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Archive for September, 2009

• SmartPal V & SmartGuide

Yaskawa continued to develop their next generation service robot, and in 2007 unveiled the second prototype along with SmartGuide, its counterpart.

• SmartPal

Yaskawa’s original next generation service robot was designed to autonomously assist daily life, and was therefore called SmartPal.

Robots in Advertising: Persil laundry detergent

An excellent tv spot advertising Persil laundry detergent.

• KHR-2

KAIST’s Korean Humanoid Robot entered its 2nd development phase in 2003. This version has significant upgrades in the form of hands (with individual fingers) and a head.

Three little Kappa bots

Three videos featuring different robots based on Kappa from Japanese folklore.

• Halluc-II

FuRo’s follow-up to the Hallucigenia I is an even more versatile concept vehicle with 3 distinct modes of operation, and can be tele-operated via a hemispherical projection called Hull.

• Loki

David Shinsel has built an impressive hobby robot that has image and speech recognition capabilities.

Chinese Robot Statue

An impressive robot statue built out of old, unusable parts was recently put on display in China.