Dentsu announced that robot astronaut Kirobo is scheduled to return to Earth on Feb. 11 after spending 18 months aboard the International Space Station. Developed in collaboration with the University of Tokyo’s..
At a press conference in Japan, Kansai University and Teijin announced the development of piezoelectric fabric that can be used for wearable sensors and actuators. The piezoelectric fabric is a fabric consisting..
Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as part of its ongoing effort to enhance brand engagement with consumers in Nescafé’s biggest market. Nescafé will use..
Toshiba today announced that it has developed a lifelike communication android that can move its arms and hands smoothly and use Japanese sign language. The android is a prototype that Toshiba will..
About 550 companies and organizations from Japan and overseas are showcasing their latest IT and electronics products at the CEATEC JAPAN 2014, which opens to the public today. A robot from Omron..
Bandai will release Chogokin Chou Gattai! SF Robot Fujiko F Fujio Characters for approximately 14,904 yen ($145) in Japan, a shape-shifting robot made up of Fujiko F Fujio characters. The robot will..
Toyota will begin trial leasing of newly developed clinical research versions of its Walk Training Assist and Balance Training Assist robots to 20 medical facilities in Japan this autumn. The clinical research..
Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO was invited to take part in the five day-long event to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan, which is being commemorated this..
Asimo, Honda’s bipedal humanoid robot, today greeted U.S. President Barack Obama at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo, Japan.
Fujitsu speech synthesis technology can convey information in a tone that is appropriate for the usage scenario
Fujitsu today announced the development of speech synthesis technology that can create a variety of high-quality synthetic voices in a short period of time, and that can convey information in a tone..
Panasonic Care Service Robot Resyone is first in the world to obtain global safety standard ISO13482
Panasonics’ robotic device for nursing care- Resyone, which uses robotic technology to help users get out of bed, has become the first product in the world to obtain global safety standard ISO13482..
Workers at a hospital in Japan have demonstrated a new robot that could take the place of seeing-eye dogs for visually-impaired people. A private company in Japan developed the device, which is..
Epson has developed an autonomous dual-arm robot prototype that expands the range of tasks that can be automated on the production floor. Epson’s autonomous dual-arm robot is able to accurately recognize the..
Nissan engineers inspired by bees and fish develop new technologies that will shape the future of mobility
Nissan’s engineers have been inspired by the animal kingdom as they develop new technologies that will shape the future of mobility. One of Nissan’s longer term R&D goals is to achieve virtually..