Miami Student Earns Visit From Honda’s Humanoid Robot

Miami Student Earns Visit From Honda’s Humanoid RobotSamantha Shestack's vision of the future earned her and her Miami North Beach Elementary School classmates a chance to experience the future of robotics, including Honda's state-of-the-art humanoid robot ASIMO.
The fourth-grader wrote an engaging essay discussing the importance of robots in the future and illustrated the many ways they would help society.

Robot For Rent: Toyota Helps Paralysed People Walk

Robot for Rent: Toyota Helps Paralysed People WalkToyota is making a robot commercially available for the first time to help people overcome mobility issues and lead independent lives.
A motorised mechanical frame can be attached to the legs of patients who have suffered lower body paralysis due to a stroke or other ailments.

Japan's Volleyball Team Is Training With Robots

Japan's Volleyball Team Is Training With Robots

While robots don't necessarily have the same kind of instincts or intuition that humans do, they do most faster and they don't tire, which means that in some situations robots might be more ideal than humans. Over in Japan, it seems that the country's volleyball team thinks so as well which is why they're practicing their spikes against robot blockers.

In this instance, the robots used are pretty straightforward. They moved in predetermined directions and have huge outstretched arms that will be used to block any spikes. The goal is to train the volleyball players to time their spikes so that they won't get blocked, but like we said the predetermined movements mean that it isn't quite like playing against a human.

Asimo Humanoid Robot Inspires Students To Become Tech Innovators

ASIMO Humanoid Robot Inspires Students to Become Tech InnovatorsAs Honda's ASIMO robot emerged waving from behind a sliding door, an audible gasp of surprise and excitement arose from the packed room of middle school students who had gathered at Honda Silicon Valley Lab for a special demonstration. While Honda's long-term plans for ASIMO are focused on helping humans with daily tasks, in the near-term Honda is hoping that ASIMO can inspire young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, collectively referred to as STEM. Watch the video of ASIMO's visit to Silicon Valley.

Zensho To Use Robots At Outlets

Zensho to use robots at outlets

The Yomiuri ShimbunMajor restaurant operator Zensho Holdings Co. said Thursday it will develop a customer service system featuring robots in cooperation with Osaka University Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro.

The company intends to boost customer numbers by enabling people to communicate with robots, company officials said. The company hopes to introduce the system by 2020.

Robots, Robotization Rearrange Building Destinations In The Midst Of Work Shortage

Robots, computerization improve building locales in the midst of work lackConstruction locales in Japan are appreciating an influx of mechanization in the midst of an expanding deficiency of workers with the acquaintance of robots with do the truly difficult work and automatons that fly from above and in a split second gather data.
As the populace in the business ages alongside the nation's turning gray society, development organizations are confronting the need to lift profitability and efficiency.

Gundam Fans Bid Farewell To Beloved Giant Robot In Odaiba

Gundam fans bid farewell to beloved giant robot in OdaibaGiant robot Gundam's eight-year mission as guardian of Tokyo’s Odaiba district might be over, but fans of the anime show have been consoled with the news that Unicorn Gundam will be taking over the assignment.
Hundreds of fans of the anime show “Mobile Suit Gundam” gathered in front of the 18-meter-tall statue to bid it farewell in a closing ceremony March 5.

Honda's New R&d Center X Will Focus On Robots, Energy, And Ai

Honda's new R&D Center X will focus on robots, energy, and AIHonda opened its new Innovation Lab Tokyo to press for the first time on Tuesday, and also marked the occasion by announcing the debut of a new tech R&D group within the facility called R&D Center X. The new unit will begin operations in April, and will focus on the kind of cutting edge stuff you might imagine it would – robotics, mobility services and systems, artificial intelligence and energy tech including batteries.

Build-your-own Astro Boy Robot Magazine To Tap ‘big Kid’ Market

Build-your-own Astro Boy robot magazine to tap ‘big kid’ marketGrown-up Astro Boy fans can soon indulge themselves in a hobby that promises a blast from the past with a futuristic twist--assembling their own walking, talking robot of the character.
The popular childhood hero is the subject of a new weekly magazine, Shukan Tetsuwan Atomu wo Tsukuro (Let’s create Astro Boy Weekly), which comes with a part of the artificial intelligence-equipped machine.

New Robot Built To Study Inside Of No. 1 Reactor At Fukushima Plant

New robot built to study inside of No. 1 reactor at Fukushima plantAnother robot has been developed for the elusive goal of locating melted fuel and surveying the interior of the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
A team of engineers and researchers from Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. and the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning revealed the robot on Feb. 3.

Robot Vacuum Cleaners Getting Smarter

Robot vacuum cleaners getting smarterNew robotic vacuum cleaners are being launched one after another, offering greater convenience and reliability for consumers. When buying one, it’s wise to consider which models are better suited to particular household conditions and circumstances.