Japan’s inventors and innovators showed off a bunch of cool stuff at the recent Digital Contents Expo including the latest twists on augmented reality, robotics, and playing “doctor” with anime characters. Check out a report after the jump!
“Robots in disguise” take a big step forward to becoming a reality with the debut of a new robot prototype in Japan that can transform from bi-pedal human form to action-ready automobile. Watch a demo video after the jump!
Mechanical marvels of all shapes and sizes are gathering in Tokyo now for the event known as Japan Robot Week. Get a sneak peek at the our future high tech overlords after the jump!
"The Rise of the Machines" continues apace in Japan as Kawada Industries unveils a humanoid robot that serves piping hot coffee to folks attending the Japan Robot Week event. Watch a report after the jump!
The much anticipated iPhone 6 went on sale in Japan on September 6, and the city of Tokyo came together to celebrate via multiple special events featuring actors, idols, and zany costumed line-waiters. Watch a star-studded report featuring highlights after the jump!
The Tokyo Motor Show may have wrapped up a few weeks ago, but DigInfo has now seen fit to release their impressive video footage of Toyota’s impossibly futuristic-looking, and mood-driven, “concept cars”. Get a look after the jump!
Maker Faire Tokyo 2013 was a celebration of ingenuous do-it-yourself tech that included robot bands, 3D printing creations, and other marvels. YATTAR JAPAN brings us a report, with pics and vids, after the jump!
Geniuses in Japan have come up with a new program that adds realism to the hair and clothing found on computer characters. Watch a demo video that showcases a new dimension in Miku’s “Ahoge” and “impenetrable skirt”, after the jump!
The future of Japanese fashion looks bright and colorful as scientists have cooked up interactive light-up fabric from optic fibers. Watch the impressive demo, complete with lots of blinky lights, after the jump!
Rub-A-Dub-Dub… an interactive multiscreen display in the tub! Japan’s Koike Lab is developing new tech that effectively allows you to soak your bones and play games in a giant watery touchscreen. Watch the amazing demo for AquaTop after the jump!
The wizards at neurowear, makers of those brainwave controlled necomimi cat ears, have a new ace up their sleeve in the form of an iPhone powered headset that reads your mind and records what piques your interest. Watch a demo video after the jump!
If you’ve ever wanted your likeness to be immortalized in manga, good news: a band of researchers in Japan have come with a new computer program that puts YOU in the picture! Watch the demo video for Manga Generator after the jump!
Pacific Rim inches closer to reality as Japan rolls out a robot – complete with drill hand – that even a kid can pilot! YATTAR NEWS has pics and a demo video after the jump!