Automatic Ham Boning Robot

Automatic Ham Boning Robot At the Fourth Robot Awards held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology, top prize in the Small Business and Venture category went to HAMDAS-R, an automatic ham boning robot developed by Mayekawa Electric.

Until now, ham boning has been thought to require the techniques of skilled workers, due to the variations in meat form and bone size.

Japanese Strawberry Picking Robot

Japanese strawberry picking robot The Fourth Robot Awards ceremony took place at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. In the Service Robot category, an Excellence Award went to a strawberry picking robot that can tell which strawberries are ready for harvesting.

This robot uses cameras to detect the color and ripeness of strawberries, and harvests them by snipping the stalks, so it doesn't damage the fruits. It can harvest over 60% of a strawberry crop, taking nine seconds to pick each strawberry.

Asimo's 10th Birthday

Asimo turns 10ASIMO has reached a huge milestone and will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on 31st October.

A decade ago, Honda created a humanoid robot so advanced it started a revolution in humanoid robot technology. To mark this date, dedicated Anniversary websites and films have been launched today, with new photos, videos, the story of its creation and smartphone apps.

Fastest Robot In The World

Fastest Robot in the worldEvery year, people from all over the world compete see who can build the fastest mouse. Mouse robot that is .

These Micromouse competitions have miniature wheeled robots searching through mazes, finding the best path to their goal, and then racing to victory at speeds that may be hard to follow.

Nissan Eporo Robot Car

Nissan EporoNissan has designed a tiny car robot Eporo -- that mimics the behavior of fish when they swim in shoals.

The car robot Eporo can move in a fleet without bumping into their traveling companions. Nissan believes that this new technique can be used in future cars as a crash avoidance system.

Japanese Singing Robot

Japanese singing robotJapan revealed at CEATEC 2010 their new singing robot HRP-4 .


The robot, nicknammed "diva-bot," has learned to sing by mimicking a human singer, enabling it to sound natural and to sing with more expression than any previous robot.

Actroid Robot

ActroidsAn Actroid is a humanoid robot and android with strong visual human-likeness developed by Osaka University and manufactured by Kokoro Company(the animatronics division of Sanrio) .

It was first unveiled at the 2003 International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Several different versions of the product have been produced since then.

Robots In Japan

Japanese RobotJapan is world's leading manufacturer and consumer of robots. About half of the world's robot are made and used in Japan. About half of the world's 4,500 robot engineers are in Japan. In 2000, $5.7 billion worth of robots were produced in Japan.

Cardboard Robots Win Kids Hearts

Cardboard robots win kids heartsMany of us remember making one or two toy models in our childhood, but Masahiko Senda has made model making his life's work.

The 59-year-old computer support shop operator has built more than 10,000 toy planes, dolls and other models since catching the bug as a junior high school student.