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Archive for November, 2009

EveR-3′s Acting Career Takes Off

KITECH’S female android, EveR-3, is starring in a stage play called The Robot and the Seven Dwarfs, based on the classic fairytale.

• Paro

AIST’s robot seal pup is the “World’s Most Therapeutic Robot” according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

• Toyota i-foot

Toyota’s i-foot is a bipedal personal mobility vehicle developed between 2003 ~ 2004 designed to go where a wheelchair cannot, such as up stairs.

• The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is a classic 8-bit adventure that simply doesn’t get old.

• Wakamaru

Wakamaru, Mitsubishi’s bright yellow household robot, can perform basic communication tasks but cannot actually do your chores for you. As a result, this $15,000 robot may be better suited to the commercial sector, where it could be used as a crowd-pleasing host.

China announces 1st Humanoid Robot Olympic Games

China plans to host the 1st ever Humanoid-only Robot Olympic Games in June of 2010.

• ROLA

Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University is developing a robot that monitors a patient’s physiological signals and can immediately notify nursing staff and family should the patient have an accident.

Toyota Partner Robot’s illegitimate Chinese lovechild?

A restaurant service robot of unknown name and origins was demonstrated at the 2009 Chinese International Industry Fair.