At Japan Robot Week, mechanical barista treats visitors to coffee

Oct 16, 2014

At Japan Robot Week, mechanical barista treats visitors to coffee

If people visit Kawada Industries Inc.’s booth at the Japan Robot Week exhibition, the firm will serve them a cup of coffee — not from a human barista, but from a robot. Called Nextage, the company describes it as a “next-generation industrial robot.” It ...

Oct 15, 2014

Visitors get served by next-generation barista at Japan Robot Week

If people visit Kawada Industries Inc.’s booth at Japan Robot Week, which kicked off Wednesday, the firm will serve them a cup of coffee — not from a human barista but from a robot. Called Nextage, the company describes it as a “next-generation industrial ...

Japan Robot Week offers new approaches to nursing care

Oct 15, 2014

Japan Robot Week offers new approaches to nursing care

Japan Robot Week kicked off Wednesday with a major Tokyo exhibition showcasing new technologies for everything from communications and remote video monitoring to disaster response. Nursing is a prominent theme, with a special display area for products designed to facilitate care for the elderly ...

Docomo gets a grip on haptic tech with Yubi Navi

| Oct 10, 2014

Docomo gets a grip on haptic tech with Yubi Navi

Thanks to smartphone GPS apps, getting lost is a thing of the past. The downside is that users’ attention can be dangerously focused on the smartphone screen and not the road ahead. NTT Docomo Inc. is showcasing the prototype of a product that may keep ...