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Archive for the 'ROBOTS' Category

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.

• AIBO ERS-31L

As its name suggests, the ERS-31L has a similar body to the Latte and Macaron model, but a tougher looking mug more akin to a bulldog.  It was released in May 2002 to mark the 3rd anniversary of the original AIBO release, with the lowest price yet: $600.  As part of the celebration, SONY took […]

Video from Incheon World Festival 2009

A video showcasing some of the robotic animals seen inside the Robot Pavilion at Incheon World Festival 2009.

• REEM-A

Spain’s PAL Technology Robotics lab has received funding from a Sheik in Abu Dhabi to create an advanced humanoid robot. Reem-A was the first prototype.

• AIBO ERS-311 “Latte” & ERS-312 “Macaron”

SONY was quick to release two new AIBO models after the ERS-210, with Latte and Macaron, a pair of budget-priced AIBOs which are quite possibly the cutest robots ever devised.

Celebrating 25 Years of Field Robotics

Carnegie Mellon University held a celebratory event in honor of 25 years of field robotics. This is a summary of the 9 lectures available online via webcasts.

Taipei International Robot Show 2009

TIROS brings together 91 companies and institutes to show off the latest products and research.