Various types of robots capable of performing such roles as entertainment and security have been created recently for use in our daily lives. These robots incorporate several Murata products, including capacitors that store electricity in electronic circuits, sensors that control motion, and communication modules that exchange information.
Since the robotics market is expected to experience strong growth, expansion in the demand for such electronic components is also expected.
For the purpose of introducing our excellent products and technological leadership, we used several Murata components that are geared toward the robotics market in MURATA BOY and applied the advanced control and circuit design technologies that were nurtured at the foundation of our monozukuri.
In view of Japanese children’s declining interest in science, Murata has been using MURATA BOY to actively create educational opportunities at schools under the corporate theme of “promoting science education as a part of Murata's CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities,”, to demonstrate to children just how much fun science can be. Our efforts have been especially well received by children, and educators.
Many of the children who have seen the MURATA BOY demonstration have expressed their wish to see a “unicycle-riding robot.” To make their dream come true, we developed the unicycle-riding robot, “MURATA GIRL.”
Several young employees from our various departments volunteered to participate in the planning and development of MURATA GIRL. Her appearance and character were handled by female designers and planners.