Event Date:
Tue, 05/19/2015 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan


A perspective on robotic solutions for preventive maintenance of infrastructures 


The field of robotics is undergoing a revolution in terms of technologies and applications: the possibilities are endless yet most of the cutting-edge technology remains confined to the academic field.
The biggest challenge of today’s robotics is operating in extremely hazardous and complex environments that require a wide range of different characteristics: autonomy, high mobility, robustness, modularity…
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan is pleased to invite you to a high-tech seminar that will feature Michele Guarnieri, CEO of HiBot, speaking about how robots can improve security checks and maintenance of infrastructures of powerlines, oil and gas plants, nuclear plants and enhance the “search and rescue” operations in any natural or environmental disaster situation.


HiBot Corporation since its establishment has been committing for the development of practical robotic solutions for extreme environments.

HiBot was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer 2015 and will receive the Edison award in New York City for the development of THES, a robot for small diameter pipe inspections.

Making use of several videos, Guarnieri will introduce a few HiBot business cases such as Expliner: the robot for very high voltage powerline inspections, THES and ACM-R5H: snake-like robot series for pipe inspections and many others.


Date:            May 19th, 2015
Time:           19.00 – 20.30
Location:      Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
FBR Mita Bldg. 9F, 4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku,
108-0073 Tokyo Tel. 03-6809-5802
Language:     English
Entry fee:     ICCJ Members / Students 3000 yen
Non-members 4500 yen

Registration: complete ONLINE FORM and deliver payment by May 15th




After being awarded with the Monbukagakusho Scholarship Dr. Michele Guarnieri moved to Japan in 2001 at Tokyo Institute of

Technology where he achieved the MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and was granted with the JSPS Fellowship from 2007 to 2009.
He is serving as CEO of HiBot corporation, a startup company from Tokyo Institute of Technology of which he is a co-founder since 2004. He received the “Best presentation award” in 2004 for his MS degree at TokyoTech and the “Best System Integration Award, SI2006, IEEE SICE-ICASE Int. Joint Conf” in 2006 and the 4th Robot Award from METI for the HiBot Expliner robot for power line inspections.
Under his management together with the core co-founders, HiBot has been recently recognized as new Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. HiBot  has just been awarded (April 2015) in New York City with the prestigious Edison Award.