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Archive for July, 2009

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.

• Kondo KHR-3HV

Kondo unveiled the KHR-3HV humanoid robot kit at their 5th anniversary celebratory event, June 13th 2009.

• Archie

A robot nicknamed Archie was shown off by Vienna’s University of Technology, co-developed with the University of Manitoba.

• WonderBorg

Bandai’s WonderBorg is a 6-legged robot kit that could be controlled with a Wonderswan, Bandai’s ill-fated portable gaming system.