TIROS runs from August 5th ~ 9th at the World Trade Center’s Nankang Exhibition Hall, where 91 companies and institutions are displaying their industrial manufacturing and service robots. Other activities are robot competitions and panels where researchers can discuss their work. The “Experience Robots” section is the only area open to children in the show. In this section, kids can play with different robots and participate in DIY activities and educational courses.
GeStream presented the latest version of their record-setting BeRobot, known as the World’s Smallest Humanoid Robot in Production (Guinness Book of World Records). The new version cuts out joints in the legs and arms which makes it even smaller (9 cm) compared to the last one (15 cm). However, by simply removing servos in the legs and arms the robot is now even less capable than it was before. The BeRobot is also quite expensive given its capabilities (and compared to Takara Tomy’s I-Sobot) at a price of around $360 USD (ouch). Videos of some of the robots after the break.
[source: China Post]
- TIROS (official site CH/EN)
- GeStream BeRobot (official site CH/EN)
- PMC’s Upitor (official site CH)
- SKS (official site CH)
- Feton Robot Toys (official site)