースリリース
2016/2/17
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