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This year’s CEATEC was a bit quieter than previous years, perhaps due to the lack of brand new consumer products. Fortunately, the show managed to substitute in plenty of future tech demos, while Nissan made more progress on the promise of a self-driving car and Japanese carrier DoCoMo offered up …
For the first time, this year’s CEATEC in Tokyo dedicated one big hall to demo some electric vehicles, which include Nissan’s autonomous Leaf and a couple of human transporters: Honda’s Winglet and Toyota’s UNI-CUB. While neither mobilizer is totally new, we just couldn’t pass up this opportunity to …
When we saw a guy strapped to a crane, bounced between colored spots on the floor, we had to
have a go find out more. Within CEATEC, there are halls filled with companies you’ve not yet heard of. TE Connectivity is probably one of them, regardless of the fact that it’s a huge producer of data connectors, power protectors and other things that mass producers like. Now exactly why it’s got this moon gravity simulator at the front of its stand is harder to explain, however there’s plenty of the manufacturer’s products within its moon walker simulator. They include a high-speed USB connector right above the harness, floor sensors that detect your landing, some other NASA-authorized parts and dynamic sensors within the balance motor that ensure that any hobbyist astronauts in training (like ourselves) don’t spin out of control while bounding around at 0.6G.
A computer behind the scenes continuously calculates and adjusts exactly how much lift it gives your body once you’re strapped in. Then the aim to this demo is to hop between specific colored spots on the ground, which was a little harder than it sounds. We strap ourselves in after the break. %Gallery-slideshow99771%
It’s been just over a week since we roamed the halls of the Makuhari Messe in Japan for the Tokyo Game Show, and we’re already back to take a broader look at tech coming from Japan, from the Sonys and the Panasonics down to the Companies You’ve Never Of. There’s going to be a particular focus on car makers this year, with both Nissan and Toyota promising us some interesting new things and you’ll find everything we discover at the dedicated CEATEC 2013 page.
NTT DoCoMo’s LTE-Advanced network may still be in its infancy, but the company’s already preparing for when 150 Mbps is considered slow. Many are looking towards the next-generation of mobile broadband, and DoCoMo has said its ready to reveal its very own 5G “concept” at the CEATEC conference in Japan next month. We don’t know if the company is referring to the monstrous 10 Gbps link that has competitor KDDI scratching its head, but “incredible speed, high capacity and low latency” are promised features. In addition, DoCoMo will preview its “winter 2013 / spring 2014″ handset line-up and show off work it’s been doing in the augment-reality and wearable spaces. We’ll be around to browse the booth, of course, and dream of a time when streaming native 4K content over 5G to 21-inch smartphones will be standard.
Source: NTT DoCoMo
Sidestepping lockscreen codes and fingerprint scanners– and without any type of new hardware demands– KDDI has unveiled a new palm authentication application that makes the most of the high-resolution camera on its Android smartphones. Scanning in tandem with the flash, we gave it a shot on a HTC J, right here at CEATEC in Japan. After a short setup, which includes positioning your hand to fit between some red markers, the phone was soon calibrated to our hands. Then, after locking the device, attempting to open it will certainly send you to the palm authentication screen, seen above, where (with any luck) just your mitts will certainly be able to obtain access.
The time it takes to examine your hand continues to be a little longer than it would certainly take you to drum in your common four-digit PIN, however in our brief examination, it had the ability to discriminate between two Engadget editors’ hands. Better still, you’ll be able to provide the app a shot yourself tomorrow, when it goes on free of cost trial on Google Play. Until it does, see how it’s all implied to work in our hands-on video after the break.
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Truth be told, I wasn’t very impressed with what electronics makers showed at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition – especially because a lot of the new products were “leaked” to the Japanese press before the event started.
However, here are a total of five of the coolest innovations Japanese companies showed at the CEATEC 2011 in video form, delivered from our friends at Diginfo TV (YouTube channel). All the videos were shot directly on location and are in English.
Video 2: Sony’s “DEV-3″ binoculars that shoot videos in full HD and 3D
Video 5: NTT Docomo’s smartphone battery that fully charges in 10 minutes
Just 20 kilometers to the east of Tokyo at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, CEATEC is winding down, following a gadget-filled week where impressive prototypes appeared to outnumber consumer devices. Unlike IFA in Berlin, which is just as much for the public as it is for industry insiders, Japan’s consumer electronics show gives manufacturers a chance to show off their prototypes and components to a smaller, mainly local audience. Many products announced here will never leave the country’s shores, but can inspire future devices that will be marketed to a worldwide audience. Click through our gallery below for a broader look at the show, then jump past the break for a roundup of our CEATEC 2011 coverage. Arigatou gozaimashita!
Gallery: CEATEC 2011 wrap-up
Richard Lai contributed to this report.
We’ve already shown you Panasonic‘s cool hair-washing robot on video, but the company is currently showcasing two more robots at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition in Japan: one is the so-called HOSPI-Rimo (an assistance robot that we covered two weeks ago), the other model is aptly named RoboticBed.
The video below shows the HOSPI-Rimo (Remote Intelligence and Mobility/pictured above) in action at CEATEC 2011. To recap, this medical, mobile robot is supposed to make it easier for bedridden patients to get in touch with doctors or family members who are living far away (“virtual visits”):
The so-called RoboticBed, which made its debut in 2009, is actually pretty awesome.
Via Robonable [JP]
Panasonic took the wraps off a new version of it’s super-strange (and awesome) hair-washing robot at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition that currently takes place in Japan (the first version is about one year old). The robot handles the entire process of hair washing autonomously: wetting, shampooing, conditioning and drying.
The new version washes your hair with a total of 24 (instead of just 16) fingers. Panasonic also says they improved the scanning system (the robot scans the head’s shape before it does its magic), allowing for a better “experience”. The old model also lacked the conditioning and drying functions.
Via Robonable [JP]