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Japan to increase support for firms developing caregiver robots

National Aug 21, 2018

Japan to increase support for firms developing caregiver robots

The government will step up support for companies developing caregiver robots with an eye on improving productivity in the field of elderly nursing care amid widespread labor shortages. In its budget request for fiscal 2019, which begins next April, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and ...

Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba

National Sep 24, 2017

Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Gundam's upgrade was unveiled in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district on Sunday, giving hope to its corporate sponsors that the giant robot statue will become a new tourist attraction ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The towering, full-scale 19.7-meter Unicorn Gundam replaces the previous model, which ...

Technological fun for the home

Digital | ON: TECH Apr 16, 2017

Technological fun for the home

by Chiho Komoriya

Gadget maker Cerevo has taken advantage of the hype surrounding this month's release of the Hollywood version of "Ghost in the Shell" by producing a 1/8 scale robot model of the original anime's AI combat-vehicle Tachikoma.