We design innovative solutions to contribute to the emerging “3D revolution”.
We provide omnipotent 3D laser scanners and high-definition 3D data.

Showcased an exhibition of our 3D laser scanner,
Gave a talk at the session “Keeping Japan Weird” at SXSW 2019 .
(From left: Chao Koyuru Zhang, Sifan Liu, Neisei Hayashi, Prof. Sze Yun Set)
Showcased an exhibition of our 3D laser scanner and won TTT Demo Day Awards (2018)
(From left: Sifan Liu, Zheyuan Zhang, Takuma Shirahata, Neisei Hayashi, Chao Koyuru Zhang, Satoshi Mizoguchi, Pengtao Yuan)

News
・Sifan Liu gave a talk on 3D laser scanning at Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. (Sep 2019)
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang completed CPD program of point cloud processing. http://srm3d.jspe.or.jp/course.html
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang completed the Business & Entrepreneurship Summer Program at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS). https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/home/
・Our lab was introduced in RCAST NEWS. https://www.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/000009867.pdf
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang visited Clare Hall (Univ. of Cambridge), Cambridge Hitachi Lab, Cavendish Lab, Cambridge Graphene Center, Center for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE), Department of Geography (Univ. of Cambridge), Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), HQ of Raspberry Pi Foundation, Toshiba Research Europe, Aston University, Imperial College London, University College London (UCL), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Collège de France, Sorbonne Université etc. during his stay in University of Cambridge.
・Our team members showcased exhibitions of 3D laser scanner, 3D camera, 3D printer, light diffusing fibers (LDF), supercontinum light sources at “UTokyo Komaba Research Campus Open House 2019”, Tokyo, Japan. (31 May, 1 June 2019) http://www.komaba-oh.jp/en/
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave a talk of SXSW exhibition report at “Todai To Texas 2020 orientation@Gogatsusai”, Tokyo, Japan. (May 2019) https://ttt2020-may.peatix.com/
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave a talk on 3D laser scanning at CLEO 2019, San Jose, California, United States. (May 2019)
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave a talk of SXSW exhibition report at Nikkei Innovation meetup, Tokyo, Japan. (April 2019)
Publicity appeared in an event page of Nikkei — https://eventregist.com/e/nikkei_sxsw19?lang=en_US
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave a talk of SXSW exhibition report at “Todai To Texas 2019 briefing”, Tokyo, Japan. (April 2019)
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave a talk on 3D laser scanning at “Keeping Japan Weird” session of South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin, Texas, United States. (Mar 2019)
Publicity appeared in an article of Forbes Japan — https://forbesjapan.com/articles/detail/26197
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang, Sifan Liu, Dr. Neisei Hayashi, and Assoc. Prof. Sze Yun Set ran a booth to exhibit “Eagle-3D” at South by Southwest (SXSW),Austin, Texas, United States. (Mar 2019)
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang, Dr. Neisei Hayashi, and Assoc. Prof. Sze Yun Set gave talks on 3D laser scanning at Microelectronics Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, United States. (Mar 2019)
・Our team was selected as a semifinalist of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Startup Challenge, San Francisco, California, United States. (Feb 2019)
Publicity appeared on the website of UTokyo ― https://www.ais.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ja/news/page_00109.html
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave a talk on 3D laser scanners at the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Photoincs West LASE, San Francisco, California, United States. (Feb 2019)
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave a talk on 3D laser scanners at the 62th meeting of Lightwave Sensing Technology, Tokyo, Japan. (Dec 2018)
・Assoc. Prof. Sze Yun Set gave an invited talk on 3D laser scanners at Laser Taiwan 2018, Taipei, Taiwan. (Oct 2018)
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave a talk on 3D laser scanners at Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. (Sep 2018)
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave an invited talk on 3D laser scanners at the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Society Conference, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan. (Sep 2018)
・Our team was selected as a finalist of the startup program held by the University of Tokyo Innovation Platform Co., Ltd. (Sep 2018)
・Our team won the “Demo Day Award” & “Audience Award” at Todai To Texas (TTT) Demo. (Sep 2018)
Publicity appeared in the RCAST news —
JP :
https://www.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ja/news/report/page_00750.html
ENG:
https://www.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/news/report/page_00750.html
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave an invited talk on 3D laser scanners at the International Symposium F3DP, Beijing, China, which was held by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS). (Aug 2018)
Publicity appeared in the CAAS web http://iappst.caas.cn/xwzx/gzdt/148872.htm
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave a talk on 3D laser scanners at the 61th meeting of Lightwave Sensing Technology, Tokyo, Japan. (Jun 2018)
・Chao (Koyuru) Zhang gave a talk on 3D laser scanners at the postdeadline session of Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference (APOS), Shimane, Japan. (May 2018)
・Prof. Shinji Yamashita became the Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) (2017)

Description
In recent years, “3D revolution” has broken out in our world in which 2D technologies had dominated. For example, technological innovations represented by 3D cameras, 3D scanners, 3D printers, 3D displays are typical examples of 3D revolution. Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) has been the top among the 3D spatial measurement technologies. 3D laser scanners based on LiDAR have made a huge contribution to autonomous driving. In addition, it is especially important for “Industry 4.0” to create a variety of 3D services e.g. 3D modeling and acquisition of the 3D spatial information of the objects associated with computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). However, such 3D scanners based on LiDAR failed to address high-precision 3D measurement. Their typical longitudinal resolution is a few centimeters. With the above-mentioned background, we have developed a 3D laser scanner having longitudinal resolution of <50 um. Our 3D measurement system employs the amplitude-modulated continuous wave approach. In this scheme, the objects under test are illuminated with laser lights whose intensity is periodically modulated. The phase delay of the envelope profiles of reflected lights are measured, which correspond to the distance from the laser scanner. The high-precision 3D geometries of the objects can be acquired by scanning their surface point-by-point. Our 3D laser scanner is omnipotent, can acquire the 3D information with high speed, high precision, and long measurement distance. The longitudinal resolution is < 50um (theoretically ~20 um), and the azimuth resolution is 1 arcsecond (~0.00028 degree).

Our laser scanner “Eagle-3D”

What market are we addressing?
We are aiming to contribute to Industry 4.0. For example, 3D imaging for factories, steel plants, construction sites. Reverse engineering including industrial products, dental implants, prosthesis.

What problems are we trying to solve?
・Revolutionization of production lines of factories
・Release from physical labor in factories, steel plants, construction sites
・Revolutionization of reverse engineering

Our solutions
We provide a 3D laser scanner which enables the production lines to be omnipotent. Automatic scratch detection, self-maintenance in various fields, high-precision reverse engineering can be realized.

What is our unique competitive advantage?
The longitudinal resolution of the 3D laser scanner is <50 um, and the azimuth resolution is ~0.00028 degree. It is illumination independent and obtains extremely high noise tolerance.

What are the most important metrics of success in our business model?
The first business model is 3D data provision. We will sell 3D data to industries and consumers.
The second one is 3D laser scanner provision. We will introduce our laser scanners to factories etc

How will our company make money?
As for our 3D laser scanner vending business, our target customers are automobile giants, electronic manufacturers, construction giants, steel companies, governments, and medical agencies etc.
As for our 3D data provision business, we are considering all industries and consumers as our target customers. The customers send the product to us, and we provide 3D data to them. Or we can upload the 3D data of fancy objects on websites for sell. Nowadays, there are tons of websites providing 3D data.

Management team

  • Chao Koyuru ZHANG (Group leader)
  • M.E. (University of Tokyo)
  • JSPS Research Fellow
    Research Associate of Nanyang Technological University
    R&D Engineer of Anritsu Corp.
  • Excellent Bachelor Thesis Award
    TTT Demo Day Award & Audience Award (co-)authored >50 papers
    3 patents pending.

  • Dr. Neisei HAYASHI
  • Ph.D. (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • JSPS Research Fellow of the University of Tokyo.
    Research Fellow of Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • TELECOM System Technology Award, Seiichi Tejima Doctoral Dissertation Award, NF Foundation R&D Encouragement Award

  • Dr. Boon Ho KOH
  • Ph.D. (University of Tokyo)
    M.B.A. (GLOBIS University)

  • Prof. Robert KNELLER
  • J.D. (Harvard Law School), M.D. (Mayo Medical School), M.P.H. (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Professor of The University of Tokyo
  • Dr. Kneller is well versed in intellectual property (IP) law. He understands, in-depth, the university-industry interface in Japan and America, and the entrepreneurial ecosystems in these countries, including sources of IP, capital and human resources for startups.

  • Asst. Prof. Lei JIN
  • Ph.D. (University of Tokyo)
  • Research Fellow & Assistant Professor of Nagoya University
    Research Associate of the University of Tokyo.

  • Sifan LIU 
  • B.E. (University of Toronto)

  • Shoko YOKOKAWA
  • B.E. (University of Tokyo)

  • Bingchang WU 
  • B.E. (Peking University)

Advisors

  • Dr. Bo XU
  • Ph.D. (University of Tokyo)
  • Research Fellow of the University of Tokyo
    Research Fellow of The University of Electro-Communications (UEL)
    Research Fellow of Stanford University

  • Dr. Chee Seong GOH
  • Ph.D. (University of Tokyo)

  • Assoc. Prof. Sze Yun SET
  • Ph.D. (University of Southampton)
  • Senior Engineer of Micron Optics Inc., CEO/CTO/CFO of Alnair Labs Corporation, Associate Professor of University of Tokyo.
  • OECC Best Paper Awards, EE Zepler Prize, GD Sims Prizes, ORS Awards

  • Prof. Shinji YAMASHITA
  • Ph.D. (University of Tokyo)
  • Professor of the University of Tokyo, Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA), (co-)authored >300 papers.

Sponsors etc.

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