A grand event was organized for celebrating the 50 years of Lego in Japan. To make it memorable the organizers thought of creating Japan in Lego.
There were several “concept” cars for display at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011. However, Mitsubishi’s opinion of how automobile interfaces may look like in the next 10 years was a little more interesting. Called the EMIRAI automotive interface, the car featured a curved, touch-screen rear projection display.
A warm ‘hug’ brings in the much needed comfort and assurance at times of distress or difficulties. Perhaps that is why researchers at the University of Electro Communications, Tokyo have developed a hugging machine that replicates the emotional gesture with the help of a humanoid device fitted with pressure sensors.
Touch screen vending machines have started surfacing only recently. And if you think they are cool, then let’s just say Tokyo already has something better. The new touch-based system called aCure, installed in the Shinagawa Station in Tokyo, is probably the inception of the next generation vending machines. Photo-realistic images of the beverage, a much improved user interface and a whole range of available beverages are just a few things included.