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Archive for September, 2009

• VisiON 4G

Team Osaka’s 4th model of their VisiON robots debuted in 2007 to compete in RoboCup’s Humanoid League and featured an expanded level of mobility.

Robofes: HRP-4C stacks up well next to HRP-2 Promet

Footage from Robofes in Toyama 2009.

1:1 Kobe Tetsujin Project Complete!

The Kobe Tetsujin monument was completed ahead of schedule.

Chinese Shadow Puppetry given New Life thanks to Robotics

Kids are breathing new life into a traditional Chinese art form thanks to robotics in the classroom.

TOTO – Tracking Of Thrown Objects

Dennis Barteit demonstrates a robotic arm that can catch a thrown tennis ball.

• April

April is a small feminine robot developed by Samsung in 2003. It has been used in HRI experiments.

• Giant Robo: The Animation

Giant Robo: The Animation is a mid ’90s re-imagining of Mitsutero Yokoyama’s ’60s manga series that followed his popular Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor) animated series.

Videos and photos from 16th ROBO-ONE in Toyama

Some video and photos of the robots competing at the 16th Robo-One event in Toyama.