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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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
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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Stress relief inspired by traditional Japanese sports
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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This article by David Ishikawa first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. The 44th Tokyo Moto Show started October 29th and is running through November 8th, so you still have time to check it out. Being ...
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While the Tokyo Motor Show is traditionally the event of the year to show off new cars, automobile makers also love to present their latest concepts and other mobility-themed ...
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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
Will robots be the ones doing the dancing in the future? And would we even notice? As part of DMM.make's Robots project, meet Pre-Maid AI, the world's first maid-style dancing robot. This ...
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Takara-Tomy's latest addition to the Omnibot series of robot toys is OHaNAS. All you need is the phone app, a Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth, and OHaNAS will be able to interact with you, such ...
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Meet Meebo, the world's first kindergarten monitoring robot. Made by UniFa Co., Ltd., Meebo takes photos and dances, plus he's small, pink, and cute. All of which qualifies him to be an ideal ...
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