Manga-Inspired Tech Show Opens in Japan

“Invisibility cloaks,” robot servants and a single-seat helicopter are just a few of the high-tech innovations on display in Japan’s “DORAEMON’s Scientific Future” exhibition. The manga DORAEMON, about an earless, robotic, time-traveling cat is the inspiration for the exhibition and a good way for the organizers to attract the next generation of young, future inventors through the door.

From the event’s web site:

The MANGA “DORAEMON” has attracted people of all ages and nationalities. One key to its fame, no doubt, is the “magical gadgets” featured in each story.
How far have such magical gadgets been actualized by developments in today’s science and technology? We will introduce today’s science and technology together with the world of dreams created by the magical gadgets such as the “Takecopter” and the “Invisible Cape.” The exhibition can be enjoyed with the entire family and will teach you the importance of continuing to dream.

The "Retro-reflective Projection Technology, Optical Camouflage" cloak from TachiLab

The exhibition runs from June 12 to September 27.

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