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Archive for December, 2009

Mujaki Clockwork’s Pint-sized Project

Mujaki Clockwork is modifying servos to make them smaller and more compact, which will make his new robot 1cm shorter than the Robovie-nano!

Mamoru Oshii directing Tetsujin 28-go movie

Mamoru Oshii has announced he will direct a film based on Tetsujin 28-go.

• VANI

VANI is a Korean educational telepresence robot developed by KIST aimed at teaching students English from remote locations.

Even More Robots Infiltrate Korean Schools!

Robots may replace some English teachers in South Korean classrooms come February 2010.

HUBO 2 is part American!

KAIST’s world famous HUBO 2 was partly designed by an American student studying mechanical engineering at Drexel University.

• Manoi PF01

Kyosho’s Manoi PF01 is a robot kit with an exquisite outer body, designed by Tomotaka Takahashi of ROBO-GARAGE. It sells for approximately $2000 USD.

“I, Robot” Korean Art Exhibit

A short video showcasing a Korean pop-art exhibit featuring robots.

• KAMERO

KAIST is developing a sympathetic robot that can detect your emotional state from the tone of your voice.