Tech

  • Japan cabdrivers get tips on where they're needed from AI

    Real-world data helps Docomo's system forecast demand 30 minutes out

  • ANA tests drone's-eye view for plane inspections

    Airline seeks faster damage checks as routes increase

  • Murata road sensors to collect traffic data in Thailand

    Japanese electronic parts maker aims to expand footprint, diversify

  • Japan's space agency to try again with minirocket launch in 2017

    JAXA pushes public-private effort, undaunted by January failure

  • Augmented reality taking shape for Japanese builders

    Computer-enhanced views could save time in proposal, construction stages

  • High radiation halts debris cleanup at Fukushima plant

    Tokyo Electric Power expects no big delays in probe of No. 2 reactor

  • Japan looks to put automated truck convoys on road in 3 years

    'Platooning' should ease truck-driver shortages

  • Japan's Asahi Kasei to trial-market plant-derived nanofibers

    Renewable material weighs one-fifth of steel and is up to five times stronger

  • Hyflux and university to develop water-efficient technology

    Both aim to produce a new generation membrane that will lower energy use in water plants

  • Up next: humans vs. space debris

    Public, private sectors hurry to improve monitoring, clean up orbit

  • Should we let AI immortalize our thoughts, selves?

    Projects aiming to preserve the human mind spark fears about risk

  • Moon mission-inspired containers help fight food shortage

    Tadashi Hagihara's airtight, hand-operated storage system catches on in Japan

  • Nuclear fuel likely melted through Fukushima reactor vessel

    Camera finds hole, deadly radiation levels in No. 2 reactor

  • Asia's innovation paradise is Japan

    Nation trails only US in annual rankings

  • South Korean AI startup targets kids' toys

    AIBrain will launch toy robot Tyche in March

  • AI now and tomorrow

    Can human-android interaction lead to true love?

    As robots evolve, so will humanity's feelings for them

  • Panasonic, UMC join to make advanced power-saving memory

    Japan-Taiwan partnership eyes demand for ReRAM in wearables

  • AI now and tomorrow

    Ideal society or dystopian nightmare -- the pitfalls of progress

    New technology raising serious ethical questions

  • Japanese students, researchers launch autonomous driving venture

    University of Tokyo, Keio University, Tier IV join forces to speed up development

  • Global AI startup financing hit $5bn in 2016

    Funding soars but some fear a bubble