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Archive for August, 2009

Robots break a leg on stage

Robots take back the stage in three separate productions, each of which taking place only months after the last.

• SeRoPi

KITECH’s service robot platform initiative, or SeRoPi, is a humanoid robot designed to navigate autonomously, find and pick up objects, and detect faces.

Book Review: RoBolution

A book review of RoBolution, a photo book that covers five humanoid robots developed in Japan.

Insanely realistic ASIMO costume

Yamamoto Katsura has built the be-all end-all ASIMO costume.

• AV Mascot Robot “Bot-chan”

Hitachi developed a prototype Intelligent User Interface, nicknamed Bot-chan, which it displayed at CEATEC Japan 2005. The goal was to create a simple interface that uses spoken language instead of standard remote controls.

• AIBO ERS-31L

As its name suggests, the ERS-31L has a similar body to the Latte and Macaron model, but a tougher looking mug more akin to a bulldog.  It was released in May 2002 to mark the 3rd anniversary of the original AIBO release, with the lowest price yet: $600.  As part of the celebration, SONY took […]

• The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

A classic sci-fi film practically begging to be remade, given the current climate. Unfortunately the remake never fulfills its potential.

• Robovie-nano

Vstone published videos which showcase their latest hobby robot kit, the Robovie-nano.