Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
Sinfonia Technology is planning to release a solar panel cleaning robot "Resola" in autumn 2014.
Resola is like a solar panel version of the iRobot Roomba, and understands its surrounding environment with a sensor and determines its own cleaning path. It cleans up a solar panel with a wiper, brush and pouring water the same way that Roomba vacuums a room.
This week it’s octopedal Japanese electronics conglomerate OMRON getting its
Mutoh Engineering is currently holding a printing service event where you can make your own 3D figure dolls at Tokyo Solamachi, a shopping mall at Tokyo Skytree.
This is a collaborated event with Digitizer, a French scanner manufacture. It's open from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M every day until June 11.
Spec Computer has just released a Swiss army knife-shaped Lightning cable for ¥1,728.
It's as versatile as an actual Swiss army knife. 4 different kind of built-in terminals (Lighting terminal, microUSB terminal, 30-pin dock terminal, and USB terminal) allow you to charge up an iPhone, smartphone or PSVita-2000 from a PC's USB port.
Thermoplastic elastomer used as a material for the product, which is a material intermediate between gum elastic and plastic, protects the cable parts from getting damaged.
In 2015, you could become best friends with an amiable and attentive humanoid robot, like the relationship of Nobita and Doraemon (minus the Yojigen-poket)!
Phillips, a Dutch major electrical manufacturer, announced that they are going to start selling a kitchen appliance to make full-fledged fresh noodles called - "Philips Noodle Maker" - in late June in Japan.
The Philips Noodle Maker gets all the noodle making process done including mixing and kneading a dough and quickly makes nice chewy noodles for 4 people in 10 minutes.
Takara Tomy - My Touch Smart "Line Friends" - Toy smartphone for kids to enjoy LINE communication safely
Takara Tomy announced the release of a toy smartphone for kids - My Touch Smart "Line Friends". With it, kids can pretend like sending and receiving messages and stamps on the popular communication application LINE. It will be out for sale on August 7.
As if it is a real smartphone, it has a LED display, camera function, music reply ability, and more than 30 kinds of playable applications.