President Obama gets a dose of cyber-cuteness from Japanese robots at an APEC summit in Yokohama over the weekend.
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."
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.
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.
Designed to look like an average Japanese woman, an awkward girlbot named HRP-4C will make its catwalk debut at a Tokyo fashion show.
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.
At the 2011 International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, power-lifting bots mix it up with the latest humanoids.
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.
The Latest "Diva Bot" Bears a Striking Resemblance to a Singing Human
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?