Japan isn’t only known for Nintendo and Sony, they’ve developed some amazing technologies that we hope to see in the near future. View them all after the break.

Kitchen Robot

Don’t have time to do the dishes? Then check out the incredible “Kitchen Robot”, developed by Japanese researchers “using cutting edge technology gathered from more than 40 Robotics and Information Technology professors at the University of Tokyo.” [Source]

Instant-Aging Wine

Japanese inventor Hiroshi Tanaka claims to have developed a machine that can instantly age wine using an electrolysis process.

He pours the wine into a 70-pound container outfitted with an electrolysis chamber. A few-second electrical zap gives the wine a slight charge, which breaks up the water molecules and allows them to blend more completely with the alcohol. Voilà: Instantly-aged pinot noir, “smoother and more mellow than before,” Tanaka’s American partner, Edward Alexander, claims


Water Activated Battery

Japanese inventor Susumu Suzuki has developed innovative water-powered batteries, “which have an electric current as powerful as that of a standard manganese dioxide battery.”

Suzuki says these batteries would be cheap to produce and can be recycled several times, making them an essential tool for the future

[via Reuters]

Futuristic Japanese Automatic Door

This nifty door has a built-in infrared sensor that identifies the person or object and conforms to their shape when opening.

EV-X7 Hybrid Bike

Axel Corporation’s EV-X7 is touted as the first “electric motorbike with a hybrid plug-in, electromagnetic-permanent magnet motor — is seven times more cost-efficient than scooters running on petrol.”

Motor housed inside the bike’s rear wheel. Range: as much as 180 kilometers on one charge. Battery can be charged at home. Full charge takes just a little over six hours. The vehicle can travel up to speeds of 150 kilometers per hour