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Giant fembots land in Tokyo's red light district

Untold millions have gone into creating a bizarre floor show of 10-foot-tall robots and dancing girls.

By August 2, 2012

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German Fembot AILA: No mouth, but great hair

While she doesn't have legs like our old buddy Asimo, she rolls about on six wheels and can turn in any direction. Think of the possibilities. Roller disco, for a start.

By April 23, 2010

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Electronic girlfriend coat hugs you, talks nice to you

A group of Japanese students create a girlfriend-substitute coat that holds you and whispers sweet nothings in your ear.

By April 10, 2013

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Blind spot: How a hoax about eye licking went global

Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.

By August 8, 2013

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Guess what? Drunk fish aren't afraid of robot fish

Scientists find that fish are scared of robot predators, but not when they're totally hammered.

By August 2, 2013

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Japan eyes sending humanoid robot into orbit

A bot may watch over sleeping astronauts orbiting Earth if Japan's space agency JAXA moves ahead with its plans for 2013.

By February 17, 2011

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Crave 25: The Wipe Album (podcast)

Forget about the Beatles, did you know there's a robot that gives sponges baths? Plus, the Nook goes color, zipping earbuds, and a spoonful of patriotic sprinkles for some chocolate-covered bacon.

By November 16, 2010

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Kokoro shows off its latest android Actroid F

Tokyo entertainment firm Kokoro shows off its latest fembot, Actroid F, in a PR video. The lifelike android is slated to go on sale to work as a receptionist or hospital worker.

By August 28, 2010

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Reporters' Roundtable: What is artificial life? (podcast)

Craig Venter recently announced that he had modified a living organism by replacing its DNA with a synthetically-created genome. Today we're talking about this new technology, how it works, and what it means for all of us.

By June 4, 2010

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Top 5 coolest movie robots

What are the coolest robots we've seen on the silver screen? Watch and find out.

By February 11, 2009