A full-length (42.2km) marathon for two-legged robots was held in Osaka last week. The winner took more than two days to cross the finish line.

Japanese robot marathon

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The HRP-4C humanoid modelling-robot which was introduced last year has turn into singing and dancing.

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Meet Noby, a 71 cm tall and 7.9 kg weigh robot which has two cameras and two microphones on its head and is also equipped with some 600 touch sensors in the artificial skin of his body.

Noby Japan robot baby

Noby is designed by Tokyo University to simulate the behaviour and development of a 9-month-old infant in an effort to better understand how humans grow up.


A humanoid robot named I-Fairy officiates at the wedding ceremony between Tomohiro Shibata and Satoko Inoue in Tokyo on Sunday.

Humanoid robot conducts wedding in Tokyo

The couple decided to use the robot, which conducted the ceremony with its audio functions, from Inoue’s company to perform the witness’ duties as they first met due to common work interest related to robots.


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