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Archive for the 'SONY' Category

Videos: PR2 Folds Laundry, Vintage SDR-3X, Transforming Robots

A few videos: Willow Garage’s PR2 folds a pair of jeans thanks to work by UC Berkeley researcher; a vintage video of SONY’s SDR-3X robot on display at ROBODEX 2000; and a compilation video showing Kenji Ishida’s transforming robots.

NAO Learns to Autonomously Avoid Obstacles

NAO gets some new abilities thanks to researchers at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg’s Humanoid Robots Lab.

HRP-4C Dances Thanks to AIST’s Choreonoid Software

AIST’s Choreonoid software allows anyone to create stable whole-body motions for the humanoid robot HRP-4C.

Cute video of AIBO 311

A brief video showing off SONY’s AIBO 311 doing what it does best.

CT Scans & X-rays of SONY’s AIBO

Photos: The Mechatronics Lab at Mie University did some CT scans and X-rays of SONY AIBO robots back in 2001.

• Rolly

SONY’s robotic music player is a small egg-shaped device that can dance and light up to the beat of a song.

• Q.taro

Similar to SONY’s Rolly, this early SONY spherical robot could play music and move autonomously without falling off of ledges.

Proof That You Can’t Keep A Good Robot Down

Some lucky students got to go to a QRIO Summer School where lecturers from around the world gathered to study evolutionary linguistics in early September 2009.