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Toyota Field Support Robot to Fetch Objects at Tokyo Olympics

Toyota Field Support Robot to Fetch Objects at Tokyo Olympics
I’m here in Tokyo this week for the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, and while here, I stopped by the new headquarters for the Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development (TRI-AD) to check out some of the technologies the company and their partners are working on.

Toyota e-Palette Autonomous Vehicles to Transport Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

Toyota e-Palette Autonomous Vehicles to Transport Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Athletes
We’re less than a year away from the start of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, so the Japanese city is well underway with preparations for the celebration of athletic talent, sportsmanship, and global goodwill. Among the many things that will be needed for the games to be successful will be methods for athletes to get quickly and safely between their housing and venues during the games – and automaker Toyota is working on just that.
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The 2017 MarbleLympics Are Here

The 2017 MarbleLympics Are Here
Forget human olympics games. The real action is when marbles compete against marbles to see who is the best of the best. Jelle Bakker of Jelle’s Marble Runs has created a video where 16 teams of marbles competefor the 2017 MarbleLympics.

Man Made Shooting Stars are Like Fireworks from Space

Man Made Shooting Stars are Like Fireworks from Space
A company called Star-ALE hopes to create the most awesome aerial display ever seen in the skies over Tokyo as part of the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic games. Fireworks just won’t do for a celebration of such epic proportions.

Big Red Double Decker Bus Does Push-ups, Must Be Psyched for the Olympics

Big Red Double Decker Bus Does Push-ups, Must Be Psyched for the Olympics
Imagine if buses could do push-ups. Exercise equals good health, so cities would save a fortune on maintenance, right? Plus, we, as spectators would get to watch buff buses working out, which would be quite frankly awesome.

London Eye to Become Giant Twitter Sentiment Meter

London Eye to Become Giant Twitter Sentiment Meter
I’ve always thought one the most interesting landmarks in England was the London Eye. I would call it a ferris wheel, as I think most people from the US would, but it’s simply known as the Eye in the UK.

Scientists Create World’s Smallest Olympic Rings

Scientists Create World’s Smallest Olympic Rings
It appears that everyone is getting into the Olympic spirit, including scientific geeks at the Royal Society of Chemistry, IBM Research-Zurich and the University of Warwick. Working together, the team of scientists and researchers have created an imaged the smallest possible five-ring structure.

2010 Olympic Medals to be Made From Old Circuit Boards

2010 Olympic Medals to be Made From Old Circuit Boards
It’s already pretty awesome to get a gold medal. Really – it means that for at least one day, you were the best in the world at something, and there’s no arguing with that. But Olympic medals have become increasingly more beautiful, too, and the medals for the 2010 Vancouver winter games are no exception… and it doesn’t hurt that they’re made from old circuit boards!

IPhone Finger Olympics Lets Your Fingers Do the Running

IPhone Finger Olympics Lets Your Fingers Do the Running
This new mobile game lets you get some exercise on your iPhone – at least if you think stretching your fingers is a some kind of a workout. Produced by Solid Alliance and Appare Japan, Finger Olympics 100m lets you “run” a 100-meter dash using only your fingertips.

From Architecture to Gorgeous Case Mod

From Architecture to Gorgeous Case Mod
There were several breathtaking buildings designed for the recent Olympics in Beijing, among them the Digital Beijing building, a glowing temple to the technology that powered the Games. The building itself is a work of art, so it’s not surprise that it has inspired others toward similar creations, like this incredible PC case mod.

Greenpix: Massive LED Wall Powered by the Sun

Greenpix: Massive LED Wall Powered by the Sun
This huge LED screen displays mesmerizing patterns of light and video to passersby. But the really amazing thing about the enormous wall of light is that it’s completely self-sustaining. That is, the light panels themselves harness the energy of the sun during the day to power a colorful light show at night.
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