Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank has big plans for their cute, chatty, humanoid robot Pepper. After the jump, watch a video report on the recent Pepper World Expo, and start preparing for the Rise of the Machines!
Christmas in Tokyo means finger lickin’ good KFC dinners, feeling down if you don’t have a significant other, and… Christmas lights illuminations! Get an eyeful of some of the most impressive seasonal sights and sounds after the jump!
Christmas in Japan means candy canes, Santa Claus, and… a new version of the projection mapping light show at the world famous life-size Gundam statue! Watch a bedazzling holiday-themed video after the jump!
It’s easy to make cracks about how the machines will one day rise up and overthrow humanity, but in the meantime, Japan is busily working on helpful robots that could save plenty of lives in dangerous, disastrous situations. Watch a nifty demo video after the jump!
This week’s International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo got a power-up in the form of Premaid AI, a “robot idol” with an uncanny ability to mime idol music and dance moves. Crack open a glow stick and enjoy the sight of Premaid AI getting’ down after the jump!
State of the art Japanese innovation triumphs again as a division of Namco Bandai delivers a cardboard box that doubles as one-person studio for making videos in, singing in, you name it. Watch a thrilling demo video after the jump!
It may just look like a guy laying on the floor with a cardboard box over his head, but the “solo theater” is nothing less than Japan’s latest crowdfunded technological innovation. Enjoy an interview with its inventors and a demonstration below
Owning remote controlled robotic aircraft is not yet common in Japan, but it probably will be eventually, as events like the Japan Drone Championship are shaping up to become a new form of gaming for gearheads. Watch a video report after the jump!
The future of Google Glass may be in doubt, but the race for wearable tech gold continues in Japan! Wearable Expo is a new trade show in Japan that spotlights futuristic devices like head-mounted displays even gizmos for our pets! Get a look via a vidoe report after the jump!
Nobody overkills Christmas quite like Japan, and new high-tech “projection mapping” is putting yet another dazzling weapon in the Xmas arsenal. Get a peek at an eye-popping Tokyo tribute to Santa after the jump!
Japan’s inventors and innovators showed off a bunch of cool stuff at the recent Digital Contents Expo including the latest twists on augmented reality, robotics, and playing “doctor” with anime characters. Check out a report after the jump!
“Robots in disguise” take a big step forward to becoming a reality with the debut of a new robot prototype in Japan that can transform from bi-pedal human form to action-ready automobile. Watch a demo video after the jump!
Mechanical marvels of all shapes and sizes are gathering in Tokyo now for the event known as Japan Robot Week. Get a sneak peek at the our future high tech overlords after the jump!
"The Rise of the Machines" continues apace in Japan as Kawada Industries unveils a humanoid robot that serves piping hot coffee to folks attending the Japan Robot Week event. Watch a report after the jump!
The much anticipated iPhone 6 went on sale in Japan on September 6, and the city of Tokyo came together to celebrate via multiple special events featuring actors, idols, and zany costumed line-waiters. Watch a star-studded report featuring highlights after the jump!