Lightfront® is a secure, generalized, bi-directional ultra low latency live data streaming framework. It is designed for hardware and cloud applications in the Internet of Things (IoT).
J CUBE Inc and ANA HD (All Nippon Airways Holdings) have been exchanging ideas and working on a joint research project since June 2018. Together, we have formed a strategic partnership to advance the ANA Avatar, ANA Avatar X and ANA Avatar XPRIZE projects. J CUBE is currently developing the novel Lightfront® core technology: a secure, generalized, bi-directional ultra low latency live data streaming framework, designed for hardware and cloud applications in the Internet of Things (IoT).
In October 2019 ANA HD's avatar-in division released “newme”, the first original robot based on the Lightfront® software infrastructure, consisting of the LightfrontOS™ and robotic app, LightfrontCloud™ and client web-based and native apps for Android and iOS.
As a result, J CUBE is opening multiple job positions at its head office in Yokohama, Japan.
ANA HD's avatar-in service platform at is the first step in creating a futuristic social infrastructure services around the world. Combining its air travel capabilities with the connectivity of Avatars ANA HD is working to reduce barriers to travel and enable everyone to equally participate in society. Scheduled for release in April 2020, avatar-in will facilitate interactivity between Avatar robots and their operators. Though the platform will be compatible with a wide range of Avatar models and technologies, ANA HD will be conducting initial tests with its new original Avatar robot “newme”.
The ANA AVATAR will allow humanity to go beyond all limitations and finally break through the remaining barriers of distance, time, and culture that exist in our world to bring about an era of unprecedented physical connection, resource sharing, mutual understanding and global abundance.
The next generation of space exploration begins here. Space is an extreme environment that has long been inaccessible to most. But real-world Avatars will revolutionize the exploration and discovery of space by enabling anyone to instantaneously transport their skills and presence into this new frontier. Avatars are a key infrastructure that will extend humanity’s reach into the unknown and enable human life in space. This bold endeavor to unlock space begins here.
The $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE is a four-year global competition focused on the development of an Avatar System that will transport a human's sense, actions, and presence to a remote location in real time, leading to a more connected world.