Japan chooses 2008's best robots (photo gallery)

Last year’s Grand Prize winning robot There should be no doubt that Japan is the world’s leading nation when it comes to the production and promotion of robots of all kinds. Each year, Nip

Japanese university develops hose-shaped rescue robot, tests it in the US

The University of Tohoku, located in Northern Japan, developed a hose-like robot specialized in rescuing victims in collapsed buildings. The robot is equipped with a camera at its tip and is able to s