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This adorable little robot can probably beat us at Wii Tennis (Tomorrow Daily 225)

We've always wanted a robot sidekick, and after watching this Nao robot play Wii Tennis with a family of four, our need for a robo-BFF is even stronger. Do you think we can program one to tolerate hanging out with us?

By August 13, 2015


Cyborg glasses let you fake a good mood

Why bother with Google Glass, when AgencyGlass lets you convey emotions through digital eyes? Hirotaka Osawa wants to help people look happy even when they're not.

By April 18, 2014


Search results become 3D-printed objects for blind users

Want a giraffe? At a school for the blind in Japan, kids' online search results become real-world objects.

By September 20, 2013


Time Attack Racing: Following the Underdog

We speak to Suzuki-Under who builds and races some seriously fast cars. He is trying to break his recored at Tsukuba, we tag along for the ride

August 28, 2013


Time Attack is addictive

The thrill of the race is one thing, but what about proving that you're the fastest in the world?

By September 3, 2013


Electronic girlfriend coat hugs you, talks nice to you

A group of Japanese students create a girlfriend-substitute coat that holds you and whispers sweet nothings in your ear.

By April 10, 2013


Uni project gives access to free anonymous VPNs

A Japanese university experiment has opened up dozens of free VPN services around the world.

By March 25, 2013


Hitachi's Ropits mobility robot drives itself

The Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System is a single-person autonomous vehicle meant to travel on sidewalks. Just punch in your destination and it takes you there.

By March 12, 2013


HAL robot suit modified to take on nuclear plants

Still grappling with the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan is belatedly developing a robotic exoskeleton for first responders.

By October 19, 2012


Meet Qumarion, an animation supermodel

One day in the future, we might use sensor-equipped action figures like this one out of Japan to create animations.

By May 24, 2012