This is an interactive optic fiber cloth. It is made of side-emitting diffusive optic fibers so computer controlled light patterns can be displayed on it, and by attaching light receivers as well as light emitters, optical signals can be input using infrared light.
"Originally, we came across the light-emitting fabric, where light is emitted from the optical fiber surface. Conversely, we thought it could be used to input data by receiving light through the surface. So, we've created this kind of interface."
We guess Pocky is one of the most well-known Japanese snacks outside of Japan. Even overseas, the traditional red box, sold in neighborhood stores, are easily in reach.
Today, November 11th, is a day of celebrating Pocky (and Pretz)! Let's eat and celebrate!
This week it's robots, robots, and more robots. iREX robots have hijacked the JTFF - but true to form, the 60 images in this gallery represent the news that was in fact going down here in Japan today. We'll have more to say about iREX next week, but for now: Photos. Of. Robots! We hope you enjoy (we definitely, totally, absolutely did).
This Week on Episode #3 of The Kong Show
Opect is an interface developed to enable surgeons to interact directly with images and data in an operating room environment. It has been developed at the Institute of Advanced Bioengineering and Sciences at the Tokyo Women's Medical University.