Omron Corporation To Exhibit At The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) For The First Time; Celebrated AI Robot FORPHEUS Will Make U.S. Debut

Global technology leader will feature its latest innovations in sensing, artificial intelligence, robotics and automation

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Corporation, the world leader in technology designed to solve social issues, will exhibit at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for the first time. Omron creates groundbreaking technologies in sensing, control, robotics and artificial intelligence - which will be on display at CES, January 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, in the form of FORPHEUS, the world's first AI-equipped robot table tennis tutor. CES marks the first time FORPHEUS will appear in the U.S., highlighting Omron's vision of achieving harmony between humans and machines.


"We're excited to be exhibiting at CES for the first time in 2018," said Nigel Blakeway, president and CEO of Omron Management Center of America, Inc. "We have been a global leader in groundbreaking technology for decades, and we look forward to making US audiences more familiar with our work."

Omron is addressing the challenges of our changing society through technological innovation, and has rich heritage of creating technology that improves lives. The company invented the world's first automated cash dispenser, the automated traffic signal, facial recognition sensing and distance warning system for automobiles, and is the global market leader in home blood pressure monitoring technology

Omron will feature a range of innovative and groundbreaking technologies at booth #25541 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which will play host to the U.S. debut of FORPHEUS. As the world's first and only robotic table tennis tutor FORPHEUS embodies Omron's vision of harmony between humans and machines, illustrating the ability of machines to help develop human potential.

Show attendees are invited to rally with FORPHEUS and witness core Omron technologies in action, including sensing, control, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.

In addition to FORPHEUS, Omron's CES booth will feature interactive demonstrations of Omron's core technology "Sensing & Control + Think" as applied to groundbreaking factory automation, mobility, healthcare devices and sustainable energy solutions. With Omron's driver seat mobility demo, show attendees will see how advanced facial recognition, machine learning and AI can help prevent automobile accidents.

"CES is an excellent opportunity for us to highlight the exciting research and development we're undertaking in the U.S. and worldwide, and to connect with top talent and potential partners who want to be part of our effort to solve important social issues and achieve greater harmony through advanced technology," said Blakeway.

About Omron Corporation
OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of "Sensing & Control + Think." Established in 1933, OMRON has about 36,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in 117 countries. The company's business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronics, social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. For more information, visit OMRON's website: http://www.omron.com/.

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