Georgia Tech’s Healthcare Robotics Lab is developing a mobile robot with a humanoid upper body that can open doors, drawers, and cabinets with ease.
Archive for March, 2010
ED Corporation’s ARO service robot gets a movie make-over.
Given its name, I probably should have found this one sooner. RoboPal was designed by ATR’s Intelligent Robotics and Communications Lab to study how robots transition from one role to another, such as from a leader to a follower.
Hai Bao is the official mascot of the Shanghai World Expo, and will appear in robotic form throughout the venue.
Robot Force has almost finished building a character robot based on the Tsutenkaku Robo seen attracting visitors to Osaka in tourism commercials.
Passable, but doesn’t even approach the film I imagined given the pairing of Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland.
Prof. Minoru Asada recently gave an hour long talk about RoboCup and CB² in which he showed some previously unseen footage of the robots and experiments.
A designer from Tsukuba University created this pair of conceptual robots as “talking assistants”, to be placed in museums and art galleries to discuss various works.