A hobbyist has combined their love of dolls and robots to produce a modern day automaton that can walk and dance.
Archive for December, 2009
Plen, the Desktop Hobby Robot, was manufactured by defunct Osaka-based manufacturer Systec Akazawa. Priced at $2600, it was one of the smallest and most expensive robot kits on the market, but was popular for it’s ability to roller skate.
KIST developed an expressive face robot called Buddy, which we look at in this video.
AIST’s follow-up to their HRP-2 Promet humanoid robot was the HRP-3P, which was water and dust proof for working in harsh environments.
The Sharper Image has a new talking robot bank, but it somehow doesn’t compare to the ’80s version released by Tomy.