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Read about R&D activities at NTT Laboratories by clicking on the following links to this year's R&D Annual Report.


IoT and Security for the Next-Generation Business

IoT

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Sense & Digitize

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  • Monitoring health condition of business workers with “hitoe” and IoT gateway system
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  • Wearable vital sensing fabric “hitoe”
  • A wearable vital sensing fabric called “hitoe” enables measurement of vital information for an extended period without stress to the user. The real-time health monitoring system with hitoe clothes and a wireless IoT gateway system monitors the health condition of multiple workers simultaneously without them having to carry the latest smartphones.
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  • Detection of heart disease using “hitoe” for medical treatment
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  • Wearable vital sensing fabric “hitoe”
  • We have developed a “hitoe” medical electrode and lead as general medical equipment aimed at the use of “hitoe” in the medical field. The system is combined with “hitoe” medical wear and enables daily and long-term monitoring of Holter electro-cardiograms (ECG). We are targeting new medical ICT services based on the system with a high-quality analysis technique.
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  • Sharing the feeling of moving in sports together with others by wearing “hitoe”
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  • Wearable vital sensing fabric “hitoe”
  • A wearable vital sensing fabric, called “hitoe,” enables biological information to be measured, such as the heart rate and myoelectricity of athletes and you when exercising. By integrating biological data with information acquired by video and other sensors, you can experience amazing entertainment, sports, and effective training by sharing together with others the sense of urgency, an uplifting feeling, and fatigue that only the individual can understand.
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  • Data-driven innovation in sports
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  • Sports analytics and visualization for heterogeneous and time-series data
  • We develop analytics and visualization tools which provide performance information to sports players or audiences using machine learning on heterogeneous and time-series data. We address our customer's potential problem in sports industry by data consultation with partnership. Through these activities, we enrich the sports marketing activities of our customers.
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  • Innovating maintenance activities for social and industrial infrastructure
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  • Robotics and IoT technologies for improving maintenance productivity
  • Because of the aging of infrastructure facilities and the labor force, demand is dramatically increasing for technologies that can improve maintenance productivity for various infrastructures, including telecommunication facilities. To innovate maintenance activities, we propose such technologies as high accuracy and high efficiency maintenance technologies using MMS and smart monitoring technologies using sensors and AR.
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  • High-speed and high-precision optical sensing technologies based on KTN optical deflector
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  • Measurement technologies for inspection on infrastructure development and industries
  • High-speed wavelength swept light source has developed by using KTN crystal, which can freely control the direction of light without the mechanical moving part. This light source is applied to the film thickness measuring system that can measure in-situ with high precision, high sensitivity and to the position and direction detection system of underground tunnel excavators.

Data & Software Logistics

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  • Technology for both accommodating numerous sensors and controlling multiple remote machines
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  • Wide-area and high-capacity wireless relay system using 920-MHz band
  • We have developed a wireless relay shared system using the 920-MHz band. When connected to an existing network such as the LTE line, the system can cover a wide area and accommodate many IoT/M2M terminals efficiently. It is possible to remotely control various actuators in conjunction with many sensors, such as when controlling agricultural machinery and water spraying equipment. We are now planning an agricultural field trial using the system.
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  • Enhancing IoT-enabled social infrastructure by novel wireless, optical, and edge computing technologies
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  • Highly reliable and low latency access technology for IoT services
  • The provision of Mission-critical IoT-services requires highly reliable and low latency communications. NTT has been developing a system consisting of latency controlled wireless access, low-latency optical access, and rapid response edge computing to support advanced IoT services such as intelligent transport systems, factory automations, and drone pilots.
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  • Changes reflected in the real world immediately
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  • Accelerated computing with heterogeneous devices
  • We designed a conceptual system that improves how changes are reflected immediately in the real world. The system enables the appropriate processing/storage devices to be configured on the basis of data types, application characteristics, and so on, thereby providing optimized virtual computing environments depending on the situation to accelerate.
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  • Cooperating varieties of machines to construct a smart factory
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  • Edge computing technologies and IoT data sharing platform technologies
  • IoT data sharing platform technologies with regard to edge-computing enable a large amount of data collected from various machines to be comprehensively managed with low latency. Application delivery technologies enable industry apps to be evolved sustainably. Accordingly, NTT will develop such technologies to contribute to further improvements in manufacturing.
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  • Enabling easy and rapid application delivery
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  • Application life-cycle management platform for IoT edge servers
  • We developed an application life-cycle management platform that can deliver IoT applications to monitored edge servers connected with IoT devices in factories. The platform authenticates application developers, manages application registration, archiving, and delivery from development environments to edge servers, and enables easy and rapid application release.
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  • Creating new services by sharing IoT data across multiple domains
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  • Data-sharing platform for IoT in compliance with the international standard oneM2MTM
  • We are developing an Internet of Things (IoT) data-sharing platform to accelerate the creation of IoT services. This is expected to contribute to a social evolution achieved through cooperative activities between humans and things. The keys of the platform to achieve the acceleration are (1) accommodating IoT data from IoT devices with different specifications, and (2) providing a unified interface to access the IoT data for services from multiple domains.
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  • Network Edge Computing Platform “CLOUDWAN”
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  • Fully Managed Overlay Network Technologies for Cloud/IoT era
  • CLOUDWAN provides new enterprise VPN for this Cloud/IoT era by connecting offices and cloud with secure overlay network regardless of the kind of line such as Internet, MPLS and LTE. Besides this product helps customers' “aggressive” IT strategies with functions to deploy apps and VNFs on network edges such as customers' offices flexibly.

Analytics & Prediction

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  • Data value protection, sharing, and analysis technologies for smart cities
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  • Data value protection in the era of open data
  • Data value protection, sharing, and analysis technologies are applied to utilize the available open and closed data owned by commercial facilities or gathered in public transportation systems. This data utilization will create new value in smart cities. NTT is currently studying the feasibility of data value protection technology and working to unveil the issues to provide and apply open data in field trials conducted with local governments and private companies.
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  • Automated learning of optimal collective navigation
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  • Online navigation of massive flow of people and traffic based on learning multi-agent simulator
  • We have been researching and developing technologies that allow near-future predictions of congestion risks of the massive flow of people and/or traffic based on real-time observations and also automatically derive an optimal navigation scenario that can avoid such congestion risks online. Machine learning-based multi-agent simulator enables automated learning of various simulation parameters and compute an optimal scenario that allow the movements of entire groups to be efficiently navigated. We help event management businesses perform smart venue administration.
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  • New value creation using big data in agriculture
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  • Developing smart agriculture with data analytics technologies
  • In order to improve productivity and to reduce costs of farm work, we are developing fault detection techniques for agricultural machinery by NTT's big data analyzing methods such as NMTF (Non-Negative Multiple Tensor Factorization), online machine learning, and others. We are also creating new value by using big data in the water and environmental infrastructure field.
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  • An effort to reduce harm caused by wild animals by controlling animal ecology
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  • Cooperative control technology for robots and IoT devices
  • The harm caused by wildlife is seriously increased by expansion into wild animal habitat areas, reductions in hunting, and increased abandonment of cultivation farms. It is estimated that the damage that domestic wildlife causes amounts to over 20 billion yen annually. The problem is that the effects of intimidating wildlife by using sounds, light, etc., become weaker after a certain time period. We attempt to solve the problem by using cooperative control technology for robots and IoT devices.
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  • Leverage local weather simulation to enhance various IoT services
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  • Collaboration of edge computing technology and the Earth Simulator for weather simulation
  • NTT and JAMSTEC aim to achieve advanced weather prediction by combining large-scale weather simulation on a supercomputer (Earth Simulator, etc.) and local weather simulation on edge computing distributed in a carrier network. The results of advanced weather simulation are expected to be used such as for agriculture and for analyzing epidemic prevention, and hay fever.
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  • Detection of equipment problems by analyzing operating sounds
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  • Anomaly sound detection technology
  • We have developed an acoustic analysis technology toward automation of the maintenance of facilities. This technology enables operating sounds to be identified under noisy environments and deviations to be visualized in real time by comparing identified operating sounds and pre-trained normal operating sounds. This will make maintenance work more efficient.