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Archive for January, 2010

• Diego-San

Diego-San is a big robot baby with a realistic animatronic head developed by the USCD Machine Perception Lab with the help of Kokoro Co. Ltd. to improve human-robot communication.

• Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Vanillaware’s blistering 2D action game is truly one-of-a-kind on the Wii, and is just begging to be played. If you own a Wii, you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to.

A Brief Q & A with Dan Lofaro, Roboticist & Jaemi HUBO Caretaker

An interview with Dan Lofaro, a PhD candidate at Drexel’s Autonomous Systems Lab, who is working with HUBO 2, one of the world’s most advanced humanoid robots.

• Enryu T-53

The third iteration in TMSUK’s line of rescue robots, built to help move debris after earthquakes.

Cybernetics with Professor Sankai

A video interview with Professor Sankai, a robotics professor and researcher who is developing a robotic exo-skeleton to help assist people in their daily lives.

Honda’s “Living With Robots” Short to debut at Sundance

Honda has produced a short film that ponders life with robots such as ASIMO, and it will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in late January.

• Rolly

SONY’s robotic music player is a small egg-shaped device that can dance and light up to the beat of a song.

• DiGORO – a robot that learns

The University of Electro-Communications is developing a robot that can learn new tasks through demonstration.