China is the most attractive market in the world for robotics suppliers, with a relatively low robot density, lots of manufacturing, and fewer regulations than in other countries. At the same time, there are plenty of things to discourage business, from worries about trade disputes and intellectual property to the recent Chinese slowdown. How should…
Tokyo will be hosting its 6th annual Maker Faire at the beginning of August!
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Here is my hypothesis: Japan has a long ongoing love affair with humanoid robots. The love seems so strong that they are willing to accept faults and imperfections that to others make the robots seem eerie, if not downright creepy. Your first reaction to that may well be “so what?” I would argue that Japan’s love affair with “creepy” robots shows a glimpse of the future — not just for Japan, but likely for the world at… read more
Driven by a declining population, a trend for developing robotic babies has emerged in Japan as a means of encouraging couples to become “parents”. The approaches taken vary widely and are driven by different philosophical approaches that also beg a number of questions, not least whether these robo-tots will achieve the aim of their creators. To understand all of this it is worth exploring the reasons behind the need to promote population growth in Japan…. read more
Every year Maker Faire Tokyo impresses with the sheer number of cool things to see. If you can make it this weekend, go!
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