Customer service robot debuts at Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Apr 14, 2015

Customer service robot debuts at Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ took a first step toward employing nonhuman staff on Monday, with the introduction of a customer service humanoid robot at its flagship Tokyo outlet. Standing 58 cm tall and weighing 5.4 kg, the Nao robot will work at reception until ...

Robot jazz singer serenades audience in Tokyo

Oct 23, 2014

Robot jazz singer serenades audience in Tokyo

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Who says you need soul to sing jazz? A humanoid robot vocalist was the centerpiece of an ensemble serenading onlookers at the Marunouchi Building near Tokyo Station on Wednesday. Viewed from a distance, the band looked like a regular quartet. Up close, the alluring ...

Robot team turns dreams to reality with Skeletonics

Sep 24, 2014

Robot team turns dreams to reality with Skeletonics

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Every self-respecting fan of robots, or even animations featuring robots, has at some point dreamed of strapping themselves into an exoskeleton and emulating their favorite anime heroes. The Skeletonics robot suit, developed by 24-year-old Reyes Tatsuru Shiroku and other members of the 2008 Robocon ...