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  • Video: Super-Realistic Dental Training Humanoid “Simroid”

    Video: Super-Realistic Dental Training Humanoid “Simroid”

    Simroid, a super-realistic dental training robot developed in Japan, caused quite a splash in news outlets worldwide when it made its debut in 2007. The level of realism was pretty high back then, but it’s even higher in the new version that was showcased in Tokyo a few days ago. The basic idea is that Simroid simulates a human patient during a dental check-up by moving and speaking… Read More

  • Actroid-F: Japan’s Super-Realistic Humanoid Gets A Brother (Video)

    Actroid-F: Japan’s Super-Realistic Humanoid Gets A Brother (Video)

    Do you remember Actroid-F, the super-realistic humanoid that we’ve shown you last year? Her makers, robot venture Kokoro and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), have apparently been working hard since then to create a “brother” for her. According to AIST, people kept asking the institute why it only manufactured a female… Read More

  • Videos: Super-Realistic Female Humanoid Actroid-F

    We have shown you many super-realistic androids from Japan in the past. But Actroid-F, along with what appears to be her twin sister Geminoid-F, certainly take the cake as far as realism is concerned. Actroid-F made a public showing in Tokyo a few days ago, dressed as a nurse who could work in hospitals as an “observer”. Read More

  • Robot "I-Fairy" leads nuptials at wedding in Japan (videos)

    We all knew this day would come eventually, and that day was yesterday: a robot called I-Fairy conducted a wedding, an official one. Needless to say that the wedding took place in Tokyo and that the robotic wedding conductor is the brain child of a Japanese robot company called Kokoro. Read More

  • Japanese department store offers robots that look like their buyers

    We all knew this day would come and we all knew this would happen first in Japan. And local department store chain operator Sogo & Seibu is ready to make it possible: You can soon buy robots who look exactly like you. Right, life-size humanoids. The company isn’t that sure about its idea though as it plans to offer just two robots for the time being. Sogo & Seibu says… Read More