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Giant Robot. What a name, huh. I don’t know, it’s one of the most, I mean, most, I don’t know asked questions, like where’d the name come from? I think Giant Robot just comes from the fact that we like big, robot tools and stuff like that, plus I think the whole idea was, the idea of Asian robots being gigantic and powerful, but at the same time, they are usually controlled by human, whereas a lot of the American robots are just these atomulous little tiny robots that look like trashcans and they have their own brains and everything, but they’re all kind of buffoons, so we wanted to kind of look toward Asian robots, and so we called it Giant Robot.

Date: November 27, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki and Janice Tanaka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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