Table tennis robot scores volley of applause at CEATEC

Oct 6, 2016

Table tennis robot scores volley of applause at CEATEC

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Steps toward developing an artificial intelligence were a central theme at the nation’s biggest annual IT and electronics show, and the crowds found no disappointment in Omron Corp.’s table-tennis-playing robot. Forpheus is appearing at CEATEC for the third year running. Now it doesn’t just ...

Sharp's singing vacuum aims to tug users' heart strings

Oct 5, 2016

Sharp's singing vacuum aims to tug users' heart strings

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The Sharp Corp. robot vacuum cleaner on display at the ongoing CEATEC trade show is no mere machine. Dubbed Cocorobo, it collaborates with a singing voice synthesizer software called Vocaloid and can hold simple conversations and even sing to people. The Osaka-based firm has ...

Laundry-folding robot unveiled at Tokyo trade fair

Oct 9, 2015

Laundry-folding robot unveiled at Tokyo trade fair

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In a move that takes advantage of image recognition and robotics technologies, a Tokyo-based company is showcasing an unusual home appliance at the CEATEC trade fair. The invention, heralded as a world first by manufacturer Seven Dreamers Laboratories, is an automated laundry-folding robot, dubbed ...

CEATEC kicks off with 4K TVs, wearable devices at the forefront

Oct 7, 2014

CEATEC kicks off with 4K TVs, wearable devices at the forefront

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Japan’s biggest consumer electronics and IT trade show kicked off Tuesday in Chiba Prefecture with major firms showing upcoming products and giving an insight into their current research and development. Technologies on display ranged from 4K televisions and fuel-cell and hydrogen technology to wearable ...

High-def 4K taking center stage this year

Oct 3, 2013

High-def 4K taking center stage this year

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Electronics makers are promoting their 4K, or ultra-high-definition, display technology in a big way at Japan’s biggest electronics fair with the aim of stimulating some demand. For the last few years, Panasonic Corp. strongly pushed home energy management systems and related home appliances at ...

Driving systems in spotlight at high-tech fair

Oct 2, 2013

Driving systems in spotlight at high-tech fair

Automakers rolled out their advanced driving technologies and IT-equipped vehicles for the opening of Japan’s major high-tech fair Tuesday. More carmakers are joining electronics companies at the CEATEC Japan exhibition this year as vehicles increasingly employ advanced information technology. Honda Motor Co. and Mazda ...