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Archive for the 'ROBOTS (HOBBY)' Category

RQ-TITAN robot ideal for RoboCup TeenSize?

I wrote an article about the RQ-TITAN, a robot designed to compete in RoboCup’s TeenSize League, which was published at Gizmag. Read it here.

RoboBuilder’s RQ-TITAN rocks out on the dancefloor

RoboBuilder’s new TeenSize robot designed for RoboCup, RQ-TITAN, does a dance in this new video. [source: RBMFile @ YouTube]

• ISAMARO Mark II

Robotma.com, an online store dedicated to hobby robot kits, is taking orders for a new entry-level bipedal robot called ISAMARO Mark II.  The first version of the robot cost a hefty 340,000 JPY (approximately $4,200 USD), but they’ve managed to cut the cost in half (to 168,000 JPY / $2,070 USD) by swapping the Kondo-brand […]

Watch 20 Hobby Robots Compete in 4.5 m Footrace

Iketomu, a Japanese blogger who writes Biped Robot News Japan (and is himself a hobby roboticist), has posted a fantastic video from the 21st ROBO-ONE competition.  It took place at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo on September 1st and 2nd, 2012, and the following video shows 20 of the […]

For His Latest Trick, Dr. Guero’s Biped Balances

Dr. Guero shows off some balancing skills with his latest hack of the popular Kondo KHR-3HV biped robot kit.

RT Corp Unveils RIC Ninja Master at Google I/O 2012

RT Corp presented a bigger RIC robot combined with an interactive game at Google I/O 2012.

First Look: TeenSize-OP by Team NimbRo & Robotis

Earlier we got wind that Robotis would launch a new TeenSize robot to complement the popular (KidSize) DARwIn-OP.  When Team Darwin showed off their TeenSize robot (see here), we thought that it was the likely candidate for this new robot.  As it turns out, the TeenSize counterpart to the DARwIn-OP was developed by members of […]

Takara Tomy Unveils I-SODOG at Tokyo Toy Show 2012

A preview of Takara Tomy’s latest omnibot, the I-SODOG.