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48 Robi robots dance in unison at Robi EXPO

48 Robi robots dance in unison at Robi EXPO

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Robi EXPO took place at Hills Cafe / SPACE in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo from March 30 to April 1. 48 Robi robots including […]

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Pepper dances PPAP

Pepper dances PPAP

SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper performs “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP)” dance at Pepper World 2017. (Photos and video by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Every year, SoftBank Robotics organizes Pepper World exhibition to showcase the […]

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Japanese airport staff wearing robotic suit HAL

Japanese airport staff wearing robotic suit HAL

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Narita Airport staff are using robotic suit HAL (Hybrid Assitive Limb) which gives its wearer extra strength when lifting heavy luggage. The hi-tech device was […]

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

(Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from January 13 to 15. Japan’s largest show for custom cars celebrated its 35th anniversary […]

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Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Tokyo

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Tokyo

A new idea for checking identity. Apparently our finger veins are unique to each and everyone of us. Here Hitachi demonstrates personal identification technology using a smartphone at the company’s […]