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Archive for November, 2009

Robots from China Industry Fair 2009

Video footage from China Industry Fair 2009 showcases service robots that cook food, deliver it to your table, and whisk you away when you’re done.

• Bonobo

Technovision created a bipedal humanoid robot that’s the spitting image of SONY’s QRIO as part of a home automation system.

• Genius Party & Beyond

A motley crew of animated shorts in the tradition of Fantasia, Genius Party and its sequel Genius Party Beyond are gob-smackingly good entertainment.

Chinese Field Trip includes Robots

The Hangzhou Youth Activity Center hosted some international students, who were introduced to some of the robotic locals.

AIST’s HRP-3 Promet Mk-II video demonstrations

HRP-3 Promet Mk-II shows its waterproof body, its ability to handle tools, as well as walk on slippery surfaces.

• Partner Ballroom Dance Robot

Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge of Tohoku University’s System Robotics Lab has developed a robot that can dance with a human partner by following the human’s lead.

• HUBO FX-1

Instead of a typical wheelchair, KAIST developed this walking robot chair as a means to get around.

• Pikmin 2

Pikmin 2 picks up where the last game left off, with Olimar returning home only to find that his employer has gone bankrupt! Its up to Olimar and his trusty pal Louie to go on a treasure hunt to save the company.