The following is an excerpt from Tatsuya Matsui’s English homepage which is no longer online. I have reproduced it here for those interested in the history of his wonderful robot, PINO, which he created with Hiroaki Kitano for JST ERATO.
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PINO, designed primarily by Hiroaki Kitano and Tatsuya Matsui (who would later form Flower Robotics), was an attempt at creating a standardized open platform for robotics.
Robots and ramen… for some, a dream come true!
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and AIST are pitting humanoid robots against moving obstacles in their labs.
ALSOK’s robotic security guard Reborg-Q, led to demand for a robot that could provide information and advertisements to the public. The An9-PR is ALSOK’s answer to those requests.
ALSOK has created a security system that consists of two robotic agents who survey and interact with people entering and exiting a building.
Following the unexpected success of the first AIBO, SONY announced a 2nd generation AIBO entertainment robot, this time with voice recognition.
In 2004, Fujitsu unveiled its Service Type Robot in anticipation of practical robots for use in structured environments such as the office or shopping mall.