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ROBOT

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 5, 2014
SoftBank unveils 'historic' robot
SoftBank Corp. unveiled on Thursday what it says is the world's first humanoid robot that can communicate and read people's emotions, and said it will go on sale to the general public next year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2014
Hitachi develops robots to probe Fukushima No. 1 plant
Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. say they have developed robots to detect cooling water leakage points and the condition of nuclear fuel at the disaster-struck Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Mar 9, 2014
Honda's robotics tech headed for homes of the future
As technology evolves, every household is predicted to have at least one robot in the future, just as many of today's consumers feel incomplete without Internet access or a mobile phone.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 4, 2014
Robots challenged to pass Todai examination
If robots with artificial intelligence prove they can outperform humans, will most jobs currently undertaken by people be done by robots instead?
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 11, 2013
NEC plans service for monitoring kin living apart using special robot and cloud
NEC Corp. said Monday it will start a new service that will allow family members living apart to watch over each other utilizing a small robot and cloud computing technology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 7, 2013
Robots walk the walk, fix 'bento' at Tokyo show
Robots that can build cars side by side with humans on an assembly line or precisely place pieces of chicken into "bento" boxed lunches, even those capable of dancing or creating nail art are just some of the highlights of the International Robot Exhibition that got under way Wednesday at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward.
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2013
Leader of winning Robocon team already eyeing next year's contest
Kota Uchiyama, a student at Kanazawa Institute of Technology, led his university robot team to victory this year in an international competition in Vietnam and is already gearing up for a two-peat in 2014.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2013
Paro's therapeutic value improved
Intelligent System Co., manufacturer of the Paro baby seal robot, says it has improved the therapeutic toy, making it more suitable for use in nursing homes.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 31, 2013
Director Yukinori Makabe has high hopes for his 'Tokyo Sky Story' at film festival
A staffer of the Robot production house, where he has worked as an assistant director on entries in the hit "Always" and "Odoru Daisosasen (Bayside Shakedown)" series, 29-year-old Yukinori Makabe has also directed award-winning short films, including "The Sun and the Moon," which beat out 250 others to win the Grand Prix of the Journey Award 2012 short-film contest sponsored by Louis Vuitton. His latest film, "Tokyo Sky Story," will be shown at the Space 634 theater at Tokyo Skytreetown to celebrate the first anniversary of Tokyo Skytree, and as a special screening of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia. At the Robot headquarters in Ebisu, a very young-looking, but poised and articulate Makabe explained how the film came to be made.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 2, 2013
'Pop idol' robot converses with customers at Osaka store
A robot modeled after a female pop idol comes equipped with the ability to recognize words and converse in real-time.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2013
New robots reduce human risk in disaster cleanup
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization on Wednesday unveiled a series of robots and systems to help deal with disasters such as the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and reduce the danger for workers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2013
Toshiba decontamination bot to scrub No. 1 plant
Toshiba Corp. on Friday unveiled a prototype of its remotely operated decontamination robot that it expects to help clean up the Fukushima No. 1 plant's radiation-zapped reactor buildings as early as this summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2013
Robot facility aims to aid nation in nuclear crisis
Japan Atomic Power Co. on Wednesday opened a facility in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, that will station remote-controlled robots and dispatch them in the event of a crisis at the nation's nuclear power plants.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / CLOSE-UP
Jan 6, 2013
Frederik Schodt: pop culture ambassador to the world
Quick quiz: Who was the first Japanese civilian to be issued a passport?
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Feb 4, 2010
Will Palro be befriended by the public?
Palro is cute as a button and programmable to boot, but will it be the robot everyone wants to invite home?

Longform

Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on