What is ORiN?Milestones

Ever-evolving ORiN

Periodic upgrade in response to changes in the IT industry

Since the start of its development in 1999, ORiN has been continuously upgraded and updated. The version is upgraded in response to major changes in the IT industry. Each version also continually updates for emerging data communications standards, which evolve almost every year.
ORiN evolves flexibly and continuously adds to compatible standards. Thanks to those features, its technology never becomes obsolete and ORiN can integrate a variety of old applications and devices with future new ones.
ORiN has always kept evolving in relationship to changes in demand for data communications. It will continue to evolve to support the standardization of data communications.

Periodic upgrade in response to changes in the IT industry

More than 50,000 paid licenses have been issued worldwide (as of 2020)

More than 50,000 paid licenses have been issued worldwide (as of 2020)

History of ORiN

1999
  • Launched by the Japan Robot Association as part of its activities toward standardization.* The project started in full swing with three-year support from NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization).
  • Participator in the International Robot Exhibition.
    * Tests to verify its connection with the exhibitors’ robots were conducted in 2001.
2001
  • Specifications completed for ORiN Version 1.0.
2002
  • ORiN Consortium was set up to promote activities for widespread use and functional improvement.
2005
  • Specifications completed for ORiN Version 2.0.
2006
  • Commercialized as ORiN2 SDK by DENSO.
2007
  • ORiN2 SDK received First Prize in the Robot Award of the Year 2007.
2011
  • Part of the specifications for ORiN Version 2.0 was issued as an international standard, “ISO 20242-4.”
2016
  • The ORiN3 project was launched with support from NEDO.
2020
  • Specifications completed for ORiN Version 3.0.