Tim Hornyak (www.timhornyak.com) is a Canadian writer based in Tokyo, Japan, who has worked in journalism for more than 20 years. He has written extensively about travel, food, technology, science, culture, and business in Japan, as well as Japanese inventors, roboticists, and Nobel Prize–winning scientists. Tim’s writing has appeared in media including The New York Times, Nature, Science, Scientific American, CNBC, CNET, Eos, The Japan Times, and IDG News. He is the author of Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots and has contributed to several Lonely Planet travel guidebooks. His favorite robot is Astro Boy, but he firmly believes that the greatest Japanese invention of all time is the onsen (hot spring). He has lived in Tokyo for more than 15 years.