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Starved for a little social contact? The face of a robot or doll will seem more alive to you than to someone with a brimming social life.
The fascination with weird and wonderful robots at the Android: What is a Human? exhibition continues, as Japan unveils the world's first android newscasters.
A robot copy of Beicho Katsura III, a master comic storyteller in Japan, takes the stage in Osaka and gets a few laughs.
Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro's "Hugvie" translates your caller's voice into huggable vibrations. Great for long-distance lovin' -- and maybe a new form of high-tech group grope too.
Takashimaya has rolled out a Geminoid robot to greet shoppers for Valentine's Day. Will she find love?
When the Geminoid clan gets together for a reunion of sorts in Kyoto, Japan, things get a little spooky.
The first Geminoid robot to leave Japan is bound for Europe. We suspect it will form a band of international terrorists.
Why does your phone have to be a boring rectangle? Why not a half-baked person?
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.
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.