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Archive for September, 2011

• Modern Marvels & Ancient Discoveries: Robots

We review a couple of shows from the History Channel that delved into robotics.

• Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

A review of the Wii’s exclusive Dragon Quest Swords role-playing game.

Video: HRP-4C Does A Quick Turn

AIST’s humanoid robot can turn 90 degrees in about 1 second by swiveling on its toes.

• Kismet

An overview of MIT’s socially intelligent interactive robot head, Kismet.

IROS 2011: CMU’s Miniature Jumping & Gliding Robot

A cool mini robot being developed at CMU’s NanoRobotics Lab that can jump several feet into the air and glide on its way down.

• Wever R1

A household robot developed by ETRI circa 2005.

• Hinokio: Inter Galactic Love

A review of a Japanese film from 2005 featuring a fairly realistic humanoid robot.

Safe Falling Strategies For Humanoid Robots

Simulation videos showing how ASIMO can fall more safely than other robots.