Initiative Leads to Research Opportunity

Two students entering Grade 11 this year have got their CAS off to a flying start by spending time each week at the RIKEN Research Laboratory located near NIS in Shidami. During the summer they initiated contact and were rewarded with a generous invitation from RIKEN to work on the assembly of a robotic hand using specialist software and high-end components. RIKEN has multiple campuses around Japan and is famous for its two Nobel prize winners, synthesis of element 113 (Nihonium) and joint development of what is currently the fastest supercomputer in the world, Fugaku. Our students have reported high engagement, a steep learning curve, and would like to thank Shingo Shimoda PhD of the RIKEN CBS-TOYOTA Collaboration Center Intelligent Behaviour Control Unit for his support.