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Archive for the 'ROBOTS' Category

Tokyo University presents novel book-scanning system

Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory has put their high speed computer vision technology to use by scanning books.

The Big Picture takes a look at robots

The Big Picture focuses their lens on the state of robotics around the world.

• Tiro

Tiro, developed by Hanool Robotics, was the first robot to perform a marriage ceremony.

• AIBO ERS-7

SONY’s last AIBO was the ERS-7 which came to market in late 2003. It boasted a variety of new and improved functionality, making it the most advanced commercially available entertainment robot to date.

Robots break a leg on stage

Robots take back the stage in three separate productions, each of which taking place only months after the last.

• SeRoPi

KITECH’s service robot platform initiative, or SeRoPi, is a humanoid robot designed to navigate autonomously, find and pick up objects, and detect faces.

Book Review: RoBolution

A book review of RoBolution, a photo book that covers five humanoid robots developed in Japan.

• AV Mascot Robot “Bot-chan”

Hitachi developed a prototype Intelligent User Interface, nicknamed Bot-chan, which it displayed at CEATEC Japan 2005. The goal was to create a simple interface that uses spoken language instead of standard remote controls.