Tag Archives: robotics

Japan is planning an “International Robot Competition” in 2020!!!

The future of robotics

The future of robotics

 

“A committee of experts to discuss an international robot competition that the Japanese government wants to hold in 2020 met for the first time on Feb. 2, and suggested that the competition cover three categories: product-making, services, and public interest projects. 

“Product-making” would cover fields like factory work and agriculture. “Services” events would include areas like customer service and providing care for the infirm. “Public interest” would cover fields like checks on public infrastructure and disaster rescue operations.”  (The Mainichi Shimbun)

Japan(2020) = (Olympics + Robots) x C2 !

Great but to which extend should humans push for robot development?

More details from:  Japan is planning an “International Robot Competition” in 2020!!!

Advertisements

Japan is going to the Moon!!

 

a Japanese Robot on the Moon?

a Japanese Robot on the Moon?

 

Read more from:

Japan is going to the Moon!!   and

Maido-kun humanoid robot to the moon

 

We need an update on the status of the Maido-kun project (a humanoid robot to be developed by SOHLA in Higashi-Osaka) but JAXA is definitely targeting the Moon!  Which wonders will Japanese fine precision technologies deliver? What do you think?

 

 

 


A Robotic Village in Tokyo by 2020?

Robotic Village Tokyo 2020 (Source - Japan Science and Technology Ministry).

Robotic Village Tokyo 2020 (Source – Japan Science and Technology Ministry).

 

“Japan will use the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to showcase its robotics technology and give visitors a sense of a futuristic society where humans are waited on hand and foot by robots.

A committee of the science and technology ministry that was formed Sept. 15 proposed setting up a robotic village in time for the Games as part of an initiative toward a “universal future society” where robots and information technologies that assist humans regardless of age, nationality or disabilities are commonplace.” (The Asahi Shimbun)

More details from:   A Robotic Village in Tokyo by 2020?

 

Will this cutting-edge Innovation be to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 what the “Tokaido Shinkansen” (Bullet Train) was to the first Tokyo Olympics in 1964? What can we expect to see? What do you think?

 

 


Is Japan experiencing a Robot Revolution?

Japanese robot on the moon

Japanese robot on the moon

 

“Japan is one of the few countries in the world likely to experience something that popular movies have predicted for years: a robot revolution. With PM Abe’s release of his plans for economic structural reform, the topic of creating a Robot Revolution Realization Council came to fruition. The premise of this council is to examine the possibility of introducing more robots into sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and even nursing care to help foster growth in Japan.”    (Riley Walters, The Daily Signal)

More insight from:

Is Japan experiencing a Robot Revolution?

 


OHaNAS: get a Japanese Robot Friend (友達 ) and pratice your Japanese !!

OHaNAS (picture: Japan Times)

OHaNAS (picture: Japan Times)

 

Tomy Co  introduced a conversation robot jointly developed with NTT Docomo Inc. that it claims can hold “natural” conversations with people.

“We want to develop toys that are not only for play, but also for jumping into people’s everyday lives to make them more convenient,” said Tomy COO H.G. Meiji.

The robot, Ohanas, is scheduled for release on Oct. 1 (in Japanese only) and converses with help from a cloud-based conversation database that Docomo calls the “natural-language dialogue platform,” the two firms said.

Check out the Video:

OHaNas: get a Japanese Robot Friend (友達 )!!

and the article (source: Japan Times)

OHaNas: get a Japanese Robot Friend (友達 )!!

 

 


Soon the “Rise of the Machines”?

OR “14 surprising jobs that robots are doing”

(Source:  Business Insider, MSN)

The Rise of Machines ???

Check out from:

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/14-surprising-jobs-that-robots-are-doing/ss-BBjIbyC


%d bloggers like this: