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Researchers recreate a brain, piece by piece

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a method for growing and connecting single neurons using geometric patterns to route the neurons more precisely, cell by cell. The article, “A

‘Post-reality’ video of CG imagery projected on a dancing man at high framerates

Not sure what there is to add to the headline, really. Well, I guess I should probably explain a bit.

Video: Four-Legged Animal Robot PIGORASS Jumps, Gallops By Itself

We've covered our fair share of animal <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/robots/">robots</a> from Japan in <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/07/06/video-robot-mimics-snail-style-for-omn

Video: New Atomic Clock Reaches A 100 Quadrillionth Of A Second Accuracy

A team of researchers at the <a href="http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html">University of Tokyo</a> has developed a new type of optical atomic clock that boasts a 100 quadrillionth of a second accura

Videos: Group Of French Robots Visiting Japan

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/6a00d83451da2069e20134882acb4b970c.jpg" /> A French company exporting robots (of all things) to Japan? Paris-based <a href="http://www.a

Robots To Flip Through And Scan 170 Page-Books in 1 Minute

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/3d_book_scan1.png" /> Scanning or copying books will get a lot more comfortable in the future, thanks to the <a href="http://www.k2.t.u-

Sharp Sets New Record For Solar Cell Efficiency

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/solar_panel.jpg" /> If there's something solar energy as a technology needs, then it's better and cheaper solar cells. And now Sharp has

Video: Advanced Japanese Home Robots

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/apripoco.jpg" /> We have reported about a number of household robots from Japan in the past. Those machines covered areas like <a href="

CubeSat XI-V: Japan gets tweeting satellite

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/xi-v_2.jpg" /> As if the <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/06/28/heart-beat-posting-device-lets-your-twitter-followers-know-your-a

Video: Meet scary baby robot Yotaro

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/yotaro_robot.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/03/04/meet-baby-humanoids-m3-synchy-and-m3-neony/">Just two weeks ago</a>,

Hey, Google: Check out this ultra-fast book scanner

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/book_scanner_tokyo_university.jpg" /> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Book_Search">Wikipedia says</a> Google is using a spe

Touchable Holography: New projector lets you "touch" 3D objects with your hands (video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/touch_holography-620x345.png" /> Here's some <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/08/05/video-a-touchable-hologram/">more info</a> on

Video: Two robots playing baseball (kind of)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/robot_baseball.png" /> Baseball is a national sports in Japan and so it was just a matter of time for this baseball- and robot-crazy cou

Students develop satellites, which will launch next month

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/satellite_japan.jpg" /> In cooperation with private businesses, Japanese students from various universities have developed a total of fou

Meet Mamoru-Kun, the little robot that will get your misplaced glasses and slippers

The Information and Robot Technology Research Initiative, a research body of the prestigious University of Tokyo, has developed a small desktop robot that assists elderly people in managing daily task

ARscope: An advanced augmented reality system for multiple users

Augmented reality, the concept of linking virtual objects and reality, is a concept that has led to some rather dubious results in the past (although it is used also in medicine, architecture and othe

Japan chooses 2008's best robots (photo gallery)

Last year’s Grand Prize winning robot There should be no doubt that Japan is the world’s leading nation when it comes to the production and promotion of robots of all kinds. Each year, Nip

University of Tokyo unveils robot that does household chores, learns from mistakes

In cooperation with Toyota, the Information and Robot Technology Research Initiative, a research body of prestigious University of Tokyo, has developed a robot that handles household chores [JP, PDF].

Japan advances in the development of "perfect" humanoids

Japan’s most prestigious educational institution, the University of Tokyo, and semiconductor company Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), today unveiled an ultrasensitive sensor for robot

Software detects food on photos and compiles individualized diet diaries

According to yesterday’s print edition of the Nikkei, Japan’s largest business newspaper, researchers from Tokyo University developed proprietary software that can detect and quantify diff