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You can virtually inhabit Toyota’s new humanoid robot

Toyota has a new, third-generation humanoid robot bears the charming name “T-HR3” and is designed to be a helpful and safe assistant to humans. It also features a so-called “master m

Videos: Teen-Size Humanoid Hajime Is Playing Soccer

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/hajime-Robot.jpg" /> The <a href="http://www.it-chiba.ac.jp/english/">Chiba Institute of Technology</a> in Japan has developed a humanoi

Meet ISAMARO, Japan's newest humanoid

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/isamaro.png" /> Japan must have a solid number of customers willing to pay a ton of money for home-use robots, because otherwise there w

Video: Meet Palro, Fujisoft's mini humanoid

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/palro.jpg" /> Most of the <a href="http://search.beta.techcrunch.com/query.php?y=%2Ftc_eng_id%2Fsearch%2Fv1%2Fquery%2Frobot%3Fcategory_i

Meet Nippon Institute of Technology's cool humanoid (video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/e_nuvo-620x465.jpg" /> It's another humanoid from Japan, it doesn't have an official name yet, but it's pretty cool: This <a href="http:

Ropid: New robot runs, jumps 8 centimeters high (2 videos)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ropid.jpg" /> Japan has produced many humanoids in the past years, but making them move in one way or the other is usually a challenge.

Robovie-X: New glove-controlled, ambidextrous humanoid

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/robovie_pc.jpg"> Japan-based <a href="http://www.atr.jp/index_e.html">Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International </a>(

Video of coffee-serving mini humanoid is awesome, gets 100,000 views in 24 hours

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/hina_humanoid_coffee.png" /> A video of <a href="http://clockwork.shikisokuzekuu.net/HINA.html">Hina</a> [JP], a small female humanoid,

KOBIAN proves that robots can now even get emotional (video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/kobian-620x465.jpg" /> Humanoid robots are being developed all over the world (but <a href="http://search.beta.techcrunch.com/query.php?

Meet Postkun, Japan's cutest mini postman robot

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/postkun_robot.jpg" /> I don't know when and if mankind will ever get robotic postmen but I am sure that if, they will come from Japan, j

Meet Robovie-X PRO, Japan's newest mini humanoid

http://blip.tv/play/ih_hsHqJ5FQ Osaka-based robot maker Vstone today unveiled a humanoid called Robovie-X Pro, an update of the Robovie-X the company presented back in September. The new model stands

Meet Mamoru-Kun, the little robot that will get your misplaced glasses and slippers

The Information and Robot Technology Research Initiative, a research body of the prestigious University of Tokyo, has developed a small desktop robot that assists elderly people in managing daily task

NEC uses life-sized humanoid as ticket and payment terminal

NEC has unveiled a special kind of ticket and e-money terminal yesterday at the iExpo exhibition [JP] (which ends tomorrow) in Tokyo. The Japanese company designed the terminal after a humanoid robot,

Meet Keiko, the newest (talking) robot for medical students

Gifu University‚Äôs Graduate School of Medicine [JP] (located in central Japan) has developed a new “sick” robot, which is specifically geared towards medical students. Named Keiko (&#8220

University of Tokyo unveils robot that does household chores, learns from mistakes

In cooperation with Toyota, the Information and Robot Technology Research Initiative, a research body of prestigious University of Tokyo, has developed a robot that handles household chores [JP, PDF].

Robo Japan 2008: Honda showcases the newest version of the Asimo humanoid (video)

Video: Courtesy of DigInfo Honda’s humanoid Asimo has been around for more than four years now but it’s still highly popular in its homeland Japan. At Robo Japan 2008, an exhibition held i

CEATEC 2008: Japanese research institute showcases one ugly and one cute robot

Japan’s NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) is also present at CEATEC 2008 and two of their robots caught my eye, apparently integral elements of their “

CEATEC 2008: Murata Girl unicycle robot in action (video)

The CEATEC 2008 tech/electronics exhibition started today in Chiba (near Tokyo) and as to be expected, the Murata Girl, aka creepy kindergarten robot Little Seiko, turned out to be the biggest crowd p

Little Seiko: Japanese company develops creepy kindergarten girl robot

http://blip.tv/play/ih_PjB+J5FQ Tokyo-based electronics company Murata yesterday unveiled a small humanoid robot [JP] that can unicycle forward and backward and is also able to stop without falling ov

Creepy Japanese fembot promotes suntan lotion on TV

This week, Osaka-based healthcare company Kincho released [JP] a new commercial for their “Preshower” sunscreen, which currently airs on Japanese TV. I have no idea why but the ad stars Ac
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