• Video: Super-Realistic Humanoid Geminoid-F Stars In A Play

    Hiroshi Ishiguro, one of Japan’s most famous robot makers, caused a splash back in April, when he unveiled Geminoid-F, one of the most realistic humanoids ever. Last month, a variation of the robot, which is named Actroid-F, was shown to the public (Actroid-F is supposed to one day take on the role of a robotic nurse in hospitals). And over the weekend, the android was used as an actress… Read More

  • Video: Wall-Crawling Robots From Japan

    It’s been some tough months for the three humanoids, which Japan showcased at the Shanghai Expo to demonstrate the country’s dominance in robotics. The machines, dubbed Yume Robo, have been climbing up and down a 15-meter wall at the Japanese pavilion every 20 minutes, for the last 184 days. 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

  • Videos: Cybernetic Human Robot HRP-4C Dancing

    We know her as a pretty creepy cyber-model, a bridezilla, and a singer. And now cybernetic human robot HRP-4C, brain child of Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), has learned how to dance, too. Read More

  • Videos: Group Of French Robots Visiting Japan

    A French company exporting robots (of all things) to Japan? Paris-based Aldebaran has just inked a deal with the University of Tokyo, which will use a total of 30 NAO humanoid robots to teach computer science later this year. Depending on the robot model and specs, each robot is priced at between $1,400 and $17,000. Read More

  • Video: Cybernetic Human Robot HRP-4C Can Now "Sing" Better

    Do you remember the HRP-4c, one of the most realistic humanoids out there? Made by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, the fembot was so far mostly known as a pretty creepy cyber-model and bridezilla. In December last year, we’ve shown you a video of her trying to sing – and now she’s gotten better at that. Read More

  • Video: Mini Humanoid "Little Seiko" Navigating an S-shaped Balance Beam

    Yesterday, we showed you “Little Seiko”, a pretty awesome unicycling mini humanoid developed by Japan-based Murata. As reported, the new version (the first model appeared 5 years ago) boasts the ability to traverse an S-shaped balance beam without falling over. But yesterday, we could show you just a picture and no video – now we can. Read More

  • Murata's Awesome Unicycle Robots Get A 2010 Upgrade

    Japan-based electronics company Murata caused a splash two years ago with Little Seiko, a a small humanoid robot [JP] that can unicycle forward and backward and is also able to stop without falling over. A male version, Little Seisaku [ENG], with similar skills exists, too. And now, Murata has announced [JP] 2010 updates for the robots. Read More

  • Videos: Bipedal Robot Vehicle Core

    I’m telling you, Terminators are just around the corner. Just look at what a team of researchers at Chiba Institute of Technology (CIT) has developed: a very cool robotic vehicle that stands on two legs. Dubbed core [JP], it’s an impressive 1,915mm tall and weighs 230kg. Read More

  • HRP-4: Meet Japan's New And Awesome Humanoid Robot (Video)

    Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has done it again. After having developed one of the most advanced cybernetic human robots out there (namely the HRP-4C we covered previously), it is now time for the next humanoid. Meet the HRP-4 [JP]. Read More

  • Video: Fujisoft's PALRO Mini Humanoid

    We first covered PALRO (Pal+Robot), a mini humanoid made by Tokyo-based Fujisoft, back in February, and it already received a number of upgrades. Most importantly, buyers can now download dedicated “apps” (dubbed “PAPPS” [JP]) that make the little guy more versatile. A special Twitter client, for example, makes sure PALRO reads out every tweet in your timeline out… Read More