SENSYN ROBOTICS, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the only Japanese Qualified Team for the XPRIZE Rainforest organized by the XPRIZE Foundation.

The XPRIZE Rainforest is an international competition with a total prize pool of US$10 million (approximately 1 billion yen), organized by the XPRIZE Foundation, a U.S. non-profit organization, and sponsored by the ALANA Foundation. Participating teams are required to develop innovative and scalable technologies to study and monitor rainforest biodiversity in real time and use that data to deliver insights that promote the health and conservation of rainforests.

In recent years, the decline and degradation of tropical rainforests and the resulting climate change have been cited as global environmental issues. With the mission of 'evolving the "normality" of society through the power of robotics,' SENSYN ROBOTICS continues to take on the challenge of addressing the pressing social issues at hand. With this mission, SENSYN ROBOTICS continues to take on the challenge of addressing the specific social issues that lie ahead of us. We have decided to participate in this competition in order to take on this global social challenge, seeing it as an opportunity to take on this difficult challenge presented by the XPRIZE. Our goal is to develop a new tool to survey biodiversity in tropical rainforests by utilizing new technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence.

Thirty-three teams from around the world have been selected as Qualified Teams. As the only Japanese team selected for the Qualified Team, Team SENSYN ROBOTICS (formerly known as Team Robotics Japan) will do its utmost to meet this challenging challenge.

SENSYN ROBOTICS is committed to sharing its technology with the world and contributing to the solution of pressing social issues.

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About the ALANA Foundation

The Alana Foundation is an independent, charitable organization founded in the United States in 2012. The Foundation supports initiatives in the areas of the environment, inclusive education, and health sciences research through grants and co-funded partnerships. The Foundation is also involved in networking and global activities in these areas.


Our mission is to evolve what is considered “commonplace” in society with the power of robotics. It is under this mission that we have continued to take on pressing challenges in regards to specific social issues in various fields focused on facility inspections, disaster response, and security and surveillance by achieving the full automation of work with the power of robotics since our establishment in October 2015.