MURATA BOY and MURATA GIRL to Appear at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation! - The exhibition and associated events will take place from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, August 4.

MURATA BOY and MURATA GIRL

6/20/2013

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

President/Statutory Representative Director: Tsuneo Murata

Overview

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is joining forces with the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation's (Miraikan) Summer Events to produce a summer break exhibition featuring the bicycle-riding robot MURATA BOY and the unicycle-riding robot MURATA GIRL. The exhibition will take place at Miraikan and it will run from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, August 4, 2013. There will be demonstrations of the robots, presentations by the developers, and other events during the run of the exhibition.

Event Details

Science Mini-Talk: "MURATA BOY and MURATA GIRL: How do They Keep Their Balance? ? "

Panel Exhibit

There will be two 20-minute presentations daily of MURATA BOY's and MURATA GIRL's balancing mechanisms complete the small electronic components that support them as well as demonstrations of the two.
Throughout the exhibition, period panels will present easy descriptions of the electronic components built into MURATA BOY and MURATA GIRL and visitors will see how electronic components are used in our everyday lives and what effect they have.

Times: 12: 00 - 12: 20PM and 3: 00 - 3: 20PM
from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, August 4.
(Please note, the panels will be on display continuously.)
Location: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, 3rd floor, "Create your future."
Price: Included with admission to the Museum.

Event for members of Club Miraikan: "Uncover the Secrets of MURATA BOY!"

The developers of MURATA BOY will tell how they developed the robot, the secrets of its workings, and the world of electronic components, made possible by Japan's tradition of high-quality manufacturing.

Time: Saturday, July 20, 1: 30 - 3: 00PM
Place: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, 3rd floor, Science Workshop
Intended audience: Members of Club Miraikan who are in at least the fourth grade of elementary school
Capacity: 30 people (If more than 30 people apply for reservations, we will hold a lottery to determine who gets tickets. )

Talk: "Falling in Love ♡ with Electronic Components: The Inside Story of Robot Development at Murata Manufacturing."

The developers of MURATA BOY will unveil the development process, beginning with the formation of the project team to the first successful runs.

Time: Sunday, August 4, 1: 30 - 2: 30PM
Place: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, 3rd floor, Science Workshop
Intended audience: Fifth grade of elementary school or higher
Capacity: 30 (first come, first served)
Price: Included with admission to the Museum

About MURATA BOY and MURATA GIRL

Engineers from Murata Manufacturing independently conceived of the idea for MURATA BOY, and the robot, completed in 2005, embodies Murata’s technological capabilities. MURATA BOY incorporates many of our own products, including gyro sensors and wireless communication modules, and demonstrates tricks such as stopping without falling over and running on a balance beam. In 2008, we adapted these technologies to produce MURATA GIRL, a robot that rides a unicycle.
Murata Manufacturing wants to help children understand the fun and fascination found in science and manufacturing, and the company has been including MURATA BOY in its educational outreach programs since 2006. The robots visit about 100 Japanese schools each year, and as of 2012, approximately 11,000 children have learned about the attractions of science through demonstrations of the robots’ capabilities.

For more information about MURATA BOY and Murata GIRL

About Murata Manufacturing

Ever since its founding in 1944, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has made use of the electrical properties of ceramics to become a global general manufacturer of electronic components that has developed and marketed a variety of products. With its slogan "Innovator in Electronics®" it has created unique products and is contributing to the growth of an electronics-based society. The company uses MURATA BOY and MURATA GIRL to foster the development of the next generation of innovators by striving to arouse their interest in science and manufacturing.

For more details about Murata Manufacturing

About Miraikan

Location: 2-3-6, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10: 00AM to 5: 00PM (No admission after 4: 30PM)
Closed: Every Tuesday except July 23 and July 30
Admission charges: Adults ¥600, youth 18 and under, ¥200
Group admission
(Eight or more people) :
Adults ¥480, youth 18 and under, ¥160
*Disabled persons with official ID and one attendant are admitted free.
URL: http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/

Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com