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Augmented Reality Cooking Simulator Makes Virtual Food

(Video Link)  Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a realistic simulation of cooking with a frying pan: When you move the frying pan, the actual movement is input, and you can feel the ingredients through the pan. Also, the upper part of the system is a screen. When you look into the pan, you [...]

Swumanoid: Robot That Swims Like a Human

[YouTube Clip] Think you’d be safe on the water when the Robocalypse happens, humans? Think again:  … researchers Chung Changhyun and Motomu Nakashima at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a [...]

Man Weds Virtual Girlfriend

Remember the digital pet game Tamagotchi? Well, Japan now has the next step in virtual relationship, a Nintedo DS video game called Love Plus where nerdy males can have their very own anime girlfriends. Lisa Katayama, Boing Boing’s contributing editor, reports that a man who calls himself “Sal9000″ has taken the next logical step: On Sunday, [...]