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Archive for December, 2009

rant: io9 Avatar Rebuttle

A rant against io9’s (and others) take on Avatar.

• PALRO

Fuji Soft Inc. has unveiled their first commercial humanoid robot, a small biped aimed at universities and research institutes.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 had Robots, too

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 featured a number of robots, but despite some interactive demonstrations, they were mostly limited to static museum-like displays.

• SCHEMA

Waseda University continues its decade-long research into natural spoken language communication robots with SCHEMA.

• e-nuvo HUMANOID

NIT, ZMP, ZNUG Design, and Harada Vehicle Design have created the e-nuvo HUMANOID, a robot which will be used to promote science in school classrooms.

Avatar was just as good the 2nd time around

I went and saw Avatar again this weekend because it is awesome.

• Little King’s Story

My choice for Game of the Year 2009, Little King’s Story is one of the best original titles released thus far for the Wii.

Mega Man 10 Trailer

A trailer for 2010’s Mega Man 10.