Riken

02.26.15
Robear is a robot bear that can care for the elderly
02.26.15

Robear is a robot bear that can care for the elderly

It's 2024. An older Japanese gentleman wants to watch the International Space Station's closing ce...

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01.29.14
Researchers create 'programmable' stem cells through stress
01.29.14

Researchers create 'programmable' stem cells through stress

Making stem cells in the lab is typically a complicated process, and there isn't much variety in t...

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11.04.11
Fujitsu's 10.51 petaflop K supercomputer is fastest in the world
11.04.11

Fujitsu's 10.51 petaflop K supercomputer is fastest in the world

Fujitsu, sweaty palmed from the construction of the K supercomputer, swore the colossal machine...

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08.02.11
RIBA-II healthcare robot now stronger, smarter -- still a bear
08.02.11

RIBA-II healthcare robot now stronger, smarter -- still a bear

RIKEN's original RIBA healthcare robot was already fairly adept at lifting patients while not com...

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09.28.10
Fujitsu K supercomputer will do 10 petaflops in 2012, eat Crays for breakfast
09.28.10

Fujitsu K supercomputer will do 10 petaflops in 2012, eat Crays for breakfast

10's a nice round number, isn't it? Round, yes, but also wildly impressive when you put the word "pe...

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08.27.09
Video: Human-carrying robot bear gets cuteness upgrade
08.27.09

Video: Human-carrying robot bear gets cuteness upgrade

The original RI-MAN may have had the whole human-carrying thing down while still managing to be som...

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06.06.08
Video: Riken and BSI-Toyota robot goes on a neural bender
06.06.08

Video: Riken and BSI-Toyota robot goes on a neural bender

You're looking at a very Futurama like man-robot from the latest mashup to hit the industry. This o...

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07.31.06
Japanese supercomputer breaks the petaflop barrier
07.31.06

Japanese supercomputer breaks the petaflop barrier

Japan, which once topped the list of world's fastest supercomputers with NEC's Earth Simulator, has...

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