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Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto

Sep 11, 2018

Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto

Sharp Corp.'s RoBoHon, a small humanoid robot with artificial intelligence features, will accompany tourists in taxis in Kyoto and offer sightseeing guidance in Japanese, Chinese and English starting Sept. 22, the service providers said Tuesday. Sharp, Kyoto-based taxi operator MK Co. and travel agency JTB ...

Sony to launch revamped Aibo robot dog in U.S.

/ Aug 24, 2018

Sony to launch revamped Aibo robot dog in U.S.

Sony Corp. plans to start selling its revamped Aibo robot dog in the United States from September following its domestic revival in January. Sony, which regards the new Aibo as symbolizing the revival of its innovative spirit, aims to use the product to raise its ...

Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

Jun 2, 2018

Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

An award-winning sake brewery in the Tohoku region is eyeing a new approach to sake production that uses artificial intelligence to assist skilled workers. Nanbu Bijin Co. in Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture, is developing an AI tool to find the best time to drain water in ...