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Vstone’s RYOMA Makes TV Appearance

Vstone designed this robot, called RYOMA (Robot Yell Ohasuta Miracle Action) specifically for an appearance on Ohasuta (The Super Kids Station).  It’s based on the VisiON 4G, which won Team Osaka its 4th consecutive victory at RoboCup in 2007, with one key difference: the head has been super-sized!  The head alone weighs 1kg (and the omni-directional sensor on top isn’t actually functional) but the eyes do light up with colorful LEDs.  With three degrees of freedom in its neck “Ryo-chan” is capable of natural and cute expressiveness as it looks around.  Despite its extra large head and the added weight, the standard walking gait still worked fine.

[source: Vstone (JP)]

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