Japanese team sets January deadline for Lunar X Prize rover entry

Sep 9, 2016

Japanese team sets January deadline for Lunar X Prize rover entry

A Japanese team comprising Tokyo-based startup ispace and Tohoku University expects to complete its moon-bound robot contestant for Google Inc.’s exploration contest by next January. Hakuto will compete against 15 other teams from around the world to win the Google Lunar X Prize, the ...

Hitachi starts trials of EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Haneda airport

Sep 2, 2016

Hitachi starts trials of EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Haneda airport

Hitachi Ltd. started trials of its EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Friday to aid foreign visitors to Japan. During the trials through December in the airport’s domestic Terminal 2, the robot will communicate with passengers in Japanese and English at a ...

Aug 17, 2016

Panasonic eyes trial sales of tomato-harvesting robot

Panasonic Corp. will begin selling tomato-harvesting robots on a trial basis around 2019 amid a shortage of farmers and an aging agricultural population, a company official said. The equipment is being developed under a government-sponsored national project to use technology to make Japanese farm ...