Articles Tagged ‘robot’

New York’s Yotel Choosing Robot Over Bellhop

New York’s Yotel Choosing Robot Over Bellhop July 12, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It’s really only a matter of time isn’t it? Before robots take over human jobs, that is. It’s been predicted in Hollywood for ages, and we all know that whatever happens in Hollywood happens in real life. But is this the beginning of the end for the hotel bellhop? According to the┬áDaily...

President Obama Greeted in Japan by None Other Than Robots

President Obama Greeted in Japan by None Other Than Robots November 30, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
No, it wasn’t the scene for a sequel to the movie I, Robot, but the greeting for President Obama upon his arrival to Japan. Would you have expected any other country to welcome dignitaries with robots? Taking a page out of a futuristic movie, Japan used a couple of their robotic inventions to welcome...

Japanese Robot Shows Ultra Marathons Not Just For Humans

Japanese Robot Shows Ultra Marathons Not Just For Humans October 4, 2010 | Japan, Offbeat, Tokyo, Travel News | Read More
To promote Panasonic’s Evolta batteries, a tiny robot has started walking from Tokyo to Kyoto– a journey of about 300 miles (500 km) that is expected to take about 49 days to complete. The Evolta robot is only 7 inches tall and weighs just 2.2 pounds, but it already has a place in the Guinness...

Skinnydipping World Records And Robot Lifeguards

Skinnydipping World Records And Robot Lifeguards July 2, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
This July 10, the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) is encouraging people across the continent to drop their swimsuits and join them in their second annual attempt to beat the Guinness World Record. It currently stands at 13,648 simultaneous skinny dippers across North America, which was...

Japanese Couple First To Be Married By Robot

Japanese Couple First To Be Married By Robot May 18, 2010 | Tokyo, Travel News | Read More
Ah, technology. You cook our food, you operate our cities, and now, willing couples are even able to get married in a ceremony conducted by a robot. And that’s just what Japanese couple Tomohiro Shibata and Satoko Inouye did at a Tokyo restaurant on Sunday, May 16th. The four-foot tall robot dubbed...