Business / Tech Oct 15, 2018

Toyota and Line to offer voice-controlled AI navigation next summer

Toyota Motor Corp. and messaging app provider Line Corp. said Monday they will offer an artificial intelligence platform featuring voice commands for navigation services in Toyota cars in Japan by next summer. The services will use Line's Clova (Cloud Virtual Assistant) Auto system, a cloud-based ...

Business / Tech 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

Business / Tech 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 ...