Sanyo’s FlatThru is a table robot that can serve drinks and snacks, all while balancing on only 2 wheels.
Archive for October, 2009
One of the creators of the gecko-inspired StickyBot is developing a running robot based on the cheetah.
Panasonic held a seminar where they revealed the plans for their robotics division over the next 6 years.
Panasonic’s Delivery Robot was tested in a hotel, but will likely find a permanent home in hospitals in the future.
Panasonic’s PorterBot is designed to carry up to 20kg (44lbs), and will autonomously follow you while avoiding obstacles.
Robot Carnival is a collection of animated short films which share the central theme of “robots”. Many famous Japanese directors including Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steam Boy) worked on it.
Chapit is a household robot that uses speech recognition to control your television and other appliances.
Besttechnology Co. Ltd. has a new humanoid robot kit for sale which uses Robotis Dynamixel servos but can be programmed in C.