Ceatec2014

10.10.14
Honda's latest robotic stool is fun to ride, still impossible to buy
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10.10.14

Honda's latest robotic stool is fun to ride, still impossible to buy

One of the several reasons for why we love CEATEC is that we get to test ride human transporters t...

By R. Lai,   10.10.14
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10.10.14
Let this shape-shifting baton escort you around town
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10.10.14

Let this shape-shifting baton escort you around town

Don't you hate it when you have to constantly check your phone for map navigation, thus not able t...

By R. Lai,   10.10.14
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10.09.14
The Tempescope shows you tomorrow's weather by physically creating it
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10.09.14

The Tempescope shows you tomorrow's weather by physically creating it

Another very cool item hidden within CEATEC, Japan's biggest tech show, was the Tempescope. The te...

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10.08.14
Toshiba prototype is a simpler, lighter Google Glass rival... with a catch
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10.08.14

Toshiba prototype is a simpler, lighter Google Glass rival... with a catch

Nearly every tech company wants in on the wearables game, but they can't all be Google Glass or Ap...

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10.08.14
The one (gesture control) ring to rule them all
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10.08.14

The one (gesture control) ring to rule them all

While many companies are tinkering with lasers, ultrasound and even arm muscles for touchless gest...

By R. Lai,   10.08.14
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10.08.14
I played ping pong with a robot and it went easy on me
10.08.14

I played ping pong with a robot and it went easy on me

No, this isn't the Tokyo Game Show. OMRON, the alleged company behind Amazon Fire's face-tracking...

By R. Lai,   10.08.14
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10.08.14
We just had an out-of-body experience with this robot-Oculus project
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10.08.14

We just had an out-of-body experience with this robot-Oculus project

It's an unusual experience for a weekday afternoon: I stare up to see myself, staring up. I'm stra...

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10.06.14
At last, phones will get ultrasound gesture control in first half of 2015
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At last, phones will get ultrasound gesture control in first half of 2015

We've been following Elliptic Labs' development on ultrasound gesture control for quite a while, b...

By R. Lai,   10.06.14
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09.24.14
Murata's cheerleader robots move around on balls and do it in J-Pop unison
09.24.14

Murata's cheerleader robots move around on balls and do it in J-Pop unison

It's probably the most Japanese thing I've seen in my first year of covering the country for Engad...

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