humanoids

Japanese Company Works On 13-Foot Robot With Built-In Cockpit

The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/robocalypse/">Robocalypse</a> is near: Osaka-based <a href="http://www.hajimerobot.co.jp/en/">Hajime Research Institute</a> is working on a <a href="http:/

Video: Japanese Robot Climbs Up And Down Ladders By Itself

We're getting closer and closer to the <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/tag/robocalypse">Robocalypse</a>: Osaka-based industrial equipment maker <a href="http://www.musclecorp.com/english/index

Japanese Company Shows Robot Co-Working With Humans (Video)

We're one step closer to the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/robocalypse/">Robocalypse</a>: Japan-based <a href="http://global.kawada.jp/">Kawada Industries</a> has developed a humanoid robot

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 <a href="http://www.diginfo.tv/2007/12/26/07-0580-r.php">its debut in

SmartPal VII: A Humanoid That Can Be Remote-Controlled Via Kinect (Video)

We've shown you many <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/kinect/">Kinect</a>-based hacks and applications over the past months, and here is a new one from Japan: major robot maker <a href="http:/

Video: Super-Realistic HRP-4C Humanoid Walks Like Human

Most <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/robots">robots</a> that are labeled "humanoids" still have a common problem: they can only walk in a slow, mechanical and chopping motion. Even <a href="h

Asimo: Honda Upgrades Its Awesome Humanoid (Videos)

Honda has been very silent about <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/asimo">Asimo</a>, its super-advanced humanoid <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/robots">robot</a>, in recent years. Aft

Video: Amazing Mini Humanoid Rides Bicycle

We've shown you <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/robots">robots</a> completing various tasks in the past, but this new model, a small hobby humanoid, can ride a bicycle like a human being. It'

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

Do you remember Actroid-F, the super-realistic humanoid that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/10/27/videos-super-realistic-female-humanoid-actroid-f/">we've shown you last year</a>? Her maker

New Robot Touch Sensor Paves The Way To More Lifelike Humanoids (Video)

Robots these days, especially humanoids, have one problem: it doesn't feel nice or life-like when you touch them. This is where an invention by Japanese robot startup <a href="http://www.touchence.jp/

Video: Japanese Robot Talks Like A Human

We're one step closer to the Robocalypse: a research team at Japan's <a href="http://www.kagawa-u.ac.jp/sub/english.html">Kagawa University</a> has developed a <a href="http://stwww.eng.kagawa-u.ac.jp

Video: Meet Mex-One, Mexico's First Humanoid Robot

Professor Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano from the <a href="http://www.cinvestav.mx/Default.aspx?alias=www.cinvestav.mx/ingles&language=en-US">Research and Advanced Studies Center of the National Polytec

HRP-4C: Watch That Japanese Humanoid Singing A New Song (Video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/HRP4C.png" /> Remember <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/HRP-4C/">HRP-4C</a>? I saw her once in real life with my own eye

POLYRO: Meet The Humanoid That Costs Under $2,000 To Make

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/polyro.jpg" /> The <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/robocalypse/">Robocalypse</a>, it's coming nearer and nearer. Case in point: P

Awesome Android Group Video: 3 Humans Meet Their Robotic Look-alikes

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/geminoids-620x345.png" /> The Japanese don't call them androids but <a href="http://search.beta.techcrunch.com/query.php?s=actroid">actr

Robovie-PC Wins World's First Robot Marathon

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Picture-13-620x505.png" /> The <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/02/17/video-first-robot-to-run-full-marathon-next-week/">world's

World's First Robot Marathon Has Started (Livestream)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/robot_marathon3-620x415.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/02/17/video-first-robot-to-run-full-marathon-next-week/">Last we

Videos: Toyota's Humanoids Play The Trumpet And Violin

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/toyota_robot.png" /> <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/toyota">Toyota</a> isn't just a car company: as we reported <a href="http://

Video: First Robot To Run Full Marathon Next Week

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/robot_marathon3-620x415.jpg" /> We all knew this day would come, and we all knew this would happen in Japan: robot maker <a href="http:/

Japan Prepares Tweeting Humanoid Astronaut

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/sohla_moon.jpg" /> Japan continues to be the world's number 1 <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/robots">robot</a> nation: the Japan
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