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DigInfo TV is a Tokyo-based online video news site, founded in 2007. We are dedicated to the original coverage of cutting edge technology, research and products from Japan.

Our news is available in both Japanese and English.

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by   -   June 14, 2016
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YSEC, with support from the government, and in partnership with national research institution AIST and small- to medium-sized companies in Niigata Prefecture with superior technology in metal processing and control systems, and based on its own proprietary cutting technology, has developed a small jet engine for use in unmanned aerial vehicles.

Source: DigInfo TV/Youtube
Source: DigInfo TV/Youtube

In a collaborative research effort, Enomoto KogyoShizuoka University of Art and Culture, and software company C&G Systems have developed Japan’s first 5-axis hybrid 3D printer, capable of continuously performing lamination and cutting using 5-axis control technology.

by   -   April 21, 2015
Komekurayama Solar Power Plant owned and operated by TEPCO in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture. Source: Sakaori via Wikimedia Commons.
Komekurayama Solar Power Plant owned and operated by TEPCO in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture. Source: Sakaori via Wikimedia Commons.

Japan’s power industry is currently centralized, but it aims to deregulate by around 2020. Coupled with this major structural market change, the expansion of thermal, nuclear and renewable power generation will place additional demands on the management of the country’s energy market. Researchers from the Namerikawa lab at Keio University are working with control engineers, power engineers and economists to designing mechanical and control algorithms that can manage this large-scale problem.

by   -   April 13, 2015

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Researchers from the Keio Institue of Pure and Applied Sciences (KiPAS) are working to reveal the mechanism by which newly acquired knowledge and information is transmitted and evolves among organisms with intelligence. This research is being done through pseudo-augmentation of body structures using a brain-machine interface, to investigate the process by which groups of individuals adapt to novel bodies and environments, using methods from the natural sciences.

by   -   January 13, 2015

At JIMTOF 2014, Sugino Machine unveiled the JCC503 Robo, a CNC precision washer that positions parts with a numerically-controlled robotic arm and utilizes a high pressure washer to remove chips as small as 0.6 mm generated during machining processes.

by   -   October 2, 2014

With the majority of stepping motors, a backup battery is needed to store position data, and because batteries have a limited life, data can’t be stored for a long time. But the AZ Series doesn’t need a battery, so storing data isn’t a concern, even if the production equipment is stopped for a long time, or the unit is shipped overseas.

by   -   September 29, 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 second MURATA BOY in 2005, and the unicycle-riding MURATA GIRL in 2008.

by   -   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 these areas.

by   -   August 11, 2014

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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 can understand images and words and can carry on thoughtful communication with humans.

by   -   July 8, 2014

Taihei Environmental Science Center has developed a system that automatically performs water quality testing, and can detect bacteria such as E. coli.

The precision of manufacturing technology has advanced from the micrometer to sub-micrometer level, and recently, to the nanometer scale. In the near future, manufacturing techniques are expected to reach the precision level of operating individual atoms.

by   -   May 26, 2014

At Keio University, the Mitsukura Laboratory, in the Department of System Design Engineering, researches how to extract required information from biometric, image, audio signal data. To achieve this, the researchers use technologies such as signal processing, machine learning, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, and statistical processing.

by   -   May 20, 2014

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At Keio University in Japan, the Ishigami Laboratory, in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, is investigating robotic mobility systems. The main mission of this group is to perform fundamental and applied research for application to extreme environments, notably lunar and planetary rovers.

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Keystone Technology’s LED vegetable garden system is a cultivation system for indoor plant factories that uses LED lighting instead of sunlight. The most defining feature of the system on display at the company’s showroom in Yokohama is its 3-dimensional use of space. “This is a 5-tiered cultivation system. For smaller heads of lettuce, you can harvest about 1,500 heads in one month. If this were to be fit into a container of about 20 feet (6m), it would be equivalent to 970 sq. meters. Thus with 16 sq. meters, you could produce an amount that is on par with 970 sq. meters.”

by   -   December 19, 2013

Robotic hand changer enabling high-precision docking through dual surface resting

KOSMEK has developed a robotic hand changer that can switch between robot tools automatically – and with high precision.

“Our aim is to enable a single robot to be used for many purposes. With this hand changer, one robot can handle a whole series of tasks, from processing to assembly or inspection.”