Mindar, a gender-neutral android that presides at the 400-year old Kodaji Temple in Kyoto, cost about $1 million to produce.
The project from Harvard University's Biodesign Lab is the latest advance in wearable robotics and the visual effect is a sort of high-tech lederhosen.
The Amazon founder laughed loudly during the re: MARS tech conference in Las Vegas this week as he played with a cutting-edge telerobot.
"It sure took my kid far...He just graduated, [and] works at NASA," hit back one Twitter user.
Robot Boris's dancing skills raised suspicion among technology aficionados.
Professor Robin Mackenzie, director of Law and Medical Ethics and Kent Law School, believes sex robots will one day be sentient.
"Think about this: An attacker records my wife's voice, 'learns' it using AI, and now he can craft a targeted campaign calling me from my wife's [fake] phone number."
The active exoskeleton will be part of the third-generation soldier armor, slated to be completed in 2025.
By limiting artificial intelligence to human-levels, they hope it won't try to rebel.
Regal jumping spiders can jump six times their own body length.
The muscle is made using carbon fiber reinforced with a form of rubber.
The retail giant has just filed a patent for a "Pollination Drone" that can keep almonds, cherries and avocados alive.
The crops may be safe, but the children will probably never sleep again.
Making recyclable electronics is crucial for curbing electronic waste.
The new research could help robots interpret the world around them.
The U.S. will not keep up with its rivals if it does not make a big technological leap in its planning for future army kit, General Mark Milley has warned.
The robot is bizarre to watch and reveals how crawling babies are exposed to horrifying levels of filth.
It changes shape in response to the temperature or chemical makeup of its environment, making it something between a chameleon and a Transformer.
The robotic muscles are strong, bendy and cost-effective.
The system is small enough be carried in a backpack.
Militaries around the world are working to develop mechanized skeletons that seek to give soldiers added muscle in running, jumping and lifting.
A 2.6g muscle built by the team was able to lift a 6.6 pound object—the equivalent of a mallard lifting a car.
A humanoid robot modeled after Audrey Hepburn poked fun at Elon Musk's warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence, but who should we believe?