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Murata Cheerleader Robots Dance in Synchronization While Balancing on Balls
September 25, 2014

Murata Manufacturing recently unveiled a team of 10 robots called the Murata Cheerleaders, which dance in formation while balancing on top of balls. The Murata Cheerleaders are Murata’s fourth generation of robots, following the bicycle-riding MURATA BOY in 1991, the…

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Superconductivity, ultrasound, microbubbles, and mechanical dynamics
Superconductivity, ultrasound, microbubbles, and mechanical dynamics
 
September 16, 2014

At Keio University, the Sugiura Laboratory, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Science and Technology) is investigating various phenomena through analysis and experiment. These phenomena involve coupling between electromagnetics and mechanical dynamics, as well as nonlinear dynamics. Currently,…

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Efficient robotic components under development using fundamental mechanism research
Efficient robotic components under development using fundamental mechanism research
 
August 26, 2014

At the Morita Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Keio University Faculty of Science, researchers are advancing with research and development of unique robots from the perspective of mechanisms, control, skill, and an integration of each of…

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Megasolar generation business support system provides stable profit
Megasolar generation business support system provides stable profit
 
August 6, 2014

Prospec Holdings, a systems integrator, provides a one-stop shop for everything needed to run a solar power generation business, from consulting through construction, maintenance, and operation. “Ordinary systems integrators seem to be optimized for performing design and construction of generation…

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Computer Architecture for the Use and Application of Big Data
Computer Architecture for the Use and Application of Big Data
 
July 15, 2014

The Matsutani Lab in the Department of Information and Computer Science of Keio University’s Faculty of Science and Technology is researching interconnection networks on a variety of scales ranging from large-scale data-center networks for Big Data to micro-networks such as…

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Robots used to automate testing for bacteria, including coliforms
Robots used to automate testing for bacteria, including coliforms
 
July 7, 2014

Taihei Environmental Science Center has developed a system that automatically performs water quality testing, and can detect bacteria such as E. coli. In the past, this work had to be done manually. The system uses three robots to completely automate…

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Targeting a Robotic Brain Capable of Thoughtful Communication
Targeting a Robotic Brain Capable of Thoughtful Communication
 
July 4, 2014

The Hagiwara Lab in the Department of Information and Computer Science of Keio University’s Faculty of Science and Technology is trying to realize a robotic brain that can carry on a conversation, or in other words, a robotic brain that…

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Measuring NMR signals in fuel cells using small planar coils
Measuring NMR signals in fuel cells using small planar coils
 
July 2, 2014

At Keio University, the Ogawa Laboratory, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, is working to establish technology for measurement inside fuel cells. The aim is to enable stable electric current generation in fuel cells, which…

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Analytical Research on Cell Response Mechanisms Related to Diseases
Analytical Research on Cell Response Mechanisms Related to Diseases
 
June 26, 2014

At Keio University, the Imoto Laboratory, in the Department of Biosciences and Informatics, utilizes research methods from molecular biology and cell biology, primarily chemical biology, to analyze cell control abnormalities related to cancer and neurodegenerative disorders at the level of…

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Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000LE Simplifies Strain Measurements and Enables Quality Control
Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000LE Simplifies Strain Measurements and Enables Quality Control
 
June 16, 2014

Luceo developed the “Fullauto StrainEye LSM-9000LE” to accurately and easily measure the strain of glass and plastic products. “This is a two-dimensional strain measuring device that is easy to operate. Conventional measuring devices can only measure a single point of…

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