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ReThink Interview: Jake Schreier and Christopher Ford, Director and Writer of Robot & Frank

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The movie Robot & Frank tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Frank, an aging former cat burglar, and a nameless eldercare robot. But Robot & Frank is no hypothetical sci-fi flight of fancy.

Aging Creatively: Japan's Futuristic Approach

Ron Cappello | Posted 10.15.2012 | Fifty
Ron Cappello

How is the experience of aging reshaping consumer demand and behavior domestically and globally? We examine how a nation's fascination with robots might help ease the burdens of a fast-growing elderly population.

Robot Now Smarter, Faster, More Helpful In Nuclear Crisis

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 01.08.2012 | Technology

WAKO, Japan -- Honda's human-shaped robot can now run faster, balance itself on uneven surfaces, hop on one foot and pour a drink. Some of its technol...

Some Good -- and Fun -- Automotive News for the Holidaze

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Really wish there were better news to post about, but the auto industry is reeling worldwide, and there's no better example than Toyota.

Bush Punts Auto Industry to Team Obama; UAW Concedes Even More

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This "agreement" is just another part of the recent "Bush/Cheney Revisionist History Farewell Tour." It was created to fail, just as long as that failure didn't happen while Bush was still president.