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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Pi-obsessed Japanese reach 2.5 trillion digits

A Japanese supercomputer has calculated the value of pi to more than 2.5 trillion decimal places, more than double the previous record set in 2002.

By August 20, 2009

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Yotaro the crying baby-bot teaches parenting skills

As crying is obviously a big part of infancy, warm water comes out of a small opening in the interactive screen that doubles as baby sim Yotaro's touch-sensitive face.

By December 21, 2009

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Mazda, Think, EnerDel partner on electric rentals

The Japanese automaker plans to use EnerDel batteries and a Think Global drivetrain for an all-electric Mazda2 rental car test program near Tokyo similar to that of Zipcar.

By December 2, 2009

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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