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.
Archive for July, 2009
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 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.
ZMP’s RoboCar is a robotics development platform intended for universities and businesses interested in implementing embedded systems in automobiles.
Yujin Robot’s drink serving robot Cafero is now serving drinks to customers at Robot Cafe, in South Korea.
Wakamaru helps to revive a custom of the Osaka Tenjin Festival, which had disappeared after World War II.
The first in a series of groundbreaking humanoid robots from AIST, Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, was actually a modified Honda P3 on loan for research purposes.
The Kobe Tetsujin project is starting to come together, with the head nicely painted and already on site.