2015 International Robot Exhibition Report in Pictures
December 3rd, 2015 | Adriana Paradiso
Before you ever stepped foot on Japanese soil, you probably envisioned a society in complete integration with technology. Yet, when you got here, citizens communicated via flip phones with seemingly no sense of technology shame, workers with manual click counters manned entranceways tallying the number of visitors, and a card transaction was the equivalent of kryptonite to many shops and establishments.
Japan has, if only for a short while, remedied those technological letdowns by hosting the (biggest!) International Robot Exhibition (IREX) from Dec 2-5 at Tokyo Big Sight, allowing robot manufacturers in both the industrial and service fields to unveil the latest and greatest advancements in robotics. And as if a taste of the future wasn’t enough, entry to see the marvels of the automated world is free with preregistry—so you know we were there.
Meet Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy Chanko Nabe
Attend a special sumo show (not tournament) in Asakusa, try your hand at a sumo duel and tuck into sumo wrestlers' favorite food - a hearty hot pot!