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9/27/2014

Finally, Japan invents *useful* robots . . . NOT

Oh just great—Murata Corporation’s new said-openCheerleader Robotssaid-closed balance on their balls while preparing to suck your soul…

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Previous posts about Japan’s continued efforts in making useless wanking robots include:
   • Finally, Japan invents a *useful* robot, Part 2
3Yen / 2013-07-09
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   • 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. ↗


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7/29/2014

A fair shake … Japan style

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Late last May, two members of the megapopular idol group “AKB48″ had to be hospitalized after they were attacked by a crazed fan wielding with a saw during the group’s meet ’n' greet. Since then there has been much angst about how to safely hold akushukai / “handshaking” events.

Many ideas have been suggested (3Yen / 2014-05-26 ), but the following was the most “Japanese” solution.

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Translation: This new video conference system that can shake hands was created by a research group of the University of Osaka. The system allows you to remotely shake hands with a distant person by tele-connecting them using a robot pseudo-hand during an online conversation.

Mission accomplished! icon_thumbsup


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3/2/2014

Will you be going to university with robots?

In a previous report we wondered:
said-openWill the über-prestigious Univ. of Tokyo be the 1st to admit A.I. robot students? said-closed(3Yen | 2013-08-22)

Increasingly, Japanese news reports say the answer is, Yes.

Ky0d0news.jp | 2014 March 2nd
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2/12/2014

Japan’s TOA HEAVY INDUSTRIES SYNTHETIC MAN

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Created for special operations by TOA Heavy Industries Corporation Ltd., this prototype of a male-version of a synthetic human claims to have a self-development type A.I. installed (which is very believable for a fcuking toy that only costs 120 dollars). Initially, TOA Heavy Industries says this male-type synthetic will be stationed at their headquarters as an “Agent.” Ri-i-i-ight. (¬_¬)

東亜重工 – TOA Heavy Industries
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According to TOA’s website, their synthetic human can handle a variety of working environments and has exceptional “combat ability.” Toa goes on to, explain: said-openDue to being a prototype, his outer aspects are incomplete, making the facial part just a shell that mimics the human face. said-closed

東亜重工 合成人間 – TOA HEAVY INDUSTRIES SYNTHETIC HUMAN

Ok, ok, these synthetic humans are from the manga comic “Biomega” that has:
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AI companions working as agents sent by TOA Heavy Industries to retrieve humans with the ability to resist and transmute the N5S infection, which is spreading across the world, turning humans into “Drones”; disfigured, zombie-like beings [in other words, salarymen].

—wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomega_(manga)

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Previous 3Yen reports of Japan’s synthetic humans include:
   • J-bots invade the Uncanny Valley (3Yen / 2010-08-05)
   • Tokyo’s Fembot Bar (3Yen / 2012-07-28)
   • Japan’s govn’t to build fun Gundams! (3Yen / 2012-06-27)


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1/31/2014

Daft Tokyo Punk

As winners at last week’s Grammy Awards, you were sure to notice the stellar appearance of the Daft Punk robots…

In fact the Daft Punk robots are such favorite that most larger Japanese electronics stores you buy your own helmet, plug in, and join The Collective. (^_-)

japanese girl buying robot head mask
Japanese shopping for robot head mask at a Yamada Denki store.

Learn the rest-of-the-story of these Japanese robot heads ↓ in the COMMENTS section.


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12/5/2013

Truth-in-advertising approach to Japanese corporate hiring

Sumitomo Corporation has decided to go with a truth-in-advertising approach and their recruiting division has decided to show prospective new hires exactly what is in store for them.

The recruiting video for Sumitomo salarymen-bots is by ‘World Order’ aka Genki Sudo (3Yen 2011-03-25) shows more of the true nature of Japanese life than would be expected.


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12/2/2013

Lady Gaga transforms herself into a silicone love doll for the Japanese market

On Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” tour in Tokyo, Sunday, December 1st, she poses for the press with her life-sized, silicone f*ck dolls to promote her promotion of promoting (or something).

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Can robots upstage Lady Gaga in Tokyo?
The Japan Times | 2013/12/01
Lady Gaga, in Japan to promote her new album “Artpop,” was presented Sunday with four life-size dolls resembling her, created using precise anatomical measures and realistic silicone skin
The special state-of-the-art dolls were created by Orient Industry in Tokyo, a company that specializes in synthetic “love dolls.”
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Previous posts of endless Japanese silicone love include:
   • Love dolls for doggies! (3Yen / 2009-10-17)
   • Tokyo Disneyland bus full of freakazoids (3Yen / 2009-03-08)
   • i-doloids! Love Dolls for Japan (3Yen / 2008-01-04)
   • Japanese Pro-Wrestler love dolls (3Yen / 2006-03-03)


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11/7/2013

RoboNails? … Only in Japan

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Today the Australian newspaper website, smh.com , reported on goofy Japanese Robots to paint nails showcased at Tokyo tech exposition.

Toyo Riki demonstrated a “Robo Nailist”, an industrial robot arm which uses its incredible precision to apply layers of nail varnish, which it decorates with miniscule crystal rhinestones in the very latest fashion.
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10/25/2013

Robo-girl

Just in time for Halloween (3Yen / 2013-10-25) and straight from the Uncanny Valley (3Yen / 2010-08-05), check out Japan’s newest robo-girl, “Sa-chan“…
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Robo-guide bot Sa-chan shown above made her debut at the big robotics and advanced technologies exhibition, “HUMAN SENSing 2013″ going on at Yokohama now. Sa-chan has ten different animated faces/personalities as well as newly-developed recognition technologies for face recognition, avoidance detection, and gesture interpretation according to the always goofy Google Translate of the Expo’s press release.
Watch the video below of Sa-chan the guide-bot in action.


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10/14/2013

Pimpbot 5000 recruits Japanese kindergarteners!

domo arigato mr roboto

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the entire 7-picture sideshow of the pimpbot/pedobot/whatever-bot recruiting in the Tokyo area, which was ripped off from juergenspecht.com.

Report by the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large, Den4


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