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  • Video: Humanoid HRP-2 Doesn't Avoid Obstacles But Makes Use Of Them

    Usually, one way to determine how sophisticated robots are is to look at how they deal with obstacles standing in their way. Some are able to avoid them, some simply jump over them. But Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology has developed a humanoid that can make use of obstacles. Read More

  • RAPUDA: Robotic Arm For People With Upper Limb Disabilities (Video)

    Robots can do good for mankind, not only in the future but also right now. Case in point: RAPUDA [JP], a robotic arm, which – once mounted onto a wheelchair – can help the disabled manage certain tasks they’d normally require the help of other people for on their own. It’s developed by the Intelligent Systems Research Institute [JP] at Japan’s National Institute… 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

  • Japan pumps $350 million into the development of 40-inch OLED TVs

    Today Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization announced it wants to accelerate the commercialization of large-screen OLED-TVs with a $350 million investment to be spent over 5 years. The public organization plans to cooperate with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and a total of 10 Japanese technology companies. These… Read More