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Archive for December, 2009

• HRP-3 Promet Mk-II

In June of 2007, AIST debuted the latest incarnation in their long line of humanoid robots – the HRP-3 Promet Mk-II (again designed by Mr. Yutaka Izubuchi). The Promet Mk-II has the ability to grasp tools in its three-fingered hands, and used an electric drill during its demonstration. It has 5 cameras inside its head […]

Xenogenesis: James Cameron’s first film

James Cameron’s first film, Xenogenesis, has hints of Terminator and Aliens in it. He not only co-wrote and directed it, but did all the camera work and special effects himself.

TUM Munich’s Housekeeping Humanoid

A German humanoid robot is learning to locate objects so it can pick them up and place them in its surroundings.

• Remo

A new humanoid robot kit is available in Japan that is well equipped to handle image processing tasks.

• Dr Robot’s HR series

Dr Robot created some small humanoid robots for PR and research purposes beginning in 2001. The HR4, HR5, and HR6 are shown in this brief article.

Vstone’s 6th Robo Pro Station Challenge Cup

A new under-1kg class was added to the many events that took place, allowing Robovie-nanos to compete.

Assembling the Robovie-nano

An article was posted on Impress Robot Watch explaining how to assemble the Robovie-nano.

• Panzer Dragoon Saga

Panzer Dragoon Saga, an RPG like no other, was SEGA’s swan song to the ill-fated Saturn.