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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