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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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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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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[...]
Toyota Care Support Robots For Nursing And Healthcare

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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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Actroid-F Robot Gets A Brother And An Eye Implant

AIST has developed a male version of its android robot Actroid-F, which was first shown to the public last year. These human-like robots imitate the movements of the people they are watching, and are currently being placed as observers[...]
Actroid-F Robot Gets A Brother And An Eye Implant

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Kanagawa Institute of Technology intros “Mommy Tummy” a Pregnancy Simulator

This is the latest pregnancy simulation system developed by a research group at Kanagawa Institute of Technology. It was displayed at the Tokyo Game Show 2011. In this system, the user wears a jacket that contains rubber balloons, vibr[...]
Kanagawa Institute of Technology intros “Mommy Tummy” a Pregnancy Simulator

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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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Tokyo U announced Optical Lattice Clock Accuracy with A 100 Quadrillionth Of A Second

Optical lattice clocks are a new type of optical atomic clock. They were proposed in 2001 by University of Tokyo Professor Hidetoshi Katori, and experimentally demonstrated in 2005. Recently, Professor Katori’s group accurately k[...]
Tokyo U announced Optical Lattice Clock Accuracy with A 100 Quadrillionth Of A Second

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[Display 2011] Tohoku University develops projector display insensitive to ambient light

The Tohoku region suffered from a Major earthquake and Tsunami recently has well as being in the “heart” of a nuclear crisis that has been yet solved, however and despite all of this, people from the Tohoku region keep their spirit hig[...]
[Display 2011] Tohoku University develops projector display insensitive to ambient light
[Display 2011] Tohoku University develops projector display insensitive to ambient light[Display 2011] Tohoku University develops projector display insensitive to ambient light[Display 2011] Tohoku University develops projector display insensitive to ambient light

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LION announced its new iPhone App : @Toilet, a new toilet finder app

Lion is a bi-centennial pharmaceutical and sanitary manufacturer in Japan and introduced a couple of weeks ago a new iPhone Apple named: @Toilet. Tailored for Japanese students, that will soon start their exam this little app gather al[...]
LION announced its new iPhone App : @Toilet, a new toilet finder app

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HRP-2, the robot that moves like an old lady

Newscientist published an article last week about HRP-2, a robot unveiled this month during the Humanoids2010 conference in Nashville. Sébastien Lengagne of Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology[...]
HRP-2, the robot that moves like an old lady
HRP-2, the robot that moves like an old ladyHRP-2, the robot that moves like an old ladyHRP-2, the robot that moves like an old lady

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TalkTorque, a friendly robot

The Tsukuba University recently updated their page on the TalkTorque Project. The project aims at building a robot that can serve as a non-verbal interface to communicate with humans. This funny looking little guy is rigged with differ[...]
TalkTorque, a friendly robot
TalkTorque, a friendly robotTalkTorque, a friendly robotTalkTorque, a friendly robot

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A battery that charges by moving around

Researchers at Kanazawa University in Japan created a battery, the size of a 1-yen coin, made of a very special alloy, that allows it to be many times more effective than any vibration-based energy generating device currently existing.[...]
A battery that charges by moving around
A battery that charges by moving aroundA battery that charges by moving around

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Sharp Gets Ready for the Global Green Challenge

Sharp, in collaboration with Tokai University, released the Tokai Challenger, a 77 x 39mm car covered by 6m2 of solar panels with only one goal: crossing Australia as fast as possible without using any other type of energy than solar… [...]
Sharp Gets Ready for the Global Green Challenge
Sharp Gets Ready for the Global Green Challenge

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