Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Roujin Z
by Katsuhiro Otomo

Excellent anime film about the future of technological care for the elderly in Japan. Japan is rightly concerned about its growing population of seniors; a variety of robotic solutions are currently being explored. This film, however, anticpated this debate by more than a decade. Lots of fun to watch; highly recommended.

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RI-MAN And Roujin-Z Robots: Elder Care Fact And Fiction
   Hospital robots can go either way, according to sf writers and anime creators. Will we see both?

Vecna BEAR Robot For Battlefield Extraction And Retrieval
   Interesting new robot design could be useful for battlefield medical care and other military uses.

HLPR Chair Mobility Robotics
   This industrial-strength robot will help caregivers and wheelchair-bound individuals alike.

RI-MAN Face Tracking, Electronic Nose Robot Update
   This 'bot has some great features not documented earlier.

Vecna BEAR Rescue Robot Prototype Ready
   The Vecna BEAR is evolving rapidly; new prototypes testing very well.

Russian Military Robot Repurposed As Nanny Bot
   I'm pretty sure I've seen this story in anime form before.

Hospital Bed Of The Future From The EU
   Futuristic hospital beds are not yet being designed according to specs - specs provided by Heinlein, Pohl and Otomo.

Vecna BEAR's Latest Video Exploits
   This Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot just gets better with each version.

RIBA Robot for Interactive Body Assistance
   This nursing assistant robot looks like a friendly bear; it can pick up and transfer patients weighing up to 135 pounds easily and safely.

Regina Robot Heavy Healthcare Lifting
   Could you please help transfer that unconscious sumo wrestler from his bed to a wheelchair? Regina says 'No problem.'

Panasonic Roboticbed Transformer
   There should probably be some sort of law that keeps otherwise healthy people from getting one of these. Too tempting on the weekends.

Charlie Health Care Robot For Kiwis
   Health care robots are starting to appear all over the world. Now, New Zealand.

Yurina Care Robot Cure For Nurses' Strained Backs
   If you can promise nurses 'no more strained backs' you'll get a sale.

Panasonic Robotic Care Assistance With Wheelchair
   Robotic aids for your old age are on the way, America.

Sponge Bath Robot (And Human Volunteer)
   Helpful health care robots are starting to provide a wide variety of care.

Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot (BEAR) Evolves
   Pulled out of battle by a robot? It could happen.

RIBA Robot for Interactive Body Assistance
   Robot nurses are friendly and strong enough to pick you up.

Japan's Nursing Home Robot Plan
   Let's make the Roujin Z-0001 Robotic Bed!

Military Tech Inside Your Roomba?
   What else can Roomba do?

ROBEAR Nursing Care Robot
   What other robots are strong enough to carry you? Do you want them to do so? is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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