Episode 22 - Robots in Japan

In this episode we explore robots in use today in Japan, a country that probably has the most widespread use of robots in daily life. Also, a few more bots from China and South Korea

In the news - MIT's Mars Robot and ESA's ExoMars lander.

Plus, the Uncanny Valley



The Uncanny Valley

ESA and ExoMars

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(ESA/ATG medialab)

MIT and Mars Robots

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(NASA/B. Stafford/J. Blair/R. Geeseman)

Robots in everyday Japanese life


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(Henn na Hotel, AP)

Some of the many article I read for the show
https://www.engadget.com/2015/02/08/high-tech-robot-hotel-japan/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/inside-japan-robot-hotel-hennna-where-staff-are-robots/
http://www.h-n-h.jp/en/
http://singularityhub.com/2009/08/03/the-robots-are-the-chefs-in-this-japanese-restaurant/
http://japandailypress.com/japan-pushing-for-low-cost-nursing-home-robots-to-care-for-elderly-2927943/
https://www.good.is/articles/robots-elder-care-pepper-exoskeletons-japan
http://www.popsci.com/china-debuts-anbot-police-robot
https://www.engadget.com/2012/04/15/robo-guard-south-korean-robotic-guard/
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/07/03/business/what-s-new-in-japanese-robotics-tireless-sushi-chef-fearless-lumberjack.html
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Episode 21 - Robots pt1 - In The Real World

In the first of my robots series I give you a rundown of some of the many robots you might encounter today, right now. Also, trillions of galaxies and a bionic marathoner



Trillions of galaxies

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(Image: 2MASS/Caltech)

Paralyzed marathoner Adam Gorlitsky

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Portland Marathon story

Robots in the Real World


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(Knightscope)

irobot
(iRobot)

Here's a slew of articles and pages I read while researching the story. I'm too lazy to make clever titles for each one.

http://www.irobot.com

http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/13/technology/robot-yardwork-kobi/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/09/opinions/dallas-robot-questions-singer/index.html

http://www.cstoredecisions.com/2016/09/26/autonomous-robot-food-grocery-delivery/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/11/technology/think-amazons-drone-delivery-idea-is-a-gimmick-think-again.html?_r=0
http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/26/technology/dominos-drone-new-zealand/index.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/09/23/ups-cyphy-works-drone-delivery-drone-childrens-island/90874032/

http://knightscope.com

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/g795/3-robots-that-braved-fukushima-7223185/?slide=1

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/5-Robots-That-May-Rescue-You-From-Natural-Disasters.html
http://crasar.org/disasters/

http://newatlas.com/oshbot-lowes-robot-sales-assistant/34560/
http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/lowes-robot-future-service-work
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