This weekend took place the Maker Faire Tokyo, a fair where one of the biggest attractions has been the Kuratas, a kind of mecha-like robots developed by Suidobashi Heavy Industry. Only one of the prototypes was shown on the fair which could be used by visitors. On their website you can even buy one (a [...]
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As Japan announced that it will become a nuclear free country by 2030, the Japanese government has started to approve a series of measures to start developing alternative energy sources. Here in Japan solar energy is not viable as there’s almost no space and most days throughout the year it is cloudy. Wind energy is [...]
It is 11 meters tall, it weights 15 tons and its creator, Hitoshi Takahashi, has been working more than ten years building it. It is called “Kabutom” because it looks like a kabutomushi, a beetle which is owned as a pet by many Japanese children who love to play with them. The first version was [...]
A Mixi engineer recently bought a HMZ-T1 (Sony), possibly the best Head-mounted Display in the market. But instead of using it to play video games or watch movies he is trying to use it to work. One of the advantages is that you can work in any position! Morimoto working. One of the things he [...]
It looks like this other hamburger vending machine but it is a lot more “manual” and has several use modes. It’s something that can’t be explained, you have to watch the video: Other posts about vending machines in Japan: Fresh eggs vending machine New solar-powered Coca-Cola vending machines with LED lights Umbrella vending machine Vending [...]
Developed at Waseda University in Tokyo, this robotic bear pillow will gently tickle your face when you snore so you turn over and stop snoring. Source: The Next Web
Honda has just unveiled their new Asimo model with an improved artificial intelligence that allows him to have a better interaction with humans. Also there have been improvements in his motor skills which allow him to run up to 9 km/h; and he can even hop!!