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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.