The Japan Robot Association (JARA) and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun will open the 20th bi-ennial iREX International Robot Exhibition here in Tokyo tomorrow morning. This is Japan’s, perhaps the entire planet's premier robotics extravaganza. We're all over it.
At the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, Toyota will be showing a futuristic car - TOYOTA FV2 - which can be steered and moved forward and backward instinctively through shifting your weight.
In its basic operation, the FV2 is best controlled while the driver is standing up, however, it is not easy or convenient to remain standing while driving, so this car can be controlled from a sitting position.
The developers are planning to create a long distance model specifically designed to be driven while sitting down.
SEL have developed a range of flexible OLED displays and high PPI LCD panels which use CAAC oxide semiconductors.
"CAAC stands for C-Axis Aligned Crystal. In this material's structure, the crystals are aligned in the c-axis direction. Because CAAC itself is crystalline instead of amorphous, it has much higher reliability. Until now, with oxide semiconductors, reliability was generally thought to be a problem, but using this material solves that problem."
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: How to Ride Your Giant Exoskeleton, by Team Skeletonics (at Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013)
Getting in/on, Demoing, and Getting out of a Team Skeletonics Exoskeletal Suit
(in a pretty small room)
Over the weekend we visited a conceptual capital, a Mecca of sorts, of super-powered, executive-level Japanese geekdom: Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013.
This Week on Episode #2 of The Kong Show
Following the success of Nexus 4, LG and Google have partnered again to deliver the first smartphone featuring the latest Android operating system, Android™ 4.4, KitKat. Packed with new features, Nexus 5 is the slimmest and fastest Google Nexus phone to date.