Check out this online interview which discusses the Japanese robots and KBTX TV ran a nice follow up on the JST/RESPOND-R exercise that CRASAR hosted with the Japanese rescue robot researchers. (See earlier posts) It’s just morning there now- I’m hoping for an update shortly and maybe the official invitation to participate. The contact person for the Japanese rescue robotics work is Prof. Fumitoshi Matsuno at email@example.com. Prof. Matsuno is the vice president of the International Rescue Systems institute, which is our Japanese counterpart, and is in Kyoto which has communications. Discovery News also posted this article.