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UK’s Oxford Quantum Circuits snaps up $47M Series A for ‘QaaS’

Quantum computing has been making quantum leaps of progress in the last several years — going from theoretical concept to multiple testing environments, to help organizations prep for a time whe

China’s logistics robot maker VisionNav raises $76M at $500M valuation

Industrial robotics has in recent years become one of the hottest tech sectors in China as the country encourages the use of advanced technology to enhance efficiency on the production floor. VisionNa

VividQ, which has raised $15M, says it can turn normal screens into holographic displays

VividQ, a UK-based deeptech startup with technology for rendering holograms on legacy screens, has raised $15 million to develop its technology for next-generation digital displays and devices. And it

This material can heal itself when cut

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Tokyo are showcasing a new composite material with self-healing properties that take cues from lizard tails and starfish arms. MWCNTs-PBS — a comp

JAXA launch for HTV-8 cargo mission to International Space Station officially scrubbed

During a press conference held just after 6 AM JST, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Launch Director Atsutoshi Tamura and the Director of JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center Takeshi Fujita detailed what

Google is closing its Schaft robotics unit after failing to find a buyer

Sad news for anyone into giant robots: Google parent Alphabet is closing down Schaft, its secretive unit that develops bipedal robots aimed at helping out in disaster efforts and generally looking ba

This bipedal robot has a flying head

Making a bipedal robot is hard. You have to make sure maintain exquisite balance at all times and, even with the amazing things Atlas can do, there is still a chance that your crazy robot will fall ov

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="">robots</a> from Japan in <a href="

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

A team of researchers at the <a href="">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="" /> 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="" /> 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="" /> 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="" /> 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="" /> As if the <a href="

Video: Meet scary baby robot Yotaro

<img src="" /> <a href="">Just two weeks ago</a>,

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

<img src="" /> <a href="">Wikipedia says</a> Google is using a spe

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

<img src="" /> Here's some <a href="">more info</a> on

Video: Two robots playing baseball (kind of)

<img src="" /> Baseball is a national sports in Japan and so it was just a matter of time for this baseball- and robot-crazy cou
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