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Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

May 24, 2020 - 9:01 AM

A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.

SUBSTITUTES. ‘newme’ avatar robots representing graduates of the Business BreakThrough University in Tokyo exit the stage after receiving diplomas from president Kenichi Ohmae on March 28, 2020. Photo from the BBT University website

Japan 'robo' dogs eyed for quake rescue missions

Mar 04, 2016 - 1:11 PM

I ve learnt what robots can and cannot do So I thought I could develop a new technology that can unite dogs and robots says Kazunori Ohno a professor at Japan s Tohoku University

SNIFFER DOGS. This photo taken on February 14, 2016 shows rescue dog Gonta wearing a pack providing a live video feed and GPS data for rescuers, during a training session in search of survivors buried under building rubble in Fujimi, north of Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Evolving on its own: The Japanese 'garakei' phone

Jun 08, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Like flora and fauna in the Galapagos Islands Japanese phone technology evolves distinctly from the rest of the world

Photo by Matt Ang

LINE launches taxi service in Japan

Jan 09, 2015 - 12:23 AM

LINE Taxi lets users in Tokyo book a taxi via the LINE app pairing prospective riders up with a Nihon Kotsu taxi company cab

LINE TAXI. Screen shot from LINE's official blog.