Tokyo robot cafe offers new spin on disability inclusion
28 August 2021 | 6:03 am
At this cafe in Tokyo, robots are intended to be more than a gimmick, offering job opportunities to people with disabilities unable to work outside their homes.
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Isah Barde's robot is made of recycled materials. The 17-year-old Nigerian believes it could help with jobs that are dangerous for humans.
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Tesla's Elon Musk has often boasted about his plan to sell millions of affordable robots to mark a "future of abundance." Critics think that future is still far off.
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Joint bid with Portugal will see Ukraine added as co-host, announcement expected at UEFA headquarters on Wednesday.
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A humanoid robot interacts with visitors in Dubai's Museum of the Future, providing them with guidance and answering questions about their visit.
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Japan is the only G7 country which does not recognise same-sex unions. But this week, its capital Tokyo began rolling out a partnership certificate scheme. It allows same-sex couples to be treated as married couples for certain public services, this for the first time. Those services include housing, medicine and welfare.
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British artist Philip Colbert presented the LobstarBot, the world's first robot artist, at London's Phillips auction house on Thursday.The robot was developed with the help of University College London's Robotics Laboratory and uses ColBERT algorithms to produce its own and unique work of art.
Although Japan is the only G7 country where same-sex marriages are illegal, there have recently been some positive changes for the LGBT community. Last November, Tokyo's metropolitan government introduced partnership certificates that entitle gay couples to certain public services that were once reserved for straight couples.
In this edition we report on the latest technological innovations for disabled people in France. Founded by Nicolas Huchet, who lost his right hand in a work-related accident, My Human Kit is a company aimed at transforming the lives of those living with a disability. From prosthetic hands to electric wheelchairs, My Human Kit has a wide range of inventions.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz is in Tokyo this weekend for German-Japanese intergovernmental consultations. The two countries have recognized that they share economic and strategic interests. DW's Nina Haase reports from Tokyo.
Jake Adelstein, the author of Tokyo Vice and the creator of its television series, has released a new book that delves deeper into his experiences in Japan. Tokyo Detective follows Adelstein's life as a private detective in the country, investigating the mafia who have evolved into legitimate businessmen.
EU members split over nuclear energy inclusion in renewable portfolio. As the European Union is poisedto agree tougher targets to expand renewable energy by 2030, members remain split over whether to recognise nuclear power as a renewable energy source and allow it to contribute towards the EU's goals.
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Immense pressure and expectations from parents to succeed is taking a deadly toll on students' mental health. DW meets one youth who has moved to Kota to fulfill his parents' dream of becoming a successful engineer.
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A visit of Nepalese PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal to China saw the two nations pledge to boost trade amid plans of new transport links through the Himalayas. But Dahal said Nepal would not join any security alliances.
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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of new AI-powered assistants on its various platforms on Wednesday, in a bid to keep up in the race to produce more accurate and personalised artificial intelligence. The chatbots will be able to answer users' questions thanks to a partnership with Microsoft's Bing. Also in this edition, oil prices edge closer to the $100 per barrel mark. Plus, striking Hollywood actors and studios agree to resume talks.
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A new report predicts a dip in economic output this year, correcting earlier forecasts of moderate growth. But experts are optimistic for 2024.
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To mark International Safe Abortion Day, we're taking stock of women's abortion rights in the United States. Terminations are now illegal in 14 states following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last year. Some women in those states are now forced to travel elsewhere in the US for the procedure, costing them hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
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Four officers have been detained for questioning in Burkina Faso, a day after the military government announced it had thwarted a coup attempt. Also, although Tunisia was decades ahead of many other countries in the region and the world in giving women the right to choose whether to go ahead with unwanted pregnancies, taboos remain. We take a closer look. Finally, we see how Africa's wine market is becoming increasingly full-bodied.