“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! An experience of sensory exploration that delves into the mysteries of humanity!
Takayuki Kameoka (University of Electro-Communications Master’s Program Year 2, Kajimoto Lab) transforms “incontinence experience systems” to entertainment content
Flying robot swarms at World Expo 2025, Osaka, after missing deadlines for the Tokyo Olympics
Takanobu Watanabe (Waseda University, Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering) envisions a future of multi-point environmental sensing on a global scale
Media Artist Etsuko Ichihara’s Ambition
Use Technology to Highlight Japan-ness
Turning CO2 Into Human’s Best Friend
Teen scientist Kazumi Muraki is working to create just about “anything” from carbon dioxide in the air.