Video: Japanese turtle Yu Chuan swims with prosthetic flippers
Fishermen discovered a sea turtle off the coast of Japan in 2008. The turtle named Yu, had lost both front flippers, possibly to a shark attack. A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo designed prosthetic flippers to help her swim better.
Video: In Japan, robots are your friends
Osaka University Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro talks about the importance of robotics in modern day Japanese culture. Ishiguro compares and contrasts robots in regards to western culture vs. eastern culture.
Video: Japanese 'Condom Ice Cream' demonstration
University students studying abroad in Japan try to give a demonstration on how to eat this "condom ice cream." However, things don't go as planned.
Japanese flying squids — Scientists confirm flight capabilities
Marine biologists at the Hokkaido University have conducted a study that sheds light on reports of sightings of a type of Japanese squid flying above the ocean's surface.
Fujitsu Building Robot To Pass Math Exams
itwbennett writes "Pity those poor Japanese students who attend cram schools, either full time or in addition to their regular schooling, to have a shot at passing the grueling math entrance exams for Tokyo University. If Fujitsu has its way, those students will be upstaged by a robot. The company has set a goal for the year 2021 of building an artificial intelligence robot that can pass the exams."
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