ANA might well be more famous as one of Japan's two main airlines, but that apparently doesn't prevent it from dabbling in R&D for forms of technology other than aviation: namely, ...
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Nestlé Japan have enjoyed immense success with its range of exclusive Japanese Kit Kat snacks. Many of these use unique regional ingredients, such as sake or matcha. Others feature innovative ...
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The old capital of Kyoto is associated first and foremost with classical culture, but what about androids? The temple Kodaiji in Kyoto has installed Mindar, the world's first android version of ...
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Japanese comedy just got much more robotic. AIchan and GONta is a pair of robots, created to serve as a manzai-style stand-up comedy act. Developed by a special lab at Konan University, the two ...
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Customizable designer e-paper wristwatch
Japan's convenience stores are a constant source of wonder, from the rotating lineup of snacks and products they stock to the inventive services and gimmicks they regularly introduce. This latest ...
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Tamiya has produced a self-assembly robotic toy with a difference: it's a centipede. Test your engineering skills by putting this Tamiya Centipede Robot together and then letting it slither ...
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Unveiled this week, the RidRoid CanguRo is a new robotic three-wheel personal mobility vehicle developed by Shunji Yamanaka from the University of Tokyo and Takayuki Furuta of the Future Robotics ...
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If you can't get enough of a Pokémon fix from playing Pokémon Go around town, then you should be satisfied with the HelloPika, a talking Pikachu robotic toy that sits around at home always ready to ...
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Just what every busy person needs in their wardrobe: a way to neutralize odors from coats, jackets and other items of clothing just by hanging them up
It seems that no aspect of culture is safe from the reaches of artificial intelligence these days, so perhaps it was only a matter of time before the technological revolution caught up with ...
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If you like the SoftBank robot Pepper, you will love this: a Pepper cuddly toy. And not just any cuddly toy, this is a super deformed-style Pepper, complete with an oversized head. SoftBank has ...
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The success of the robot-staffed Henn na Hotel in Japan has now led to a "robot cafe" in central Tokyo. From February 1st, a robotic barista is serving customers at the Henn na Cafe in a branch of ...
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First showcased at CEATEC last autumn to much excitement from the world press, the Qoobo Robotic Cat Tail Pillow is now finally available on preorder. The interactive, therapeutic "tailed cushion ...
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Japan's most famous cat... on your dog!
Toyota has announced the its latest humanoid robot, the T-HR3. The third generation in a series that Toyota has been developing for many years, the new robot has the ability to mimic human ...
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Continuing the trend for rebooting or revisiting classics of the 1980s and 1990s, Sony has resurrected its hit robot toy, the AIBO. The new ERS-1000 model, now christened as the lower-case aibo, ...
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Japanese department store chain Parco has developed a new robot to assist in retail tasks. Co-developed by 08Works and Nihon Unisys, Siriusbot is reported to be the first robot of its kind to ...
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