Boosting Reading Comprehension Ability Key To Ai's Future Success

Boosting reading comprehension ability key to AI's future successResearchers on an artificial intelligence (AI) system called "Torobo-kun," which is being developed with an ultimate goal of passing the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo, Japan's top university, gave up on the dream for now after studies led by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) hit a snag.

A Japanese Insurance Company Replaced Some Of Its Staff With Ai

A Japanese Insurance Company Replaced Some Of Its Staff With AIThey say that in the next few decades, humans could end up marrying robots, and it has also been predicted that robots could eventually replace the jobs that were once done by humans. This has already been happening in the manufacturing sector where robots are faster, more accurate, and don’t require rest.

Ces 2017: Panasonic Desktop Companion Robot

CES 2017: Panasonic Desktop Companion RobotPanasonic today unveiled the desktop companion robot with human-like movements and communication skills at CES 2017. The robot has a cover that looks like an egg shell, which the robot can open to reveal a built-in projector. The robot also moves back and forward, and up and down. Its features and dexterity–designed to mimic human movements–inspires people to interact with it and are made possible with Panasonic-developed servo control technology.

Chinese-speaking Robots On Show

Chinese-speaking robots on showThe Asia and Pacific Trade Center (ATC), which attracts foreigners visiting Japan from China and other countries, started a “Robot Street” event on Saturday at a commercial complex in Osaka.
“Bilingual” humanoid robots wait on customers at the event and answer questions in Japanese and Chinese, with some help from a human operator.

Panasonic Takes Grocery Self-checkouts To The Next Level

Panasonic Takes Grocery Self-Checkouts To The Next LevelSelf-checkout counters/lanes at grocery stores aren’t new. Maybe some people prefer bagging their own groceries, or maybe some people think it’s faster than standing in line. Either way it’s an idea that’s been done before, but over in Japan, Panasonic has a plan that could take self-checkouts to the next level.

Nursing Care Facilities Turning To Robots But Hurdles Remain

Nursing care facilities turning to robots but hurdles remainNursing care facilities are proactively introducing care robots in the face of workforce shortages with incentives planned by the government for care service providers that use such robots.
The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry will consider increasing nursing care benefits and review the standards for staff assignments at facilities that have introduced such devices when the ministry revises the nursing care remuneration system for fiscal 2018.

Ceatec 2016: Omron’s Ping Pong Robot Is Back

CEATEC 2016: Omron’s Ping Pong Robot Is BackOver the past few years, Omron has shown off a robot called the Forpheus that can play a game of table tennis against a human. The first iteration was shown off in 2014, and we saw an upgraded version in 2015. Now it’s 2016 and the company is back with version 3.0, and it is better than ever.

Japanese Robot Table Tennis Tutor Gets Guinness World Record

Japanese robot table tennis tutor gets Guinness World RecordKyoto-based Omron Corp.’s high-tech machine Forpheus has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s first robot table tennis tutor, the electronics maker has announced.
The robotic tutor observes the ball 80 times per second with two cameras to determine its speed and the rotation rate so that the course of the ball can be predicted, Omron said Sept. 8.

Hitachi Starts Trials Of Emiew3 Humanoid Robot At Haneda Airport

Hitachi starts trials of EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Haneda airportHitachi Ltd. started trials of its EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Friday to aid foreign visitors to Japan.
During the trials through December in the domestic Terminal 2 at the airport, the robot will communicate with passengers in Japanese and English at a designated information center and display relevant information.