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Stephen Clemenger

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  • In pictures: 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2014

    The annual Tokyo Motorcycle show is a "hands on handlebars and bums on saddles" kind of event which, as well as being a world showcase for the latest innovations from local manufacturers, aims to function as a shop window and proving ground for the m...

  • Tajima Motor Company to produce floating tsunami shelter

    We've seen a number of tsunami safety pod designs emerge in recent years and this example from the Tajima Motor Company, the Tsunami Floating Shelter SAFE+, aims to provide a last resort option for emergency workers who have left it too late to escap...

  • Bio-likeness: Getting the feel of our robotic future

    Researchers at the Yamanaka Laboratory at University of Tokyo have been investigating robot-human interaction since 2007 by adding different kinds of biological behavior to a series of robotic sculptures. This year almost all of these sculptures were...

  • Nissan e-NV-200 launched in Japan

    In October this year, Nissan will enter the commercial zero-emissions vehicle market when its e-NV200 van goes on sale in Japan. The company officially introduced the vehicle during a launch display event at Nissan HQ in Yokohama, earlier this month.

  • Concept One: Floating the idea of a semi-amphibious vehicle

    A city car with a semi-amphibious ability sounds like a bit of a misnomer, but for the residents of Bangkok in recent years, it could have been a lifesaver. Gizmag has been following Concept One's progress since it was announced earlier this year and...

Hideo Tsurumaki CEO of FOMM, with his  first creation, Concept One (Photo: Stephen Clemeng...

A city car with a semi-amphibious ability sounds like a bit of a misnomer, but for the residents of Bangkok in recent years, it could have been a true lifesaver. Created by a small Japanese company called FOMM (First One Mile Mobility), the Concept One vehicle is designed for Thailand's high flood risk areas. Gizmag has been following Concept One's progress since it was announced earlier this year and we were recently invited to take a closer look.  Read More

Researchers from the Yamanaka Laboratory at the University of Tokyo have been investigatin...

Robots will form a big part of our lives in the future, but despite the imagination and foresight of the best science fiction writers and filmmakers, it's still not exactly clear how will we accept and interact with them. Researchers at the Yamanaka Laboratory at the University of Tokyo have been investigating the field of robot-human interaction since 2007 by adding different kinds of biological behavior to a series of robotic sculptures. Recently almost all of these sculptures were gathered together for the Bio-likeness prototype exhibition. Gizmag went along to get a feel of their work.  Read More

The e-NV-200 being introduced in Yokohama by Nissan planning chief Andy Palmer and Executi... In October this year, Nissan will enter the commercial zero-emissions vehicle market when its e-NV200 van goes on sale in Japan. The company officially introduced the vehicle during a launch display event at Nissan HQ in Yokohama, earlier this month. Gizmag dropped in for a closer look.  Read More

One ideal location for the SAFE+ Shelter is within an existing parking space outside a hos...

The events of March 11, 2011 are still very much in the minds of the Japanese people and it's no surprise that we've seen a number of tsunami safety pod designs emerge in the years since. This example from the Tajima Motor Company, the Tsunami Floating Shelter SAFE+, aims to provide a last resort option for emergency workers who have left it too late to escape. The company plans to produce 1000 units in 2014, with the aim of doubling that to 2000 in 2015.  Read More

The Kawasaki 650 Ninja and the Ninja

Held at the end of March each year, the annual Tokyo Motorcycle show is a "hands on handlebars and bums on saddles" kind of event which, as well as being a world showcase for the latest innovations from local manufacturers, aims to function as a shop window and proving ground for the millions of motorcyclists in Japan. So while Honda's 750cc NM4 Vultus was the star of the show, there were plenty of other new and interesting machines for crowds to get astride and even ride. Here's a look at some of the highlights.  Read More

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