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.

Boosting Reading Comprehension Ability Key To Ai's Future Success

Boosting reading comprehension ability key to AI's future successResearchers on an artificial intelligence (AI) system called "Torobo-kun," which is being developed with an ultimate goal of passing the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo, Japan's top university, gave up on the dream for now after studies led by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) hit a snag.

Ces 2017: Panasonic Desktop Companion Robot

CES 2017: Panasonic Desktop Companion RobotPanasonic today unveiled the desktop companion robot with human-like movements and communication skills at CES 2017. The robot has a cover that looks like an egg shell, which the robot can open to reveal a built-in projector. The robot also moves back and forward, and up and down. Its features and dexterity–designed to mimic human movements–inspires people to interact with it and are made possible with Panasonic-developed servo control technology.