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Purchasing behaviour analysis system wants to know what you like

This marketing analysis tool, under development by Fujitsu, uses technology to sense people’s movement. By analyzing how customers behave in response to merchandise, entirely new kinds of marketing information will be obtainable.[...]
Purchasing behaviour analysis system wants to know what you like

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NTT Demos Visually and aurally accurate virtual communication system

NTT is developing technology that faithfully reproduces pictures and sound from distant locations, creating a natural sense of distance and position, as if both people are in the same room. “Regarding the picture, this system inc[...]
NTT Demos Visually and aurally accurate virtual communication system

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United Arrows – Marionettebot – Clothing store mannequin imitates movement

Another good example of the mix of technology, interesting ideas and craziness in Japan. United Arrows, A popular clothing chain store in Japan created the Marionettebot – a store show window display mannequin in Shibuya, Tokyo t[...]
United Arrows – Marionettebot – Clothing store mannequin imitates movement

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NSK unveiled a new Robot Guide Dog at International Robot Exhibition 2011

NSK has developed a four-legged robot with wheels, and are working towards the creation of a robotic guide dog. “This robot has wheels on the ends of its legs, so basically, on flat terrain, it uses the wheels to move. In places [...]
NSK unveiled a new Robot Guide Dog at International Robot Exhibition 2011

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ZMP announced a new Kinect controlled Robot Car for research purpose

ZMP is the company responsible for the amazing e-Nuvo and RoBoCar for example, and earlier this month, the company sends us a press release announcing yet a new scale 1/10 of the RoBoCar vehicle, the RoBoCar Lite, that uses Microsoft K[...]
ZMP announced a new Kinect controlled Robot Car for research purpose

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Unitycorp introduces ASUS Xtion PRO kinect like motion sensor for PC in Japan

Unitycorp announced today that it will start shipping in Japan ASUSTeK’s Kinect likte motion Sensor, the Xtion PRO. Priced at around 19,800 and scheduled to be available later this month, the Xtion PRO comes with a proprietary SDK made[...]
Unitycorp introduces ASUS Xtion PRO kinect like motion sensor for PC in Japan
Unitycorp introduces ASUS Xtion PRO kinect like motion sensor for PC in Japan

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Ghost In The Shell S.A.C for Real thanks to KAYAC & BMCL

Ghost In The Shell is by far my favorite Japanese Anime, and it seems that some pretty clever folks in Japan succeed to recreate Ghost In The Shell S.A.C (Stand Alone Complex) Interactive Cyberspace experience thanks to a very clever V[...]
Ghost In The Shell S.A.C for Real thanks to KAYAC & BMCL

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LG and Microsoft Announced the LG Kinect Cinema 3D Smart TV in Korea

LG and Microsoft is offering in Korea a new bundle, the LG Kinect Cinema 3D which includes an Xbox 360 with Kinect as well as a 47” 47LW5700 or 55” 55LW5700 3D Smart TV at a discount price announced to be 32% cheaper than if you where [...]
LG and Microsoft Announced the LG Kinect Cinema 3D Smart TV in Korea
LG and Microsoft Announced the LG Kinect Cinema 3D Smart TV in Korea

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The Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging station

This weekend I had the chance and opportunity to attend Aldebaran’s developer program meet-up in Tokyo and to check in the “Flesh” their awesome robot NAO. If you are a bit curious about Robotics I am sure that you have already heard a[...]
The Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging station
The Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging stationThe Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging stationThe Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging stationThe Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging stationThe Future is NAO (Now). Kinect Controlled NAO Robot and Aldebaran’s Prototype charging station

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Kinect-like device for your PC

PrimeSense, the same people who worked with Microsoft on Kinect, are now teaming with Asus to create a similar device. It will be called WAVI Xtion (maybe it’s not supposed to be pronounceable, like Prince, the artist, that guy). The d[...]
Kinect-like device for your PC
Kinect-like device for your PC

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Burger King Japan Offers Sweepstakes for a XBox 4G & Kinect

Foreword: Like other fast-food chains here in Japan – McDonald’s, KFC – Burger King Japan are offering their greasiest, happiest, let’s-forget-about-trying-to-lose-weight-and-just-enjoy-the-holidays-(the-Japanes[...]
Burger King Japan Offers Sweepstakes for a XBox 4G & Kinect
Burger King Japan Offers Sweepstakes for a XBox 4G & Kinect

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Sony PlayStation Move sales hit 4.1M units

Sony released the newest PlayStation system in September of this year, the PlayStation Move. As we started to learn four years ago with the release of Nintendo’s Wii, gamers want to get off the couch and move. This is still true, but t[...]
Sony PlayStation Move sales hit 4.1M units
Sony PlayStation Move sales hit 4.1M unitsSony PlayStation Move sales hit 4.1M units

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[TGS 2010] Tokyo Game Show video Walk-through.

We still have some stuff on TGS 2010, but today being a public holiday, we will post them tomorrow, anyway here you are a rather long (12 Minutes) video of the 2010 TGS where you will find babes, games demo and other wonders… So [...]
[TGS 2010] Tokyo Game Show video Walk-through.

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[TGS 2010] Kinect Sports and Kinect Joy Ride on Xbox360

At the Xbox booth, one of the main attractions was without any doubt the famous Kinect (originally known as Project Natal). Here again, we’re sure you’ve already heard lots of thing regarding this new controller-free gaming. Providing [...]
[TGS 2010] Kinect Sports and Kinect Joy Ride on Xbox360
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[TGS 2010] DanceEvolution on Xbox360 Kinect Hands-on

Most of you guys are probably aware of the ultra-famous DanceDanceRevolution series, introduced for the first time in 1998, where the player stands on a “dance platform” in order to hit colored arrows laid out in a cross with his feet [...]
[TGS 2010] DanceEvolution on Xbox360 Kinect Hands-on
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Dr Kawashima Brain Training Game arrives on Xbox 360 with Kinect

Namco Bandai and professor Ryuta Kawashima unveiled a new brain training game on Kinect during an Xbox 360 media briefing yesterday. Similar to other brain training games, the program determines your brain’s age as you solve prob[...]
Dr Kawashima Brain Training Game arrives on Xbox 360 with Kinect
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[Video] Hitachi “Minority Report” like interface.

Here you are the last bit of our tour at Hitachi exhibition, with the company vision of a “Minority Report” like interface. Perhaps closer to Microsoft Kinect UI, Hitachi system will let you control any kind of information display on a[...]
[Video] Hitachi “Minority Report” like interface.
[Video] Hitachi “Minority Report” like interface.

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New Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect, prices and availability announced

On Monday we talked about Microsoft’s new motion-controller “Kinect” for Xbox 360 and promised you some more details.  At E3, both Kinect and the new “slim” X360 are officially unveiled yesterday. So now i[...]
New Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect, prices and availability announced
New Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect, prices and availability announcedNew Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect, prices and availability announcedNew Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect, prices and availability announcedNew Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect, prices and availability announcedNew Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect, prices and availability announced

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Project Natal re-named as “Kinect” unveiled on the eve of E3

Microsoft apparently unveiled the Kinect (formerly talked about as Project Natal) yesterday in Los Angeles at Pre-World Premier, an invitation-only special event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) starting today. I am sure[...]
Project Natal re-named as “Kinect” unveiled on the eve of E3
Project Natal re-named as “Kinect” unveiled on the eve of E3Project Natal re-named as “Kinect” unveiled on the eve of E3

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