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Sex doll tech moves to the dentist's chair

Showa Hanako, a robotic dental patient created to help train dental students, gets more realistic, thanks to silicone parts from a Japanese sex doll maker.

By July 1, 2011


Enryu rescue robot gets Fukushima mission

A rescue robot called Enryu is being deployed to the Fukushima nuclear plant. It will be the first Japanese robot to help move rubble.

By April 23, 2011


Dentistry simulation android is all smiles

Japanese universities recently unveiled a dentistry simulator robot called Hanako. The android patient responds to dentistry students by talking, sneezing, or even gagging.

By March 30, 2010


This robot babysits your kids while you shop

Why spend money on a babysitter when a inanimate object will do the job?

By March 26, 2008


Photos: Robots light up the alarm

Sanyo and Tmsuk have developed a glowing robot that guards your home and serves as an ornament when off-duty.

June 2, 2005


Week in pictures: Laptop pains, gadget gains

roundup Do cramped laptop quarters mean a rising risk of injury? Also: Sleek designs at Computex and colorful robots.

By June 3, 2005


Photos: Renaissance robots

These days, robots are doing just about everything, from dancing to riding camels to taking people up stairs.

April 28, 2005