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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.

Korean Android gets to “walk” the runway, too

KITECH’s EVE android appeared in a fashion show.

• Professor Layton & The Curious Village

Professor Layton and the Curious Village is the first game in a trilogy of puzzling mysteries made by Level-5 for the Nintendo DS.

Amazing Automatons

Japan’s traditional automatons, Karakuri Ningyo, are the predecessors of modern day robots.