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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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Keio University demonstrates Avatar mirrors users facial expressions in real-time using a standard webcam

A Keio University group, led by Associate Professor Yasue Mitsukura, has developed a method for measuring which way a person is facing and how their expression changes. This system achieves high speed and high precision, using an ordin[...]
Keio University demonstrates Avatar mirrors users facial expressions in real-time using a standard webcam

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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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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,[...]
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Keio University demos Robotic rings for wearable robotic interaction

These robotic rings that imitate eye and mouth movements are being developed by a research group at Keio University. “When you wear this robot on your hand, it forms a medium for communication using the hand. So the robot serves [...]
Keio University demos Robotic rings for wearable robotic interaction

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Keio Univeristy demos Interactive plants that react and convey emotions

A research group at Keio University are creating interactive plants, enabling them to display emotions and communicate with people. “The purpose of this system is to make living plants seem even more alive, and give them a greate[...]
Keio Univeristy demos Interactive plants that react and convey emotions

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NTT demonstrate Videoconferencing system that shows who’s talking to whom

MM-Space, being developed by a lab at NTT, is a system designed to make users of video conferencing systems involving several people feel as if they are talking to each other in the same room. This system records the faces and voices o[...]
NTT demonstrate Videoconferencing system that shows who’s talking to whom

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JVC demonstrates Touch-Based 3D Surveillance Camera System Interface

JVC Kenwood is developing an integrated surveillance camera system, which maps the locations of surveillance cameras in a 3D render of the building, so the user can intuitively overlook the entire area under surveillance. “Until [...]
JVC demonstrates Touch-Based 3D Surveillance Camera System Interface

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Ubi-Camera – Take Photos With Your Hands

The Ubi-Camera takes photos composed by framing them with your hands. This prototype miniature camera is being developed by a research group at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences. “When you draw a picture or take a[...]
Ubi-Camera – Take Photos With Your Hands

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Nec & Tokyo Institute of Technology demonstrate a Tactile Display With Directional Force Feedback

This new touch panel concept imparts a directional tactile feedback force to the user, by moving the panel surface. Developed by a research group with members from NEC and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the system uses wires to pul[...]
Nec & Tokyo Institute of Technology demonstrate a Tactile Display With Directional Force Feedback

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Visible-Light Communication Projector Adds Information To The Projected Image

At the University of Tokyo, the Naemura Group is researching interactive ways of presentating information, using a projector that communicates through visible light. A visible-light communication projector can add information to the pr[...]
Visible-Light Communication Projector Adds Information To The Projected Image

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Toshiba’s supermarket POS scanner recognizes objects, makes barcodes obsolete

The latest supermarket scanner developed by Toshiba Tec may make conventional barcodes in supermarkets obsolete. Currently, at most supermarkets, a laser scanner is used to recognize barcodes, but the newly developed Object Recognition[...]
Toshiba’s supermarket POS scanner recognizes objects, makes barcodes obsolete

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Okaya introduces Next-generation vending machine concept with see-through display

This concept model for a next-generation vending machine, which features a see through display, is being developed by Sanden, a large manufacturer of vending machines, in conjunction with Okaya Electronics and Intel. This concept model[...]
Okaya introduces Next-generation vending machine concept with see-through display

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Toyota Care Support Robots For Nursing And Healthcare

Toyota has developed robots for care support, in response to society’s aging demographics. These robots have been co-developed with Fujita Health University. They utilize advanced technologies from Toyota, including motor control[...]
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Osaka U demonstrates its Balloon Input Device

A research group at Osaka University has invented an input device using a balloon. This system recognizes when the user strokes, strikes, or squeezes the balloon, and plays sounds in accordance with those actions. “The balloon co[...]
Osaka U demonstrates its Balloon Input Device

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Docomo demostrate a Smartphone Jackets With Built-In Sensors

Docomo has presented a range of prototype smartphone jackets which not only protect the phone, but add extra functions through the use of various sensors. These hardware accessories, being developed by docomo, add a range of functions [...]
Docomo demostrate a Smartphone Jackets With Built-In Sensors

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Keio University demonstrate Touchable 3D Character Projected Into a Real Environment

RePro3D, developed by a research group at Keio University, is a multi-perspective, naked eye 3D display in which viewers can touch a 3D character floating in midair. The touchable 3D display is a combination of three elements. A mechan[...]
Keio University demonstrate Touchable 3D Character Projected Into a Real Environment

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UEC Tokyo simulate The Sensation Of An Object Passing Through Your Hands

The Kajimoto research group at the University of Electro-Communications is developing a device that simulates the sensation of something passing through your hand. It is proposed to improve the sense of realism in games, and uses a vib[...]
UEC Tokyo simulate The Sensation Of An Object Passing Through Your Hands

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iBUYPOWER offer Free “MAGIC” for Multi-touch Gaming

Magic (Multi-Touch Advanced Gaming Interface and Control) is iBUYPOWER’s customizable software letting you play any game with multi-touch gestures. Available free to download now, but since it is exclusively designed for iBUYPOWE[...]
iBUYPOWER offer Free “MAGIC” for Multi-touch Gaming
iBUYPOWER offer Free “MAGIC” for Multi-touch Gaming

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Green House unveiled USB 3.0 Express Card

GH-EXC302 codenamed Green House Express Card targets DOS/V (Japanese) PCs with USB 3.0-compatible built-in ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slots. It features speeds up to 5Gbps with USB 3.0 and comes with two USB 3.0 ports. It is comp[...]
Green House unveiled USB 3.0 Express Card
Green House unveiled USB 3.0 Express Card

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