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Archive for October, 2009

Meka Robotics’ Compliant Limbs

Meka Robotics posted a couple of videos showing off the compliant limbs of their humanoid upper torso robot.

• Toyota Partner Robot ver. 8 Violin-Playing Robot

Toyota unveiled a bipedal humanoid robot capable of playing the violin December 6th, 2007.

• Super Mario Galaxy

Mario’s back from his sunny vacation and he means business: Super Mario Galaxy brings back the Mario magic that we all know and love, and is extremely fun. Polished to a high sheen by masters of their craft, you don’t want to miss this one.

Top Ten: Robots in Movies & Television (part 3)

Part 3 of 3 of our countdown of the best robots to appear in movies and television.

• SnackBot

Carnegie Mellon is developing a robot that can interact with people using natural language in an office environment.

• HanSaRam VII

KAIST’s RIT Lab has been developing small humanoid robots called HanSaRam for several years. The VII version was given small hands.

New Honda Robotic Hand

Honda is developing a new robotic hand that may give ASIMO new manual dexterity.

Carbon Fiber Astro Boy

An impressive statue of the famous robot hero made of the super strong stuff.