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Japan's AIST lab recently showed off its version of the Segway--the joystick-controlled AIST Micromobility vehicle. It boasts an obstacle sensor to help riders navigate crowded environments.
Researchers at Japan's state-backed AIST lab are developing prototype robotic roller skates that automatically respond to user movements.
Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology says its stick-on film turns glass into a smart window, and can reduce the air conditioning load by reflecting sunlight.
This modified assembly robot has been put to work in the lab, where it's handling dangerous materials to keep people out of harm's way.
Annoyed by the need for pesky 3D glasses and screens? This 3D projector uses focused laser light for a true sense of dimension.
Japan's famous robot seal Paro has been used in nursing homes in several countries. Now it's helping victims of the March 3 earthquake and tsunamis.
At the 2011 International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, power-lifting bots mix it up with the latest humanoids.
Japan is still upgrading its HRP series of humanoid servants. The latest prototype, HRP-4, can stand on one leg, strike a pose, and generally look cool.
President Obama gets a dose of cyber-cuteness from Japanese robots at an APEC summit in Yokohama over the weekend.
Japan demonstrates its playful approach to technology and robotics by showing off an android bride at a fashion show by designer Yumi Katsura in Osaka.