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    Sunday November 8, 2015
  • "GUNDAM GLOBAL CHALLENGE" Seeks to Make the 1:1 Scale Gundam Statue Walk by 2019

    Second phase of idea submissions began on November 02, 2015

    The GUNDAM GLOBAL CHALLENGE, a project that intends to make the 1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam model walk by the year 2019, is continuing in its mission with a new round of idea submissions that lasts until February of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday May 12, 2015
  • Japanese Start-Up Creates "handiii" Robotic Arm Prostheses

    Exiii uses 3D printing technology to produce more affordable replacement limbs

    A new article from The Japan Times interviews Genta Kondo, co-founder of exiii Inc., which uses 3D printing technology to create more affordable robotic prostheses. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday January 10, 2013
  • VIDEO: Japan’s Incredible Power Loader Robo-Exoskeleton!

    Can carry 30 kg with one arm

    All hail Japan’s robot revolution! A new power amplification 'bot brings us one step closer to real-life anime mecha and can one day help the humble human race with important tasks. Check out a demo video after the jump!

  • Friday December 14, 2012
  • YATTAR NEWS: A Real Life Transformer!

    An interview with the creator of Transform Robot 7.2

    Our friends at YATTAR JAPAN have published an interview with Kenji Ishida, creator of the groundbreaking mechanical marvel known as Transform Robot 7.2, the world’s first fully transforming remote controlled car. Read on after the jump!

  • Tuesday December 4, 2012
  • VIDEO: Japan Unleashes Real-Life Transforming Autobot!

    Gobots in Disguise!

    We know you’ve been kept up late at night asking yourself, “Hey, when is Japan going to actually knuckle down and make a robot that can transform into a car”? Wonder no more as Transform Robot, a manually operated autobot, rolls on the scene. Watch two demo videos after the jump!

  • Thursday November 29, 2012
  • VIDEO: Japan Rolls Out Real-Life Giant Robot!

    A new report on Kuratas KR01

    Some of you may have been following the story of the 4-meter tall robot called Kuratas KR01 now being developed in Japan. Now, Reuters has a new report on this fully functional mechanical marvel which looks like a mecha fan's dream come to life. Watch the clip after the jump!

  • Tuesday November 13, 2012
  • VIDEO: France and Japan Team Up to Create Mind-Controlled Robot!

    Brain wave signals become robot actions

    The race towards the inevitable robopocalypse is heating up as team of researchers from France and Japan are developing ways to control robots using the power of thought alone. Watch an demo after the jump!

  • Sunday August 26, 2012
  • VIDEO: Massive Robotic Beetle Mech Appears in Japan!

    17-ton Mechanical Monster Demoed in Suburban Tokyo

    Trends we can get behind: Japanese people building gigantic anime-style robot mechs. And so today we tip our hats and salute Mr. Hitoshi Takahashi, who has given us an 11 meter long, 17 ton diesel smoke blowing giant rhinoceros robot beetle. Watch a new video featuring the incredible Kabutom RX-03 after the jump!

  • Tuesday July 17, 2012
  • Eye-popping Robot Girls Restaurant Opens in Tokyo!

    Built at a cost of over 10 billion yen

    Tokyo’s spicy Kabukicho district gets a cybernetic entertainment upgrade on 7/18 when the new Robot Restaurant opens to entertain jaded thrill-seeking salarymen everywhere. Gaze at pics of the giant robots, dancing girls, and garish scenery that awaits inside after the jump!

  • Tuesday June 19, 2012
  • VIDEO: Smartphone-Controlled Robot Dog Unveiled in Japan

    Can also recognize 50 spoken words

    Japan's TOMY toy company is putting us one step closer to the Robot Apocaylpse with their introduction of the new canine contraption known as i-SODOG. Watch the video after the jump!

  • Saturday February 11, 2012
  • VIDEO: Japanese Robot Makes "Avatar" a Reality

    Telesar V allows human beings to switch bodies

    Today’s ten dollar word is “teleexistence”, a process by which human beings can upload their consciousness into another body. Sounds a lot like the crazy plot of James Cameron's Avatar, but mad robot geniuses from Japan are making this SF concept a reality. Watch a frankly amazing demo video after the jump!

  • Friday February 3, 2012
  • VIDEO: Female Android at Tokyo Department Store Looks for Love

    Valentine's Day promotion meets uncanny valley

    Ah, Valentine’s Day, when a young man’s fancy turns to finding a creepy inhuman female android to swear love and devotion to… Or at least, that’s the basic idea behind a new promotion now taking place at the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo. More details and a clip of the lovely lady fembot herself after the jump!

  • Wednesday November 2, 2011
  • VIDEO: Meet Japan's New "Partner Robots"

    Toyota Unveils the Next Generation of Heathcare and Nursing Machines

    Fact: Japan has one of the highest percentages of elderly citizens in the world. 23% of the nation’s population is 65 years or older. To help with the increasing need for heathcare and nursing, car manufacturer Toyota is aggressively pursuing new frontiers in robots. Check out the video clip after the jump to get a peek at what the future might look like after they hit the market in 2013.