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Archive for the 'ROBOTS' Category

• AIBO ERS-110

The Aibo ERS-110 was the first production model of SONY’s pet robot dog, and the first home entertainment robot, creating an entirely new industry. It went on sale in 1999 and promptly surpassed all sales expectations.

• Ninomiya-kun

A reading robot developed by Waseda University, Kitakyushu National College of Technology, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which takes its name from a scholarly 19th-century agricultural leader.

“Dr.Robot’s” Vintage Robots Restored

Thanks to the Kanagawa Institute of Technology, forgotten robots built in the ’50s by the late Dr. Aizawa Zirou are being resurrected for all to enjoy.

• Volleyball Playing Robot

Toshiba developed a volleyball playing robot that is capable of locating, picking up, and serving a volleyball by tracking the ball at 60 fps.

Tokyo University’s baseball robots

Tokyo University’s Ishikawa Komuro Lab is up to more than just fun and games in their robotics laboratory, where they are working on high speed computer vision.

• RoboCar Z

ZMP’s RoboCar is a robotics development platform intended for universities and businesses interested in implementing embedded systems in automobiles.

Cafero put to work in Robot Cafe

Yujin Robot’s drink serving robot Cafero is now serving drinks to customers at Robot Cafe, in South Korea.

Mitsubishi’s Wakamaru participates in Osaka festival

Wakamaru helps to revive a custom of the Osaka Tenjin Festival, which had disappeared after World War II.