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Archive for July, 2009

Up Close & Personal with Evolta 2.0

Panasonic held a press event before sending Evolta 2.0 off to the race track.

• Topobo

Topobo are modular robotics for everyone from children to adults created at MIT’s Media Lab. Different modules do different things, from learning motions to sensing the world around them.

Agricultural Machinery Repairman’s Recycled Mechanical Artworks

An mechanic has salvaged enough parts from his repair shop’s junk bins to fashion 140 unique sculptures, some of which are about to be displayed in Gwangju City Art Museum Children’s Gallery, South Korea.

• Wonder Kit Remocon Chaser 2

Kyohritsu is selling another modification for the Wonder Kit hobby robot that allows it to hone in on your tv/dvd remote control’s IR signal.

Vstone Robot Center now offering 3D printing services

Vstone announced that its store will offer 3d printing in ABS plastic as well as aluminum CNC milling services for hobbyists building custom-designed robots.

Cyberdyne’s HAL exoskeleton is being tested in hospitals

Cyberdyne’s robotic exoskeleton is being tested on the old and infirm.

Tekken 6 gets the freaky robot treatment

Namco Bandai released some screenshots showing a new character, who was revealed to be a robot in slightly disturbing fashion.

NY Times reports on ailing Japanese robot market

The NY Times reports on the robotics slump in Japan brought on by the recession, but fail to see the broader picture.