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Bringing Gundam to Life: Quest to Build Moving Replica Pushes Limits of Robotics

In 2009 an 18-meter high replica of the robotic suit from Mobile Suit Gundam was built in Odaiba, Tokyo, to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the popular anime series. For the fortieth anniversary in 2019, a project team is working to make a version that actually moves. The organization Gundam Global Challenge held a press conference in Tokyo in October to announce the four winners in its first…

Leading the World in Humanoid Robotics

Robot technology in Japan is among the most advanced in the world. In particular, Japan is the global leader in the development of humanoid robotics. Waseda University Professor Takanishi Atsuo tells us about the progress being made in this field and the possibilities for the future.

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