Bubble wrap toy – Puchi Puchi
If you have a boring work then this toy is for you, a electronic bubble wrap. The Japanese call it Puchi puchi, a the sound that is produce by bursting a bubble wrap. Unlike conventional bubble wrap Puchi puchi is unlimited, you can pop as often as you want. If you keep on pooping you will be rewarded by a randomly generated sounds like a moaning girl, klanox, or flatulence.
Thank Bandai for this unique toy.
Japanese a really fascinated with robots. Another proof of this fascination is the Paro seal robot.
Here is a article taken from www.paro.jp discussing what Paro is:
Recent advances in robotics have been applied to automation in industrial manufacturing with the primary purpose of optimizing practical systems in terms of such objective measures as accuracy, speed, and cost. However, the resulting robots are mostly kept away from human beings because people can be injured during their everyday functioning.
Unlike industrial robots, “Mental Commitment Robots” are developed to interact with human beings and to make them feel emotional attachment to the robots. Rather than using objective measures, these robots trigger more subjective evaluations, evoking psychological impressions such as “cuteness” and comfort. Mental Commitment Robots are designed to provide 3 types of effects: psychological, such as relaxation and motivation, physiological, such as improvement in vital signs, and social effects such as instigating communication among inpatients and caregivers. Continue reading “Paro seal robot”
Nokia Morphing Cellphone
Nokia launches the morph concept. A cellphone which is built in nanotechnology. Nanotechnology enables materials and components that are flexible, stretchable, transparent and remarkably strong. It is a silk of spiderweb on which it is so strong and can be molded to what ever design you wanted it to be. In the graphics that they provided it has a folded design would fit easily in a pocket and could lend itself ergonomically to being used as a traditional handset. And if you need more functionality just unfold it to reveal the keyboards and touch pads.
The cellphone is environment friendly. The cellphone has a built-in solar cell “nanograss” on which will harvest energy from the sun. It surface is also self-cleaning, it naturally repel water, dirt, and even fingerprints utilizing effects also seen in natural systems.
Although, it is still a concept. In the end of the day it is just a matter of years before we could see a fully functional morphing cellphone.