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Pizza Hut To Introduce Robot Servers In Japan

05/25/2016, Just how much faster can fast food get in the future? A whole lot more, it seems, although this would mean that you will have to do away with the human touch along the way. I am referring to Pepper, the humanoid robot, who now sees action in a Japanese...

NTT Docomo Launches Phones That Lets The Government Track You

05/19/2016, It goes without saying that privacy is valued differently around the world. This isn’t to say that some countries don’t care about privacy, but what they consider to be an invasion of their privacy might be different from another country. That being...

Japan To Designate Certain Areas Specifically For Drones

01/26/2016, As some of you guys might have heard, last year there was a bit of a drone scare in Japan in which a drone carrying radioactive material landed on the roof of the Prime Minister’s office. So much so that in Japan, they have launched drones to help catch...

Japan Unveils The Design Of Their 2020 Olympic Stadium

12/22/2015, Zaha Hadid is one talented architect which is why it wasn’t surprising that Japan had originally chosen her to design their 2020 Olympic stadium. While the design itself is pretty out there, the design was also met with a lot of controversy namely due...

This Japanese Security Drone Will Actually Chase Down Intruders

12/14/2015, It seems that over in Japan, they are getting pretty creative with its drones. For example recently we heard about how local law enforcement agencies will deploy a drone with a net to catch rogue drones, and now it seems that Japanese security company...

In Japan, Drones With Nets Are Used To Catch Rogue Drones

12/11/2015, Drones have a lot of potential in terms of exploration, photography, cinematography, but they also have a lot of potential to do bad things, like spy on others, deliver drugs and weapons, and so on, which is why regulators are still figuring out the best...

Half Of Japan To Be Run By Robots By 2035

12/04/2015, It is only in Japan that you can find a giant Gundam statue which just goes to show how much they love their robots (and manga). However the Gundam statue is just one example of how robots are prevalent in Japanese society. For example there is a hotel...

In Japan, There Is A Smartphone That Can Be Washed With Soap & Water

12/03/2015, There are plenty of water-resistant smartphones out there. However the general idea behind these phones isn’t so much that you should go swimming or bathing with it, but rather if it does get wet, you don’t have to worry about it getting spoilt. That...

Japan Designs New Train Lines To Protect Turtles

12/01/2015, If you don’t live in Japan, chances are the idea that a turtle could potentially disrupt train schedules might never occur to you. However it seems that in Japan, that is a problem and between 2002 to 2014, Asahi Shimbun reports that turtles were...

Gururi360 Capitalizes on 360 Video and VR Rise

11/19/2015, YouTube has launched VR videos recently, but the rise of 360 videos is creating new business opportunities. At Interbee 2015 (Japan), I met with a company that specializes in building 360 and VR tour for various customers such as local government,...

Tokyo Airport To Test Megaphone That Translates Multiple Languages

11/18/2015, Looking to translate a word or a sentence from one language to another? If you’re at your computer or on your phone, you can do that with no issue and in an instant. In real life? That might not necessarily be as efficient, but thanks to Panasonic, they...

Japan Plans For Unmanned Moon Landing

11/13/2015, The Land of the Rising Sun is definitely a country where there is plenty of technology involved, no doubt about it. The thing is, it happens to be able to balance modernism and tradition in such a delicate manner, and Japan intends to be the fourth...

Transformable Space As An Office/Home

11/13/2015, When it comes to work, there has been a paradigm shift over the past few years, as more and more people telecommute as well as work from home. Of course, while working from home does have its fair share of perks, there are also some drawbacks as well,...

Robot Cast As Lead Role In Japanese Movie

11/02/2015, When you think of robots, you might think of Japan as well. The country’s association with robots is not surprising, especially when you consider companies like Sony creating robotic dogs like the AIBO, SoftBank’s Pepper, and how could we forget the...