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Japan's HRP robot flexes muscles at Obama

President Obama gets a dose of cyber-cuteness from Japanese robots at an APEC summit in Yokohama over the weekend.

By November 15, 2010


HRP-4C girlbot grooves with go-go dancers

Yamaha's HRP-4C adds "dancer" to her resume as she joins four human performers for a Tokyo performance called "Dance Robot LIVE! - HRP-4C Cybernetic Human."

By October 18, 2010


HRP-4 robot can strike a pose, pour drinks

Japan is still upgrading its HRP series of humanoid servants. The latest prototype, HRP-4, can stand on one leg, strike a pose, and generally look cool.

By September 16, 2010


Scientists inch closer to building a drug-delivering nanorobot

Researchers say their proof-of-concept is a major step toward designing a nanocage that carries medicine around the body and targets specific diseased cells.

By December 3, 2013


Japan's latest supermodel--a robot

Designed to look like an average Japanese woman, an awkward girlbot named HRP-4C will make its catwalk debut at a Tokyo fashion show.

By March 18, 2009


Singing robot takes requests

Yamaha lets a crooning automaton take the stage at Ceatec 2009. During a demo, audience members are encouraged to use their iPhones to request one of six songs from the HRP-4C.

By October 6, 2009


Humanoid plant workers wow crowds at iRex

At the 2011 International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, power-lifting bots mix it up with the latest humanoids.

By November 9, 2011


Two-armed robot takes on risky lab work

This modified assembly robot has been put to work in the lab, where it's handling dangerous materials to keep people out of harm's way.

By July 7, 2012


Japan's (Freakily) Realistic Singing Humanoid Robot

The Latest "Diva Bot" Bears a Striking Resemblance to a Singing Human

By October 15, 2010


Crave 21: Do robots count? (podcast)

This week on Crave, Donald and Eric go gaga for a robot that sings and dances, provoking the question: does it count as an extramarital affair if the woman in question is made of metal and microchips?

By October 19, 2010