May 07, 2013
The latest advancement in robotics are two automatons designed to bluntly inform you that it's time to brush your teeth or change your socks.
May 07, 2013
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Something is fishy about a new sea creature at Aquamarine Fukushima: it’s not alive.
May 04, 2013
UNITED NATIONS--Killer robots that can attack targets without any human input “should not have the power of life and death over human beings,” a new draft U.N. report says.
March 13, 2013
Hitachi Ltd. has developed a single-seater transportation robot for elderly and disabled people that not only drives itself but also comes when called.
March 12, 2013
SHIZUOKA--A tiny soccer-playing radio-controlled robot is being offered as a self-assembly kit to encourage children to shut off their video screens, learn construction skills...
March 09, 2013
A new robot that delivers an extremely high-pressure jet of water will soon join the decontamination effort at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
March 09, 2013
Toy manufacturer Tomy Co. on March 28 will begin selling a device that cleans grease and fingerprints from the screens of smartphones and tablet computers.
March 02, 2013
NATORI, Miyagi Prefecture--Developers have unveiled a snake-like robot that they say can worm its way around obstacles and take videos in hard-to-reach places, such as disaster ...
December 23, 2012
Summer is dinosaur season. At least, it is in Japan, where dinosaur exhibitions seem to be a regular fixture of the warmer months.
December 08, 2012
Hitachi Ltd. has developed a remote-control robot that can perform heavy lifting tasks and assist in recovery work at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
December 07, 2012
Robots will take the stage with their human counterparts when a new theater opens its doors next spring.
November 29, 2012
Dentsu Inc. announced Nov. 29 that the humanoid communication robot it is developing will join its human colleagues on the International Space Station in summer 2013.
November 21, 2012
Toshiba Corp. said Nov. 21 it has developed a tetrapod robot that can do investigative and recovery work in locations that are too risky for humans to enter.
November 10, 2012
When Masatoshi Ishikawa unveiled his unbeatable rock-paper-scissors robot, curious minds around the world flocked to YouTube to find out how he'd done it.
October 17, 2012
Researchers have built a new and more nimble camera-carrying robot to climb stairs inside the Fukushima No. 1 plant and deliver images from areas where radiation levels remain...
October 05, 2012
In what may be a major helping hand for the spread of master calligraphers, a robot has been produced that can accurately recreate the brush strokes of the greatest masters.
September 24, 2012
NTT DoCoMo Inc. and NEC Corp. developed a robot for home use that can recognize voices, access the Internet, play music and provide the latest information for the user’s...
September 21, 2012
Toyota Motor Corp. has developed a prototype home robot to help residents who cannot easily walk, bend or pick things up, the company said Sept. 21.
September 05, 2012
Scientists have developed a 3-D endoscopic telesurgery robot system that offers surgeons a broader, stereoscopic view of affected areas and gives them more intuitive control of ...
July 11, 2012
A group of researchers have developed technology that allows a remote operator wearing special gloves to "feel" what an avatar robot is touching.