Robot Competitive Fighting Tournament (commonly known as ROBO-ONE)

Cosponsoring biped robot competitive fighting tournament (commonly known as ROBO-ONE)

The MISUMI Group is a main supporter and cosponsor of ROBO-ONE, a biped robot competitive fighting tournament, sponsored by the Biped Robot Association of Japan.
Since 2008, we have been providing support to student clubs that partake in competitions involving cars or robots. This includes supplying FA mechanical components free of charge to students that pass a screening process.
In FY2015, we assisted more than 180 student clubs.
This time around, by cosponsoring ROBO-ONE, we broadened our spectrum of support to people engaging in manufacturing, including engineers and students pursuing a degree in the field of technology.

Scene from ROBO-ONE competition
Scene from ROBO-ONE competition
Summary of biped robot competitive fighting tournament (commonly known as ROBO-ONE)

ROBO-ONE is a biped robot competitive fighting tournament that is held twice a year, since it began in 2002. The robots throw punches and employs throwing techniques to defeat their opponents. Each contestant fights a three-minute round to see who has the toughest biped robot. The first contestant to score three knockdowns wins the match.

Scene from ROBO-ONE competition
Scene from ROBO-ONE competition
Name of event Date and time Venue No. of participants
MISUMI presents 13th ROBO-ONE Light September 24, 2016 (Saturday) Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center 76 units
MISUMI presents 29th ROBO-ONE September 25, 2016 (Sunday) 146 units

Student Manufacturing Support

What is Student Manufacturing Support?

Since 2008, the MISUMI Group has been supporting student groups (approximately 1,099) that have participated in contests with self-made automobiles or robots. We cast a wide net for interested participants, from universities to community colleges, technical schools, vocational schools and high schools, and provide MISUMI FA mechanical components to select groups based on the motivation and interest expressed in manufacturing and contests.

In 2015, we provided support to more than 180 student groups. The students are able to actually flip through MISUMI’s catalogs, with its abundant product lineup, and order components using MISUMI-VONA, the same website used by professional designers to order components from MISUMI. We look forward to continuing to be actively involved in helping students who will grow to be important talent working in the manufacturing industry.

The MISUMI Group’s Support by Providing Components

We provide mechanical components, wiring components, control components and PC components for devices (vehicles, robots, etc.) that are to be produced.

The MISUMI Group’s Support by Providing Components
Some of the Groups We Supported in FY2015
Kanagawa University KURAFT
School and team name :
Kanagawa University KURAFT
Competitions :
13th Student Formula Japan (EV Class)
Sponsored MISUMI components :
Metal plates and Sprockets

“Even minute size changes can be made, so it was extremely useful for manufacturing cars for the Student Formula, which cannot be completed with existing products alone. Also, images on how the products can be used are provided in the catalogs, making it easy for us to figure out how to use the products and smoothly engineer the car, even though we lack specific knowledge.”

Kyushu University PLANET-Q
School and team name :
Kyushu University PLANET-Q
Competitions :
Tanegashima Rocket Contest
Sponsored MISUMI components :
Aluminum frame and Ultra-low head bolts

“MISUMI was very helpful because it handles a wide variety of products from couplings used to produce jigs and components that transmit the power of the motor, such as bearings and shafts, to screws that fasten components and products that can be used in the framework to support the rocket. Thanks to the high-quality components, we were able to improve the quality of our end-product.”

Supporting Exhibitions with the MISUMI Art Collection

東京都現代美術館の展示風景
Exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2002)

The MISUMI Group has lent works from the MISUMI Art Collection 22 times under special arrangements with galleries holding contemporary American art exhibitions. The MISUMI Art Collection focuses on contemporary American art, and is acclaimed as farsighted and distinctive corporate art. Proponents of American contemporary art eschewed European influences to freely pursue the potential of art. That spirit coincides with the MISUMI Group’s corporate philosophy of constantly pursuing innovation. Moving forward, we plan to circulate artworks on loan in response to demand from museums in other areas as well.