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Dec 25, 2009 1:56 AM

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According to IT Media, Tokyu Railway and National Institute of Informatics will carry out a PR experiment of Augmented Reality (AR) tied-up with Dennou Coil and Doraemon. They will plant "Meta Bug pin" around Shibuya station and users look for them by iPhone application. If you collect all the Meta Bugs, you can exchange it with a meal ticket.

Image of the Meta Bug pin

The project is a part of Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)'s "e-space Demonstration Project".

According to Sankei newspaper, METI collaborated with VOCALOID Hatsune Miku to promote the recycling campaign of mobile phones.

Tansu Keitai official website

Hatsune Miku sings "Tansu Keitai Atsume-tai no Uta" composed by the head of Environment Recycling Office and the mp3 file is available in the official website for downloading.

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Dec 25, 2009 2:13 AM

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Awesome!
 
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Dec 25, 2009 2:37 AM

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Always another reason to like Japan.
 
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Dec 25, 2009 4:08 AM

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Makes me wish we had taken up augmented reality instead of robotics for our thesis.

; _ ;
 
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WIN
 
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Wait what? What is the objective again?
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cooool! free meal ticket?! XD
 
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Sounds fun, but quite difficult because of all who will probably be quite difficult with all the people who visit Shibuya. It sounds a tiny bit like "The World Ends With You", actually, but using science rather than supernatural forces and without the noise (monsters).

At least they did this collaboration with a good anime, rather than Lucky Star or something like that.
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Dec 25, 2009 6:51 AM
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Dennou Coil is becoming reality lol.

Only in Japan.

Yuunagi said:
Makes me wish we had taken up augmented reality instead of robotics for our thesis.

; _ ;


Don't be disappointed, robotics is pretty interesting as well. A possible choice of area of expertise for my thesis.
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Dec 25, 2009 8:26 AM

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Hybrid00 said:
Awesome!


Japan is the best
 
Dec 25, 2009 9:25 AM

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Dennou Coil is great. I wish I could find Metabugs in the US.
 
Dec 25, 2009 10:39 AM

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ladyxzeus said:
Wait what? What is the objective again?

No really.

It must have an objective.

Or is the Japanese government so rich that they need to waste their economical resources on games?
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Dec 25, 2009 3:09 PM

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National Institute of Informatics said the objective of the experiment is to create a new market by combining the IT technique with service industry.
 
Dec 25, 2009 5:33 PM
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Japan always have these weird tricks.
I sure hate Dennou Coil.
It was lame. -.-
 
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dtshyk said:
National Institute of Informatics said the objective of the experiment is to create a new market by combining the IT technique with service industry.

Ah. So new market based off reality entertainment? I can't really see what services can appear from this... But yeah, now I kind of get the "why".

Using the common population as experimentation tool, that's kind of cool.
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ladyxzeus said:
Using the common population as experimentation tool, that's kind of cool.
Absolutely.
 
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japan is awesome
 
Dec 30, 2009 8:16 AM

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ladyxzeus said:
I can't really see what services can appear from this...
I imagine a less obstrusive method of making information available to the public. Think of it as a step up from the more common QR code which can direct your mobile phone to a certain web page.
 
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GarLogan78 said:
Dennou Coil is great. I wish I could find Metabugs in the US.

Remember this?
 
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not bad..
I wish I lived in Japan
 
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