Thursday, August 25, 2011


Karakuri from Matthew Allard on Vimeo.

Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri (Japanese automata) perform amazing tasks. Japans modern day robots can be traced back to the Karakuri. Today Hideki Higashino is one of the few remaining craftsmen who is determined to keep the history and tradition of Japanese Karakuri alive.
Information source here.

No wonder, Japan has been known as an intellectually sufficed nation and still withholds its identity. The Tsunami- earthquake disaster of March'11 has although taken much from it.

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