Japan is the land of high tech, if you discount the national obsession with faxes. And you might also be forgiven for chuckling at that reputation as you peruse the funky but quite low-fi charms of ...
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Family restaurant chain Coco's has teamed up with android and robotics creator Hiroshi Ishiguro to offer tabletop robots that can entertain diners while they wait for their orders. The small ...
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What's the secret to improving Japan's somewhat notoriously poor English-speaking levels? More English conversation schools? Native speakers installed in every elementary school? Speed-learning ...
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Panasonic has been testing a new autonomous delivery robot called HOSPI(R) at a hotel in Narita Airport. From January 14th to January 18th, Panasonic ran trials with HOSPI(R) at the ANA Crowne ...
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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
Panasonic has announced a new desktop companion robot that has human-like movements and communication skills. The unnamed concept robot was recently presented at CES2017 in Las Vegas between ...
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One of the biggest stories of 2015 was the opening of the "robot hotel", Henn na Hotel, in Sasebo, where guests are served by artificial staff. The "Strange Hotel", as its name literally means, ...
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The latest entry in Takara-Tomy's series of Omnibot robotic toys is this Omnibot Charmy Baku Showtaro Comedian Robot, which functions like an alarm clock, joke-teller and household ...
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The Financial Times has taken an interest in Japanese robotics and produced an interesting video highlighting recent developments. In particular, it examines the line that divides the socially ...
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These "ear pets" are mini dogs that come in two halves: one for each ear!
Hitachi has announced a new humanoid robot EMIEW3, set for production in 2018. With a name inspired not by the similar-sounding bird but rather the word "excellent", EMIEW3 enhances the technology ...
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While originally a western custom, April Fools' Day has now become something of a tradition recently for Japanese brands and services to trick us with seemingly incredible new products or ...
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Regular readers will recall the iDoll, a mini robotic doll prototype by Hakuhodo and Yukai Engineering. In another effort to promote the prototype and expand its commercial prospects, the ...
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Marking the first release from touch.plus, TABO is the world's first iPad Pro touchscreen robot. "Your little friend living on a tablet", TABO (tablet robot) works with the screen of the iPad ...
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Gatebox is a "hologram communication robot" that integrates with a smart home. Developed by Japan's Vinclu Inc and apparently the first of its kind, Gatebox can converse with you, turn on ...
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This article by Adriana Mazza first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. Before you ever stepped foot on Japanese soil, you probably envisioned a society in complete integration with technology. Yet, when ...
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AI-Samurai is a robot that looks like a samurai crossed with Darth Vader. Okay, a samurai Darth Vader already exists. It looks like this. But Nextremer has now developed a robot that wears ...
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