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/ Sep 25, 2017

NTT, Toyota kick off joint project to develop 'partner robots'

NTT Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp. announced Monday the launch of a joint research project to promote the development and use of "partner robots" tasked with helping people in their everyday lives. NTT will provide its Corevo artificial intelligence technology that enhances nonverbal interactions between ...

Table tennis robot scores volley of applause at CEATEC

/ Oct 6, 2016

Table tennis robot scores volley of applause at CEATEC

by Kazuaki Nagata

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 return ...

Laundry-folding robot unveiled at Tokyo trade fair

/ Oct 9, 2015

Laundry-folding robot unveiled at Tokyo trade fair

by Kazuaki Nagata

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 "Laundroid." ...

High-def 4K taking center stage this year

/ Oct 3, 2013

High-def 4K taking center stage this year

by Kazuaki Nagata

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 the ...

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 Motor Corp. ...