From the running, climbing, and kicking ASIMO to the realistic elegance of Otonaroid, it is clear Japan is leading the way in robot technology.
Unlike in America, where the emerging technology has been brought mixed feelings, robots in Japan have captured the imagination of the public for decades.
Japan’s Prime Minister reflected this feeling when he declared his desire to triple the size of the current robot market. He also called for a “robot Olympics” in 2020, where nations’ robots would compete against one another in place of humans. Read more about the interesting robots being developed in Japan here.