"Green Eyes" The Robot Shows Up On Television

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We mentioned before that several of the major Japanese television networks have been broadcasting programs featuring humanoid robots. This morning, NHK - the Japanese equivalent of PBS in the US - dedicated a slot on their early morning news magazine to the hobby robot boom taking place here in Japan.

The segment, which was shot a few days ago, included quite a few familiar faces, both human and robot. Our biggest surprise was seeing Green Eyes - a ROBO-ONE class robot - on the program. Very, very cool. [More photos below]



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Any program about the robot scene here in Japan has to dedicate several minutes to the Tsukumo Robot store in Akihabara.

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Of course, there were several ROBO-ONE competitors that 'just happened' to be in the store when the camera crew was taping.

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The also included several 'man on the street' type interviews. 

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And, some how, they managed to talk at least one top competitor into allow them to visit his home. 

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'Green Eyes' actually has green LED eyes, hence the name.

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It's pretty obvious how serious this particular builder is. We don't even want to start trying to calculate the total cost of all those parts and spares. 

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 Nakagawa-san (2nd from right), President of RT Corporation with a group of her customers and students showing off for the NHK cameras.

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