Jul 122014
Mirrored TOKYO Will Melt Your Brain (VIDEO)

Twist and turn. Reflect. Go upside down and merge it all together in a videographic collage…the result is the latest hit from YouTuber darwinfish105. Once again, he’s delivered a basically unnotwatchable love letter to the metropolis.

Jul 122014
Solar Diversification: Japanese Farmers' Invisible New Cash Crop

Farming might be dying, but the farms still physically exist, and one in particular, located in Chiba Prefecture, the eastern edge of the Tokyo Metro area, has put part of their plot to double-use by installing a solar array above their veggie operation.

Jan 192014
What to Expect from Robotics in 2014: Google, Japan, and Much More (VIDEOS)

In addition to the most visible and flashy robotics projects, there is a burgeoning world of robotics development out there set to spark the imaginations of another generation of nerd and engineering culture and beyond. This year, we will see some truly amazing things – things the media have barely touched on, and not all of it revolves around Google.

Oct 282013
Japanese Exoskeleton Update: Does Team Skeletonics have new gear? (VIDEO)

We’ve been in love with Team Skeletonics’ human-powered exoskeleton for years, and all throughout, it’s pretty much been the same mechanical and aesthetic configuration. But it now looks like they’ve been refining in the background, and might be bringing something new out to play.

Aug 172013
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday [via the All-New AkihabaraNews]

This week it’s Sony’s playing Smartphone Release Roulette in what’s maybe an attempt to steal/ride new iPhone buzz but probably not, and the UK, intriguingly, is shoring up defense equipment & intelligence agreements with Japan & Korea (shhh, don’t tell China).

Aug 062013
Why So Quiet, Mr. Technosnark©®™?

Anthrobotic.com’s Primary Caregiver is a contributor at AkihabaraNews.com – a lovely site that, prior to 10 days ago, was super modern and cutting edge… in 2007. Work is complete, and AkihabaraNews is now super-powered, madd sexy, and goin’ all tech in three languages!

Jul 252013
In Memoriam, Kanako Miura (Japanese Version - 日本語のバージョン) 追悼: 人型ロボット開発の世界的パイオニア・三浦郁奈子さんがボストン市内で交通事故のため死亡