Most of the exhibition is centered around robotics advances in recent years that have allowed the creation of humanoid robots that can walk like Doraemon, who is a robot that came from the future.
The two main inventions in the exhibition are: the “Takecopter”, that although is much bigger than in the manga, is quite an achievement, as it’s the smallest helicopter in the world; and the “Invisibility cloak” that works quite well thanks to the “fixed” background that was set up.
Many of Doraemon inventions have become a reality but there’s still much work to do. The Doraemon invention that I would like to have the most is “どこでもドア” (the magic door) that allows you to teleport to any place in the world. Any Doraemon inventions that you would like to see become real?
If you are coming to Japan this summer, the exhibition will be open until the 27th of September in Miraikan, (Map).
Doraemon and Nobita flying with takecopters.
More information about the Gen H4 helicopter in the official website of Gen Corporation.
If you want to buy it, you can do it here. It costs 67,000 euros/85,000 dollars.
I tried for the first time a machine that can read my brain waves. Quite interesting to see how they change depending of what you’re thinking about or what you are doing. For example, I tried reading Japanese with the sensors attached to my head and immediately the frequency of beta and gamma waves went up.
Alain testing a mysterious chair.