Sandwiched between the IFA and CES electronics trade shows, Japan's Ceatec is fighting to stay relevant. But while the number of vendors at this year's Ceatec was down to 547 from 587 last year, with the notable absence of Sony, there was no shortage of unusual sights and exhibits.

From sign-language androids to smartphone-controlled dinosaurs and table tennis robots, here's a look at the quirky site of the technology expo just outside of Tokyo.

Here, a tablet-wielding parody of the famous Manneken Pis statue in Brussels stands atop a mockup of a hydrogen-powered car at Honda's booth at the Ceatec 2014 tech expo outside Tokyo (nope, us neither).

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