Are we literally getting into bed with robots?

Dec 24, 2016

Are we literally getting into bed with robots?

‘Sexbots” are a staple of science fiction — the idea of robots as sex partners is explored, for instance, in recent films and television series such as “Ex-Machina” and “Westworld.” However, some specialists believe the first animated lovers made of metal, rubber and plastic, ...

Projector robot moves, learns, alters shape

Dec 9, 2016

Projector robot moves, learns, alters shape

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Cerevo Inc. said Friday it has launched a shape-changing home projector robot that can turn ceilings, walls and floors into displays. The Tokyo-based hardware venture firm’s new robot, called Tipron, is also capable of learning where to project images, moving to those positions by ...

Nov 22, 2016

AIG, Cyberdyne to develop insurance plans to cover wearable robots

U.S.-affiliated insurance firm AIG Japan Holdings K.K. and wearable robot maker Cyberdyne Inc. have formed a business alliance in the nonlife insurance business. Under the tie-up deal announced Monday, the unit of New York-based American International Group Inc. and Cyberdyne will develop and sell ...

Robot-run Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki enters Guinness book

Nov 18, 2016

Robot-run Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki enters Guinness book

The Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as “the first robot-staffed hotel” in the world, according to the chief of the Huis Ten Bosch theme park. “Our hotel will keep on moving with the evolution of ...