Long-time contributor to the 3Yen, MARKed TRAIL, just sent us this hot robotics tip…
Here’s a continuation of your story, Finally, Japan invents a *useful* robot (3Yen / 2013-02-15).
What MARKed TRAIL is refering to is the cruel joke that ALL of Japan’s robots failed to help in the nuke plant meltdown (3Yen / 2011-04-05). That is, Japan has spent trillions of both corporate and public money on robot development, but did no have any robots capable of helping in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster*.
Previous posts about Japan’s continued efforts in making useless wanking robots include:
• Japan’s useless anthropomorphic robots
3Yen / 2010-10-15
• 3Yen quoted by BBC & The Independent
3Yen / 2010-07-17
• Wanking automation
3Yen / 2007-08-01 | See right. ↗