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Hackaday Links May 13th 2012

Amazing ass… for a robot Yep, Japan still has the creepy robotics market cornered. Case in point is this robotic posterior. Don’t worry, they’ve included a dissection so you can see how the insides work too. [via Gizmodo] Time-lapse camera module results As promised, [Quinn Dunki] sent in a link to the photo album from [...]
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Fujitsu develops robotic care bear that giggles, snores

Technology / Gadgets : CrunchGear (4 years ago)

Japan gave us one creepy robot over the weekend, but the country of kawaii hasn't forgotten about its roots. Case in point: A new robo bear, designed by Fujitsu and especially geared towards the elderly. The yet-to-be-named robot, w... Read Post

Four short links: 14 May 2012

Technology : O'Reilly Radar (2 years ago)

Shiri = Japanese Robotic Ass (YouTube) -- I couldn't watch after 2m30s or so when he starts slapping the robot ass. I never imagined a butt as UI. I eagerly await the hobbyist version, the Arduino Ass Shield. (via Ed Yong) Facebook ... Read Post

Japan’s Prime Minister Aims to Hold the ‘Robot Olympics’ in 2020

Technology : Shelly Palmer Digital Living (last week)

Japan is hoping to stage a Robot Olympics in 2020 alongside the summer games which will be hosted in Tokyo. Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, has said he wants to use such an event to showcase the latest global robotics technology, an... Read Post

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