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Archive for December, 2010

Robovie R3: Telepresence Tour Guide

Local volunteers take control of the Robovie R3 to tell tourists about local landmarks.

ZMP Reveals New Educational Humanoid Platform?

ZMP’s President let slip the first video of his company’s latest educational robot platform.

Mr. SemProM, AILA’s Older Brother

A German package-handling robot that reads important details through RFID.

• MARI-1, MARI-2, & MARI-3

The MARI series of bipedal robots built at Yokohama National University’s Kawamura Lab.

Tokyo Students Put NAO Through Its Paces

The University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of the Arts team up to create motion performances on the diminutive humanoid robot NAO.

• Athlete Robot

Tokyo University’s bio-inspired Athlete Robot uses electro-pneumatic artificial muscles to replicate the elastic properties of living creatures.

KAIST Sells 8 Full-Scale Humanoid Robots to US, Singapore

South Korea will pump $26M USD into its robotics programs in 2011, and KAIST has announced that it has sold 8 full-scale humanoids to universities in America and Singapore.

Robot Movies Hitting Theaters in July, October 2011

Movie teasers for the upcoming action sci-fi disasters Transformers 3 and Real Steel.