Tokyo train station eatery gives soba-cooking robot a try

Business Mar 17, 2020

Tokyo train station eatery gives soba-cooking robot a try

A robot that cooks soba noodles is serving hungry commuters at a train station in western Tokyo in yet another example of Japan's shift to automation as labor remains in short supply. The robot was introduced Monday on a trial basis at Higashikoganei Station on ...

Media get peek at Tokyo's new high-tech Takanawa Gateway Station

Business Mar 9, 2020

Media get peek at Tokyo's new high-tech Takanawa Gateway Station

The Yamanote Line's first new station since 1971 was unveiled to the media on Monday, with East Japan Railway Co. showcasing robots and other "futuristic" features to help people find their way around. Takanawa Gateway Station, situated in Minato Ward's Konan district between Shinagawa and ...

Business / Tech Feb 7, 2020

Coronavirus pushes robots to front lines of China's hospitals

The deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has pushed the Chinese medical community into overdrive, has also prompted hospitals to more quickly adopt robots as medical assistants. Telepresence bots that allow remote video communication, patient health monitoring and safe delivery of medical goods are growing in number ...

Could bionic jellyfish help monitor oceans?

World / Science & Health Jan 31, 2020

Could bionic jellyfish help monitor oceans?

It may sound more like science fiction than science fact, but researchers have created bionic jellyfish by embedding microelectronics into these ubiquitous marine invertebrates with hopes to deploy them to monitor and explore the world's oceans. A small prosthetic enabled the jellyfish to swim three ...