If you find it hard to encourage your kids to clean their teeth properly, then RoBoHon is here to help. Sharp has announced a new app for the robot designed to improve dental hygiene ...
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The public's (and tourists') appetite for wacky accommodation experiences continues unabated, it seems, as Henn na Hotel has announced a major expansion. The Sasebo-based hotel, which is ...
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Visitors to SoftBank stores in Tokyo and many other areas around Japan would have likely encountered the small white robot Pepper. The humanoid robot, co-developed by Aldebaran Robotics with the ...
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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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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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Japan's most famous cat... on your dog!
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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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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