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Archive for August, 2009

New camera miniaturizes your city, life

Three videos of what a Japanese cityscape might look like as a scale model.


Aldebaran Robotics’ humanoid robot NAO has transformed RoboCup’s Standard Platform league, which once belonged to the dogs.

• U.T. Palette

U.T. Palette is the head and neck version of Flower Robotics’ graceful mannequin robot, Palette. It showcases fine jewelry, such as necklaces and earrings, with the utmost class.


FUWA, not to be confused with the mascots of the Beijing Olympics, is a service robot developed at Fudan University, in Shanghai, China. It could be used to teach English to schoolchildren.

Tokyo University’s Book Scanning System (now with video)

A video of Tokyo University’s book scanning system.

Heathrow Airport’s Autonomous Taxis

London’s Heathrow Airport is getting a driverless taxi system.

• e-nuvo Power Wheel

ZMP began taking orders for a new 2-wheeled self-balancing robot vehicle kit.

• Palette

Palette is a robotic mannequin developed by Flower Robotics that can model clothing and jewelry in a variety of poses, even shifting position towards the viewer if necessary.