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.
This mixed reality interface places virtual characters in the real world. It was developed by the Naemura Lab at the University of Tokyo.
Users can have an animated character jump onto their hand, as well as guide the character onto blocks, creating a novel interactive experience.
"Recently, devices have been developed that can form images in mid-air. We've utilized one of those, and combined it with sensors and a projector, to provide an intuitive display experience where a picture in the air is skillfully merged with the real world."
Last week, AkihabaraNews began unpackaging Japan’s nascent startup and venture capital movement, and though it’s but a week since, increased momentum is already evident. We’ll not only cover developments, AkihabaraNews is also getting involved. First, a J-startup update via Terra Motors and PocketVenture Live!:
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From JVC Kenwood's JVC brand, new Bluetooth audio component system "NX-W5" will be out for about ¥35,000 in early November.
"NX-W5" consist of a unit and the unit includes a CD player (you insert a CD from top to bottom), AM/FM tuner, USB terminal, amplifier, and speaker. The control buttons are located at the bottom and a soft lighting illuminates the buttons. It has a sleep timer function and daily timer function (that increases the sound volume gradually up to the level you set).