Researchers breed mice that sing

Japanese researchers say they've created a mouse that sings like a bird. They say the development could shed light on the evolution of human language - and, they suggest, lead to the creation of a talking mouse.

Telepresence robot is the stuff of nightmares

You might think that a Caspar the Ghost lookalike would make a pretty poor substitute for a beloved grandchild or trusted doctor, but Japanese robotics researchers are betting otherwise.

Japanese scientists design mind-reading robots

Japanese scientists are preparing to develop "mind-reading" robots and consumer electronics that can be controlled by thought.  

Japanese scientists create Cylon-like robot

A team of Japanese scientists have designed a robot that is reportedly capable of accurately laughing and smiling by mimicking human facial expressions.