Feb 072015

This week Hitachi is finally ready to send its snake/crawler hybrid robot into the heart of Fukushima Daiichi’s severely melted-down reactor #1, and a Japanese booze maker that owns an American booze maker wants to get cozier and it’s kind of funny.

Jan 172015
Robots are the New Mexicans and ActiveRobo SAM is Japan's Newest Mexican

Section A is furious anger at robotics coverage and the corpsifying institution of journalism in general. Section B is some very interesting robotics news from Japan (telepresence robotic heavy equipment operation!). Section C is the bow on the whole thing, so choose your own adventure(s)!

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 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


Jul 122013
Need More Japanese Women! (in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics)

Anthrobotic’s Chief Maintenance Engineer did some stand-up sociology on the issue of Japan’s big-ass population problem and how sciencey J-girls can, no – MUST help fix it.