Murata Cheerleader Robots on inverted pendulum showcase sensors

Posted by – October 11, 2014

Self-balancing on a ball by inverted pendulum, they dance synchronized, using sensors, cameras and perfect precision in the remote coordination, they demonstrate some of Murata’s sensor components and innovation ability. You can watch the rest of the video to see some of Murata’s sensors, energy harvesting demonstrations and more.

Skeletonics Exarobot at CEATEC 2014

Posted by – October 10, 2014

You stand in the middle of the Exarobot and it immitates your moves, next function is walking, running and jumping extra high.

Epson E Ink Watch “Smart Canvas”

Posted by – October 10, 2014

Available on Epson’s Japanese website for about $180 each, these are Epson’s E Ink based Watches, with Seiko movements inside, the watches change the graphic every hour and every day, for a secret amount of time. Potentially for years you can wear this watch and see a new cartoon charachter situation every hour, fans check the watch often to see each new situation with the Moomin, with Wow designs or with Yamaga FC, Epson’s home town Football team.

Caiba.net Telepresence Robot in Oculus Rift

Posted by – October 10, 2014

Using Arduino, a small Windows PC, the user wears the Oculus Rift to see from both eyes of the telepresence robot, motors, battery life is about 3 hours, you see what it sees and it moves its head as you move your head and you move it around using a gamepad. The price may be about $500 (not sure if with or without the oculus rift type remote vision head-mounted display device)

Moff band, wearable smart toy

Posted by – October 10, 2014

Slap it onto your wrist, and your movements turn into sounds through bluetooth to your smartphone/tablet. Successful on Kickstarter, it has over 30 sounds on the app thus far, you can play air drums, you can sword fight, you can shoot, you can throw ninja weapons or make some magic in the air.

Udar Electronic Instrument

Posted by – October 10, 2014

The Udar Instrument is an invention by Michinobu UDA, the instrument has 400 sensors in a spiral providing several octaves of notes per hand.

Honda Uni-Cub Monowheel latest generation

Posted by – October 10, 2014

You just sit and lean in the direction that you would like to go. The newest version is more stable, supports heavier people, smaller and taller people. Honda is now selling their Uni-Cub to businesses in Japan that use it for futuristic guided tours, the commercial release of this monowheel mono transporter is for later.

Ping Pong Robot at Omron Automation Lab

Posted by – October 10, 2014

Is this seriously cool or what? You can play ping pong against this robot, with it’s dual vision systems, anticipation algorithms, self balancing algorithms, it’s able to play back the ping pong ball to you no matter where you play it on the table. Perhaps with training, with some tuning of the anticipation of effects slicing and lifting in the ball, soon enough this robot may be able to beat even the best ping pong players in the world?

Read more: http://www.omron.com/media/press/2014/10/c1002.html

Sharp AQUOS Crystal X, smallest bezel 5.5″ FHD with Snapdragon 801

Posted by – October 9, 2014

A really impressive small bezel, makes this 5.5″ phone fit within about the same size as a regular 5″ phone’s dimensions, using its S-CG Silicon based LCD at 1080p, it uses a prism lens type of glass that refracts the display towards the edge of the device.

Toshiba Booth Tour at CEATEC 2014

Posted by – October 9, 2014

Crazy humanoid robot, Toshiba Smart Glass, Smart Plants (grown in lab), Smart Washing Machine, Smart Fridge, Toshiba Ene-Farm Fuel Cell, 4K TVs, Smart Home solutions, NFC, Video-conferencing Android app for old people, Smart band and more.