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Japanese Robots

WATCH: 'Wearable' Eyes Can Fake Your Emotions For You

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science

As any flight attendant or waiter knows, it can be exhausting to keep a friendly smile plastered on your face for hours on end--especially when custom...

Meet The Robot Turning Japanese Schoolchildren Into Master Calligraphers

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

Nijiya Kurota's little hand grips a calligraphy brush dangling above a clean sheet of rice paper.The brush itself is being held dead straight, just as...

PHOTOS: Tokyo's Craziest Cabaret Cafe

Gail Nakada | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

It feels like a sequence in a Sci Fi film or a bonus stage in a video game.

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.

Japanese Robots To Perform Field Work In Devastated Tsunami Zone

Posted 01.06.2012 | World

In a region of the world that's down on its luck, robots are stepping up to the plate to save Japan's ravaged agricultural production. At least that's...

7 Ways Robots Are Replacing Humans

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

I've seen the first thirty minutes of Terminator enough times to know that murderous robots are eventually going to take over the world and enslave us...

Mating With a Machine? Maybe It's Not a Cop Out

Claudia Ricci | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology
Claudia Ricci

Given a choice between a man who brutalizes and murders, and a robot, I would opt for the robot in a heartbeat.

Humans Mating Machines? Maybe I'm Robo-Phobic...

Claudia Ricci | Posted 09.10.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Sherry Turkle's fascinating new book, Alone Together, provides a startling exploration of the way digital technology and the fast-changing field of robotics are turning emotional connections among humans upside down.

CEATEC's Best Robots Ever (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CEATEC 2009 launches October 6, and in honor of the cutting-edge tech and consumer-electronics show (which has wowed us year after year ) we decided t...

Buy A Custom Robot That Looks Just Like You (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See photo below* If you're wondering what to put on your wishlist for the holidays, here's a gift idea you might not have considered: your robot twi...

Japan Looks to a Robot Future

AP | HIROKO TABUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — At a university lab in a Tokyo suburb, engineering students are wiring a rubbery robot face to simulate six basic expressions: anger, fe...