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.

Jordan Yerman on Japan -

Akihabara News is pleased to present a feature contribution from Jordan Yerman, a freelance writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. While we pride ourselves on delivering news from the streets, conventions, and tech figures accessible only to those who call Japan home, we also value the fresh, unique, and thoughtful observations of a first-time visitor. We think you will, too.

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Baxter Coming to Japan -

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

iDiots, by Big Lazy Robot -

Our personal telecommunications devices, our smartphones, have long been well beyond simple "phones." They're broadly applicable, technologically disruptive information and media vectors.

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."