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Archive for August, 2012

• Adam

A home-made humanoid robot torso with Kinect and FESTO FinGrippers.

• Hector

CompanionAble, a €7.8M euro project to develop an in-house robot assistant and smart home environment.

Photos: Robot Expo Korea 2012

Some select photos from a robot expo and competition held in South Korea, August 2012.

Videos: Tichno Ad, Chinese Segways, MIT Cheetah, & Curiosity

Four robot videos: Vstone Tichno appears in a television commercial, a Segway-like vehicle developed in China, a balancing experiment using the tail of MIT’s Cheetah, and a nice summary of the Mars rover Curiosity.

• SDUST Baby

A simplistic service robot developed in China.

Video: Dongbu Robot’s HOVIS Lite, Eco & Genie

Videos and details emerge of Dongbu Robot’s new hobby robot kit.

Exoskeletons, Robot Companions, & More Italian Robots

The Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa’s ARTS Lab (Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems) recently demonstrated some of their robot projects for the media.

Videos: PR2 Folds Laundry, Vintage SDR-3X, Transforming Robots

A few videos: Willow Garage’s PR2 folds a pair of jeans thanks to work by UC Berkeley researcher; a vintage video of SONY’s SDR-3X robot on display at ROBODEX 2000; and a compilation video showing Kenji Ishida’s transforming robots.