Tagged: japan

Japanese Android shows off people-lifting skills

In a public demonstration held in Tokyo on March 28, a human-sized android showed off its weightlifting skills by successfully picking up a 30-kilogram (66-pound) package from a desk and lifting a 66-kilogram (145-pound) humanoid doll out of bed. University of Tokyo professor Yasuo Kuniyoshi...

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Kitano Tsunetomi

A very good friend of mine who I met through this site and fellow Japan, Anime, Gaming enthusiast has introduced me and will continue to help to delve further into the world of Japanese/Asian art. My first lesson/peek is of a famous early 20th century...

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Japan’s Empire of Cool

Ran into this interesting article written way back in December 2003 for the Washington Post. I thought I’d share it with visitors to my blog, I have added a few pictures here and there to break the onslaught of text. Trust me it is a...

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Two words that describe me – Japanophile and Otaku

Anime, video games and technology are some of my main interests and that naturally led me to become interested in Japan because those interests are synonymous with the country. Other interests such as history, geography and literature has made me explore Japan futher and has...

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Offical name Land Walker, my name Gundam 1.0 ^o^

Japanese machinery and robotics manufacturer Sakakibara-Kikai has released the first genuine bi-pedal exoskeleton at a landmark event and one which is certain to attract a lot of attention for the company. Mechanatrons and BattleMechs have long been the subject of scifi books, comics and movies...

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Robot Menagerie – pictures on bbc.com

The “in pictures” section has once again been updated with something of interest to me so I decided to share. Japan is at the forefront of robotics research. Engineers in the country have created hundreds of robots for everything from entertainment to mine clearance. One...

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Robot serves as temp worker in Japan

It can greet people, show DVDs and hand out balloons. “Ubiko,” a robot-on-wheels with a catlike face, is joining the crew of temporary workers supplied by a Japanese job-referral company to stores, events and even weddings. Next month, the 44-inch tall robot will be selling...

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Wii Launch Frenzy

The third and final “next-gen” console has now been released unto the masses in North America. The Nintendo Wii, complete with it’s much hyped revolutionary use of motion sensing controllers or wiimotes is now available in abundance unlike it’s counterparts which were in short supply...

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