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
Optimus Prime, Hot Rod, and Ultra Magnus. These are all robot cars from the Transformers franchise rooted in early 1980s Japan. Somewhat disappointingly, here in realityland it looks like Japans real robot cars will have names like Nissan, Toyota, Fuji Heavy Industries, Honda, Mazda, and Hitachi.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.10 at 23:39
Were rolling, and 3, 2, 1 – ACTION:
Gee-whiz Bob, those crazy Japanese robot guys are at it again, how about a ridiculous soundbite and poorly executed pun, and hey, heres an unoriginal one-liner, ha, ha, ha, those Japanese and their raw fish and creepy weirdo robots, whatll they think of next? Well, heres Tom with the weather!
And… Cut to commercial.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.10 at 23:36
Okay, so whats an assistive robot?
Well, theyre a lot more cool and useful and tech than it might sound. Think of them more like… social robots, or maybe cybernetic enhancements, or, some years down the road, but not too many, complete physical entities capable of semi-autonomously moving about and taking action in everyday life on behalf of their owner.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.04.10 at 23:05