Apr 11, 2016

HAL opens up a new horizon

Cyberdine Inc.'s Hybrid Assistive Limb exoskeleton suit holds great promise for mobility-challenged people in rapidly graying Japan.

Creators of destroyed hitchBOT may try to rebuild it

Aug 4, 2015

Creators of destroyed hitchBOT may try to rebuild it

The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life. HitchBOT’s co-creators, Frauke Zeller and David Smith, said Monday that they’ve been overwhelmed with support and offers to ...

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 ...