Japanese modular drone PD-ANY www.prodrone.jp

PD-ANY is a new concept drone, “Don’t use a drone to carry your payload, turn your payload into a drone”. This unique and easily adaptable platform concept can be attached to virtually any item.It ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year ago | 2 comments

Toyota group firms to invest in flying car project www3.nhk.or.jp

Toyota Motor and its group companies will invest in a project set up by volunteers to develop a flying car.

Project members are volunteer engineers from Toyota and other firms. They are trying to p...

posted by  Tanuki | 1 year ago | 2 comments

Cyber Attack www3.nhk.or.jp

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department says internet users were denied access to its website on Friday afternoon in a suspected cyber-attack.

The department said on Friday it is the first time th...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year ago | 0 comments

Testing autonomous driving to begin in rural Japan www3.nhk.or.jp

The Japanese government is eyeing self-driving technology as a way to help elderly people get around in mountainous areas, where populations are aging fast.

Transport Ministry officials are looking...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year ago | 2 comments

Media preview of dinosaur show www3.nhk.or.jp

A puppet show featuring a collection of life-like dinosaurs has been unveiled to the media ahead of its opening.

Theatrical performances will begin in Tokyo next week. News media were given access ...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 1 month ago | 0 comments

Creating a real ghost in the shell www.japantimes.co.jp

Yasuo Kuniyoshi is a man with an extraordinary plan. Kuniyoshi, a professor at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, has been attempting to produce an utt...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 1 month ago | 1 comment

Deep Learning’s Rise Leaves Japan Playing AI Catchup www.nippon.com

Japan joined the artificial intelligence race late. It was not until the mid-1980s, three decades later than countries like the United States, that researchers began pondering the idea of thinking ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 1 month ago | 0 comments

Snake-like robot that can climb stairs unveiled at university in Tokyo mainichi.jp

A snake-like robot that is capable of scaling and descending steep steps has been developed by a group that includes The University of Electro-Communications (UEC) in Tokyo, it has been learned.


posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 1 month ago | 1 comment

ProPilot chair: The Solution to Standing in Lines - Sitting otakumode.com

The ProPILOT Chair was developed based on Nissan’s autonomous driving tech, and its appearance at cuud is a temporary one meant to give people a chance to experience the technology behind it.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 1 month ago | 0 comments

Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine' phys.org

Most people look for a place to hide when a typhoon is on the horizon, but Atsushi Shimizu hopes that the fury of nature may one day help resource-poor Japan tackle its energy woes. The Tokyo-based...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 1 month ago | 1 comment


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