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Archive for August, 2009

Robot Rickshaw is slower, but charges less than a taxi

A video from the Philippines showing robotic kids pulling rickshaws for real ones.

Life-like robots emerge from plastic garbage stewing at sea

The annual Horikawa Eco Robot Contest took place, and featured 5 life-like robots built out of recycled plastic.

• District 9

District 9 simultaneously conveys a message while keeping you on the edge of your seat.

• ApriAlpha

Toshiba’s ApriAlpha household robot went through three revisions between 2002 and 2006, and was envisioned as a “life support partner” that automates the home.

• Toyota Partner Robot ver.1 Walking Type (Trumpet)

Among the first robots unveiled as part of Toyota’s Partner Robot program was this talented bipedal trumpeter.