Road Trip 2015: The second half of a two-part series about Vietnam's startup scene takes a deeper look at some rare success stories and how the country is fostering -- and hindering -- its homegrown tech community.
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.
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.
Many scientists and technology experts agree that artificial intelligence development should not involve military weaponry, as the decision to kill humans may fall exclusively into the hands of robots. It sounds like science fiction, but it's a real concern among the scientific community.
CBS' Seth Doane reports from Nagasaki, Japan, where a hotel staffed entirely by robots opened this month.