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Archive for April, 2010

• Gentlemen Broncos

An offbeat comedy in the vein of Napolean Dynamite, only much more esoteric. If you like oddball movies then you’ll have a better chance of enjoying it.

Simon Cleans Up at HCI 2010

Another video from Georgia Tech’s demonstration of Simon at CHI 2010.

Chararobo Creates Robot Mascot for Cable TV

A small Japanese company that specializes in creating character robots has built one for a cable tv channel called Kyuchan.

• Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

The Metroidvania design is really starting to show its age, but Portrait of Ruin checks all the boxes of a good action game.

• Robovie R3

ATR and Vstone have announced the third version in their Robovie line of humanoid robots.

Simon at the Computer Human Interaction Conference

Simon showed off its machine learning capabilities at the CHI Conference.

• Mertz

Mertz is an active-vision robot head developed at the MIT Media Lab to learn from social interactions.

ALSOK Security Robot Patrols Gallery

A security guard robot patrols an art gallery, distracting visitors from the masterpieces on display!