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Super Guzzilla is a 33,000-pound robot, so we had to look into claims its manufacturer was allowing festivalgoers the opportunity to pilot it. Fortunately, it looks like nobody will be causing chaos with the big metal machine, as the "pilot" software happens entirely in VR.
Khail and Ashley discuss how festival goers in Japan can pilot a 33,000-pound robot, watch Valve's VR headset demo for "Portal" and explain how a lab grew a tiny beating heart from scratch. #TDRoboPilot
Apple, extending its partnership with IBM, will also collaborate on apps to improve the wellness and connectivity of elderly people, starting in Japan.
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, for helping me with my luggage. Hen-na Hotel in Japan is set to open with check-in bots and robot concierges, porters and maids. So we don't have to tip them, right?
Dalek with legs? Cybermen in Spandex? Sonic Screwdriver as a sword flute? Crave chats with the "Japanese Doctor Who" filmmaker Joshua Kahan about why he gave the popular British sci-fi show the Tokusatsu touch.
The Japanese company will talk up its latest gadgets during an event in Berlin. The invite hints at a broad array of devices, from smartphones to cameras to TVs.
Technically Incorrect: Claiming its prototype drone can fly for 2 hours, and at 106 mph, Sony sends the gadget up, up and away.
Boston Dynamics unveiled Atlas, a 6'3" robot that appears to be learning karate moves. We say this decision can't possibly end well, but there's also the possibility these robots are being trained to fight an impending alien invasion we're not aware of yet.
On today's show, we giggle at a Japanese bra that changes patterns and color with the right kind of contact, worry about the dangers of teaching robots karate, and start saving for the futuristic watercraft called the Quadrofoil.