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Tatsuya Matsui’s thoughts on PINO

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.

• PINO

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.

Factory robots forced into fastfood sector due to recession

Robots and ramen… for some, a dream come true!

Asimo and HRP-2 Promet go to work

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and AIST are pitting humanoid robots against moving obstacles in their labs.

• An9-PR

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.

• An9-RR

ALSOK has created a security system that consists of two robotic agents who survey and interact with people entering and exiting a building.

• AIBO ERS-210

Following the unexpected success of the first AIBO, SONY announced a 2nd generation AIBO entertainment robot, this time with voice recognition.

• Service Type Robot

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.