Commuters Harnessed As Human Power Plant

Commuters Harnessed As Human Power Plant 

When it comes to new ways of generating energy, it doesn’t get any greener than the contraption recently installed in Tokyo’s Shibuya train station. Developed by Japan’s Sound Power, the FB-0001 platform generates electric power when the hundreds of thousands of station visitors step on its surface.

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Robot Receptionist – MechaDroid Type C3

Robot Receptionist - MechaDroid Type C3 

MechaDroid Type C3 

The latest robotics company to take science fiction into reality is Japan’s Business Design with its new MechaDroid Type C3 robot receptionist. Currently being shown off at Tokyo’s CEATEC conference, the robot uses face recognition technology to interpret the needs of visitors and assist them in acquiring information or directions displayed on an embedded touchscreen panel.

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