Nov 112016
 
Japan Robot Week 2016 (GALLERY)

Japan Robot Week 2016 went very well. The 3-day event drew 30,000 humans – nearly double the 2014 attendance. Therefrom, here is a handful of superbly mediocre photos of robots and robot stuff.

Sep 302016
 
Get Your Ass to Japan Robot Week!

Japan Robot Week is the occasionally quirkier, certainly more intimate, biennial alternate to iREX, its gigantic big brother. The focus is on Japanese firms’ service, assistive, and social robotics offerings; to the point: it’s a big-ass building filled with badass robots.

Jun 072016
 
Robots Dubstepped: iREX by iPHONE (VIDEO)

In December of 2015, hundreds of the world’s most advanced robots crowded the massive Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center for the biennial iREX International Robot Exhibition. You might be surprised how well an iPhone 6s Plus does with that.

Dec 022015
 
iREX 2015: Greatest Robotics Show in the Known Universe Underway in Tokyo

2015 marks the 21st installment of Japan’s biennial iREX robotics tradeshow, which is the world’s largest – and since it’s larger than ever, it’s basically the largest robotics event in history, yo.

Sep 192015
 
JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY!

China edition…kinda! This week China wants to get its hands on Japanese test-taking A.I. and is asking very politely; meanwhile, the U.S. is going to get an LA-to-Vegas bullet train from China – which technically means the Americans will finally get to ride some Japanese trains. We are not shitting you!

Mar 212015
 
TERMINAL ANANCHRONISM: Decomposing UNIVAC 120 Computer Found in Tokyo

Sometimes you’re on a corporate-sponsored press tour to get up-close and personal with the history of calculators and then you casually walk into the next room and BOOM! …suddenly you’re surrounded by the taxidermied carcasses of our technological ancestry.