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Archive for January, 2010

The Robot Art of Mike Slobot

Mike Slobot builds robotic sculptures out of old toys and found objects, which are one-of-a-kind pieces that have been displayed in art galleries.

• Q.taro

Similar to SONY’s Rolly, this early SONY spherical robot could play music and move autonomously without falling off of ledges.

U1K (Under 1kg) Robot Fight

The third Under 1kg Robot Fight was held on January 9th. I’ve edited some great footage from the event taken by Iketomu, who maintains an English blog called Biped Robot News Japan.

Harbin Institute of Technology’s Humanoid

An Intelligent Service Robot being developed in China.

• UT-mu2 “Magnum”

The researchers at Nakamura & Yamane Lab improved on their fighting robot Mighty with a new design, nicknamed “Magnum”. It was publicly displayed at the Aichi Expo in 2005.

Dan Barry on the Future of Robotics

Dan Barry discusses what to expect in the next few years of robot research and speculates on some of the bigger issues related to the field.

• UT-mu “Mighty”

Nakamure & Yamane Lab, part of Tokyo University, developed this fearsome humanoid robot to test human-like motions in robotics.

ENON flirts with shoppers

Fujitsu’s ENON was spotted at a mall giving its marketing pitch to bystanders.