Toyota will present its vision for the future of mobility at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, where three very different new concept cars will be revealed. Toyota will also introduce Kirobo Mini,..
Yamaha Motor announced sale of eight new YA Series articulated robots, which respond to a wide range of automation needs in production processes. Through adding the new ‘YA Series’ to its existing..
A drunken 60-year-old man was arrested for allegedly kicking a Pepper robot in a fit of rage at a SoftBank store, police said. According to the Kanagawa Prefectural Police, Kiichi Ishikawa from..
Flower Robotics, a Tokyo-based venture firm, showed a prototype of the Patin home-use robot in Tokyo recently. Patin is a robot that can be used in all homes around the world. It..
Korea will develop a 6,000 meter underwater walking robot ‘Crabster’ CR6000 with multiple crab-like legs to excavate shipwrecks or objects of maritime or historical interest. The articulated robot can move at a..
DoCoMo and TOMY Japan have jointly developed OHaNAS, an interactive voice-activated toy that children and adults can engage in highly natural voice-based exchanges in Japanese. The device links wirelessly with smartphones to..
Robot astronaut Kirobo to return to Earth after spending 18 months aboard the International Space Station
Dentsu announced that robot astronaut Kirobo is scheduled to return to Earth on Feb. 11 after spending 18 months aboard the International Space Station. Developed in collaboration with the University of Tokyo’s..
At a press conference in Japan, Kansai University and Teijin announced the development of piezoelectric fabric that can be used for wearable sensors and actuators. The piezoelectric fabric is a fabric consisting..
Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as part of its ongoing effort to enhance brand engagement with consumers in Nescafé’s biggest market. Nescafé will use..
Toshiba today announced that it has developed a lifelike communication android that can move its arms and hands smoothly and use Japanese sign language. The android is a prototype that Toshiba will..
About 550 companies and organizations from Japan and overseas are showcasing their latest IT and electronics products at the CEATEC JAPAN 2014, which opens to the public today. A robot from Omron..
Bandai will release Chogokin Chou Gattai! SF Robot Fujiko F Fujio Characters for approximately 14,904 yen ($145) in Japan, a shape-shifting robot made up of Fujiko F Fujio characters. The robot will..
Toyota will begin trial leasing of newly developed clinical research versions of its Walk Training Assist and Balance Training Assist robots to 20 medical facilities in Japan this autumn. The clinical research..
Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO was invited to take part in the five day-long event to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan, which is being commemorated this..