An innovative exhibition on some of the most significant Italian scientific and technological excellence is taking place in Tokyo from April 17 to May 17. Reliving the story of our celebrated past to look to our future; a journey through centuries of 'Italian genius' in every field of arts and knowledge, the discovery of the contribution of the major national research institutions which are constantly committed to building 'Italy of the future'. A country where the advancement of knowledge becomes a tool to improve the quality of everybody's life.
The event is promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with some of the most important Italian research institutions and universities: the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa. The result is a comprehensive overview of the most important scientific and technological innovations pioneered by Italy at international level A fundamental incentive to promote a new perspective on our country: Italy is not only the 'cradle of civilization', but a country projected into a new future.
Sectors and Projects
The leading sectors represented include robotics, particle physics, medicine, transport, archaeology and conservation. “Zero-wash” fabrics and electronic sensors for the measurement of carbon-dioxide in bottles of wine, developed by the CNR, are displayed alongside the DustBot and Octopus robotic devices developed by the Biorobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore San'Anna, as well as the iCub baby robot and the Hyq dog’s hydraulic paw developed by the IIT. A virtual station offers a chance to visit the national laboratories of the Gran Sasso and INFN, and an interactive exhibit reproduces the collision of particles. On display also are titanium jewels and paintings produced by the Milan Polytechnic.
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