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Archive for August, 2011

Innovati Offers Alternative Miniature Robot Hands

A pair of miniature hands for hobby humanoid kits that is half the price of the original Melissa Hands accessory.

No Remote Required: Controlling Qbo with Hand Signals

The Qbo learns to recognize hand signals.

Char’s Zaku Could Be Japan’s Next Life-Sized Giant Robot Statue

Mr. Takayama of Mibu, Tochigi, wants Japan’s next giant robot statue to be Char’s Zaku.


The researchers at Riken and Tokai Rubber’s joint laboratory RTC (RIKEN-TRI Collaboration Center for Human-Interactive Robot Research) haven’t been twiddling their thumbs since the unveiling of the nursing assistant robot RIBA (Robot for Interactive Body Assistance, which was itself an upgrade of Riken’s RI-MAN).  They’ve announced a new version of the robot, which is even […]

• Weather Robot 1

A Weather robot is part of a museum exhibit on microchips in China.

• Agora

Set in Alexandria, circa 400 A.D., this film explores the relationship between religion, science, and politics.