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Archive for July, 2009

• Mutant / AIBO prototypes

The SONY AIBO began development in 1992. Following the formation of the Digital Creatures Laboratory, the first prototypes began to emerge, including a 6-legged robot called Mutant and two 4-legged versions shown to the public.

Crazy animated music video

BIRDY NAM NAM – THE PARACHUTE ENDING by Steve Scott

KAIST donates Human-friendly Welfare Robots

KAIST has developed rehabilitation robots for use in hospitals, which have been donated to National Rehab in South Korea.

Tokyo, time-lapsed

See Tokyo like you’ve never seen it before in this beautiful time-lapse video by Samuel Cockedey.

• Moon

Sam Bell is the sole supervisor of a mining operation on the far side of the Moon. He’s been there for 3 grueling years, and is two weeks away from returning home, when something unexpected and unsettling occurs…

• Chroino

Chroino is a diminutive humanoid robot designed by Tomotaka Takahashi of Kyoto University’s ROBO-GARAGE. A beautiful exterior body gives this robot much of its character.

• Iowa State University’s Humanoid Robot

Iowa State University has developed their own custom humanoid robot from a pair of Barrett Whole Arm Manipulators and an expressive head developed in 3DStudio Max.

• Chibi-Robo!

Skip’s innovative exploration / adventure title starring the adorable Chibi-Robo is one of the Gamecube’s quirkiest titles, and it’s being re-released for the Wii (with new play control). Take control of Chibi-Robo and help solve the problems facing the Sanderson family!