Finally: Sharp Unveils “Moe Imouto” Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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Sharp has finally introduced a moe imouto robot vacuum cleaner capable of following instructions and engaging in tsundere outbursts, bringing the long wait to an end.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 29, 2014 08:29

    there smart,they know if they want to survive they must enter the loli market... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 29, 2014 08:16

    wow just wow!... More


“Sexist” AI Journal Rebukes Feminists

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An AI journal hounded by feminists for daring to use a picture of a robot maid on its cover has delivered an adroit rebuke in the form of the cover to its next issue.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 2, 2014 09:37

    And you men in NA are slaves to those very dykes.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 2, 2014 09:34

    ^ Fat fujoshi detected?!... More


Panasonic Power Loader “Straight From That Movie”

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Panasonic has unveiled the world’s first production powered exoskeleton, in the form of a power loader “straight out of Aliens” (albeit perhaps not quite as impressive).

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  • Anonymous commented on January 13, 2014 03:57

    Just wanted to clear some misunderstandings out of the way. As someone who has actually worked in a depot as orderpicker, I can tell you that 30kg is A LOT, especially if it's not in... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 6, 2014 18:35

    I'll wait for Schaft to make their first production Labor, before I comment further on this.... More


LDP: “We Are Planning To Build Gundam”

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The LDP has announced it is considering a Gundam development program, with the presumed intent of defending Japan with an army of giant robots.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 8, 2013 03:49

    gagaga estos demonios japoneses nunca podran hacer robos mas grandes como mazzzinyer z gagagagag malditos a quel hombre qu quiera hacer un robo grande para mataral propio hombre este es un asesino terminietor ojala... More

  • Tyr Johansson commented on December 24, 2012 03:45

    I'm trowing my money at the sceen, but nothing happens. Does this happends to you too?... More


Persona 3 Aegis Maid Figure

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As if she were not cute enough in her regular outfit, Persona 3‘s elegant android Aegis dons a French maid outfit for her latest figure, due in September 2012 and by Yamato.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 2, 2012 00:33

    Something about this just looks too odd to me. It's her face, something about how the style of the face is definitely not the same as the original artist's art style. x_x It's not bad, but it's... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 25, 2012 01:56

    Got all excited about mai waifu in a maid dress but this is pretty bad, the face is a) pretty unattractive and b) doesn't really look anything like here. Also, dem feet, what.... More


Nichijou Shinonome Nano Nendoroid

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Otaku now have at their disposal their own everyday robot moeblob with Good Smile Company’s release of Nendoroid Shinonome Nano in August 2012.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 23, 2012 23:58

    I don't understand why people get pissed off at such things... :P... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 13, 2012 03:05

    Me too, it's a shame it sold poorly, japanese otaku have no taste...... More


ASIMO vs PETMAN: “Japanese Robots Are A Joke!”

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Japanese are aghast at how pathetic their nation’s robotic poster-child ASIMO is compared to America’s new bipedal military prototype PETMAN.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 31, 2013 18:28

    Listen here, while it's a low possibility, you can't be absolutely sure that ASIMO wouldn't be as advanced just because it has a smaller budget. You have to factor in the people using the money... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 24, 2012 03:40

    You're delusional.... More


Sumptuous Persona 3 Aigis Figure

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This Aigis (or Aegis) figure by Alter looks to be a real work of art – and not just because it is based on a particularly fine illustration by Shigenori Soejima.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 20, 2011 06:07

    this is a good figure, although the color tone are a bit off. hair needs to be paler and more contrasting.... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 20, 2011 04:56

    if you're into amputee stuff then yeah, totally cute... More


Moe HoiHoi-san Trio Figures

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Cute robot cockroach hunter HoiHoi-san has been transfigurated along with Combat-san and Pest-X-san to form a cute trio, courtesy of Kotobukiya. The trio will be released in December 2011.

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  • Benoist commented on August 10, 2011 04:07

    no bugs here, but i do want the real ones too o_o... More

  • ♦Diamond♦Dust♦ZX♦ commented on August 9, 2011 15:50

    Nice, but i want a real robotic HoiHoi-san i got a bunch of pests that need exterminating.... More


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The wonders of Japanese ingenuity in the field of robotics once again do not fail to impress – this time with a machine for simulating hugging by use of haptic feedback, dubbed “Sense-Roid,” which also allows the user to hug themselves in real-time by embracing a mannequin.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 22, 2013 12:23

    This what Japs do all day! no wonder they will extinct by next century! LOL... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 3, 2011 18:21

    There is an estonian robot mannequin which can do that. It's time for some international cooperation it seems.... More


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A video of a flying spherical reconnaissance drone developed by Japan’s military has lately been causing a stir online – the device makes for quite a spectacle.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 8, 2011 07:40

    Reminds me of the "copseye" device from some of Larry Niven's "Known Space" science fiction stories - used by police to "patrol" public areas rather than doing it on foot. Of course those could go... More

  • zeeohsix commented on June 19, 2011 18:07

    there already is a rocket version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPFj8kGXnwk&feature=related... More


Life-Sized HoiHoi-san Figure

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Moebot HoiHoi-san readies herself for more cockroach hunting with yet another 1:1 articulated figure edition.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 26, 2011 19:41

    think of sony's Aibo ; that hardware had some awesome potential... More

  • Y10NRDY commented on May 26, 2011 16:11

    Adorable. They did a really good job on this one.... More


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