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Archive for August, 2011

• Beyond Human: The Cyborg Revolution

Beyond Human is another excellent documentary that looks at robotics and transhumanism, circa 2001.

• Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers

The Crystal Chronicles continues on the Wii, with an unusual new game design.

Video: Rare Clip of Honda’s P4 (ASIMO Prototype)

An exceedingly rare clip of Honda’s 4th prototype humanoid robot.

Taiwan Tech’s Music Reading & Singing Robots

Professor Chyi-Yeu Lin and his colleagues at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology’s Center for Intelligent Robot (NTUST, or Taiwan Tech) have programmed their robot to autonomously read music notes and sing the song lyrics (automatically converted to Pinyin) with a synthesized voice.  Earlier this week New Scientist reported on a demonstration that used […]

Is MABEL Really The Fastest Bipedal Robot Ever?

An examination of MABEL’s running.

Whatever Happened to Sejong Robotics?

A company and its pair of robots doomed to the dustbin of history.

• Robots Rising

A documentary from 1998 serves as a snapshot of robotics development at that time.

Video: PaPeRo Finally Gets Self-Charging Station

It’s amazing to me that it has taken this long, but you know what they say: it’s better late than never.  Someone has finally gotten around to designing a self-charging station for NEC’s communication robot PaPeRo.  Like Yujin Robot’s iRobiQ, PaPeRo can now autonomously find and dock to its power station when it gets low […]