Why does your phone have to be a boring rectangle? Why not a half-baked person?
Perched on your shoulder, this creepy humanoid brings a distant buddy into the conversation. Just don't expect to make any new friends.
A robot copy of Beicho Katsura III, a master comic storyteller in Japan, takes the stage in Osaka and gets a few laughs.
Engineers and tinkerers, it seems, never tire of creating horrific human simulacra in robot baby form. This one squirms like the Terminatorish nightmare it aspires to be.
Japan's Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro sees the day when a mini android that lets you "feel" the presence of the party on the other line could replace cell phones.
The first Geminoid robot to leave Japan is bound for Europe. We suspect it will form a band of international terrorists.
When the Geminoid clan gets together for a reunion of sorts in Kyoto, Japan, things get a little spooky.
Sure, the iPad 2 is the big story of the week (winning!), but a lot more went on too, and not all of it tablet-related.