Honda has updated it's well known Asimo humanoid robot with what it is calling "autonomous behavior control technology" which the company states advances Asimo from an â€œautomatic machineâ€ to an â€œautonomous machineâ€ with decision-making capabilities such as determining its behavior in concert with its surroundings such as movements of people. Asimo also gets a slew … Continue reading Honda updates ASIMO Robot, turns it into an Autonomous Machine
Being the rabid Gundam fan I am I was disappointed that I was unable to see the Life-sized RX-78 Gundam in Tokyo or in Shizouka. My last chance to see it was when it returned disassembled in the name of charity but I unfortunately missed out on that opportunity too because I wouldn't arrive in Japan until … Continue reading Gundam Cafe – A shrine for fans of the Gundam Franchise
Nara is a must visit for fans of Japanese history, Buddhist temples and.. Deer. Not just any ordinary deer but deer designated as "National Treasures", all 1200+ of them. Up to the mid 1600's killing one of them was a crime punishable by death as before World War II they were considered divine and sacred … Continue reading Nara Deer – National Treasures or tricky buggers?
I was fortunate enough to have two amazing friends to stay with while in Japan, the first Jamaican pal I met through his blog about his life and experiences being an English teacher in Japan and the 2nd a beautiful Japanese lady who intrigued me because she was a Japanese reggae singer who makes some … Continue reading One night at El Inn Kyoto