Toshiba unveils trilingual robot in Odaiba

Business / Tech Oct 23, 2015

Toshiba unveils trilingual robot in Odaiba

by Masaaki Kameda

Toshiba Corp. unveiled a new multilingual android Friday who introduces herself and gives out information in three languages to tourists visiting Tokyo's popular Odaiba waterfront district. Making her debut at an information center located inside Aqua City Odaiba commercial complex was a female lifelike robot ...

Dentsu says it's creating robot entertainers

National Dec 3, 2014

Dentsu says it's creating robot entertainers

by Kazuaki Nagata

Dentsu Inc. will launch a new business focusing on developing "humanoid robot entertainers," the major ad agency said. For the first project, the company has created Matsukoroid, a life-size humanoid robot modeled on Matsuko Deluxe, a popular plus-sized cross-dressing TV star. The robot was developed under ...

Robot jazz singer serenades audience in Tokyo

National Oct 23, 2014

Robot jazz singer serenades audience in Tokyo

by Kazuaki Nagata

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 female singer ...

Humanoid robot exhibit opens in Tokyo

National / Science & Health Jun 24, 2014

Humanoid robot exhibit opens in Tokyo

by Kazuaki Nagata

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) on Tuesday unveiled three humanoid robots that are to be put on display so visitors can interact with them. Two of the machines were modeled on actual human forms, using special silicone and artificial muscles that ...