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Tryon was founded on education via e-learning platforms, and expanded to include real classrooms and English conversation schools.

Using our IT experience, as well as the methods of communication and education that Tryon has cultivated while managing English schools, Tryon is working toward using robots and robotic applications to create new types of education and communication.

Robots have become close to being part of our daily lives.

‘Cleaning Robots’ are ranked number one for ‘Most Wanted Home Appliance’ and ‘Appliances That Have Exceeded Expectations’, according to research done by the Communication Design Research Institute.

As of February 2015, SoftBank plans to begin selling the much talked about robot ‘Pepper’.
At Tryon we think that the relationship between robots and humans will become the subject of a lot of discussions, and a lot of questions, in the future.

It will become necessary for humans to work with the ‘newly born’, so to speak, robots to create a protocol that works in the reality of their daily lives. The communication between humans and robots would involve a robot that can communicate without causing people to feel uncomfortable or ill at ease, and a robot that could understand and effectively learn about its environment.

A world in which humans and robots exist side by side is a very real possibility for the future. At that time, the definition of the word ‘humanity’ may even start to change. It will be an age when we have not only communication between humans, but also communication between humans and robots.

Tryon is aiming to create applications that allow Pepper to become like a member of the family and, like a sibling, ‘grow up’ along with children.

Using “learning with Pepper” as our key concept, Tryon aims to make applications that use Pepper’s character and full body to create a fun and active learning environment for children.

This means a robot that is on the same level as the children, not above them, and can learn as the children teach it. The basic premise of this was proposed by Professor Tanaka in 2009.

The children’s level of understanding will rise as they teach Pepper. Because the children are able to teach, and take care of, Pepper they will be engaged and motivated, and can learn without growing bored.

First introduced by Asher in 1960, TPR is a language teaching tool that is widely used around the world. It involves a method of teaching that connects language to movements.

Both the children and Pepper follow the instructions of the English teacher displayed on Pepper’s tablet and learn English as they move around. Using TPR in conjunction with CRR creates a fun and effective learning experience.

Tryon was given the opportunity to develop applications for Pepper before others. Using these experiences as a base, we are also working to develop our business in the following ways:

Providing consulting, planning, and an experiment environment for creation of robot applications (including those not using Pepper as a platform).
Working on the development of robot applications (including those not using Pepper as a platform).
Providing consulting, planning, and an experiment environment for those working on using robots in their services, or as part of their business model.
4) Providing consulting, planning, and an experiment environment for companies who are working on using robots from a user’s perspective or are creating robot applications for a similar reason.