Where’s Astro Boy?

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Curious about what Astro Boy is up to these days? He’s rescuing pedestrians! The Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan has installed pedestrian traffic lights in honor of their best known creation. The government wants to revitalize the Sagami Robot Industry Special Zone by encouraging robotics development and tourism. Green means blast off!

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Astro Boy is a powerful robot created by the head of the Ministry of Science in a futuristic world. Do you remember his “seven amazing powers”? (Cheat sheet: jet-powered flight, 100K horsepower strength, headlight eyes, super-sensitive hearing, a retractable machine gun in his hips, instant language translation, and a high IQ capable of determining if a person is good or evil. In addition, he has a built-in Geiger counter and shortwave communication system.)

Source: Japan Times


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