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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s Sony selling stuff to Iran, stuff that America doesn’t like, which is yet another “Sony, what are you doing?” moment, a huge internet cable has been completed in Asia, and Japan’s gung-ho nu[...]
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

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Japanese Robots: On DARPA, SCHAFT, and the Peace Constitution (and bad reporting)

One could reasonably assume Japan’s impressive array of supertech humanoid robots would swarm the inspired-by-Fukushima DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), but Tokyo University spin-off SCHAFT Robotics is it. DARPA’s militariness and[...]
Japanese Robots: On DARPA, SCHAFT, and the Peace Constitution (and bad reporting)

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