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Japanese and Robots

Postby Txkun » Tue 09.26.2006 2:25 pm

Today I was reading a magazine about Japan and its robots and I found a so interesting thing I want to share: karakuri.
It's something I never read or heard before and it was really fun discovering another hidden (for me) part of the amazing japanese culture.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karakuri
http://www.karakuri.info/index.html
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RE: Japanese and Robots

Postby magma » Tue 09.26.2006 2:37 pm

From the Wikipedia entry:
Thus, centuries before the Meiji period, during which Japan adapted Western technology, along with law and even military drill (which it took from the Prussian army), it had already prepared its shift to modernization, treading its own unique path of Enlightenment. This reappropriation of Western culture allowed Japan to become the modern geopolitic power that it is today, a shift which the Western world realized during the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese war, when for the first time a colored people took the advantage on the white man.

:o
Not quite sure what that's doing in an article about Karakuri...
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RE: Japanese and Robots

Postby neo2407 » Tue 09.26.2006 2:46 pm

Yeah, I've seen them before.
I fell asleep watching something on Discovery Science and when I woke up there was a program about those on, some companies have adpated the technology to carry products (that are being assembled) from one conveyer belt to another, it saves them a ton of money since it runs on kinetic energy rather than electricity.
I guess that's were the Japanese fascination with robots began.
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RE: Japanese and Robots

Postby Sunken » Tue 09.26.2006 3:36 pm

Wow, that's so Key the Metal Idol.
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RE: Japanese and Robots

Postby keatonatron » Wed 09.27.2006 12:25 am

magma wrote:
From the Wikipedia entry:
when for the first time a colored people took the advantage on the white man.


:D :D :D :D :D :D

That's horrible! I think I'll go fix it.
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RE: Japanese and Robots

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 09.27.2006 7:46 am

keatonatron wrote:
magma wrote:
From the Wikipedia entry:
when for the first time a colored people took the advantage on the white man.


:D :D :D :D :D :D

That's horrible! I think I'll go fix it.


You'll shoulder your share of the White Man's Burden in stoic silence and like it, mister.
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RE: Japanese and Robots

Postby magma » Wed 09.27.2006 9:31 pm

You'll shoulder your share of the White Man's Burden in stoic silence and like it, mister.

:D
So wrong, and yet so funny....
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RE: Japanese and Robots

Postby kanadajin » Wed 09.27.2006 9:35 pm

Sorry, I have to do this...

Doumo arigatou mr. roboto.
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RE: Japanese and Robots

Postby magma » Wed 09.27.2006 9:58 pm

Way to Styx it to the man
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