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Robot seal Paro comforts Japan tsunami victims

Japan's famous robot seal Paro has been used in nursing homes in several countries. Now it's helping victims of the March 3 earthquake and tsunamis.

By Jul. 20, 2011

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Last Moment Robot: 'End of life detected'

Imagine drawing your final breath in the sole company of a talking machine: "I am here to comfort you. You are not alone, you are with me."

By Jun. 5, 2012

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Japan building new power suit, rescue robots

To deal with catastrophes like the March quake and tsunamis, Japan will spend $14 million on a power exoskeleton and rescue robots.

By Oct. 13, 2011

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Rest your snoring head on a robot bear pillow

Bears are good sleepers, what with all the hibernating they do. So what better robot animal to climb into bed with you and give you a loving little smack when you start snoring?

By Nov. 16, 2011

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Tsunami broke off Manhattan-size bits of Antarctica

The Sulzberger Ice Shelf calved icebergs the size of Manhattan after it was hit by the March 11 tsunami that devastated Japan, 8,000 miles away.

By Aug. 9, 2011

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Japan's HRP robot flexes muscles at Obama

President Obama gets a dose of cyber-cuteness from Japanese robots at an APEC summit in Yokohama over the weekend.

By Nov. 15, 2010

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This week in Crave: The heat dome edition

This week, we chilled out with stress apps, hit the water with a crazy jet pack, and gave a squat about a female urinal.

By Jul. 23, 2011

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Aging Japan squeezes out another robot baby

Baby beluga Babyloid, inspired, yes, by a baby beluga whale, can't do much except wriggle and look cute.

By Mar. 1, 2011

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Fujitsu goes from laptops to teddy bear bots

Fujitsu, best-known for laptops, is working on cute bear-shaped bots to provide comfort and interaction at nursing homes.

By Apr. 3, 2010