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Archive for February, 2010

• ApriAttenda ver.2

Toshiba’s ApriAttenda ver.2 was unveiled in February 2009. Unlike its predecessor, it has arms and hands with which it can grasp objects. It is being developed to help around the home.

A Key Difference Between American & Japanese Robots

Intel’s cute Super Bowl ad featuring Jeffrey the Robot highlights a key difference in Eastern/Western philosophies.

• The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Heath Ledger’s swan song, is one of Terry Gilliam’s most original flights of fantasy.

Fujitsu’s Robot Kiosk Has Funny Face, Recognizes Yours

Face recognition technology is paving the way people interact with informational displays.

Minirobot’s Metal Fighter Gets Gaming Gig

Minirobot will soon market a UFO catcher-style game in South Korea featuring their new hobby humanoid robot, Metal Fighter.