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Check Out These Creepy Crawling Insect Robots from Japan

The University of Tokyo's Parametric Move Conference pushes the limits of the ways robots get around.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.18.18
whaling
whaling

Japan’s Latest Whale Hunt Killed 122 Pregnant Females and 114 Juveniles

It's the latest chapter in a legal saga over international whaling rules.
Becky Ferreira
5.31.18
robots in disguise
robots in disguise

I Want to Drive This Real Life Transformer

Japanese companies have unveiled the world’s first functioning car that turns into a robot and back again.
Matthew Gault
4.27.18
anime emergency
anime emergency

Japan Is in an Anime EMERGENCY

Manga and anime piracy is a big problem for creators, and the Japanese government is enacting an "emergency measure" to help.
Samantha Cole
4.17.18
giant robot battle
giant robot battle

The ‘Live’ Giant Robot Battle Was Edited and ‘Filmed Over a Number of Days’

"We aimed to create the most entertaining fight possible."
Samantha Cole
10.18.17
Blade Runner
Blade Runner

Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians

The "Blade Runner" universe is visually Asian, so where are the Asian people?
Sarah Emerson
10.10.17
wish list
wish list

This Personal Space Robot Protects You From Talking to Real Live People

And appears to turn them into anime.
Jordan Pearson
10.3.17
things that are good
things that are good

I Hope the Last Song I Hear Is Played on the Otamatone

The Japanese instrument has taken YouTube by storm.
Louise Matsakis
9.8.17
Escape Artists
Escape Artists

Renegade Giant Tortoise Found in Bushes Outside Zoo After Two Weeks on the Lam

"She can walk faster than we can ever imagine."
Becky Ferreira
8.16.17
SIGGRAPH 2017
SIGGRAPH 2017

‘Did You Like Your Baby?‘: VR Puts Your Face on an Infant to Make You Want to Procreate

"The concept is that by seeing your own face on this child, a lot of authenticity is added to the experience."
Marissa Clifford
8.7.17
techno monstrosities
techno monstrosities

This Robot Wolf Is a Demon From Hell

“Come for me, G’mork!”
Samantha Cole
8.6.17
Mt. Gox
Mt. Gox

The Former CEO of Mt. Gox Is Going to Trial for Allegedly Embezzling Bitcoins

The trial may close a notorious chapter in bitcoin’s history.
Jordan Pearson
7.10.17