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  • Wearable Augmented Reality System To Guide New Workers Remotely (Video)

    Wearable Augmented Reality System To Guide New Workers Remotely (Video)

    Augmented reality has one more use case: a team of researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed an AR guidance system that can help inexperienced or new workers navigate difficult situations remotely. The way it works is that the system (currently in prototype stage) makes it possible to share the first-person perspective of… Read More

  • Actroid-F: Japan’s Super-Realistic Humanoid Gets A Brother (Video)

    Actroid-F: Japan’s Super-Realistic Humanoid Gets A Brother (Video)

    Do you remember Actroid-F, the super-realistic humanoid that we’ve shown you last year? Her makers, robot venture Kokoro and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), have apparently been working hard since then to create a “brother” for her. According to AIST, people kept asking the institute why it only manufactured a female… Read More

  • Videos: This Camera Shoots Color Video Even In Darkness

    Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a security camera that shoots video in color even in pitch-black conditions. The so-called Color Night Vision Camera [JP], produced by AIST spin-off company Nanolux [JP], uses infrared to reproduce the red, blue, and green colors of objects. Read More

  • Video: Humanoid HRP-2 Doesn't Avoid, But Walks Over Obstacle

    Do you remember the impressive and extremely agile humanoid HRP-2 we’ve shown you in December last year? Its makers, a group of researchers working at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, apparently used the last few weeks to teach the robot a new trick. Read More

  • Videos: Cybernetic Human Robot HRP-4C Dancing

    We know her as a pretty creepy cyber-model, a bridezilla, and a singer. And now cybernetic human robot HRP-4C, brain child of Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), has learned how to dance, too. Read More

  • Video: Cybernetic Human Robot HRP-4C Can Now "Sing" Better

    Do you remember the HRP-4c, one of the most realistic humanoids out there? Made by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, the fembot was so far mostly known as a pretty creepy cyber-model and bridezilla. In December last year, we’ve shown you a video of her trying to sing – and now she’s gotten better at that. Read More

  • HRP-4: Meet Japan's New And Awesome Humanoid Robot (Video)

    Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has done it again. After having developed one of the most advanced cybernetic human robots out there (namely the HRP-4C we covered previously), it is now time for the next humanoid. Meet the HRP-4 [JP]. Read More

  • Japanese researchers develop mini brain wave measuring device

    Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba (just outside Tokyo) is well-known for its work in robotics, but the institute is active in other fields as well. It has now announced [JP] a mini brain wave measuring device that can help handicapped people convey up to 512 “messages” just with the power of their brains. Read More

  • New power device diode brings dream of more efficient hybrid cars closer

    Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has claimed on Thursday [JP] it developed a diode (pictured above) for power semiconductor devices that can withstand temperatures exceeding 400 C. Read More