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Archive for the 'HRP-2 Promet' Category

Mind-controlled Robot avatars in the works

I wrote an article about experiments involving thought-controlled robots, published by Gizmag. Read it here.

Video: HRP-4C Does A Quick Turn

AIST’s humanoid robot can turn 90 degrees in about 1 second by swiveling on its toes.

This Week’s Robot Video Round-Up

A batch of interesting videos that surfaced online recently.

Robots Playing The Theremin

Robots playing the theremin. What’s next?

Robots Are Getting Better At Mimicking Human Movements

Videos showing Simon’s latest improvements and the HRP-2 Promet’s new navigation strategy.

HRP-2 Promet Walks Over Platform Rather Than Around It

The HRP-2 Promet finds the fastest path, even if that means stepping onto obstacles in its way.

HRP-2 Promet Steadies Itself Using Household Objects

Researchers at AIST are working on a novel approach to robot navigation that solves for whole-body contacts with the environment and surrounding objects, including other robots.

The Uncanny Valley Is Strong With This One

AIST held an “open lab” day where they demonstrated some of the robotics technology currently in the works.