Advancements in robotics are being made at a rapid pace. From machines that carry out tedious domestic tasks to highly specialized devices, we've gathered a selection of innovative robots from Japan.

Advancements in robotics are being made at a rapid pace. From machines that carry out tedious domestic tasks to highly specialized devices, we’ve gathered a selection of innovative robots from Japan.

1. Flower Robotics’ Automated Mannequins

Automated mannequins from Flower Robotics have been making an appearance on Japan’s streets since June of 2009. They come in two styles: full body and upper torso. The mannequins have built-in sensors to detect activity around them, turn their heads and change positions. Additionally, they possess an “intelligent system” to record their audience’s reactions and help them optimize their poses according that which ones generate a positive response.

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