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Pinch interface connects the displays of multiple devices simultaneously

Pinch is an interface which connects the displays from multiple touch devices together. It is currently under development by a research group at the Tokyo University of Technology. When the user places a thumb and index finger on two a[...]
Pinch interface connects the displays of multiple devices simultaneously

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Paper Computing technology the first step to paper-based Google Docs

At the University of Tokyo, the Naemura Group is developing paper computing technology, which can automatically erase, copy and print hand-drawn sketches on paper. As well as using a camera and computer, this system uses a laser and UV[...]
Paper Computing technology the first step to paper-based Google Docs

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Panasonic develops a prototype dry head spa robot

Panasonic has developed a prototype dry head spa robot, which in the future could be attached to a desk or bath. It uses robot hand technology previously developed for use in their hair washing robot. “For kneading the scalp whil[...]
Panasonic develops a prototype dry head spa robot

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World’s first all rubber speaker made from artificial muscles is thin, soft and bassy

Tokai Rubber Industries has developed the world’s first all-rubber speaker. This speaker utilizes Smart Rubber, which conducts electricity and can freely expand or contract, to generate sound. Previously, the company developed fl[...]
World’s first all rubber speaker made from artificial muscles is thin, soft and bassy

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Robotic wheelchair from Chiba Tech turns wheels into legs and climbs over steps

At the Chiba Institute of Technology, a group led by Shuro Nakajima has developed a robot wheelchair that can climb over steps. This robot can make a variety of movements, using its four-wheel drive and five axes. Normally, it rolls al[...]
Robotic wheelchair from Chiba Tech turns wheels into legs and climbs over steps

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[Hands-On] AR app from docomo translates menus and signs in real time

On October 11, NTT Docomo will start the Utsushite Honyaku service, which instantly translates foreign-language restaurant menus when you point a smartphone’s camera at them. Utsushite Honyaku is a commercial version of a service[...]
[Hands-On] AR app from docomo translates menus and signs in real time

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[Hands-On] Docomo Hands-Free Videophone for futuristic glasses-type HMD devices

NTT Docomo has developed the Hands-Free Videophone, which enables video calls without having to hold the camera. This is part of docomo’s research on creating future glasses-type devices. The Hands-Free Videophone captures the us[...]
[Hands-On]  Docomo Hands-Free Videophone for futuristic glasses-type HMD devices

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Toyota Partner Robot provides everyday assistance for people with disabilities

Toyota has developed the Partner Robot, to provide everyday assistance for people with disabilities. This robot has a compact, cylindrical body, so it can turn round in small spaces, as well as folding arms, which can do tasks such as [...]
Toyota Partner Robot provides everyday assistance for people with disabilities

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Daifuku Baggage Tray System moves baggage at 600m per minute

The Baggage Tray System (BTS) is an airport baggage handling system developed by Daifuku. Unlike a conventional conveyor belt, this system puts baggage items on trays, one at a time. The BTS achieves a top speed of 600 meters per minut[...]
Daifuku Baggage Tray System moves baggage at 600m per minute

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Tokyo U reveals that Main Sugar Constituent Provides Effective Anode Material for Sodium Ion Batteries

A research group at the Tokyo University of Science, led by Associate Professor Shinichi Komaba, has confirmed that hard carbon obtained by pyrolyzing sucrose, the main constituent of sugar, is an effective anode material for sodium io[...]
Tokyo U reveals that Main Sugar Constituent Provides Effective Anode Material for Sodium Ion Batteries

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Casio Paper Writer 10.1″ Android tablet traverses the analog and digital divide

At the end of September, Casio will release the Paper Writer, an Android tablet developed primarily for business use, which can scan handwritten documents in one action. The case of the Paper Writer is shaped like a book cover, with sp[...]
Casio Paper Writer 10.1″ Android tablet traverses the analog and digital divide

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Tokyo Institute of Technology developed a Cooking simulator that will help you cook a perfect meal every time

This cooking simulator, being developed by a research group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, features a force feedback fry pan and spatula to accurately recreate the sense of cooking. This simulator calculates the heat transfer fr[...]
Tokyo Institute of Technology developed  a Cooking simulator that will help you cook a perfect meal every time

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Live2D demonstrates Interactive 3D animation of 2D images

Live2D, developed by Cybernoids, is the world’s first drawing technology to enable 3D rendering of 2D images. This technology supports a variety of portable consoles and smartphones, and Live2D is already being utilized for games[...]
Live2D demonstrates Interactive 3D animation of 2D images

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Chiba University’s Graduate School of Engineering developped a Guitar designed for hemiplegics

The Guitarion, being developed at Chiba University’s Graduate School of Engineering, is a guitar that can be played by hemiplegics. People with unilateral paralysis, as a result of a stroke or other reason, can play the Guitarion[...]
Chiba University’s Graduate School of Engineering developped a Guitar designed for hemiplegics

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ISAMISA DESIGN STUDIO presents Cap with Detachable Hairpiece

The Wishing Cap sold by Isamisa Design Studio is a cap with a detachable hairpiece. “I personally have experienced hair loss due to undergoing cancer treatment. From this experience, I created this product with the goal of helpin[...]
ISAMISA DESIGN STUDIO presents Cap with Detachable Hairpiece

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Fasotec Print a 3D model of your unborn baby with the ‘Shape of an angel’ service

Fasotec and Hiroo Ladies clinic, have started a service that makes 3D models showing the inside of the abdomen during pregnancy. This service began on July 30. Currently, many clinics provide photos taken during ultrasound scans. But t[...]
Fasotec Print a 3D model of your unborn baby with the ‘Shape of an angel’ service

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N.I. Teijin Shoji announces a theraputic Aquaponic indoor display

This aquaponics system, designed as a therapeutic indoor display has been developed by N.I. Teijin Shoji. An aquaponics system consists of a fish tank and a vegetable planter, which are connected by pipes. It utilizes the fish waste as[...]
N.I. Teijin Shoji announces a theraputic Aquaponic indoor display

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Swumanoid swimming android robot from Tokyo Tech will help athletes swim faster

Swumanoid, developed by the Nakashima Group at Tokyo Institute of Technology, is a humanoid robot that replicates the motion of a swimmer. In the future, this robot is expected to help researchers analyze how people can swim faster, an[...]
Swumanoid swimming android robot from Tokyo Tech will help athletes swim faster

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Bakery goods POS visual recognition system on trial in Tokyo bakery

Brain Corporation has developed a system that can individually identify all kinds of baked goods on a tray, in just one second. A trial has started at a Tokyo bakery store. This technology was co-developed with the University of Hyogo.[...]
Bakery goods POS visual recognition system on trial in Tokyo bakery

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Minato Medical Science demonstrates traction device for person sitting in chair

SuperTrac, manufactured and marketed by Minato Medical Science, is an active automated intermittent traction device that can traction the lumbar vertebra. “Conventional traction devices have been bed designs, with the lumbar vert[...]
Minato Medical Science demonstrates traction device for person sitting in chair

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Chiba University demonstrates Quadcoptors flying in formation using motion capture

The Nonami Group at Chiba University is developing drone robots for information gathering, and the group has demonstrated four multi-rotor helicopters, flying in formation using image processing. “The cameras capture the markers,[...]
Chiba University demonstrates Quadcoptors flying in formation using motion capture

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