Dec 152011
 

The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981… factoryfifteen.com

 

Jun 132009
 

If you thought giant robots and monsters appearing in Tokyo were only real in movies, then you would now be wrong. A life-sized statue of a Gundam, a giant robotic warrior suit, has been built in a park in Tokyo.gundam_3

The Gundam statue is based on an extremely popular Japanese anime (cartoon) called Mobile Suit Gundam. The show, featuring large robotic warrior suits, first aired in April of 1979 and has since spawned numerous spin-offs and a franchise reportedly worth billions of Japanese yen…examiner.com

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Mar 172009
 

Meet HRP-4C, a model who will be walking the runway in a Tokyo fashion show on March 23. Unlike most fashion models, she’s only five foot two. And her body is made of metal…jezebel.com

Japan Girl Robot“If we had made the robot too similar to a real human, it would have been uncanny,” said one of the inventors, humanoid research leader Shuji Kajita. “We have deliberately leaned toward an anime style.”

One more sign of the pending robot armageddon, when flesh and blood supermodels are replaced with robot babes.

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Feb 012009
 

Apparently the new i-limb system from Touch Bionics may need to be “scaled back” to be used by humans. The system is a robotic hand-arm combination for people missing all or part of their arms. One of its inventors admitted…io9.com

strongarm“The i-Limb system is better than a human arm. It is faster and can lift heavier weights than a human arm . . . A patient would have the potential to hurt themselves or other people with it, as it is actually better than a human arm. It could do damage”.

Dec 222008
 

Honda is celebrating its 50th anniversary of doing business in the U.S. and the automaker is doing it in a major way:with a 49-foot-tall replica of its famous Asimo robot. The bipedal giant will serve as the company’s float during the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on Jan. 1, complete with a jolly top hat and pimp-bot cane…feedly.com  bigass asimo

Yeah,  pretty cool until the invaders pop out and take over the Rose Parade.