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Archive for October, 2009

Video post (Eporo, robot hand, Omniduino)

A trio of videos showcasing Nissan’s Eporo from CEATEC 2009, a cool robotic hand interface from Innovation Japan 2009, and a cool hacked Omnibot.

• Tetsujin 28-gō

Vstone & ROBO-GARAGE teamed up to create this robotic tribute to Tetsujin 28-gō.

Tetsujin-28 Monument Officially Unveiled

The Kobe Tetsujin Project is complete and was officially unveiled in a delightful ceremony October 4th 2009.

• Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Daft Punk’s legendary collaboration with Leiji Matsumoto turned their hit album Discovery into a full-length animated film.

• Robovie-PC

Vstone unveiled a new high-end humanoid robot kit for serious hobbyists and researchers.

• Konan Robot ii-1

Konan University Faculty of Intelligence and Informatics have created a guide robot called ii-1 that can communicate using natural language.

• Pivo-kun

Nissan and NEC are co-developing a robotic agent that sits in the dashboard of your car, and acts as a navigator. It also watches your face for signs of stress or tiredness.

• Toyota Partner Robot ver.6 Rolling Type (Drums, Tuba)

Toyota’s Partner Robot band, Concero, featured this rolling type robot for playing heavier instruments such as the tuba and drums.