Our company name "Kokoro" means "sprit" or "heart" in Japanese. We started our business hoping to breathe "spirit" or "heart" into robots built by us. Our mission is to build robots which can live and coexist with us, human beings, entertaining and communicating with us.
We like to continue to move step by step toward our goal, feeling excited about unlimited possibilities enabled by drastic advances in technical innovations.
Kokoro's RT business, which started from building and exhibiting movable dinosaur robots in 1984, is showing a drastic change now. The development of humanoid robots, which we had promoted step by step, started to advance at an accelerated rate after the success of "Actroid" in the Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan. It has led to the creation of an autonomous walking female-type robot under co-development with universities and research institutes. We like to continue to deep cultivate this field and develop fresh robots which give surprise to and are admired by spectators in the future as well.
In the field of vending machines, another main business of Kokoro, we continue to develop machines full of amusing gimmicks and items sold by those machines to provide greater enjoyment and tastiness of food for children using Sanrio characters as a subsidiary of Sanrio.
In addition, we are working on the development of such vending machines as will become the communication media on the street and at shops as next-generation machines.