Panasonic has developed a new kind of image sensor, Japan

Panasonic has developed an image sensor 100 times as sensitive to light as existing technology. With the race to build road-ready autonomous cars heating up, so too is the competition in the electronics needed to make them work. That will...

Discover Hug, Japan (Pepper+ FOVE) – there is truly no distance between us

This is a project to remote control a personal robot “Pepper”, using FOVE eye tracking technology. The telepresence system allowed 90-year-old grandmother to attend her grandson’s wedding ceremony from a hospital miles away. Watch the project here Discover Hug –...

The Cocoon, by Planning Korea

I remember reading the news about this architecture project called ” The Jeju Cocoon” by Planning Korea based in Seoul, South Korea. The project started in 2012, and is due to be completed by 2015. I am still looking to...

Robot Taxi to come to Japan, Be ready for it !

In 5 year time, Visitors going to Tokyo’s Summer Olympics could be greeted by a range of self-driving taxis! This is exciting, yet taxi services in Japan are excellent (clean, ultra polite, simple perfect)…so would be hard to beat local...

Interview with Xendit, a clever mobile app. that makes payment between friends quick and easy!

Finished a dinner and need to split your bill among friends? Ah… not always easy to transfer money; and keep track of everything… I think we all went through the pain of reaching out to an ATM at the last...

Elevenplay dance performances with drones and robots, Japan

I am not quite sure how to describe ElevenPlay …. let’s say it’s a beautiful dancing company casting the best dancers to interact with robots, drones, and hardware in general- While strange at first, after watching 2 or 3 projects from them,...

Intersect by Lexus – Design Entrepreneur Showcase, Tokyo, Japan

As part of the festival of ideas created by INTERSECT BY LEXUS, Tokyo and in partnership with Forbes Japan – Intersect presents “Design Entrepreneur Showcase” from June 16th to July 7th, featuring prototypes highlighting business innovation through design. Visit the project website: http://www.lexus-int.com/intersect/tokyo Not...

Zoom in : Wonderwall Architecture & Interior Design, Japan

What is Wonderwall ? Wonderwall is an interior design firm established by Masamichi Katayama, Japan. His portfolio includes a multitude of commercial spaces, such as retail spaces, restaurants and bars, as well as office showrooms, and building complexes that are...

Wearables, drones, talking robots at Tokyo Toy Show 2015, Japan

The International Tokyo Toy Show, started this week, from 18- 21 June, at Tokyo Big Sight in the Odaiba district. The event drew 149 Japanese and 19 overseas exhibitors. Visit the website here: http://www.toys.or.jp/toyshow/outline_en.html Japan Toy Association: http://www.toys.or.jp  Link: http://ccp-jp.com/toy/  A CCP showcased...

The Underground Drone racing, mini quads power

The Air Show is happening right now in France, and I am really excited about the release of the new- A350 XWB jetliner. You can watch Paris Air Show – day 1 highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADQZ1Fbyf9w Visit Paris Air Show here:...

We are graduating from the Founder Institute, So how was it ?

I started the Founder institute in March, 3 months ago; it feels longer than 3 months ago, make it the equivalent of 6 months…. The Founder Institute is the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders...

What goes into a Disaster Response Robot ?

I am a big fan of DARPA. Why? because of DRC? euhh what? What does all that mean? Ok, DARPA is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The DRC stands for DARPA ROBOTICS CHALLENGE  and is a competition of robot systems...