"Develop people before making products."
These are the words of our founder, Konosuke Matsushita.
"A company is its people. No business will grow without securing the proper personnel."
In the past and in the future, what moves the world is nothing other than "people."
We have things to accomplish.
We have responsibilities to fulfill.
There are things that can only be done by Panasonic, which has been developing and expanding worldwide products and services by always staying close to our customers' lives.
Our mission is to embody the desires of people around the world making further contributions toward creating an ideal society and lifestyles while solving global social issues.
Panasonic will continue to take on challenges through people and technology.
Aim to an "ideal society and lifestyles"
Panasonic is engaged in the research and development in the fields of Mobility, Home, and Business to realize an ideal society and lifestyles while solving global issues.
Autonomous Driving / Solutions
- Obstacle Detection
- Human State Recognition
- External Perception
- Dispatch Control System
- Next-Generation Power Devices
- Lithium Ion Battery System
- Contactless Power Supply System
Lifestyle Noticed Everyday
- Face Authentication In/Out
- Face Settlement Self-checkout
- Identification of Membership Facilities
- Detection of Suspicious Persons
Origin of Life
- Lifestyle Data Analysis
- Emotion Estimation
- Variable House
Next-Generation Stores and Facilities
- Unmanned Service Pot (Automatic Settlement)
- Unmanned Delivery Robotics
- Automatic Inventory/Replenishment
- Behavioral Prediction
Improving Plant and Logistics Efficiency
- Improvement of Work Capacity (Power, Efficiency Assist)
- Autonomous Mobile Robot
- Logistics/Transport Robots
Focused Technologies and Examples
AI / IoT / BigData
The Activity Sensing Technology specializes in the understanding of human behavior in context by the processing and analysis of data from sensors in home. More comfortable and personalized services in the home can be offered through this technology.
Multilingual Speech Translation
A hands-free multilingual speech translation system hangs from a neck strap.
It can pick up sound even in a noisy environment, thus facilitating smooth communication among people who speak different languages.
Using data analysis that supports AI assignment setting, data collection, model design and systemization, we are able to improve business operations and create new business by using data stored in the company.
Autonomous Driving Service
A service system that does not require deep knowledge of automatic operation is realized by an automatic operation system using AI, a remote system using communication band estimation technology, and risk detection data analysis technology. The autonomous rideshare service is provided in Osaka headquarter area.
In addition to high image quality, high sensitivity, and high resolution, near-infrared light is used, for example, to detect blood vessels that are usually invisible. By visualizing normally invisible objects, this camera can be used for a variety of sensing applications.
Face / Object Recognition
High authentication accuracy with a unique algorithm that can extract feature using multiple deep learning technologies and a similarity calculation method adopted to the shooting environment.
High-Resolution Video Analysis
Technology for measuring the deflection and vibration of infrastructure such as bridge with imaging analysis. Contribute for labor saving and suitable maintenance.
Realize an indoor environment that leads people to better conditions with biometric and behavioral sensing technologies that can understand their conditions including inside such as emotions.
In the expanding IoT society, constant internet access is the key. "IoT PLC" makes it possible to connect devices securely and easily with existing cables, such as power lines, coaxes, and telephone lines, which can be found anywhere.
Fifth Generation Mobile Communication
Methods/technologies have been developed for high-capacity, high-speed, and low-latency next-generation communication networks, where various frequency bands and radio systems can be used simultaneously or by switching. This creates a radio environment suitable for the IoT age.
Security Platform for IoT Market
Develop cybersecurity technology to monitor data of automobile, house, factory and building and to detect unknown attack by AI for building the foundation for IoT era.
High Performance Computing
Utilization of HPC platform composed of both internal and external HPC systems realizes high-throughput material informatics, CPS, AI training, and CAE, leading to accelerated digitalization of business and R&D.
Housekeeping / Nursing-care Robots
Technologies cultivated through development of Industrial robots have been utilized in new products. There is the challenge of developing new markets with new products, such as a cleaning robot that demonstrates superior performance in cleaning tough corners, and a training robot for improving walking function.
Social Issue-solving Robots
Robots are developed for solving human laborshortage due to aging and decrease in working population. Autonomous delivery robot that full-automatically derivers item like medicines or specimens in hospitals and mobility robot that improve the convenience of moving people and luggage at airports have been realized.
Robotics to maintain and enhance physical functions such as senses and muscle strength. Support without sense of incongruity by accurately guessing human intention.
By utilizing the elemental technologies of robots, we aim to change the state of the human mind, such as enjoyment and concentration, and to achieve well-being for each individual.
Key device / Manufacturing
All Solid State Batteries
Novel solid-state electrolytes with high safety have been successfully developed. We will challenge to realize all solid state batteries with exceeding performances in safety, energy-density, and charging speed over conventional rechargeable batteries.
Extraordinary high heat flow controllability can be achieved through phononic devices with nano-scale periodic structures (phononic crystals), which will contribute to solving thermal issues associated with carbon-free society in the AI/IoT era.
Photonic Integrated Devices
Next-generation sensors will be created through the development of new materials and process technologies for integration; and the demonstration of innovative sensing by means of cutting-edge laser technology, light-receiving technology, and optical modulation technology.
Innovation in material development has been realized through the use of cutting-edge AI technologies and HPC* Rapid repetitive cycles of data collection, learning & prediction, and evaluation accelerate the discovery of novel materials with target properties and help cut the overall R&D time in half.
※HPC：High Performance Computing
Home Power Generation: Using hydrogen and oxygen, electricity can be generated at home according to the energy demand of each household, creating an eco-lifestyle a step ahead of the times.
Development of a system using high capacity storage batteries was proactively promoted to create an increasingly secure/comfortable life with power storage. Power-storage system, Automotive lithium-ion battery system.
Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Also taking on the challenge of developing pure hydrogen fuel cells to help create a hydrogen society. Implementing demonstration experiments for fuel cells that use pure hydrogen at PR facilities such as a solar power installation in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Electricity can be saved simply by using home appliances based on Panasonic's proprietary "ECONAVI" technology, which is capable of detecting wasted electricity and automatically saving electricity. Each home appliance thinks wisely and saves electricity.
Digital / Cloud Technology
Panasonic Digital Platform
Optical Device Technology
Ultra-short-focus projection lens for video projectors
Digital Camrea / Omnidirectional array microphone consisting of many directional microphones
B2B Device Technology
Lighting system using laser technology / Next-generation headlight
Biological Science Technology
Panasonic's beauty technology: nanocare "Oyasumi Navi" app creating an optimal air-conditioned sleep environment
Core Environmental Technology
Freezer with CO2 refrigerant, Aluminum radiator
Inverter compressor, Polypropylene-fiber reinforced resin
Comfortable Air Control Technology
Thermal insulation technology, Thermal discharge technology, Purification technology, Antimicrobial technology
Material Production Technology
Functional materials for motor vehicle
Innovative Device Technology
The world's highest-efficiency motor using new magnetic material
Illuminance distribution simulation technology,
3D factory modeling technology