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Japanese Robot Makes Sushi in Seconds 

The Japanese robotics manufacturer Kawasaki has created a bot that can prepare nigiri sushi in under a minute. As robots get more advanced, they will likely take over many jobs in the future — including those of sushi chefs. For a sneak peak [...]

China Restricts Exports of Drones, Supercomputers

China has been strengthening its control over its technology industry, as it seeks to avoid infiltration by foreign spies and build up globally competitive tech companies. Eva Dou reports: China is curbing its exports of advanced drones and [...]

Japan Hotel Features Robot Receptionists

  Interestingly, the robots have been made to look like dinosaurs Benjamin Snyder writes: Step aside, receptionists. Robots are coming to get you. At least, that’s what’s happening at a hotel in Japan. Called Weird Hotel, the place of [...]

First Robot Wedding Takes Place In Japan

Susmita Baral reports: Japan became the first country to host a robot wedding as people gathered in Tokyo on Saturday to watch two robots — Frois and Yukirin — get married. Sure, Frois and Yukirin may be robots but that did not stop the [...]

USAF Deploys First Advanced Drones to Japan

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan –  The U.S. Air Force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to a base in northern Japan over the past week, enhancing its ability to monitor nuclear activities in North Korea and Chinese [...]

Japan: Robot to Take Top University Exam

Scientists in Japan are trying to create a computer program smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo‘s entrance exam, it appears. The project, led by Noriko Arai at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics, is trying to see how fast [...]

Z-Machines and Walking Paper-Bot

By all accounts Maker Faire Tokyo was a big success. Ian Lesnet of Dangerous Prototypes was there. Ian and his crew took some great photos of the fair. Have a look at the sights and commentary from Ian below and check out all Dangerous [...]