Tim Hornyak

Tim Hornyak is a freelance science and technology journalist based in Tokyo. He is also the author of Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots. Hornyak has worked as Tokyo correspondent for IDG News, producing articles and videos for websites such as Computerworld, Macworld, and Network World. He has also contributed to media such as Nature, Scientific American, National Geographic News, and the MIT Technology Review.

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Cute Robots Rule at Ceatec 2016

Cute Robots Rule at Ceatec 2016

At Ceatec 2016, Japan's biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots.

Delivery Drone Tees Off at Japanese Golf Course

Delivery Drone Tees Off at Japanese Golf Course

A Japanese golf course is testing a drone delivery service that delivers refreshments to golfers while they're on the course. The Sora Raku drone delivery service was developed by online shopping giant Rakuten and Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory.

Pepper Robots Selling iPhones in Tokyo

Pepper Robots Selling iPhones in Tokyo

Peppers "staff" the shop on three floors and they're programmed to sell iPhone 6s phones and introduce a new electricity service from a SoftBank subsidiary.