Our Man has had it up to here with robots. Open a paper or click on a site with anything Japan-related and you'll get the usual bollocks about some great new robot that will revolutionise healthcare/transport/the economy/petgrooming. If Our Man could be bothered he could fill this post with links to examples of this, but he can't be arsed. Go over to Japan Times and search for "robot" and you'll see what he means. OK, OK, he's done that for you. Just click here. A word of advice to any impressionable Japanophiles out there with visions of a robot-assisted high-tech wonderland: It doesn't exist. Been hearing about robots doing it all since at least the late 1970s. Don't believe what you are told by the PR hungry corporations and the lazy editors looking for an easy Japan story to file. Robots put on their trousers one leg at a time like everyone else.
Easy Japan story pic lifted from here.