Interviews with the Thinkers and Tinkerers of the INNO-vation Program
The AI Point-Detection System that Streamlines and Optimizes Imagery
In part 1, we spoke with Takuya Ikoma about his development process, from concept to application.
Instant Liquefaction with the Fluidized Bed Interface (Part 3)
Once the challenge within the INNO-vation Program had passed, what direction did the Fluidized Bed take?
Instant Liquefaction with the Fluidized Bed Interface (Part 2)
Yasushi Matoba’s challenge was set: the Fluidized Bed Interface. In Part 2, we delve deeper into the specifics of his idea.
Instant Liquefaction with the Fluidized Bed Interface (Part 1)
Yasushi Matoba’s Fluidized Bed Interface combines the sand-liquifying fluidized bed phenomenon with a mesmerizing digital interface. We ask him about its origin.
UDAR: A New Frontier in Electronic Instruments (Part 3)
Michinobu Uda’s development of the UDAR didn’t stop after graduating from the INNO-vation Program. In part 3, we uncover what he learned in that time, and his plans for the future.
UDAR: A New Frontier in Electronic Instruments (Part 2)
Michinobu Uda is the inventor of the original electrical instrument UDAR. In part 2, we take a look at the overall development of the revolutionary device.
UDAR: A New Frontier in Electronic Instruments
Michinobu Uda’s UDAR combines the legato sound of a violin with the chordal playstyle of a piano. In part 1, we ask him directly about UDAR’s development and conception.
Beyond the Superhuman Suit
Looking to the Future and Exploring More Innovative Ideas from Mitsuhiro Matsumoto
Build the Suit, Become the Hero
A deeper exploration into the formation of the Superhuman Suit and how it was assembled.
Eyes in the Back of Your Head - The Suit to Perceive the Imperceptible
Ultrasonic Sensing Technology Equips Ordinary People with Extraordinary Powers of Perception
The “Aquaman” of Japan
Breaking down the barrier separating reality and fantasy by manipulating the movement of fish
“Soft thinking” – a camera to capture softness
Dr. Takahito Aoto (University of Tsukuba) is working to develop a device that can measure the exact softness of materials without actually touching them
Chicks, Sex and Tech
Using AI to solve the growing issue in the chick sexing industry
VFX; inheriting the legacy of SFX from Japanese movies
At 19 years old, Tomoyuki Miyake is fascinated by Tokusatsu, a Japanese movie genre with high amounts of special effects, including Godzilla and Gamera and has been pursuing CG and VFX techno
A handy tool for easy, stress-free clinical examinations!
Prof. Naoki Ohmiya (Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology, Fujita Health University) is developing a "magnetically-controlled whole gastrointestinal tract capsule endoscope"
Small fabric - big impact
Keiichi Torimitsu (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University) is passionate about the lifestyles that pioneering, multi-functional fabrics will produce in the near future
Can an irresistibly lovable robot be produced?
The research interest of Yoshihiro Sejima (Associate Professor, Faculty of Informatics at Kansai University) is gaze communication and he is trying to create a robot with a twinkle in its eye
The day when 3D knitting machines will surpass 3D printers
Yuichi Hirose, a freelance engineer, bets his life on development of the 3D solid knitting machine
From ancient Japanese martial arts to the creation of a sports robot that can communicate with people
Kazutoshi Tanaka (a researcher of sporting robots) is busy developing a robot that can be a companion to human beings in a variety of scenarios
An “Incontinence” Entertainment Experience! A New Exploration of Senses Through the Simulation of Peeing Yourself!
Takayuki Kameoka (University of Electro-Communications Master’s Program Year 2, Kajimoto Lab) transforms “incontinence experience systems” to entertainment content
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