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.

Jun 072013
Japanese Robot Stories: Honda and NHK for the Early June Win!

Japan’s NHK has developed a subtly robotic virtual reality interface (that actually virtualizes the non-real), and Honda has released 100 of it’s subtly robotic assistive devices into Japanese medical institutions; Subtle robotics moves, exciting robotics potential.

May 092013
Honda's Got Robots, Sekisui's Got Houses, and the Japanese Government has Cash

When a giant Japanese company that makes robots starts collaborating with a giant Japanese company that makes houses at the same time the Japanese government begins funding public robotics, awesomeness seems likely to follow.

Mar 302013
BREAKING NEWS: Anthrobotic.com Releases Technosnark Virus into Mainstream Media

The technology dork in charge at Anthrobotic.com has infected yet another online news source: Japan Today’s beautifully made INSIGHT MAGAZINE. If you’ve got an iPad, subscribe! If you don’t have an iPad, get an iPad – then subscribe!

Feb 152013
All I Want for Valentine's Day is a Robot Lover with an Aggregate Mindfile of the Best Parts of all my Ex-Girlfriends KTHXBAI.

All I Want for Valentine’s Day is a Robot Lover with an Aggregate Mindfile of the Best Parts of all my Ex-Girlfriends KTHXBAI.

Jan 172013
Activelink Power Loader Gives HAL Some Competition, but Who's Going to Fukushima?

Japan’s got the best robot exoskeletons, and the best among them is Cyberdyne’s HAL. But there’s a new Power Loader in town, and HAL better stay on it’s game – which is also presented here as a wildly generalizing analogy for Japan’s floppy electronics industry.

Nov 092012
Robot Hand is Pouring Beer, Argument is Valid.

Prosthetic maker RSLSteeper has been around for over 90 years, but marketing seems to be a relatively recent endeavor. Their Bebionic3 super awesome robotic hand is all over the tubes right now, but nobody knows from whence it came!