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i-SODOG from Tomy is a robot pet dog controlled via smartphone, can communicate with its friends

Tomy has announced an interactive robot dog, called i-SODOG, that works with a smartphone. This is a follow-up to the i-SOBOT, a bipedal robot released in 2007. i-SODOG is intended for customers of all ages. “Of course, this robo[...]
i-SODOG from Tomy is a robot pet dog controlled via smartphone, can communicate with its friends

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Opton Japan unleash the first step to a real Bender Bending Rodriguez with the T-Win20

Opton’s T-WIN20 KDM is a robot bender that can feed in, twist, and bend pipes simultaneously. This product has received a top award from the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency. By computer-controlling two of these benders at once[...]
Opton Japan unleash the first step to a real Bender Bending Rodriguez with the T-Win20

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Nissan LEAF Battery Used to Power Homes

Nichicon is planning to begin sales of the Vehicle to Home System “EV Power Station” in July. This system enables the user to draw power from a large-capacity battery in an electric vehicle and use it in the home after bein[...]
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Kinoshita demonstrates an Air Cast capable to Stabilizes Injured Area with Single Straw

The Multiprotector from Kinoshita Kogyo is a simple cast that can stabilize an injured area with the use of a single straw. This cast is used when an injury from sports or the workplace requires the injured area to be stabilized. The c[...]
Kinoshita demonstrates an Air Cast capable to Stabilizes Injured Area with Single Straw

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ZMP demos RoboCar HV driverless R&D test vehicle can be driven with an iPad

The Robocar HV being developed by ZMP is a test vehicle for research and development that acquires vehicle sensor data via the vehicle’s controller area network (CAN) to enable vehicle control through an independent controller. T[...]
ZMP demos RoboCar HV driverless R&D test vehicle can be driven with an iPad

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DCW demonstrates Mouse House Kit prototype that can be taken appart and reassembled

DCW’s Zero Pod is a mobile house kit that can be taken apart and reassembled elsewhere. “We call this product the ‘Mobile House Kit’ — the name says it all. It’s easy to transport, and can be taken a[...]
DCW demonstrates Mouse House Kit prototype that can be taken appart and reassembled

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Keio University : Brain wave meter visualizes levels of desire, concentration, sleepiness and stress

A research group at Keio University, led by Associate Professor Yasue Mitsukura, has developed a simple brain-wave meter. This can identify, in real time, whether a person is showing interest, concentration, desire, stress, or sleepine[...]
Keio University : Brain wave meter visualizes levels of desire, concentration, sleepiness and stress

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NEC GAZIRU : World-class image recognition service for smartphones

NEC has developed an image recognition service for smartphones, called GAZIRU, and as of June will begin offering this service to commercial customers. By comparing images captured by the smartphone with saved image data, it displays t[...]
NEC GAZIRU : World-class image recognition service for smartphones

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Experience virtual worlds with the Docomo 3D Live Communication System

NTT Docomo are currently developing a 3D Live Communication System and have presented it as a possible next step beyond regular video calls. During the conversation, words take the form of images in the virtual space shared by the user[...]
Experience virtual worlds with the Docomo 3D Live Communication System

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Docomo demonstrates transparent double-sided touchscreen display Android smartphone prototype

NTT docomo have developed a prototype smartphone that works through touch on the front and back, using touchpanels on both sides of a see-through display. This smartphone is being co-developed by DoCoMo and Fujitsu. By using it from th[...]
Docomo demonstrates transparent double-sided touchscreen display Android smartphone prototype

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Aisin ITS demosntrates Intelligent monitoring and warning system for vehicles

The Aisin Group has shown a demonstration car featuring their latest Intelligent Transportation Systems technology, with a range of intelligent monitoring and warning systems. “In this system, a camera detects where your face is,[...]
Aisin ITS demosntrates Intelligent monitoring and warning system for vehicles

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Panasonic demonstrates Interactive Plasma Display Where 4 People Can Write in Different Colors at Once

The Interactive Plasma Display, a 65-inch digital blackboard developed by Panasonic, enables four people to write simultaneously in different colors. “With models from other companies, errors occur if your sleeve touches the scre[...]
Panasonic demonstrates Interactive Plasma Display Where 4 People Can Write in Different Colors at Once

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NHK and Hitachi unveils the world’s first Ultra High Definition shoulder-mount camera

This is the world’s first compact shoulder-mount Ultra High Definition camera. Developed by NHK, it uses a single-chip color imaging sensor to produce 33MP video. By reducing the size and weight of the camera, the portability had[...]
NHK and Hitachi unveils the world’s first Ultra High Definition shoulder-mount camera

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NHK Hybridcast making broadcast TV interactive

Hybridcast is an infrastructure system being developed by NHK, with a view to commercial use in 2013. This system combines broadcasting with the Internet, to enable a variety of TV-centered services. At this year’s NHK Science &a[...]
NHK Hybridcast making broadcast TV interactive

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Fujitsu demonstrates Skin care smartphone app that tracks skin condition over time

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a system for measuring skin color accurately, using a smartphone’s camera and a Color Frame. This technology makes it easier to measure skin condition, including spots, dullness, and pore size. [...]
Fujitsu demonstrates Skin care smartphone app that tracks skin condition over time

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[Hands-On] Panasonic Eluga v, power & life mobile devices – docomo summer 2012

ELUGA V P-06D, ELUGA power P-07D “These three summer models are the first to be released under the docomo Eluga brand. The first is the Eluga power P-07D. My hands are a little bit big, but this is a 5-inch display. When you hear[...]
[Hands-On] Panasonic Eluga v, power & life mobile devices – docomo summer 2012

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[Hands-On] Sharp Aquos st, Zeta & sv smartphones – docomo summer 2012

AQUOS PHONE st “In the Aquos Phone st, the emphasis is on design and music. The design has some special features, including a strap hole that protrudes slightly. Regarding music, this model has a Play key especially for music, so[...]
[Hands-On] Sharp Aquos st, Zeta & sv smartphones – docomo summer 2012

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[Hands-On] Sony Xperia GX & SX smartphones – docomo summer 2012

Xperia GX SO-04D “First, let me show you the Xperia GX. The G in GX stands for Great, because this model gives you a great new experience. The design is based on an arc, as this has been popular before. So we’ve pursued a v[...]
[Hands-On] Sony Xperia GX & SX smartphones – docomo summer 2012

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[RECAP] KDDI au Summer Smartphone Lineup

This Video is provided to you by DigInfo.tv, AkihabaraNews Official Partner. - URBANO PROGRESSO “This model is called the Urbano Progresso. One big feature is a capability called the Smart Sonic Receiver. This communicates the ot[...]
[RECAP] KDDI au Summer Smartphone Lineup

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Seraku demos Smart Washstand with Android in the Mirror

At the Smartphone & Mobile Expo, Seraku unveiled a washstand with Android in the mirror. “This is a smart washstand. It has Android embedded in the mirror. Because mirrors get soiled if they’re touched, this smart washs[...]
Seraku demos Smart Washstand with Android in the Mirror

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Instantly Obliterating Data on Magnetic Media thanks to the Data Killer series

At the Information Security Expo, Platform of Japan presented Data Killer, a device that can erase data instantly. Data on a hard disk is recorded using magnetic alignments. Data Killer obliterates data instantly, by using a strong mag[...]
Instantly Obliterating Data on Magnetic Media thanks to the Data Killer series

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[Hands-On] Qumarion mannequin input device for intuitive 3D manipulation

The Qumarion is a mannequin input device developed to simplify the manipulation and posing of human-like 3D CG models on screen. It uses QUMA technology, codeveloped by two university ventures, SoftEther from University of Tsukuba, and[...]
[Hands-On] Qumarion mannequin input device for intuitive 3D manipulation

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