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Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE)


Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE) was established in 1992 with the support of the Ministory of Education, Science Sports and Curture. The motivation of this research program comes from the irrevocable consequeneces on our finite planet of the unexpected interactions between artifacts, consequencs that often lead to unprecedented environmental changes and major accidents. The fact that such artifacts are created by human knowledge implies that we need to carry out fundamental research into such knowledge, and its use for the creation of artifacts, to reduce the likelihood of these unexpected interactions.


the University of Tokyo