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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.

• NAO

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

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.