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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Paro the Seal

We meet Paro the Seal, the world's most therapeutic robot, at a TEPIA robot exhibition, set to the song "If You Love Her" by Zeeche, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network (

Paro (Personal Robot) is a "mental commitment robot for psychological enrichment" designed by Dr Takanori Shibata of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

You can meet Paro at the 18th TEPIA Exhibition (Most Advanced Technology Exhibition) until July 21 at the TEPIA Plaza in Aoyama, Tokyo (between the Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium and Gaienmae Station).


  • At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    fantastic ! love it, keep up the great work and like the music, very dark

  • At 10:07 AM, Blogger Japan TechToys said…

    Hey, thanks for the comment. I first heard Mr Zeeche on Yeast Radio and when I saw this slower song on the Podsafe Music Network I wanted to use it. I think it suits this "mental health" kind of robot.

  • At 12:23 PM, Anonymous kg said…

    very cute and sweet

  • At 10:06 AM, Anonymous jonny goldstein said…

    Whew. Sad with the music. Japan is such a
    strange place to me.

  • At 9:15 AM, Blogger Japan TechToys said…

    Maybe Japan is normal and the rest of us are strange. I know I am.

  • At 6:21 PM, Blogger ailsa said…

    Beautiful, seductive too; at least the musics message is dont do it, There is an immense sadness in mimicry.

  • At 4:32 PM, Anonymous Web Designer said…

    Interesting toy

  • At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Foto Artis said…

    Very interesting and hi tech toys indeed, I love Japan toys!


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