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  • Video: Murata Shows Robotic Walking Aid / Shopping Cart

    Video: Murata Shows Robotic Walking Aid / Shopping Cart

    Japan-based Murata caused quite a splash in the tech world with their awesome unicycle humanoids a while back, and now the company is applying the robot technology used in those machines for something that’s not just entertaining to watch. The advanced balancing system in particular is what makes their newly developed “assistance car” so special. As you can see in the… Read More

  • Video: This Bendable Remote Control Has No Buttons, Doesn’t Require Batteries

    Video: This Bendable Remote Control Has No Buttons, Doesn’t Require Batteries

    We’ve shown you the “Leaf Grip Remote Controller” a few weeks ago, but its maker, Japanese tech company Murata, decided to wait until the CEATEC 2011 exhibition to present it to the public. The device can theoretically be used for a number of applications, but Murata is pitching it first and foremost as a remote control for TV sets. The Leaf Grip Remote Controller lets… Read More

  • Air Voltage: Maxell Japan Announces Wireless Charger For iPad 2

    Air Voltage: Maxell Japan Announces Wireless Charger For iPad 2

    Hitachi Maxell, in cooperation with Murata, has announced [JP] the so-called Air Voltage for the Japanese market today, a combination of a wireless charging pad (dubbed “Energy Stand”) and jacket (“Energy Cover”) specifically for use with the iPad 2. According to Maxell, the device is the first of its kind (mass-produced). The way it works is that users put their iPad… Read More

  • Murata’s Flexible Remote Lets You Control Your TV With Bending And Twisting Motions

    Murata’s Flexible Remote Lets You Control Your TV With Bending And Twisting Motions

    Japanese tech company Murata, in cooperation with Kansai University and Mitsui Chemicals, has developed a remote control that doesn’t require users to push buttons. Instead, TVs or other electric appliances can be controlled by bending and twisting the remote in various ways. The device, currently a prototype named “Leaf Grip Remote Controller”, is essentially a pitch for a… Read More

  • Murata Develops Wireless iPad Charger


    Japanese electronics company Murata has developed a wireless charging system for the iPad (see picture). According to a recent report in Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the main bullet point here is that users can choose how to place their iPad on the charging plate freely. Read More

  • Video: Mini Humanoid "Little Seiko" Navigating an S-shaped Balance Beam

    Yesterday, we showed you “Little Seiko”, a pretty awesome unicycling mini humanoid developed by Japan-based Murata. As reported, the new version (the first model appeared 5 years ago) boasts the ability to traverse an S-shaped balance beam without falling over. But yesterday, we could show you just a picture and no video – now we can. Read More

  • Murata's Awesome Unicycle Robots Get A 2010 Upgrade

    Japan-based electronics company Murata caused a splash two years ago with Little Seiko, a a small humanoid robot [JP] that can unicycle forward and backward and is also able to stop without falling over. A male version, Little Seisaku [ENG], with similar skills exists, too. And now, Murata has announced [JP] 2010 updates for the robots. Read More

  • Murata develops world's first waterproof, ultra-thin piezoelectric speakers

    Kyoto-based Murata has developed the world’s first piezoelectric speaker that not only is waterproof but also ultra-thin (0.9mm). The devices are meant to be mainly used with mobile phones, which makes sense, given that almost 25% of the 50 latest cell phones released (on the Japanese market, at least) are actually waterproof. Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: Murata Girl unicycle robot in action (video)

    The CEATEC 2008 tech/electronics exhibition started today in Chiba (near Tokyo) and as to be expected, the Murata Girl, aka creepy kindergarten robot Little Seiko, turned out to be the biggest crowd pleaser. Today marks the first time Murata, the Tokyo-based company behind the robot, demonstrated its newest product to a larger audience (Japanese video news portal DigInfo kindly provided… Read More

  • Little Seiko: Japanese company develops creepy kindergarten girl robot

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    Tokyo-based electronics company Murata yesterday unveiled a small humanoid robot [JP] that can unicycle forward and backward and is also able to stop without falling over. And it looks creepy to me. The company introduced the female humanoid, which is supposed to resemble a kindergarten girl (!), as an alternative to their flag ship robot Murata Boy (the… Read More