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Robotic Customer Service? In This Japanese Store, That’s the Point
Wall Street Journal / JRT blog / April 16, 2015
Toshiba Corp. will debut its humanoid robot at the information desk of an upscale department store in Tokyo…to provide audio guidance to customers…The robot’s appearance wasn’t modeled on any specific person but was designed to give a friendly impression at the Mitsukoshi department store in Nihonbashi, on Monday and Tuesday…more..
Previous reports of robot working girls on the 3Yen include:
Always at the forefront of innovation, the beat-off brainiacs at Tenga are now offering the:
New Tenga “Vacuum Controller” fleshlight features converter for international sizes.
New Tenga "Vacuum Controller" fleshlight features converter for international sizes. https://t.co/8ZKanYb7eo pic.twitter.com/e9oQt9urpo— Ceiling Gallery (@tokyoscum) March 20, 2015
Previous reports of Japan’s high-tech Tenga on the 3Yen include:
• Tenga temptations are in the pocket
(3Yen / 2014-04-29)
• Japan beats off all to win the
‘Red Dot Award: Product Design 2012′
(3Yen / 2012-03-18)
• Japan ‘relief’ (3Yen / 2011-06-21)
• Transformer TENGA twisto (3Yen / 2011-09-21)
• Danny Choo waxes his dolphin (3Yen / 2010-07-17)
• Japan beats (off) all! (3Yen.com / 2008-05-30)
Japan’s new Segway-like electric tricycle, the “Ily-A,” has been unveiled this week. According to technologicvehicles.com the Ily-A can take several forms: a three-wheel seated scooter, a stand-up transporter, or a carrying basket for shopping in its minimized-mode.
Previous reports on the 3Yen of Japan reinventing the Segway include:
• Japan invents the Segway! (again) (3Yen / 2015-01-14)
• They see em rollin, they hatin’… (3Yen / 2010-05-16)
• Toyota invents the Segway! (3Yen / 2008-08-06)
• Toshiba invents the Segway (3Yen / 2006-11-14)
• Better than the Segway or ‘Jegway’ (3Yen / 2006-11-29)
• Time Magazine names Toyota’s i-unit™ ‘coolest’
(3Yen / 2005-11-17) ↘
Look out granny!
Japanese scientists of the RIKEN research institute have released a new experimental nursing care robot, “ROBEAR.”
According to RIKEN’s press release of February 23rd, the ROBEAR can performing tasks such as lifting a patient from a bed or wheelchair and, will provide impetus for research on the creation of robots that can supplement Japan’s need for new approaches to care-giving
Ri-i-i-ight—Granny is gonna love this. ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Sadly, these nursing care robots of the RIKEN Institute have been around forever. RIBA-II, the care-giving Teddy Bear (3Yen.com / 2011-08-03) shown above has been in development for a long time without any the bear-bots going into practical use in nursing homes and hospitals.
The 3Yen first reported years ago about the predecessor of the RIBA, the RI-MAN robot in: Stroke my soft machine (3Yen / 2006-03-01)
Other Bear-bot reports on the 3Yen have included:
. . . —Care-bots for elderly…again (3Yen.com / 2013-06-22)
. . . —Bear-bot that reads your tweets (3Yen.com / 2011-01-26)
. . . —Robo-teddy vs Alzheimer’s (3Yen.com / 2010-10-08 )
After wasting zillions of yen and contributing to near-bankruptcy of the company, Sony’s famous flagship robot dog, AIBO™, was put to sleep in 2006. (3Yen 2006-01-27) →
At the same time around 2005-2006, Boston Dynamics introduced BigDog™ (Wiki) that has move well into the realm of “usefulness” unlike Japan’s failed robo-efforts (3Yen quoted by the BBC and The Independent). Check out “Spot,” the latest version of BigDog. ↓
BostonDynamics’ BigD0g r0b0t is pretty familiar…but this …smaller c0usin—Sp0t weighs 160 pounds, while BigD0g weighs in at 24O pounds…Sp0t is pretty light on its feet…more via Slate
Yikes! A robo-centuria—100-robot tactical unit—is coming for us!
Robot dance troupe does ‘the robot’ in Tokyo
The Guardian | 2015/jan/20
Also check out the previous 3Yen report about Tomotaka Takahashi’s obviously evil, robo-child soldiers at: (3Yen.com / 2005-11-04)
Humanoid Robot Wars
It’s amazing how hard Japanese engineers have to work to get a date…
… Asuna is a hyperreal android built to look just like your average 15 year old girl. Every single detail from her skin to her eyes to her hair are meant to look like something that you would see on a real person. Designed by the robotics masterminds at A-Lab Co. Ltd. she is even capable of talking to people. While some believe her to be a bit eerie in her resemblance to an actual human…
RocketNews24 / 2014nov04: Real life android looks almost too real
android by hongjapan
Asuna-chan, the goofy gynoid might look “a bit eeire” but not as much as this pole dancing Booty Bot recently exhibited by Jordan Wolfson (website).
Previous dancing robots reported on the 3Yen include:
Once again Japan proves its superior robot technology!…
Waxing your banana is now easy with Japan’s latest W-FAP™ that power syncs with your favorite wankadelic videos and kinkyazoid games!
And be sure not to miss the previous 3Yen reports on robohand jobs that include:
. . • ‘Talk to the hand’ (3Yen / 2012-04-14)
. . • Handroid — robo-hand (3Yen / 2011-09-03)
. . • Fist of Japan (3Yen.com / 2009-06-30)
And your all-time favorite…
. . • Wanker Expo↓ (3Yen.com /2007-08-01 )
. . . . . . ....
The 3Yen’s world correspondent, R. Pongi, writes:
The Rest Of The World
Japan Toy Maker to Introduce ‘Mind-Reading’ Gadget
Japan Real Time – Wall Street Journal blog | 2014/10/02
…Japan’s Tomy Co. may help bring a person’s hidden feelings to the surface, or at least allow party-goers to play at doing so …
… the company said this week it would release on Oct. 30 the Mind Scanner, a gadget attached to the head that can be used to determine a person’s emotional state by monitoring his or her pulse with infrared light.
Previous 3Yen reports of Japanese brain reading devices include: