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Archive for the 'ROBOTS (BUILDERS)' Category

Videos: PR2 Folds Laundry, Vintage SDR-3X, Transforming Robots

A few videos: Willow Garage’s PR2 folds a pair of jeans thanks to work by UC Berkeley researcher; a vintage video of SONY’s SDR-3X robot on display at ROBODEX 2000; and a compilation video showing Kenji Ishida’s transforming robots.

Dreams Come True: Real Mecha Debuts At Wonder Fest 2012

An ambitious art project resembling a real-life mecha was unveiled at Wonder Fest 2012.

Videos: NAO Dances, Real King Kizer Karate Chops & More

Videos showcasing robot dancing, karate chopping, and more.

Video: Dr. GIY’s Dancing Robot Maid

A cool custom-made robot maid by Dr. GIY.

Meet KURATAS, the 3.8 Meter Tall Kinect-Based Mecha

A preview of Vaudeville, a planned 3.8 meter, 4500 kg single-occupant mecha being built by Suidobashi Heavy Industry in Japan.

Dan Mathias of FutureBots Introduces KATE 1.0

A home-built telepresence robot in just three months!

Videos: Gundam Geekery At Its Finest

Two Gundam fans recently showed off their dedication to the popular animated series with a pair of creative hobby projects. First up is Taras Lesko (who goes by the alias Visual Splicer) who created a massive 7-foot tall papercraft model.  He recreated a die-cast model of a mobile suit using a 3D application and printed […]

Video: Tokotokomaru Performs A Traditional Kabuki Dance

Robocon Magazine’s official YouTube channel, Robomaganet, has posted an impressive video of Tokotokomaru, a customized hobby robot doing a traditional fan dance.  The robot has gone through a number of evolutions since at least 2005 (photo above from a 2005 Impress PC Watch article), and was built by Amino Azusa, who also works at Hitachi […]