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WABIAN robot from Japan steps closer to human walk (With Video)

Featured Image: TOPIO (“TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot”) is a bipedal humanoid robot designed to play table tennis against a human being. TOPIO version 3.0 at Tokyo International Robot Exhibition, Nov 2009. CREDIT: Humanrobo SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license). FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY.

Another report for our Robots into Humans archive. . . EDITOR

From Phys.org Jun 02, 2013 by Nancy Owano

(Phys.org) —Researchers designing adult bipedal robots have faced a challenge in limitations in a robot’s walking pattern. They seek ways to improve on designs to have robots move more naturally. Improving the walking function has been the goal of researchers at the Humanoid Robotics Institute at Waseda University in Japan. Last month, led by Professor Atsuo Takanishi, the team presented the results of their efforts at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Germany. What they achieved more closely replicates normal human foot movements than before. . . Read Complete Report 

From youtube uploaded by Plastic Pals on May 30, 2013

WABIAN-2RIII walks in place with new shank

Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~THEI Archive: ” Robots into Humans”

Japan : Mount Sakurajima Volcano erupts, raining ash on the streets of Kagoshima (Aug 19, 2013) (Video)

Featured Image: (2009) Sakurajima (桜島?) is an active composite volcano (stratovolcano) and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan.[1] The lava flows of the 1914 eruption caused the former island to be connected with the Osumi PeninsulaCREDIT: Krypton SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license).


From youtube uploaded by SignsofThyComing

Published on Aug 19, 2013

Looking Up: Drones Worldwide Reports (W.Video)

from youtube

Pentagon struggles to make unhackable drone

Uploaded by RTAmerica

Published on Jan 2, 2013

In the past few years, the use of drones both domestically and internationally has increased in astonishing numbers. The unmanned craft are used to bomb targets in war and secure America’s borders, but now they are getting much needed attention by the Pentagon.


From Space War

Japan mulls US spy drones for marine surveillance: report

by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 31, 2012

Japan is considering introducing US spy drones to boost surveillance of its territorial waters near islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a bitter dispute with Beijing, Kyodo News said Monday.

The Japanese defence ministry hopes to introduce the unmanned Global Hawk aircraft by 2015 “in a bid to counter China’s growing assertiveness at sea, especially when it comes to the Senkaku Islands”, the news agency said, citing unnamed government officials. . . . Read Complete Report


From Space War
Japan security firm to offer private drone

by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 27, 2012

A Japanese security company plans to rent out a private drone that takes off when intruder alarms are tripped and records footage of break-ins as they happen, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

The helicopter-like device is equipped with a small surveillance camera that can transmit live pictures of a crime taking place. . . . Read Complete Report


From Space Daily

U.S. ‘seeks to sell Algeria spy satellite’

by Staff Writers
Algiers, Algeria (UPI) Jan 2, 2012

U.S. intelligence, alarmed at the emergence of a jihadist sanctuary in northern Mali, is considering providing Algeria, the military heavyweight in North Africa, with a surveillance satellite to monitor al-Qaida operations in the Sahara region.

The plan, reported by the Intelligence Online website, appears to be part of a growing U.S. effort to bolster regional military forces arrayed against the jihadist fighters who have controlled northern Mali since spring 2012, without committing U.S. forces to yet another foreign conflict. . . . Read Complete Report


From Space War

Pentagon to sell spy drones for $1.2bln to South Korea

by Staff Writers
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 26, 2012

The Pentagon is going to sell four of the Block 30 versions of the Global Hawk high-altitude spy drones to South Korea, of which the US Department of Defense has informed Congress recently. . . . Read Complete Report


From Space War

Seoul says has other drone options than Global Hawks

by Staff Writers
Seoul (AFP) Dec 26, 2012

South Korea is not necessarily committed to buying US Global Hawk surveillance drones, a spokesman said Wednesday, after the Pentagon requested congressional permission for such a sale.

Seoul’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said it would decide early next year whether to buy the high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles made by Northrop Grumman that have come with a higher than expected price tag, at $1.2 billion for four of the drones. . . . Read Complete Report


From Space Wars

Elbit Systems Israel Ministry of Defense Approximately $315 Million

by Staff Writers
Haifa, Israel (SPX) Jan 02, 2013


. . . “The new contracts relate to a variety of the Company’s fields of activity and include Unmanned Systems,” . . .

… “Unmanned Systems: Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) to be supplied within three years, as well as maintenance services for UAS over a period of eight years, in a total value of approximately $90 million.” . . . Read Complete Report



Giant robot debuts in Japan – Rough Cuts (+) But, give a robot a knife. Good Idea? The future will tell . . .

from youtube

Uploaded by ReutersTV

Published on Nov 28, 2012

A Japanese inventor created a giant, Mech-like robot controlled from within. The machine, called Kuratas, stands thirteen feet tall and is capable of speeds of up to six miles per hour. (November 28, 2012) . . . Posted with video on youtube

Related: 8/28/2012  HOT! Robot Babe Restaurant in Shinjuku (w/videos)


from Robot Shop

Bad Idea: Giving a Razor-Sharp Knife to a Robot

The Korean Institute of Science and Technology had the very good (read “terrible”) idea of giving a very sharp kitchen knife to a robot and teaching it how to use it.  . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

CIROS, cooking a salad

uploaded by KIST CIR

Published on Oct 22, 2012

Creepy robot baby now creepier with torso and floppy arms


Here’s another robotics report that seems to take THEI’s ongoing observations  another giant leap as we chronicle  and archive Human-like Robots move closer to their transformation and replacement of humans as labor. . . EDITOR

from Future of Tech (MSNBC)

by John Roach


A robot baby being built as part of a neuroscience research program in Japan has just gotten a torso, including arms that flop around like an infant’s sans swaddle.

Affeto, the robo-baby, is creepy in its realism, which is what the team from Osaka University aims to accomplish as they use robotics to study “how humans’ higher cognitive functions develop,” according to a project description. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Prototype Upper Body for a Child Robot “Affetto”

Published on Jul 24, 2012 by 

“Affetto moves flexibly thanks to 22 pneumatic actuators in its body (3 for neck, 7 for each arm, 1 for chest, and 4 for waist). Visithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHWimp9uvfo to see how its realistic face moves and also http://www.er.ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/asadalab/project_en.html to know about our project (JSPS grant-in-aid for specially promoted research).”

Giant dancing Japanese robot women in bras will be the end of us (W/Video)

Photo: giant dancing Japanese Robot women. CREDIT and view the rest of the pictures at The Chive (which they found at Dailymail.co.uk).

from Game Zone


Posted by: Lance Liebl

According to The Chive, which I am a daily visitor of, The Robot Restaurant in Toyko, Japan offers a “unique brand of entertainment to their visitors.” In other words, there’s giant female torsos with robot legs that are operated by girls in bikinis. They dance on tables and act sexy — well, as sexy as a giant dancing female robot can be. . . . Complete Report w/photos

from youtube

Published on Jul 18, 2012 by 


*Buzzarro* In Japan, Buying Marijuana From A Vending Machine

I remember seeing beer dispensing machines on the docks of the Panama Canal and thought that was cool, but this ever beats that. I wonder if they have one of those rear-view mirrors stuck on the dispenser so you can watch for the cops slipping up behind you when you stick your money in and pull the leaver. I’ll pass. . . . EDITOR

from World Crunch

Tuesday 29 May 2012


YOKOHAMA – Japan is known for its vending machines: there is one on every street corner, selling anything from underwear and socks, to toys and green tea.  But here’s one you may (or may not) be jonesing for: a vending machine that sells marijuana.

Last week police in Kanagawa, near Yokohama, raided a general store for selling “herbs containing cannabis-like ingredients” reports the Japan Times. The shop’s owners weren’t dealing drugs from behind the counter, but instead took advantage of a legal loophole allowing them to install a vending machine — and pretend they don’t know what’s inside. . . . Read Complete Report

Alien Race Built Mysterious Underwater City (w/video)

When we think of our closest neighbors, the Co-Planetarians, we usually think of the lands found inside our planet. But actually the most obvious places on earth for the abode of home-bred-aliens is the water which covers 2/3 of the blue planet. Oceans, seas, lakes and rivers have long been associated with UFO and other activities that defies explanation.  It’s really exciting when explorers of the still unknown areas of our planet find evidence of a long gone civilization.  Will this “lost” city answer questions about mankind’s lost history?    We shall keep you informed of developments. In the mean time,Enjoy! . . EDITOR

posted to Hollow Earth Connection Facebook

Monday, March 05, 2012 11:32

by Insider Matt le Claire

Source Before Its News

Said to ‘mystify’ experts, a sprawling, ancient city lies deep underwater off the Japanese coast. Who built it? How old is it? What do the strange symbols carved into some of the stone monoliths mean? Evidence suggests that the enigmatic citythat includes a pyramidmay have been built by a race of alien giants long before the history of Mankind was written. . . Read Complete Report/ w Illustrations


from youtube

Japan’s Mysterious Pyramids (Yonaguni) – FULL VERSION History Channel Documentary

Evidence of an advanced civilization buried beneath the sea that could be more than 10,000 years old.