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Associate Professor Toshiaki Tsuji's Laboratory at Saitama University has developed R-cloud, a rehabilitation support robot that enables users to view how their own muscles move during rehabilitation and training.

Studio Ghibli's new featured animated film - Omoide no Marnie (When Marnie Was There)  - was finally released in 461 movie theaters all over Japan on July 19.

It is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (director of The Secret World of Arrietty), and 2 young Japanese actresses did the main character voices: Sara Takatsuki as Anna (She looks exactly like Anna!), and Kasumi Arimura as Marnie.

 

These three gears, rotating at 4,500 rpm, are completely in sync, and are running on an AC servo system developed by Mitsubishi Electric.

"Here we're demonstrating how even if three gears overlap like this, they can be completely prevented from interfering, by moving them with exactly the same timing. This can be done because the motors are controlled with micron-level accuracy. So, there's no interference, even when they're running at such high speed."

 

Researches at Wakayama University are developing a system which manipulates the color, tone and contrast of printed materials, and could be used as an aid for users with vision impairments such as low vision or color blindness.

"In this research, we use a projector and camera to freely manipulate the tone and contrast of printed materials like this, by shining light onto them."

Akihabaranews.com - Diginfo.tv - Asukanet - Floating interactive displays in ATMs of the future

The Aerial Imaging (AI) Plate, developed by Asukanet, is a next-generation display device which can form an image which appears to be floating in midair from light that passes through it. By combining this device with sensors, it is also possible to interact with the projected images.

Microtech Laboratory exhibited the ultra-small rotary encoder MES-6-125PST16C, a device that detects at high accuracy the rotational angle and speed of mechanical devices and motors, at International Robot Exhibition 2013.

"Typical rotary encoders are large industrial models mostly about palm-size, but this product is very small, able to fit on a fingertip."

TokyoStreetView: Japanese Traditional Dolls (4K VIDEO)
Like an elaborate sculpture, it can take up to a year to make such a doll from start to finish. Due to the delicate nature of the materials involved and the time required for the paint to dry, doll masters pay close attention to humidity when working. They sometimes need up to a month to finish a doll’s head.
Akihabaranews.com - ANA Social Media

ANA (All Nippon Airways), showing leadership in Social Media, has partnered with a US Social Entrepreneur Organization called Ashoka to create a kind of digital charity/donation concept called Blue Wing.

Honda Made a Manga - AkihabaraNews.com

The Road to Dakar
Chapter 2 - All for the Win...

Honda’s released the second chapter of the manga detailing their return to the world’s toughest rally raid. 

Baxter Coming to Japan - AKihabaraNews.com

Attention Kawada, Yaskawa, Nachi, Fanuc - Your American Nemesis is Coming!

Lotte Fit's recent cutest, oddest, and fluffiest commercial

Game Life Asagaya: Nintendo Famicom Exhibit

From Contributor Reece Scott; be sure to check out the full-sized images below. Old-school gaming nostalgia in 3...2...1...  
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