Japanese robot

Soft serve ice cream robots create the perfect cone in under 40 seconds【Video】

Would you prefer dog-made or dino-made ice cream?

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We spent a night in a Tokyo hotel staffed by robots 【Photos】

You’ll never feel alone in this hotel (but not in a creepy way).

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Say konnichiwa to Erica, the android who can have “completely natural” conversations 【Video】

We’ve known for a while that Japan is busy at work creating life-like human robots that will one day take over the world. But for the most part they’ve seemed pretty silly, like malfunctioning children that don’t quite know what they’re doing.

However the most recent Japanese android creation, Erica, might put a stop to that. She was created specifically with the goal of imitating human speech and body language patterns, in order to have “completely natural” conversations.

Will she be able to trick her inevitable suitors into thinking she’s real? Read on to find out!

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The singularity is coming: Eerily lifelike androids converge in Odaiba for exhibition

What does it mean to be human? That’s the question being asked in a thought-provoking new exhibition of stunningly lifelike androids, which also suggests that maybe the singularity could be closer than we think.

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Cute Bipedal Robot Rides a Bike All By Itself

Japan has the robot market covered pretty well, with a robot for almost every occasion.  We’ve already seen a restaurant filled with fembots, a 24-fingered hair washing robot, and a $1.25 million boardable mecha.

This time, Japan brings the world a tiny bipedal robot that can ride a bike and balance all by itself.

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