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Kyoto Temple Has Robot Priest

The robot is based on the Buddhist deity of mercy.  The robot leads services at the Kodaiji temple in Kyoto. “This robot will never die; it will just keep updating itself and evolving,” said priest Tensho Goto. The robot was … Continue reading

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Sony’s New aibo

Sony is re-introducing it’s robotic dog aibo. Originally called Aibo and available from 1999 – 2006.  Starting in January of 2018 if you live in Japan, you can purchase the new aibo for 179,000 yen (about $1,739 US). The new … Continue reading

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Creepy Robot Called Alter

The Japan National Science Museum in Tokyo is hosting a new robot called Alter. Alter is a humanoid robot governed by a neural network.  A variety of sensors such as a temperature sensor and proximity sensor also influence Alter’s movements. … Continue reading

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Toyota’s Helpful Robot

Toyota has unveiled a new helper type robot called the Human Support Robot (HSR) to help with Japan’s aging population. It is designed to help people around their home and improve their quality of life. With a height of between … Continue reading

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Hugvie, The Huggable Robot

Using the Telenoid 1 robot shape as a basis, Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro has created Hugvie. Basically the user inserts their cell phone and communicates with another person while hugging them, having a much richer experience. The Hugvie can also … Continue reading

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