Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industry hurled a few insults at the American team upon accepting a challenge for the teams' giant robots to battle.
Take your place in the director's chair for a playable Google doodle bringing Ultraman to life.
Now that America's MegaBots and Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries have both built giant, pilot-controlled robots, it seems obvious what has to happen next.
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.
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.
Japan's giant construction company, Obayashi Corporation, has announced that it plans to build an elevator into space by the year 2050.
Here comes the robot bride, all dressed in white. The first ever robot wedding takes place in Japan between humanoid robot Yukirin and slightly-less-humanoid bot Frois.