But could the sudden farewell have a silver lining?
Cut the carp and tell us if these are real already!
Robots? Check. Anime? Check. Creepy but still cute? Oh definitely check.
Of course making a giant robot suit is no easy task, but Hajime Research Institute is 22 percent there.
China has smashed its own Guinness World Record for the largest number of robots dancing at one time.
Osaka University’s PnueHound looks as excited to see us as we are to see it.
Pepper, I think we need to talk about your attitude problem.
See, this is why you need to limit your robots’ intake of violent anime.
Alongside the lifelike robot, shoppers can try their hand at futuristic screen technology that responds to touch in mid-air.
A fresh take on old-school Pocket Monsters and mobile suits.
Who knew awesome fashion could be so functional!
Designs inspired by multiple series, including A War in the Pocket, are causing a stir online.
Kyoto facility aims to harvest 500,000 heads of lettuce a day.
Why show your love for just one great sci-fi series when you can combine two?
With this mechanical friend, you’ll never have to drink alone!
Are you hosting a large event with lots of guests? Maybe it’s time to call in AI Samurai to help with crowd control!
A delegation of anime huggy pillows appeared on the red carpet at the recent Tokyo International Film Festival, but they weren’t the only non-human stars whose work was featured at the event. Also screening was Sayonara, a new film written and directed by Koji Fukuda. The fact that one of the Japanese-produced movie’s two female leads is a foreigner would be notable enough on its own, but what really makes Sayonara unique is that her costar is an android.
Most of the events and promotions organized by energy drink maker Red Bull are thoroughly in the “XTREME” category. As a matter of fact, sometimes the names of the events are so intense that we have only the vaguest idea of what happens in them, such as the Red Bull Rampage, Red Bull King of the Rock Tournament, and Red Bull Cape Fear.
However, Red Bull has a bit of a playful, silly side to it too, as shown in a contest it sponsors in which entrants launch their home-made flying machines from a pier and see who can travel the farthest distance before hitting the water. But even then, Red Bull can’t help but do things in the most XTREME way possible, and in the competition’s latest iteration, held in Japan, they killed giant anime robot Gundam.
Two members of the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation (Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto) recorded a practice session recently with an unusual musical guest: Pepper, a robot who can detect and interpret human emotions. It can also provide beats, and did so for Gotch (who plays guitar and prefers a rock tempo) and Tamaki Roy (who raps and prefers a hip-hop beat).
With all the companies working on self-driving cars right now, it can be difficult for companies to differentiate themselves from competitors.
Yamaha, however, is sure to stand out from the crowd with their newest project Motobot, a robot designed to ride a motorcycle on its own. But simply riding a motorcycle isn’t enough—the company’s hope is to eventually create a machine that can “surpass” humans!