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SoftBank's personal robot, Pepper, will start working as a beauty advisor robot in a Loft store in Shibuya (Tokyo) and Yokohama (Kanagawa) on July 25.
Honda Walk Assist, which supports gait rehabilitation, will be released for customers on a leasing basis in November. The device has been in development since 1999 and it has taken almost 17 years since the project's launch to become a viable product with practical use.

Yoriko Takahashi - June 11, 2015

Japanese Robots: ALL NEW ASIMO FAMILY OF FOUR!
Honda’s given us all a chance to satisfy the desire to build our very own ASIMO. It’s a great project for all ages, particularly for children with a budding interest in robotics.
At Keio University, the Imai Laboratory, in the Department of Information and Computer Science (Faculty of Science and Technology), is doing three research projects to make communication easier.
You will meet the humanoid Pepper Robot at Mizuho Bank after July 2015. It will entertain you and introduce the bank service while you are waiting in line.
Unlike the previous robots in the OMNIBOT series, which are obedient and easy to control, Hello!DINO sometimes becomes naughty. Especially when you pull its tail, it will go berserk and begin roaring, biting and chasing you.
Terrie's Take: Skymark Airlines: Death by Obstinance, Japan's New Robot Hotel, and More!
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
Robots are the New Mexicans and ActiveRobo SAM is Japan's Newest Mexican
Section A is our editor being furiously angry at robotics coverage and the corpsifying institution of journalism in general. Section B is some very interesting robotics news from Japan (telepresence robotic heavy equipment operation!). Section C is the bow on this wild ride robotics feature. Choose your own adventure(s)!
At JIMTOF 2014, Sugino Machine unveiled the “JCC503 Robo”, a CNC precision washer that positions parts with a numerically-controlled robotic arm and utilizes a high pressure washer to remove chips as small as 0.6 mm generated during machining processes.

Reno J. Tibke - December 22, 2014

Autonomous Christmas 2014
Featuring drones, rovers, quadrupeds, robot fish, and a few completely novel forms of mechanical mobility, Autonomous Christmas proves that SuperRoboDorky science people actually do have senses of humor and plenty of Christmas spirit.

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