Have you heard of the robot maker species that doesn’t need a grand research goal, isnt motivated by government competitions or corporate interests, and doesn’t necessarily care if their efforts result in profit? Japanese blacksmith Kogoro Kurata and British animatronics expert Matt Denton are live specimens with a simple purpose: make awesome robotic machines.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.05.10 at 12:58
2013s Top 4 Robot Short Films
Japans yearly Golden Week, a 10-day stretch of spring garnished with national holidays, tends to shut down almost every industry save tourism & travel.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.05.10 at 12:54
Everyday Robots, the Ones That Have Forever Been Coming… They Might Actually Get Here?
Well, in Japan, anyway. Two massive companies and one or two government agencies have assembled some intriguing and aggressive robot launchpad situations, and the game might be changing from what the distant future will bring to whats going to be in place in 3 years.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.05.10 at 12:45
Google Me This: What Ever Happened to Sonys Robots?
Okay, check it out: so theres this massive, global technology company, and about 14 years ago they decide to make a few robots.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.23 at 12:39
DeAGOSTINI Japan, a publisher that issues a weekly magazine specializing in collectable items, launched “Robi”, the friendly robot that wants to be part of the family.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.11 at 00:39
In Japan, since the nuclear disaster that began in 2011, innovation and development has been put into the cleanup effort. Here is a video from Japan Times that shows a prototype of a decontamination robot developed by Toshiba Corporation.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.11 at 00:11
All of Japan took a few moments Monday to pay respect to the losses suffered in the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster of March 11, 2011. As human beings we move forward, and we work to find the good even in terrible situations.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.11 at 00:02
We recently wrote about a robot named Robi who is a member of the Japanese family. Now, Dentsu Inc. has announced the names “Kirobo” and “Mirata” for two humanoid communication robots being developed under the KIBO ROBOT PROJECT, a joint research project being carried out in collaboration with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, ROBO GARAGE Co.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.10 at 23:51
To expand their capabilities in the power-assist robot business, Panasonic subsidiary, Activelink Co. , Ltd. and Mitsui & Co. , Ltd. agreed to form a business and capital alliance.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.10 at 23:50
Sweet, More J-Robots! …Oh. Industrial Robots?
Okay, today will not be heroic rescue & recovery robots, nor life-changing assistive robots for the disabled and elderly.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.10 at 23:41