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
<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
<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
<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
<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:
<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.
<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>(
<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,
<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?
<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
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
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 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,
Gifu University’s Graduate School of Medicine [JP] (located in central Japan) has developed a new “sick” robot, which is specifically geared towards medical students. Named Keiko (“
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].
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
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 “
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
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
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