It’s amazing how hard Japanese engineers have to work to get a date…
… Asuna is a hyperreal android built to look just like your average 15 year old girl. Every single detail from her skin to her eyes to her hair are meant to look like something that you would see on a real person. Designed by the robotics masterminds at A-Lab Co. Ltd. she is even capable of talking to people. While some believe her to be a bit eerie in her resemblance to an actual human…
RocketNews24 / 2014nov04: Real life android looks almost too real
android by hongjapan
Asuna-chan, the goofy gynoid might look “a bit eeire” but not as much as this pole dancing Booty Bot recently exhibited by Jordan Wolfson (website).
Previous dancing robots reported on the 3Yen include:
Once again Japan proves its superior robot technology!…
Waxing your banana is now easy with Japan’s latest W-FAP™ that power syncs with your favorite wankadelic videos and kinkyazoid games!
Vorze: Electronic fleshlight that syncs to your favorite movies and ero-games!
—Tokyo Scum Brigade (@TokyoScum) October 23, 2014
And be sure not to miss the previous 3Yen reports on robohand jobs that include:
. . • ‘Talk to the hand’ (3Yen / 2012-04-14)
. . • Handroid — robo-hand (3Yen / 2011-09-03)
. . • Fist of Japan (3Yen.com / 2009-06-30)
And your all-time favorite…
. . • Wanker Expo↓ (3Yen.com /2007-08-01 )
. . . . . . ....
The 3Yen’s world correspondent, R. Pongi, writes:
The Rest Of The World
Japan Toy Maker to Introduce ‘Mind-Reading’ Gadget
Japan Real Time – Wall Street Journal blog | 2014/10/02
…Japan’s Tomy Co. may help bring a person’s hidden feelings to the surface, or at least allow party-goers to play at doing so …
… the company said this week it would release on Oct. 30 the Mind Scanner, a gadget attached to the head that can be used to determine a person’s emotional state by monitoring his or her pulse with infrared light.
Previous 3Yen reports of Japanese brain reading devices include:
Let’s ‘nubot’ happy! Creepy love video chat and granny monitoring—only in Japan.
nubot by nuuo—
The Video Chat Doll as if you are there—people are using video-chat services more often such as skype and google hang out in business and everyday life…nubot presents the new style using video-chat service…more….
Oh just great—Murata Corporation’s new Cheerleader Robots balance on their balls while preparing to suck your soul…
Previous posts about Japan’s continued efforts in making useless wanking robots include:
• Finally, Japan invents a *useful* robot, Part 2
3Yen / 2013-07-09
• Japan’s useless anthropomorphic robots
3Yen / 2010-10-15
• 3Yen quoted by BBC & The Independent
3Yen / 2010-07-17
• Wanking automation
3Yen / 2007-08-01 | See right. ↗
“Edel Sand” aka the Mysterious Sandbox (え～でる すなば ふしぎな すなあそび)
In this prototype video game by Japan’s SEGA, the user goofs around in a real sandbox and a video projector overlays “enhanced” images of the game onto sand…just watch the video…
Checkout the official website at: edel-sand.sega.jp (in Japanese)
An important thing to notice is that when its available, electric charging is free at parking lots in Kanto/the Greater Tokyo Area. It just to much hassle to meter the electricity delivered and add that tiny cost to already substantial parking fees in Tokyo.
With judicious planning—there’s an app for that—a person with a plug-compatible electric car could avoid ever having to buy “fuel.”
For example, my local IKEA and my ward office offer free charging stations in their parking lots as do most of the larger expressway rest stops. Refer to the charging station information at: ev.gogo.gs
When I buy a new car, it would be stupid not buy a full EV/Electric Vehicle since I could charge up an EV with my carport’s rooftop solar cells—ZERO “fuel” costs, W0ot!
Late last May, two members of the megapopular idol group “AKB48″ had to be hospitalized after they were attacked by a crazed fan wielding with a saw during the group’s meet ’n' greet. Since then there has been much angst about how to safely hold akushukai / “handshaking” events.
Many ideas have been suggested (3Yen / 2014-05-26 ), but the following was the most “Japanese” solution.
Translation: This new video conference system that can shake hands was created by a research group of the University of Osaka. The system allows you to remotely shake hands with a distant person by tele-connecting them using a robot pseudo-hand during an online conversation.
← As a folllow-up to last week’s report of Smartphone/keitai Zombies of Tokyo (3Yen / 2014-07-06) , check out the following BBC news report on Tokyo’s growing problem with people ‘dumbwalking’ with cellphones.
Japan enters the era of smartphones and ‘dumbwalking’
BBC | July 14, 2014
…More than half of all Japanese now own a smartphone and the proportion is rising fast.
But with that rise has grown another phenomenon – the smartphone walk.
It’s that glacial pace people only adopt when they’re staring at a phone screen – their head down, arms outstretched, looking like zombies trying to find human prey…
…entering the ‘dumbwalking’ era: Will it change Japanese phone etiquette, notably the best in the world?
←Blowing-the-whistle on the dumbwalking boar is July’s poster from the Tokyo Metro’s “WATCHING YOU” campaign for better train manners. See this full-sized poster and all the Tokyo Metro’s manners posters at the official website.
Subliminal advertising, the fun idea that advertisers secretly embed images of breasts, skulls (R)→
and other stimulating stuff in ads, has be kicking around since the 1950s (Wiki).
Suntory is gone “bliminal” in their advertising seduction.
Rather than merely trying to sneak provocative images into the photos of their ice cubes, Suntory is using a computer-guided milling robot to create ice mermaids in your whisky as explained the video below and on their official website “3D on the Rocks” (http://3drocks.jp/).
Suntory Gallery / 3D on the Rocks, Mermaid
And remember what sayeth the Buddha, Bill Murray:
“For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.©“
Other fun Suntory time© reports on the 3Yen include:
• Japan’s ‘BOSS DRIVE-by SHOT” (3Yen / 2012-10-01)
• Japanese scientists frantically search for million-year-old
whiskey! (3Yen / 2006-01-30)
• Suntory Brain Drink (3Yen / 2005-11-12)