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.
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).
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.”
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)
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.
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“…
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.
domo arigato mr roboto
View 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
Poor Geminoid F—Now she’s forced to be a handicapped Japanese robo-actress! She’s plays the youngest sister in a twisto version of Chekhov’s play, “Three Sisters.” According to the Japanese production company, the Robot Theatre Project, the adaptation of Chekhov’s masterpiece, "relentlessly portrays the future of the Japanese society."
In a provincial city–used to be a robot production base for a consumer electronics company and has been hallowed out due to yen’s appreciation–only a small laboratory remains now. After the death of father, who was a researcher of advanced robots, his three daughters still live in the city.
Some of our many reports of the creepy creations of Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro include:
• Dream date for Robo-Valentine’s Day (3Yen / 2012-02-03)
• Geminoid sex change!
. . . . . (3Yen / 2011-03-07)
• Robo-3way with lesbian twins
. . . . . (3Yen / 2010-04-04) See right.
• Your Japanese robot
. . . . . clone awaits (3Yen / 7/21/2006)
• It it live or is it Repilee™?
(3Yen / 2006-04-24)
The Tokyo’s 1/1 scale Gundam in Odaiba seems to be sleeping on the job again…
ずっと立ちっぱなしだったから疲れたんだろーね(笑)＠お台場 pic.twitter.com/OLhPlGy514— SHU 4 (@shusyhoo)’s twitter September 22, 2013
Check out the many previous Gundam reports on the 3Yen including:
• Gundam laying down on the job (3Yen / 2007-07-20)
• Gundam grudge (3Yen / 2009-08-23)
• Gundam’s big erection ↓ (3Yen / 2010-07-01)
Mo’ betta than “Johnny Cab,” the robo-cabbie that ferried Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film Total Recall, Tokyo’s largest taxi service “Kokusai” plans to install nag-bots in their cabs to chastise you for forgetting your belongings behind. This system ought to be able to spot a cellphone or a wallet that slipped out of a pocket on the way out of a cab.
Forgot Something? Tokyo Cabs Want to Make Sure You Don’t
Wall Street Journal blog | September 4, 2013
…Tokyo-based taxi Kokusai Motorcars Co. plans to equip its vehicles with a camera system that automatically detects when items are left behind…[with] four small cameras — two under the front seats, one on the ceiling, and one in the trunk — to record images of the back seat before and after a passenger enters the taxi. If a passenger leaves the car forgetting an item that wasn’t there before getting in, the system sounds an alarm ...more...
← One of Tokyo’s ubiquitous Kokusai taxis.
The always amazing blog of Improbable Research reports:
…Today a character costume can be seen in many places, such as amusement facilities, sport stadium and so on. They perform comical and funny body action for us. In general, the performers can’t control their costume’s facial expression.
We developed ‘mimicat’ that can synchronizing performer’s facial action and costume’s one. A character costume performer can do more comical action…more…
Previous 3Yen reports of kinky kitty bots include:
• Hello ‘Kittyrobot’ invades Tokyo! (3Yen / 2012-08-15)
• Robotic army of Lucky Cats (3Yen / 2012-04-23)
• Hello Kitty-Robo (3Yen / 2010-09-03)
University of Tokyo–aka ‘Todai’—is looking for better students and is turning to A.I. robots. The problem is….
Can an AI [Robot] Get Into the University of Tokyo?
—The notorious entrance exam could be the perfect test for artificial intelligence—
IEEE Spectrum | 21 Aug 2013
…At Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII), in Tokyo, a research team is trying to create an artificial intelligence program that has enough smarts to pass Japan’s most rigorous entrance exams…
…the Todai Robot performed relatively well, with 57 percent correct. “This is much better than the random baseline of 25 percent, but still much worse than average high school students.”
Learn more at the Todai Robot Project’s official website at: http://21robot.org/
…The problem is that University of Tokyo already has been admitting robotic-like students for years…
kotaku.com: Clothing stereotypes in Japanese universities