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Japan’s Creepiest Robots (and why they’re not)

We’re rolling, and 3, 2, 1 – ACTION: “Gee-whiz Bob, those crazy Japanese robot guys are at it again, how about a ridiculous soundbite and poorly executed pun, and hey, here’s an unoriginal one-liner, ha, ha, ha, those Japanese an[...]
Japan’s Creepiest Robots (and why they’re not)

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Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station team

We recently wrote about a robot named Robi who is a member of the Japanese family. Now, Dentsu Inc. has announced the names “Kirobo” and “Mirata” for two humanoid communication robots being developed under the K[...]
Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station team
Kirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station teamKirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station teamKirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station teamKirobo, the Robot Astronaut – KIBO ROBOT PROJECT – Robot to join the International Space Station team

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Swumanoid swimming android robot from Tokyo Tech will help athletes swim faster

Swumanoid, developed by the Nakashima Group at Tokyo Institute of Technology, is a humanoid robot that replicates the motion of a swimmer. In the future, this robot is expected to help researchers analyze how people can swim faster, an[...]
Swumanoid swimming android robot from Tokyo Tech will help athletes swim faster

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[Hands-On] Hugvie – the huggable communication medium with a heartbeat

The Hugvie is a cushion in a minimalistic human form. It contains a pocket into which you can put your mobile phone, transforming it into a physical communication medium. The shape of this huggable cushion is based on the Telenoid robo[...]
[Hands-On] Hugvie – the huggable communication medium with a heartbeat

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Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

If you go to the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, by Valentines Day, you will be able to see the Geminoid-F android casually sitting in a show window, looking as if it’s waiting for a friend. Geminoid-F has been p[...]
Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

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Actroid-F Robot Gets A Brother And An Eye Implant

AIST has developed a male version of its android robot Actroid-F, which was first shown to the public last year. These human-like robots imitate the movements of the people they are watching, and are currently being placed as observers[...]
Actroid-F Robot Gets A Brother And An Eye Implant

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The Humanoid Singer Robot from Taiwan

Presented by the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei, arrives the humanoid head capable of reading simple music scores, and synthesize the music. This is achieved by using the information that cameras in the [...]
The Humanoid Singer Robot from Taiwan

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ASIMO to make its St. Louis debut

If you’re a fan of Honda‘s world-renowned advanced humanoid robot ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, it will be making its St. Louis debut at the FIRST Championship from April 28-30. At FIRST, ano[...]
ASIMO to make its St. Louis debut

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[Video] Hitachi EMIEW 2 gets upgraded!

Hitachi latest Wonder, the Robot EMIEW 2, which actually stands for Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Work-mate, received last june some nice little upgrade, and if unfortunately we could not attend the press conference o[...]
[Video] Hitachi EMIEW 2 gets upgraded!
[Video] Hitachi EMIEW 2 gets upgraded![Video] Hitachi EMIEW 2 gets upgraded![Video] Hitachi EMIEW 2 gets upgraded![Video] Hitachi EMIEW 2 gets upgraded![Video] Hitachi EMIEW 2 gets upgraded!

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Hitachi unveiled advanced version of their humanoid robot EMIEW2

EMIEW2 is actually Hitachi’s second-generation EMIEW humanoid robot. They developed EMIEW in 2005 followed by the EMIEW2 in 2007 with the objective of creating a robot that can coexist with humans and serve in such environments a[...]
Hitachi unveiled advanced version of their humanoid robot EMIEW2
Hitachi unveiled advanced version of their humanoid robot EMIEW2

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Meet “Topio Dio”, Vietnam’s first humanoid bartender robot

Yes, Japan has a lot to show off in Robotics area, from Honda’s Asimo and Prof. Ishiguro’s fembot Geminoid F to Toyota’ s violin-playing robot and Fujitsu’s HOAP-3.  But there joins to the bandwagon Vietnam than[...]
Meet “Topio Dio”, Vietnam’s first humanoid bartender robot
Meet “Topio Dio”, Vietnam’s first humanoid bartender robotMeet “Topio Dio”, Vietnam’s first humanoid bartender robot

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Geminoid F: Incredibly Realistic Fembot by Prof. Ishiguro

This is a real Wow! Science Fiction seems not to be fiction anymore. Based on cognitive neuroscience, Geminoid F has been developed in the center of “Human-friendly Robotics” by Osaka University and ATR Intelligent Robotics[...]
Geminoid F: Incredibly Realistic Fembot by Prof. Ishiguro
Geminoid F: Incredibly Realistic Fembot by Prof. IshiguroGeminoid F: Incredibly Realistic Fembot by Prof. IshiguroGeminoid F: Incredibly Realistic Fembot by Prof. IshiguroGeminoid F: Incredibly Realistic Fembot by Prof. IshiguroGeminoid F: Incredibly Realistic Fembot by Prof. Ishiguro

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[iRex 2009] Build-up your dream girl thanks to Kokoro

During the International Robot Exhibition 2009, Kokoro, a Sanrio Group Company, is presenting two kinds of new products based on the technology which it has cultivated in the field of humanoid robotics such as the well-known « Actroid [...]
[iRex 2009] Build-up your dream girl thanks to Kokoro
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[iREX 2009]Kawada’s booth and their latest NEXTAGE Humanoid robot

For those who are in Tokyo and haven’t planned anything to do today, you can take a look at the International Robot Exhibition (IREX) which takes place in Tokyo Bigsight. And during this exposition you will be able to see Kawada’[...]
[iREX 2009]Kawada’s booth and their latest NEXTAGE Humanoid robot
[iREX 2009]Kawada’s booth and their latest NEXTAGE Humanoid robot[iREX 2009]Kawada’s booth and their latest NEXTAGE Humanoid robot[iREX 2009]Kawada’s booth and their latest NEXTAGE Humanoid robot[iREX 2009]Kawada’s booth and their latest NEXTAGE Humanoid robot[iREX 2009]Kawada’s booth and their latest NEXTAGE Humanoid robot

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