Robot

JAPANESE ROBOTS: AIST’s Planned Supercomputer to Design Robots...Portending Singularity?
We humans need, or at least want ever more powerful computers - the kind of machines that, one day, probably will power minds far more intelligent and capable than our own. Could Japan's new supercomputer copy/paste the instructions for true, super-human artificial intelligence into a robot? Ummmm...
There are of course legions of non-Japanese anime fans around the world, but just as many find it quite impenetrable; we recently discovered a robotics-focused promotional piece that seemed yet another difficult example...at first, but then the feature turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.

Editor - September 25, 2016

EVENT: Japan Robot Week 2016
Without any hyperbole, Japan Robot Week is nothing short of amazing, inspiring, and in the truest sense of the word: awesome. This event, held in biennial alternation with the International Robot Exhibition (iREX), focuses primarily on service robotics, including various related technologies and components. Join us!
JAPANESE ROBOTS: Should Japan Ban Robot Romance?
Emotionally capable machines and/or software are coming soon, but large numbers of young Japanese people developing romantic relationships with them would only compound a persistent and arguably unstoppable demographic emergency.
Lost Transformers Gallery Found at Last! (20 Photos)
The life-size, more "realistic" models were kinda meh, but the pre-Transformers Diaclone and Microman toys, along with generational collections covering yearly character iterations, themes, and variants, in addition to some super-obscure Japan-only figures - that's where the magic was...and we finally found this lost gallery!
JAPANESE ROBOTS: iREX by iPHONE (VIDEO)
In December of 2015, hundreds of the world’s most advanced robots crowded the massive Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center for the biennial iREX International Robot Exhibition. You might be surprised how well an iPhone 6s Plus does with that.
Sharp Launching Robot Smartphone "RoBoHoN" [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#8 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] A robot-style smartphone "RoBoHoN" will be released in early 2016. It's invented by Sharp and a robot genius, Tomotaka Takahashi. In addition to provide basic smartphone features, RoBoHoN is able to talk, walk, dance, and recognize human faces. It can also become a projector.
iREX 2015: World's Largest Robotics Tradeshow Begins Tomorrow in Tokyo
This year marks the 21st installment of the biennial exhibition, and it’s by far the largest iREX ever held - which, parallel to the increasingly diverse and booming global robotics industry, probably makes it the largest robotics event in history.
Dyson's 360 Eye Robo-Vacuum Arrives Late, and That is Totally Fine
This is really a high-end home appliance - as a product, more akin to a washing machine or refrigerator than a smartphone - and in this realm, a brand new line being six months late is better than on-time but undercooked. We see here some real competition for the company than currently owns the Japanese market.
Sharp Launching Robot Smartphone "RoBoHoN"
A robot-style smartphone "RoBoHoN" will be released in early 2016. It's invented by Sharp and a robot genius, Tomotaka Takahashi. In addition to provide basic smartphone features, RoBoHoN is able to talk, walk, dance, and recognize human faces. It can also become a projector.

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