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Archive for July, 2012

PROTO: Interview with Director Nick Pittom + Trailer

Nick Pittom’s first short film stars a lovable humanoid robot, and the trailer is now online.

Hanson Robotics: Smaller, More Affordable Zeno In 2013

Hanson Robotics has posted a video showing the new body and face for their Robokind robot.

Dreams Come True: Real Mecha Debuts At Wonder Fest 2012

An ambitious art project resembling a real-life mecha was unveiled at Wonder Fest 2012.

Videos: Justin Dances, NAO Descends A Ramp, & MIT’s Cheetah Runs

The researchers at the German Aerospace Center love their robot Justin so much they even spend some of their free time playing with it.  Take this video, for example, of Justin performing the iconic dance moves seen in the diner scene from Pulp Fiction.  Now if they would just connect Justin’s torso to that pair […]

Android Baby “Affetto” Gets Its Upper Body

A baby android called Affetto is beginning to take shape at Osaka University’s Asada Lab.

86 Year Old “Living National Treasure” Gets Android Duplicate

An android based on rakugo storyteller Katsura Beicho (86) was unveiled at a theatre in Osaka Japan, where it will perform in ten minute intervals for audiences from August 1st.  “Looking at the various parts, there are certain similarities,” he said as he watched it perform, but was quick to add it made him feel […]

AILA ISS Trains For Work Aboard The Space Station

AILA is being programmed for a trip into space.

Honda Robotics Demonstrates UNI-CUB & All-New ASIMO

Honda demonstrated All-new ASIMO and its UNI-CUB vehicle for the public.