John Palmisano of the Society of Robots website writes, "In February 2008, I had an opportunity to go check out the Japan! Culture + Hyper Culture event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Being a center of the arts, the center had tons of Japanese performances and art displays for two weeks . . . and since the event is Japanese related, they also had robotics demonstrations events called Robotopia Rising! This is what I'll report on." John's Robotopia Rising Report includes video of interesting Japanese robots and androids, several of which we've covered here in the past such as the Kokoro Actroid, the Toyota Partner Robot, the Mitsubishi Wakamaru, the Honda Asimo (which malfunctioned at this demonstration), the i-SOBOT, and others.