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Archive for the 'Toshiba' Category

Ubiquitous Networked Robots by 2012?

ATR is developing a smart network that combines cameras, sensors, and robots to create an assisted living platform. The system could be used in shopping malls and other areas.

• ApriPoco

ApriPoco is the latest generation in interface robots from Toshiba, replacing their ApriAlpha line. Users train the robot with a combination of conventional remote-usage as well as their voice.

• ApriAlpha

Toshiba’s ApriAlpha household robot went through three revisions between 2002 and 2006, and was envisioned as a “life support partner” that automates the home.

Toshiba’s semi-autonomous shopping cart, guide

Toshiba developed a pair of shopping assistants that could guide shoppers and transport their goods.

• 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.