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Archive for August, 2009

• The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

The classic 1950s sci-fi film that spawned an unnecessary remake in 2008. Its cult status is unquestionable, so where does it succeed where it’s remake failed?

• HOAP-1

HOAP-1 was Fujitsu’s first humanoid robot developed specifically as a research platform for businesses and universities.

Take-G’s Wonderful Woodbots

Takeji Nakagawa creates incredible robots, characters, and objects out of wood using a time-honored traditional process.

• Genibo

Dasatech’s Genibo is a robotic dog similar to SONY’s Aibo, though it costs around half as much.

Plastic Pals featured on G4’s Attack of the Show

G4 featured an update from Plastic Pals about Carnegie Mellon University’s research on ASIMO and the HRP-2 Promet humanoid robots.

• Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand

Konami’s unique use of an embedded solar sensor can make this action-adventure title frustrating, but any annoyances are ultimately worth it to experience one of the best GameBoy Advance titles ever made.

Attack of the Clones

A few of AIBO’s knock-offs, from the good to the very, very bad.

• R100

NEC’s R100 was developed in 1997 to break through the barriers dividing people and computers. Some people are unable to use a computer because they are too young, too old, or simply computer illiterate. A personal robot gives them access to some of the life-changing innovations that computers made possible, without the need for keyboards or special training.